Former Quetzal chefs Julio Guajardo and Kate Chomyshyn have partnered with celebrity chef Matty Matheson to open Fonda Balam.
This week, the team at Fonda Balam have been busy menu testing, training their team, and sharing recipes and ingredients while discussing history and traditions, according to a recent Instagram post.
Fonda Balam replaces pop-up Birria Balam on Spadina Ave. The Mexican eatery is inspired by the cooking techniques and style of Mexico. The tacos here are birria-style, which is a dish originating from the Mexican state of Jalisco. They can be ordered crispy or soft and are served with red and green salsas.
Fonda Balam is located at 802 Dundas St. W.