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La Fonda on Main

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Midtown
Mexican, Southwestern, Contemporary
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2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Woodlawn)
210-733-0621
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located just a few minutes from downtown in architecturally rich Monte...
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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  • 150
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 7
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A new "Must" in San Antonio

After many years of having to go to the River Walk, La Fonda at Main has become our "must" in San Antonio. Don't order your usual items, but let your waiter guide you to new adventures - I'm sure you will be pleased.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
PiccyKingwood_Texas
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Kingwood, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After many years of having to go to the River Walk, La Fonda at Main has become our "must" in San Antonio. Don't order your usual items, but let your waiter guide you to new adventures - I'm sure you will be pleased.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A slightly upscale take on some traditional Mexican favorites, well made and delightfully affordable. Only down-side was the waitress, who didn't seem to have ever been in a restaurant as a customer. She recited our specials too fast, then forgot the appetizer. When my date asked to have her leftovers boxed, the waitress threw everything in together.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I spent the weekend in San Antonio in October, 2014, and I researched a new Mexican restaurant to eat at while we were there. I made reservations for Friday night in advance, and called them when we arrived in San Antonio Friday afternoon to confirm our time, and was told everything was set. We left our hotel... More 

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Cabot, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A must visit while in San Antonio.This place has a lot of character and really feels like stepping over the Boarder.We will be back the next time we're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Took my wife and son here and found the staff to be pleasant, helpful and with excellent service! The special was a very delicious stuffed Carne Asada with three cheeses and onions tucked inside on a bed of mashed potatoes and avocado! Tasty, tasty! Salsa was hot, but not killer hot, which was nice. My son had an enchilada dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped for lunch before a flight. Nice decor, great service & better food. I had the special effects enchiladas & they were fantastic. Chips before the meal are better than standard chips, pls the salsa is great. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

All I can say is wow. This was the best Mexican food I've ever come across anywhere in the world at a fraction of the price that you'd you pay at an upscale chain. Do not miss.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've been to La Fonda several times. Each time, I've had a great time and great food. Their drinks are excellent and the service has always been good when I've been there. Would return.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We choose to get out of Riverwalk touristic area for dinner and found this restaurant. Excellent food and service. I recommend.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our 27th wedding anniversary and we were Jones'n for great Tex-Mex and an even better margarita. I made reservations two weeks prior, told them of our special occasion, requested to sit on the patio outside. We got there early so we could have a drink at the bar, not really a bar to chill at. That didn't happen. Were moved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
    (Woodlawn)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 210-733-0621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?