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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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Today
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 285
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  • 132
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
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  • 7
    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
More than we expected

My wife and I came for a quick lunch and enjoyed a fanatic brunch. The food was delicious, beautifully presented with sizeable portions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jeff D
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came for a quick lunch and enjoyed a fanatic brunch. The food was delicious, beautifully presented with sizeable portions.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Greated with a smile at the door. Amazing combinations of flavor and presentations. Quiet but alive with character and service. This was my second visit in one month. Both visits were pleasant. Located in great neighborhood with plenty of parking across the street.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A few nights ago, we dined on the patio, and had the Special, which was a most amazing stuffed trout. It was a perfect night on the patio. My only concern is that the portion size was so large, which was actually a bonus when I had it for lunch the next day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by the bed and breakfast next door. The atmosphere and food were excellent. We paid about 60$ for our meal which I thought was a good price for what we got. Happy we went there!

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Upscale Mexican restaurant with a wide range of menu choices at reasonable prices. Hacienda-type setting, great service.

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Good Mexican fare in charming building that appears to have been former residence. Main dining room is probably only 30 tables charming back patio and building for private functions. Good drink menu.

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Tipton, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a charming restaurant for great Mexican food. I would suggest making reservations no matter when you go. That way, you have a better chance to sit outside if it's nice. We sat on the patio and it could not have been more charming, the food was very good and the atmosphere was great! Our waiter was very attentive... More 

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Bartlesville, OK
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My daughter and I recently had dinner here while staying overnight in San Antonio. We both enjoyed the food tremendously and said it was one of the best meals we have had in a really long time at a resteraunt. We started with the civeche as an appetizer. This dish was light, fresh and had just the right balance of... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Sat outside on their patio and had a really nice dinner! Service and meal was beyond my expectations.

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La Fonda on Mai... M, Manager at La Fonda on Main, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated. We hope to see you again! More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is not your typical mexican food - if you are looking for a foody mexican food, then try this; if you want tex-med food, this is not the place for you. Keeping that in mind, it was OK if you want this type of restaurant, but it was just not something any of us enjoyed (family birthday group). But... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?