Any opinions on Fonda, in the LES?
I am looking for laid back Mexican with very good food for a first-ish date. We've spent time together, coffee, etc... but this is first dinner out. Normally, I wouldn't do Mexican, but she loves it, and I'm in the mood. I want, as mentioned, quality food, a place where we can talk, but that is also a little lively and fun, good drinks (i.e. nice ambience). In terms of cost - any Mex is probably w/in budget - 20s per entree.
I was thinking Fonda, as neither of us have been there, but want to make sure it fits what I need. Any other ideas are welcome, though. Had considered Empellon Taquieria, where she has been and didn't like. Anything further West (W Village, village, soho, nolita, noho) is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.