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La Fonda on Main

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Woodlawn)
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We hadn't been to LaFonda on Main in a few years so decided to try it after church mainly for the lovely patio dining. Beautiful patio setting. I ordered Salmon benedicto and wife had fish tacos. My plate presentation was nice but food was cold. The fish tacos were "OK" says my wife. Biggest distraction was the huge fly's that... More 

Thank Jim N
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a business dinner here with probably 20 people. The service was pretty good. Our main server was excellent while a couple of others not so much. The food was very good and we sat out on the patio on a perfect evening. You won't go wrong by going here.

Thank epamer
Monterrey, Mexico
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to have dinner and found friends from the neighborhood. It's near downtown, the food is ok (not very mexican, but is tasty).

Thank CMoDel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were able to sit us thirty minutes before our 7:00 reservation. We sat on the patio. I got the Enchiladas Callejeras, and Michael got the Tex-Mex Enchiladas. They were both good, but I liked the Tex-Mex better. We also ordered a side of queso because we were starving. The service was incredibly fast, so we were done at 7:15.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Leesburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to get out of the city and eat Mexican while we were in San Antonio. This was an outstanding experience for the palate. We ordered ceviche and a selection of salsa's to start out with as well as their housemade Sangria. All we delicious and if you don't mind a little spice or heatin your food, pay a... More 

Thank Lisamad6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made another visit here as our first visit resulted in some great food. We were not disappointed this time either. Our appetizer (chicken fajita nachos $15) may seem a bit high, but it was a large order and piled well with the chicken. This time I tried a La Fonda Special which was quite good, but the pork tamale... More 

Thank Lakeguytx49
South Padre Island, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Tex-Mex food. Hard to find, but worth the effort. Atmosphere was good, and has back courtyard for dining experience.

Thank meevans53
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is absolutely wonderful. Scores 5 stars in all categories: ***** food ***** drinks ***** presentation ***** service ***** atmosphere [Mexican]

Thank Joel R
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to eat in San Antonio. Best Mexican food around, and great margaritas. Fajitas are delicious, and the duck tacos are amazing. Haven't had a bad thing here.

Thank adgilli
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant..cozy ..classy..great food...will go again!! Traditional food without the typical rex mex ..went for lunch and did not have to wait long to be seated..staff is very attentive...great food away from the tourist...love love love

Thank cattexas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 210-733-0621
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?