La Fonda on Main

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2138 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday:
Lunch 11:00-3:00
Dinner 3:00-9:30

Friday & Saturday:
Lunch 11:00-3:00
Dinner 3:00-10:30

Sunday:
Brunch 10:30-3:00
Dinner 3:00-9:30
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Phone number
(210) 733-0621
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Maldonado
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodlawn
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Parking details
We have two private lots-- one is located across Main Ave and and the other is on the North side of the restaurant. Street parking is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2138 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fonda on Main is a definite place to eat with out of town guests-absolutely perfect!

DA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from Fort Worth to San Antonio just to eat at La Fonda, which was my wife's choice of restaurants to celebrate her birthday. La Fonda is always outstanding and never disappoints. Thanks again for a nice Birthday experience.

OT
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent. Worth the travel time from the Hill Country to dine at La Fonda.

WW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was not pleased with my food or service, my guests seemed pleased with what they had.

SB
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always so good and consistent

SS
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Food is alway delicious and reasonably priced. Always friendly service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in SA

MJ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food is really good, but it's just too pricey for what you get. There are too many amazing Mexican food places in San Antonio to be paying $14 for two tacos (as basically the cheapest entree on the menu) .

RM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fonda on Main was fantastic as usual! Their food and their service are great. One of the nicest patios on a nice day too!

WB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

After she took our drink orders she disappeared for a long time, leaving us unattended and without chips and salsa; after delivering our entrees she never returned to ask whether they were satisfactory, compelling us to request further chips and salsa from another attendant. All in all, a most unsatisfactory dining experience!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I made a reservation asking for outdoor seating & celebrating an anniversary. We arrived and was told our table was inside and when asked about outdoors we were sat at a table near children and a couple that we’re having a disagreement. Only the hostess acknowledged our anniversary.

Our service was very disappointing. The waitress acted as if she was put out with having to be there. Even telling us the specials was a chore and beneath her to have to share. It wasn’t until glasses weren’t completely empty before she came to ask if we wanted anything else.

The food was excellent as always. The grounds and building are amazing. I was disappointed with our seating and service.

HG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time , food was very good. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our waiter was prompt and very professional. We plan on a return visit!

RS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Mole’ sauce I’ve had in years.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Took 10 mins to get someone to take a drink order. The table next to us had 6+ kids running in circles around table screaming the entire dinner. Waiter could never be found. Food was excellent as always - but very hard to enjoy
Good food with all the unnecessary frustrations

FB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food in a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

End of year dinning

DH
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this beautiful restaurant. Their food is so awesome. Thanks La Fonda for making our New Year Eve great!

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of ours every time we are in San Antonio. Our NYE dinner did not disappoint. Great service, great food and great value. Thank you!

R
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of ours when we are in San Antonio, both for food and ambience.

CT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in San Antonio. I will return every chance I can!!! Food exceptional. Service excellent. Price reasonable.

E
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this food and restaurant. Certainly recommend!
Good food well priced. Great service.

J
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding dining experience, as always.

La Fonda has solidified itself as a must stop each time I'm in town.

B
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The patio was very pleasant. The food and service was excellent.

BR
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very welcome twist on traditional Tex-Mex. The best of traditional (value, speed of service) coupled with very interesting menu interpretations and flavors. We had a great experience. Not to be missed.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, attentive service, outstanding food. Another great experience at La Fonda.

RI
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife’s birthday

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why would you eat anywhere else? Best Mexican food in San Antonio but at everyman prices. Just go, but be sure to get a reservation.

NC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place does not disappoint. The food is absolutely delicious! We will definitely be back and highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best meals in San Antonio.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I will recommend this spot to any and all visiting San Antonio!! Amazing setting. Delicious food. You will not leave hungry. Try the churros!

JM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food as usual was good, noise not too bad for a busy night, but I have to say the prices continue to go up & it is getting to the point that I am questioning going to la Fonda on main. A party of 3 each one non alcoholic drink, appetizer of guacamole, each a main plate of Mexican food ( no steaks, no sea food) = $100 WOW that s $33 per person. I just cannot justify that, no matter how good their food is. Let’s face it, mexican food is some form of beans, rice, corn, tomatoes, chilies & cheese. Not expensive ingredients, even with additions of beef or chicken.

C
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Caleb was awesome! Best one we have had at La Fonda in 30 years!

a
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, as always. Lovely restaurant inside as well as outside. Had heat available for those sitting outside tonight.

JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Better than the River walk.

D
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday with close friends.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. Dora was helpful and attentive.

D
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal... nice service, efficient, and pleasant atmosphere......

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before Anfrea Bocelli concert.

JM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Fonda on Main. I live in Fredericksburg so I go every chance I get! Now, we have found our favorite server...Marcelino! He is the greatest most awesome server. We will ask for him every time!

DB
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brought a group out to La Fonda from the convention center - definitely worth the trip. Fresh, well prepared and tasty Tex-Mex specialties, margaritas, etc.