Out ofTown Guests
We had a lovely long dinner out in the courtyard with friends from northern California. They were delighted to discover that San Antomorels is much more than the over crowded, hyper-marketed Riverwalk scene. The watermelon infused margaritas were a great starter.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have a 94 year old mother on oxygen. The place was packed for Mothers day but they were able to sit us quickly so she didn't have to wait. That was really appreciated.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went on Mother's Day. Reservations were running at least 20 minutes behind which was annoying but maybe understandable. Other than that, we had a great experience..
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A family favorite!
La Fonda on Main is a family favorite. We often celebrate special occasions with a meal there. The service is always impeccable and every dish is delicious! Ask for patio seating whenever the weather permits!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been dining here for over 50 years, and it's always good. It updated with the times as needed. You can't go wrong here.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I go there most times I'm
I go there most times I'm in San Antonio, and it's always been great! It was almost my dads grandparents favorite resturant so it's been good for a long time and I'm glad it's still around and great!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is not the first visit to La Fonda for us, we have taken friends in the past and each time it is be a enjoyable meal. Having set a reservation was of great benefit this trip due to the high number of patrons there. I would highly recommend the La Fonda even though it is off the beaten path it is worth looking for.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The experience was wonderful.
The experience was wonderful. The food truly Mexican and was outstanding. Service was prompt and efficient. I can not wait to return when I am back in town.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow never gave 5 stars in all categ
Visiting San Antonio and had gotten no recommendations. Based on Trip Advisor we went to La Fonda. Beautiful restaurant, server could explain every ingredient on the menu. I do not put Mexican food on my top 5' but if its like this, I will. Outdoor patio very tropical. Had them order a cab as we did not rent a car. The manager saw us waiting and told us to get him if the cab was late. Would recommend to anyone and would absolutely return any time in the area
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long time favorite
Cappy always does a great job for quality and consistency of his food at this and all of his restaurants.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
we have been going to la fonda on main for years and always enjoy dining there. the food and service are always 5 star and we love the romantic atmosphere. the brunch specials are consistently wonderful.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal at a great price. Upgrade and get the 3 salsa tasting, worth every bit of $3. Also get the queso loaded, its only a dollar more and well worth it. Had the Mole Enchilada's and they were perfect. Not too sweet and with plenty of deep mole' goodness. The presentation was outstanding, no other restaurant in town presents Mexican food this well.
I will be back.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Guest Loved La Fonda on Main!
From start to finish our luncheon dining experience at La Fonda on Main was wonderful. They gave us a good table outside; our Greeters were gracious and our waiter was knowledgeable and efficient; and finally the food was well-prepared, delicious and served hot. This was the fourth time that I have dined at La Fonda and each time it was a memorable (in a good way) experience. My guest, who had never dined there, was effusive with her compliments of the restaurant. There are many Tex-Mex restaurants in San Antonio. La Fonda on Main clearly deserves to be listed as one of the top five.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem
Great service from Andy and great food from the chef made for a great meal at this hidden gem. We highly recommend the shrimp nachos(incredible!),spinach salad(beautiful and delicious),fish tacos(I could drink the green cilantro/avacado side sauce), shrimp enchiladas(full of creamy,well seasoned flavor) and duck tacos. Even the queso was better than average. Chocolate flan was good but could be creamier. Tres cafe is a special post-meal treat (with a nice Mexican "kick" at the bottom of the bowl!). The restaurant is lovely and the patio looks inviting for non-summer-sweltering days. La Fonda is the perfect non-touristy, upscale place to bring out of town guests. We look forward to return visits to sample the lunch and brunch offerings.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, great experience.
