La Fonda Boricua OpensBy Jose B. Rivera
East Harlem - October 25th, 2001. East Harlem’s newest eatery, La Fonda Boricua opened in Mid July after extensive renovation which added space and a new sense of style. Formerly George and Gina’s, La Fonda Boricua doubled it’s space. It is now U shaped (see pictures). East Harlem’s intelligencia can now hang together in style. The food is as delicious as ever. As good as mom cooks!! And it is not expensive.
La Fonda Boricua is located on East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues, though it is a lot closer to Third Avenue, on the North side of the block. The new look has a warm country feel and can now seat about 80 people. An elevated eating area can become a stage for live bands or comedians within minutes. Did I mention the Food? It’s great!
But the best part is that now there is somewhere besides a fast food establishment to take your family in our community. A stylish place where you can eat mondongo, arroz con pollo, chuletas, sancocho, etc.. East Harlem hasn’t had a place like this at which to eat since two great eateries closed on East 116th. I mentioned the food, right? La Fonda will also cater your event, give them a call, you can’t go wrong.
After completing this web page. I think I should revisit La Fonda to take a few more pictures (a panoramic shot is needed and one of the elevated stage. Hey, I may as well eat while I am at it. See you there.
A panaramic view from the rear facing towards the front