The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Fiction from Mexico City

Restaurant Review: Fonda Kelly

Fonda Kelly is a special little restaurant built in memory of the great Irish/ Mexican artist Phil Kelly whose water colours adorn the walls. Found in the historic centro close to Tepito, the menu is playful and electric mixing traditional Mexican dishes with international fair from Arabic food to fish and chips (the closest fish and chips to the British ones that I have found!) The dessert included rose petal jelly and the coffee is superb. On top of all that, the prices are magnificent.

Very very highly recommended.

Fonda Kelly

Calle Nicaragua 15 (about 6 blocks north of the Zócalo)

Tel. 5545-0569

Open Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, closed Sunday

Review by Karenina Osnaya. Karen was born in Mexico but is also an honorary Geordie. Published in Issue 23.