We're new to San Antonio and La Fonda was a great find. One of our neighbors recommended La Fonda and took us their for dinner. And then again we met a colleague there for an early dinner; both experiences we great. The food was excellent, especially the Duck Tacos, and the service s was super. La Fonda will be one of our regular spots.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the evening very
We enjoyed the evening very much. our food was great and our server was also great eventhough very busy. His name was Andrew.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was as I had hoped. Setting outdoors; service; food; prices -- at all came together. This restaurant is a gem!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was very good. One of us had the shrimp fajitas and the other had the La Fonda Special which is a little bit of everything TexMex. The margaritas are top notch. Our server was pleasant and efficient. With many Mexican food restaurants in San Antonio, I recommend giving this one a try.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for outdoor dining
Great food and wonderful service. Mexican Food done right!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
don't miss out
La Fonda on N. Main is one of my top two Mexican food places in San Antonio. The restaurant offers an interesting twist on traditional and killer Jose Gold Margaritas on the rocks! Great atmosphere as well and very nice patio dining when the temps permit
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant never disappoints. The food is delicious. Has your regular Mexican food dishes as well as new and creative ones. The service is friendly and waiters are knowledgeable about the specials and any other questions you may have. The chicken enchilada were especially delicious. The restaurant is very comfortable. You can dress up or go casual and feel welcome.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around
We had 2 nights in San Antonio and used YELP to find this place. We showed up Sunday and got a wonderful table outside. Everything was wonderful. So wonderful, that we went the next night again! Fish tacos, the special, Old number 7, etc were all great
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being a vegetarian, I've always had a hard time finding mexican restaurants that have vegetarian options (No, salad is not counted as a vegetarian option). La Fonda on main is an excellent option for herbivores & carnivores alike. The food is always excellent and their salsa is to die for. I highly recommend La Fonda and they have an assured repeat diner in me.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is arguably one of the best Mexican-food restaurants in San Antonio. We have never been disappointed with the food. It is not "spicy" if your concept of "spicy" is "hot" or "over-seasoned." If your concept of "spicy" is "delicious" or "perfectly seasoned" you won't be disappointed. On our last visit our dinner companions from Oklahoma City asked each other, "Why don't we have a place like this to go?" The service can slow down a bit when it's crowded so it's best to make reservations.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love La Fonda! The salads are amazing if you're going light, and they offer many gluten free options as well! The dishes are clean and innovative ( sweet potato enchiladas or duck tacos for example). The patio is great! We dine here often and always leave happy!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our third visit to San Antonio and we can't believe we didn't discover La Fonda previously. Great gold margaritas. Guacamole salad was delicious. Fajitas (beef) and fish tacos were amazing. We couldn't fit desert so they gave us pralines for the road. What a great way to end a long weekend in the heart of Texas! Skip the river walk tex mex and eat the real thing! If we ever go back to Texas, we will definitely go to La Fonda!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. We had a nice table for two, the waitstaff was extremely friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, it was a very nice and pleasant romantic dinner for the both of us... Our compliments and gratitude to our server Aaron.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Fonda is La Gooda
Excellenet spot for a quiet business lunch or dinner. Great food, not your typical Tex Mex.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Old San Antonio
This was my second time dining at La Fonda on Main and it did not fail to impress. The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. I was conducting a meeting in San Antoinio so this dinner was a thank you to my implementation team and it set the stage for our most successful meeting to date. The staff were personal and gave tips on the way they prepared their items and engaged just enough so they weren't intusive. The restaurant has a family style inside but the best places to eat are on the outside terraces that enclose the back part of the property. The lighting enhanced the old live oaks and connected us to the TexMex cultures. The chips are the absolute best I've eaten anywhere.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the sprimp
Really enjoyed the sprimp tacos for lunch. The side salad of spinich, mango and avacado was the perfect complement to the meal. We retruned a day later for a late evening cocktail and thoroughly enjoyed our repeat visit. Plenty of offstreet parking. Marie at the front desk was real special because she called us to ask whether we wanted to sit in or out for our lunch reservation. That extra touch made the experience special.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed good service, excellent wait staff provided assistance with dinner selections. Very pleased.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent quality and service
We had Sunday lunch at La Fonda on Main, and found the restaurant maintains its high standards for food quality and excellent service. In the past, we have had receptions there, which were wonderful. The Lawtons deserve praise.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening involving friends
Always lovely to have an occasion to go to La Fonda. Service and food remain the standard of the San antonio Restaurant industry.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this Spot
