La Fonda del Gusto | Wicker Park/Bucktown | Mexican/Southwestern | Restaurant
This location has been flagged as "Closed".
CLOSED. Revamped taqueria offering classic Mexican with flourishes.

Our Review

Upscaled from an old family taqueria, La Fonda del Gusto puts forth classic Mexican with little flourishes, amid exposed brick and blaring music. You may find roasted poblano sour cream with the nachos, a little ancho butter on the skirt steak, and house-made chorizo and queso fresco garnishing a number of dishes, all nice touches even though someone in the kitchen hasn't yet developed the dexterity to avoid overcooking red snapper or tequila-lime shrimp or undercooking a steak ordered medium rare. A number of old-school budget-friendly staples are available, though the al pastor huarache I tried was buried in lettuce and tomato. The best thing we had was a champurrado ice cream sandwich--mellow, subtle corn ice cream on chewy cinnamon-chocolate fudge cookies set atop a pool of lime creme anglaise--which showed more skill than the other offerings combined.

Mike Sula

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