Mexico City-style neighborhood restaurant
Like the fondas in Mexico City — those homey places serving classic, local food — ours is warm and comfortable, and embodies the essence of Frontera: Mexican spirit, local heart. Our goal is to make Fonda Frontera the best neighborhood Mexican restaurant in Chicago.fondafrontera_logo_rgb
Fonda retains the robust local craft beer lineup of its predecessor, Xoco Bistro, but our bartenders will be mixing up some pretty delicious new cocktails — craft cocktails, mug cocktails and carafe cocktails, all featuring a wide array of mezcals, tequilas and local spirits. Great wine, too.
Chef John Sullivan has introduced a raw seafood bar, rich with ceviche, cocteles and oysters, and added more soul-satisfying entrees from our wood-burning grill and oven — some modern, some classic. All very Mexico City.
Our pastry kitchen is kicking out vibrant, Mexican-inspired desserts. (Yes, the golden delicious churros are staying on the menu. We're not crazy.)
Bring your friends. Bring your familia. Fonda Frontera is ready to serve you.
Chef Rick Bayless' elevated Mexican street food, plus a raw bar, creative cocktails & tap beers.