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La Fonda on Main

2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Midtown)
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Ranked #6 of 4,047 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

On our first night in San Antonio ,a Saturday night during Fiesta, we were unable to get a reservation at any of the places in the Riverwalk area so we checked the guide books and Trip advisor and found La Fonda. It was an $8 cab ride from out hotel but we later found then restaurant in practically on the... More

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Tyler, TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

On our first visit, we chose this place because we were traveling with our two beagles and read it was dog friendly. When we saw it, we thought we must be wrong. We inquired and were told they loved dogs. On the beautiful patio, our dogs were given ice water and dog biscuits. With them happy and tucked away under... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We were in San Antonio for 3 days, and went to La Fonda on Main around 8 30 pm .The restaurant was hoppin' and we were seated outside in a beautiful courtyard underneath a huge tree. Our waiter was very helpful, and although the ceviche was sold-out, I ordered duck tacos. They were fantastic, and came with a side of... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tried this because of the great Tripadvisor reviews. I was not disappointed. I loved the beautiful outdoor area. It was a beautiful hot Spring day and such a great atmosphere. The food was excellent. Both my husband and I had the taco special of the day with tenderloin and shrimp. We were visiting San Antonio for the first time and... More

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Denton, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

La Fonda on Main has been a near northside favorite for decades. If you ever lived in San Antonio, odds are you'll see someone you know when you return even decades later! The margaritas are good, and the food is well-prepared and very tasty. Tex-Mex traditions are available, but the cuisine has sharpened as the menu has added more refined... More

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Bandera, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like hole in the wall taco huts with great Tex-Mex. La Fonda is NOT one of those. It serves authentic, well prepared Mexican cuisine in a Mexican ambience inside or out on the patio. Has a full bar with excellent Margaritas, nice wine list, and ice cold beer. So I hesitate before agreeing to go because it is more... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Tucked away on N. Main is the oldest Mexican restaurant in San Antonio. All the times we've been to this city, and it took Trip Advisor to turn us on to this place. The food was amazing, the service fast and friendly, and the atmosphere quaint and tasteful. This may be the best Mexican food I've ever had. And if... More

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I dined at this establishment on our last evening in SA bases on a recommendation from a friend. We were super happy that we went as both the food and the wait staff were superb. In addition, we used the open table app to reserve our table which made everything very easy. We were even lucky enough... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were able to walk to La Fondo from our AirBnB which was a plus. The neigbourhood around the restaurant is interesting. This was our third night in San Antonio and we were not over margaritas. My husband had a regular and I had a mango. I was advised to have it with crushed ice but since I was chilly... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

great food & excellent patio dining. Staff did a terrific job with a very large party & parking was easy.

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