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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 276
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    Very good
  • 29
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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
Super good/Super close!

We were so happy to find this great restaurant in short walking distance from our B&B (Inn at Craig's Place), quite by accident. The app we used to book our table and the one for our accommodation used different maps, so we didn't know how close we were till arriving at our B&B. To walk around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
charles a
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houston, tx
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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houston, tx
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were so happy to find this great restaurant in short walking distance from our B&B (Inn at Craig's Place), quite by accident. The app we used to book our table and the one for our accommodation used different maps, so we didn't know how close we were till arriving at our B&B. To walk around the corner for dinner,... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Visiting Texas and enjoyed lunch at this lovely restaurant. Went based on the tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Food was fabulous, service was attentive and atmosphere was wonderful. There was a nice patio area to enjoy lunch outside, although we sat inside. Would definitely return if I am in Texas again!

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Roanoke, Virginia, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went to La Fonda after reading many great reviews. We were seated promptly at a nice outside table and greeted by Caleb our server. From there it went downhill. We ordered an appetizer and dinner which the appetizer came quickly with the food following soon after. The last time we ever spoke to Caleb was when we had to ask... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The culinary arts get a wonderful workout at this unpretentious gem of San Antonio. You can park after daytime hours for free in front of the restaurant or anytime in the parking lot across the street from the main entrance to this extraordinary eatery. So cute and inviting from the outside, the interior decor does not disappoint. It felt like... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Over the years we have stayed at Bonner Garden B&B and the proprietor has always recommended La Fonda. On this Airstream trip, we finally went. First,the service was excellent. The Mrs has the enchiladas de mole, and I had the enchiladas de espinaca. Both were very good. The top shelf margs were as well, topped off with Flan. Recommended, and... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have been eating here for many years and it is always first class! The service was excellent but the food was even better. This restaurant is one of the two best Mexican restaurants in South Texas. The ambience was quite pleasant. We will be back again.

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Kingwood, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Living in Houston for the past 46 years I've been to many Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurants. La Fonda on Main has to rate as the best of them all. I was a little unsure as to what type of restaurant it is because it is NOT your typical Tex-Mex. The food, service, ambiance, drinks were all an A+.

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

Thank you for choosing La Fonda and for providing us with a wonderful review. We hope to see you next time you’re in San Antonio. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The favourite Mexican restuarant of our friends who have lived in San Antonio for the past year. We ate in the courtyard which is a lovely setting and recommended for all diners. Everyone had margaritas - very good - which natuarally went with the salsa & chips, which were fresh and delicious as was the guacamole. We also had and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Glad you enjoyed the featured appetizer and Mole Enchiladas. And thank you for your feedback regarding the duck tacos. Please visit us again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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247 reviews 247 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I really enjoyed the patio here and the food was delicious. The service was terrific and efficient. Overall it was a lovely evening for dining outside. I wanted some very good Mexican food when I visited San Antonio and this place had it. It's a lively place. Make a reservation and try to get a table on the patio.

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

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you next time you’re in San Antonio. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The restaurant is upscale with very little parking but fast service and a delicious array of dishes. The duck tacos were amazing as my friend put it, the special was good. tamale was a bit small. And salsa could have been hotter. Overall nice dining experience with ample indoor and outdoor seating.

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Thank you for choosing La Fonda and for your helpful feedback. We hope you’ll visit us again soon. 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?