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La Fonda on Main

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Woodlawn)
+1 210-733-0621
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Add us to the list of fans. I got the vegetable stuffed poblano, and it was waaay above average - especially for a cuisine that doesn't usually cater to us. Everything else was good too - the service, the margaritas, the salsa. Definitely would come here again. Even on a busy Friday night.

Thank AdventureCup
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We sat outside and the atmosphere was romantic, fun, and we'll done. Twinkling lights, mexican music,and gently falling leaves added to the ambiance. Assorted appetizers were perfectly done and delicious. Grilled meats were beautifully seared, and tender at the same time. Drinks were generous and reasonably priced. There is a reason this resteraunt is 85 years old. Staff attentive and... More 

Thank Frank Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to choose but ended up with the shrimp and rice special of the night and a jalapeño margarita! Never disappoints!

Thank Lisa P
Atlanta, GA
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I ate here for Sunday brunch. Monica was our server and she was so much fun!! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was so charming. A friend of mine recommended this restaurant to get away from some of the more touristy spots and she was right. Wonderful margarita as well!!

Thank Allison T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at Gunter hotel. In town to see a show at The Majestic. Asked desk staff to recommend an authentic, good Mexican restaurant. Something not just a big chain on the river walk. She immediate said "when i eat, I go to la fonda". It's on the other side of the highway and looks sketchy getting there but once we... More 

Thank 9thAnniv
Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant in the neighborhoods. Away from the chaos of the Riverwalk areas. Wonderful food. Chips and salsa were the best that we've had while in San Antonio.

Thank 198bb2016
The Woodlands, Texas
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in SA, many people have eaten here such as John Wayne, general etc. It is a little pricey but worth it. The queso was very good and the chille relleno was exceptional. Make sure you watch out for the jallepeno's they do not remove seeds and that makes it much hotter.

Thank Bill934
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is impeccable. Established in the 1930s, carpeted, sedate atmosphere. In addition to their version of Tex Mex, steaks etc also on the menu. Their benchmark Mexican plate is priced at $18. More expensive then comparable equal quality Tex Mex here in San Antonio where I live. Full bar. Parking across the street.

Thank Jim W
San Antonio, Texas
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116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is upscale Tex-Mex with additional specialty dishes from Mexico. Daily specials are reasonably priced. Margaritas are made with fresh squeezed lime juice, top-shelf tequila and prepared like ones you get in high-end restaurants in Monterrey and Mexico City The staff is excellent and as such, you see very little turn-over. They work hard, they know the menu and... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful outside patio! Wide ranging delicious menu. Great service and excellent food. Drinks are fabulous.

Thank BethCullen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-733-0621
Located just a few minutes from downtown in architecturally rich Monte Vista, La Fonda on Main is the oldest Mexican food restaurant in San Antonio. La Fonda serves both the best of Tex-Mex cuisine as well as authentic dishes of interior Mexico in a fun and casual setting with beautiful patio dining. Open daily serving lunch and dinner as well as a memorable Sunday brunch menu, we offer a full bar with a wide variety of liquor, beer and wine. Our famous margaritas are made with hand-squeezed limes and your choice of a large selection of tequilas.

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