Monday, June 27, 2011

☞ EAT: La Fonda Mexican Restaurant Closes

The Deco diner at the corner of 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue has not had a good track record. Three years back, this prime intersection of 103rd Street that faces the subway station, was the spot where Jimmy's Diner started up but apparently the cheap prices did not help sell some reportedly mediocre food.  By January 2010, La Fonda Mexican Restaurant replaced Jimmy's but pretty much left the look of the old diner intact.  Since there are a lot of Mexican restaurants in the area already, it is not really too surprising that La Fonda would eventually close  The retro diner situation is still a great idea but food and service really has to be spot on also for customers to return.  It's an ideal location for East Harlem and a great concept but the right business owner has to come along and make it happen.

1 comment:

  1. When I was staying on Lexington in March it was never open.