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La Fonda on Main

2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Midtown)
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Ranked #5 of 4,104 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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
Neighborhood: Midtown
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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90% Recommend
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English first
Goliad, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant. The food was amazing. My margarita was delicious. I want to go back to san Antonio just for la fonda.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

For a more interior Mexico cuisine head over to La Fonda on Main- wonderful patio in good weather. Service is a bit spotty but the food more than makes up for it.

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Powell, Texas, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This meal was magnificent! We started with the botanas platter. All of it was delicious. Then we had the tex mex enchiladas. Some of the best I had had. For dessert we had the chocolate flan and the tres leches cake. The chocolate flan was the best surprise as it was made with mexican chocolate and that is my favorite.... More

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Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Can't find my socks, they were blown off sometime around the corn muffins arriving at our table. We went for the Sunday brunch, had cranberry pancakes, eggs Benedict, and ribeye enchaladas. Missing: Angels with electric guitars. They may have been there, but I couldn't look up from my plate. Awesome atmosphere, great and timely service, and the food was the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were looking for good mexican food that wouldn't be too heavy. This place was perfect! Service was excellent and the food was terrific!

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Sherman, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

When we walked in we were seated right away by a very welcoming staff. Our waiter was wonderful and very knowledgable about the food. We devoured the wonderful fresh salsa and chips, then had fish tacos for our meal. The iced tea was so fresh and beautifully presented with a lime wedge and mint leaf. Wonderful meal and experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yes. All is as said in previous good reviews. I didn't give it a 5 because of lack of children plates offered adult menu with less quantity. Food very delicious. Not to much variety & little pricey for area ( not on Riverwalk ). More of Adult or upscale clientele. Very good customer service.

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Brenham, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

By far the very best Mexican food in Texas or probably anywhere we've been. Very attentive waitstaff, super friendly. Next time we will make reservations, as we wouldn't want to take a chance on not getting in. Very moderately priced for what you are getting....would been fine with paying more but glad we didn't have to! The sweet waitress even... More

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San Antonio, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Experience of the reviewer: Lived in San Antonio almost 40 years, Traveled on business and for pleasure on 4 continents and visited most of US. La Fonda is like a time warp, feeling like an old money watering hole in Mexico or South Texas some fifty years ago. It is quiet and subdued. You could do a long lunch here.... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a large group (12) but service was excellent as was the food. Everyone was pleased with their selections.

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