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2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Midtown)
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Ranked #8 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Woodlawn
Description: 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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San Antonio
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

La Fonda on Main not only has great food, the ambience on the patio is beautiful and serene. The food is not Tex Mex like most Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. You won,t find greasy enchillidas and refried beans. The food is more upscale, and the specials change daily. Google the menu and see for yourself. All is very good,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Recently visited with a party of nine. Service well paced. The atmosphere energetic. All enjoyed their food. The queso fondia (sp?) was a delicious appetizer treat. Very much enjoyed the shrimp pacifico special. If you're ready to enjoy a good meal away from the Riverwalk, you can't go wrong here.

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Iowa City, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My partner and I were visiting San Antonio for a long weekend of museums and sightseeing. We selected La Fonda on Main based on prior reviews and were not disappointed. We went for late lunch and no trouble getting a table, service was excellent, food was amazing, and the prices very reasonable. Their Mexican style cooking is a definite cut... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Excellent family restaurant with indoor as well as outdoor seating. Mimosas, Tres Leches, Margaritas and Enchiladas. Perfect Perfect meal.

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San Antonio, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For a couples day after some minor shopping and movie, we decided to go out to eat. Where to go? We decided to stop by an old stand by, La Fonda on Main. It was a late afternoon before the dinner crowd, so were not even sure if they were open. But instead we were promptly greeted and seated with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

With so much great Mexicam food available here, this us not the place to drop your dollars. Food was very heavy, nothing special. Very good and prompt service, however.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Oh my God! I will never go back!! We are new to San Antonio, took a week off work and decided to have a stay-cation and try out all the spots in town. We will not go back to La Fonda. Everyone raves about what a great place this is, I guess folks in San Antonio must be accustomed to... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Only ate here once, but the food was delicious and the service was great. They have traditional Mexican food items on the menu, and also some unique items that you normally wouldn't see in a traditional Mexican restaurant. We sat in the courtyard and loved the atmosphere!

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We celebrated NYE by having dinner with some friends at La Fonda and loved it. They seated the 7 of us ( including 2 kids) in the back room by the fire and the server came within seconds. The staff was very courteous and even talked to the kids. The food and drinks were perfect especially the cabrito enchiladas and... More 

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate at La Fonda 3 times in 36 hours. Yes, it was close to our B and B, but it is also that good. First meal was enchiladas and mole...really good, the mole was rich and smooth, the tortillas tasty. Enchiladas with spinach was next and they got rave reviews from the diner, he had them twice. The paella... More 

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Additional Information about La Fonda on Main

Address: 2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
Phone Number: 210-733-0621
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary

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