The meal we. Had at LaFonda was outstanding! I had the sweet potato enchilada. It was like no other Mexican meal! The steak filled chile relleno was savory and oversized. The oak-smoked chicken enchilada came with an aroma that was earthy and tempting. All in all the overall meal and David's attentive service made for a wonderful family dinner in an historic old dwelling of Alamo Heights.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has consistently great service and food. The La Fonda on Main has different ownership than other La Fonda's so I cannot comment on the other locations. Go with their daily specials! They are always great. The rest of the menu is strong but their specials are usually above and beyond as far as quality is concerned.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed Sunday brunch on the
Enjoyed Sunday brunch on the patio on a picture perfect day. Good food, great ambience, and surprising
Unexpectedly great cocktails. Grapefruit and pineapple mimosas garnished with fresh fruit. Fresh strawberry monitors...yum.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there during the early afternoon; but food and service was the same as if we were there at a peak time. Food is excellent; try the shrimp tacos or go for a tex-mex plate. Our party had both and all were excellent.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit here and we were really looking forward to it. When we called, they asked if it was a special occasion and I explained that I had just become a US citizen. Upon arrival, they seated us outside around a corner with chips and salsa, and promptly forgot about us. After 15 minutes I had to flag down a waiter and ask if he was our waiter. He said, 'I can be if you like'! We did feel we were out of sight, out of mind (nobody could see us needing water refills, for example), and there was no acknowledgment of our celebration. I was also getting bitten by mosquitoes so they provided us with some bug spray, which was helpful. The food was good but next time I will ask to be seated where we are more visible.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
History, ambiance, and great food
Don't miss this neighborhood gem, where many famous folks have dined. The food is excellent and the setting is lovely!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Fonda--always rewarding,
I just returned to La Fonda for the third time with a visiting friend who is always particular about restaurants. She loved their house Margarita; said of the guacamole -best she'd ever eaten; and the evening special of grilled sword fish with shrimp + was absolutely perfect. No wonder it has been thriving since 1932. What a treasure.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
historic dining experience
We enjoyed eating at this historic restaurant. It's well known and much acclaimed. It is very convenient to the San Pedro theater, where we went after dinner. Food was good, and there were items on the menu not typically on a Mexican food menu.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
LaFonda rarely disappoints. Our latest experience was very much the exception to the rule. The food quality was very good but the service was way below the norm. Our server provided the minimum in terms of attention and then simply disappeared after picking up the check for payment. I noticed two other tables (same server) that seemed to be having the same problem. After waiting for over 15 minutes, I went to search for her (I was more concerned about my credit card than anything else at that point). Once I found her (chatting with the bartender) I asked for my check, got a blank stare and then a "oh, I thought I already gave it to you".
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server wasgreat. Food was
Server wasgreat. Food was excellent, atmosphere also fun.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elevated Mexican Food
Cappy's approach to Mexican food is relatively unique in that he moves his chefs around his restaurants to get broader exposure and takes the La Fonda chefs to Mexico periodically to learn. The result is a sophisticated approach to Mexican food that is quite good.
The meal starts with a fresh tomato salsa that is very garlicky along with very good chips. Last night we had the special (a filet pounded thin and stuffed with Cotija, mushrooms, and more served over Poblano mashed potatoes and the fish tacos. The filet was very good but failed to reach elevated expectations. The fish tacos were divine as was the cilantro/pesto/salsa served with them.
Add cold beer and you have a wonderful meal!
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food, memorable margaritas. Good service. Charming and hospitable.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
can't wait to for a return visit
The location, the building, the STAFF were all outstanding. Maybe what I ordered wasn't best selection for me (beef tacos-more ground beef than strips of beef like I expected).
Can't wait to try other dishes that friends had... next time.
Will be back!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
San Antonio Hospitality
This restaurant is a gem! Excellent traditional Mexican food with upscale presentation. Chef came around to each table! Server was knowledgeable and friendly as well as efficient.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I'm in SA I visit this place. The food is outstanding, and it's a local place (no tourists)! I've only had one issue, one time with a rude waiter. He would cut off every member of my party (a group of 6) when they were speaking, and told my husband that he would not take our order until after he brought us our drinks, we all knew what we wanted, you think he would have just taken the time to place the order!
Other than that, this place is perfect!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food...tired decor
The food was outstanding from the chips and salsa to the entrees. The fresh squeezed margaritas were very good as well. The waiter was friendly and patient with our group. The decor is long overdue for a facelift, though. Overall, this was a great dining experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Fonda is a classic for
La Fonda is a classic for Tex-Mex and updated Tex-Mex as well. Our server was outstanding.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM