From Our Editors
At La Fonda, taste buds and their trainers are treated to an elegant dining and a cultural experience in a historic mariachi restaurant. With live Mexican folkloric shows accompanying dinner, La Fonda features talented performers on both stage and plate. The menu sizzles with gourmet takes on Mexican classics with occasional contemporary flourishes. The sopa de tortilla is a secret chicken broth hideout in which tomato, shredded chicken, and tortilla chips meet up to plot a tummy takeover ($8). Entree allies include Maria Elena's mole, a grilled chicken breast cloaked in a chili-and-nut sauce flecked with Mexican spices and chocolate ($23), and the chuletas de borrego, a 10 oz. grilled baby lamb rack slathered in mint-jalapeño sauce with garlic mashed potato sidekicks ($30). Demand an edible encore with the fresas con crema, juicy strawberries in cinnamon cream ($7).