David Youl and Tim McDonald of Fonda Mexican.
David Youl and Tim McDonald of Fonda Mexican. Photo: Eddie Jim

Leanne Clancey

Fonda Mexican's third and biggest site was unveiled in the CBD last week - splashing life and colour across the sprawling Flinders Lane site that once housed Virginia Plain and, briefly, Mercy Bar + Eatery.

"We wanted this one to feel warm, casual and fun," says co-owner Tim McDonald (pictured, right, with business partner David Youl).

Design studio Techne has nailed the brief, giving the light-filled, open-fronted 200-seater a vibrant fitout.

CBD diners can now score the same fast, accessible and fresh mod-Mexican that has made Fonda a hit with locals in Windsor and Richmond.

Details: Fonda Mexican, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 8686 2660, fondamexican.com.au