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La Fonda on Main

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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 - 9:30 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: Breakfast, Brunch, 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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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 7
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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
Very good and great service.

We booked a table on open table and were quickly seated. The service was great as was the food and atmosphere. Overall a great dinner!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
auburnnole
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auburn, al
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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auburn, al
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We booked a table on open table and were quickly seated. The service was great as was the food and atmosphere. Overall a great dinner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We like to go here for the margaritas and fajitas! It's a really cute restaurant near downtown. It's worth paying a taxi to take you here rather than eating Mexican food on the riverwalk.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Members of my family have been going to La Fonda for over 60 years (back when the food was more Tex-Mex, there was a waiting area, and creepy clowns decorated the walls). We moved away from San Antonio in the 1990s, but we've been returning when we go back. The food is less Tex-Mexy now (though they do still have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very romantic. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding, I am from Texas and have a very particular idea of what great mexican food/margaritas means and this exceeded any I have ever had. Gorgeous location. A must do for every visit to SA moving forward.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to eat food was great, service was great as well, we sat outside little bit problem with some mosquito's and flies but organ than that was great to sit out side. Really recommend this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Locals took me here over 10 years ago and it never disappoints. Probably the best margaritas in a city famous for margaritas. The menu offers everything from traditional Tex-Mex dishes to Quail or fish or duck tacos. There is inside and patio dining and it is quiet enough that you can linger over drinks or dessert and visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a terrific lunch at La Fonda. It has a lovely, upscale atmosphere and the entrees were delicious. The Natalata was wonderful - cheese enchilada and chicken taco with rice and beans. Our group also loved their fajita prime salad and the shrimp tacos. Great lunch and definitely worth a visit.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food, great drinks & fantastic classic Tex-Mex cuisine. Cappy Lawton know how to run a restaurant and this one is his crown jewel. The building is a gem!!! The ambiance is what makes this my go to restaurant for out-of-towners, especially those of the Northern & Eastern persuasions. They love this building.

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Norman, OK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I must say I really loved this place and really deserves more like 4.5 stars. I had the duck tacos based on other suggestions, and they were good but not overwhelming. The other dishes at the table were excellent - so maybe it was just a bad day for the duck! Great patio, but was too hot during our visit... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great, original location in a restored Spanish style house with both inside and patio dining available. Food and service are excellent with daily specials along with an extensive menu. Relaxing atmosphere and a private party room with access to a private patio.

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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: Mexican, Southwestern, Contemporary

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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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