The queue licking their lips outside probably tells you all you need to know... La Fonda restaurant serves up food well worth waiting for! Even though it's located in the heart of the touristic Gothic Quarter, La Fonda's core clients are locals, who clearly feel they're getting their money's worth in the restaurant's elegant interior of crisp white table clothes, tropical fronds and subtle lighting. Despite the upscale environs, the restaurant is surprisingly cheap with the lunch menu ('menu del dia') in particular an absolute steal - three courses and wine for 10 euros on our last visit! The a la carte menu includes classic Spanish cuisine such as paella, arroz negro and several more tasty fish and meat dishes, plus delicious desserts like Crema Catalana. Please note, La Fonda does not accept reservations.
We stay 3 days(July 2015)in Barcelona.We ate fonda's menu at 3 lunch and 3 dinner.It's wonderful.I advice to person who want to learn catalan cousine
reviewed by Mehmet Yildirim from Turkey on Nov.20.2015
I've lived in Barcelona for a couple years, and this is one of my standby places to take visitors. The lunchtime menú del día is really reasonably priced, especially for a place right in the city center. The paellas are good too, and really inexpensive. I especially like their paella valenciana.
reviewed by Jess from United States on Dec.01.2014
The queues are very big but it is worth waiting for. Everything was delicious from the entrees to the desserts and even the house wine was exceptional. Teh service was courteous and the environment refined. Highly recommended.
reviewed by Rose from United States on Oct.29.2010
Terrible queues so in the end we tried another place. I hope to return next time when I arrive in Barcelona
reviewed by Jose from Portugal on Aug.24.2010
La Fonda is a really elegant restaurant for the price and a great find. The food stops short of being gourmet but it is very tasty and for the price amazing. If you are in the Gothic Quarter at lunchtime it is the perfect stopping point. Just get there before Spanish lunchtime (around 2pm).
reviewed by Geoff from United Kingdom on Nov.27.2009