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La Fonda on Main

2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Midtown)
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Ranked #7 of 4,103 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
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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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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

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Allen, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My mother took us to this restaurant for 35 years. She passed in 2010, so it was very nostalgic to go back again. Online reviews are still good, so we had to try it again, since we were already on the River Walk only two miles away, staying at Omni's Mokara Hotel. On Tues. July 29th, we met high school... More

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Las Cruces, NM
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our family ate at this restaurant based on the TA reviews and we were all disappointed. I guess living in an area where mexican food is common and very good we were not at all impressed with the food. It tasted bland an uninteresting and expensive for the quality of food we received. We would not return.

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San Antonio, Texas
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515 reviews 515 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This joint is a top ten eatery in San Antonio? We have eaten here three times in the past year and have left unimpressed with this place. The owner is a local restauranteur who has been in with the "09" folks for half a century. He presides over the new menu items every Monday. What he should do is increase... More

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Ft. Worth
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had read about La Fonda in Texas Monthly magazine as "the place" to go for Mexican food as an alternative to the touristy places along the Riverwalk. I made our dinner reservation on Open Table & we were seated immediately upon arrival at a round table away from the nosier center of the restaurant for our party of 6... More

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Porter, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was THE BEST Mexican food we have ever enjoyed in San Antonio. I’m not sure how to describe their cuisine, so I’ll call it Nuevo Tejano. They use some of the basic Tex-Mex ingredients but kick it up several notches with quality and originality. The food was insanely delicious, the wait staff was knowledgeable about the menu, and they... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Found La Fonda on Trip Advisor. We were in San Antonio for one night and wanted to have an authentic Mexican meal. It was a quick 10 - 15 minute drive from the Drury Hotel where we were staying. La Fonda has been at the same location since 1932. We decided to sit outside since it was a beautiful night.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our group went to celebrate a tennis victory. The restaurant was very accommodating in seating a large group. The menu was a typical Tex/ Mex with a few un-traditional choices. Great variety and wonderful service. Prices were a tad higher than the norm but worth the extra monies. The nachos were individual and the side of guacamole was excellent. The... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great service; excellent food. Husband and kids had migas and I had the short ribs tacos. Would definitely come back. Everything looked handmade and well-prepared.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Set in an old spanish style house in a residential neighborhood La Fonda has been serving some of the best Tex Mex/Mex Mex in San Antonio for a long time...and that is hard to say in a city filled with Mexican restaurants. Add to that the most attractive courtyard patio filled with lush tropical greenery and lights strung through old... More

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