La Fonda on Main

4.8
2389 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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. We're open Tuesday-Sunday serving lunch and dinner as well as offering our full menu and family meals and catering options curbside. We offer a full bar with a wide variety of liquor, beer and wine. Saturday's & Sunday's we open at 10am for brunch. Our fabulous margaritas are made with hand-squeezed limes and your choice of a large selection of tequilas. Our famous patio is heated from the ground up for chilly nights under the stars and lights in the trees.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2389 people are saying
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mm123
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, cuisine and wonderful ambiance.

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YvonneC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy visiting La Fonda on Main. Their food is amazing. Service was beyond wonderful this time around. Definitely going back

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vipPatron
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family gatherings

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We sat in the back section of the patio, near the fireplace on a cool afternoon. Terrific! Try the prime skirt steak, stuffed poblano, or ceviche! You won’t be disappointed!

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vipGRANOLA
San Antonio
150 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, efficient service and delicious food! The warm, creamy chipotle cauliflower soup du jour was the perfect comfort food starter for the drizzly, "blah", cold weather day. The plump, sweet scallops in my entree were nicely complimented by the light vera cruz sauce and my substitution of warm, sauteed nopalitos (in lieu of the primavera rice) made this a vegetable/seafood delight! (although I felt the portion size was a bit small...I longed for a few more bites after my plate was empty!). Excellent Covid-19 safety protocols in effect (all employees were masked, QR menu codes affixed to the tables that were more than adequately spaced for social distancing). I dined with a friend who had never been to La Fonda on Main. She was very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere and said she will definitely add this gem to her restaurant rotation.

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vipJimmyR
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first foray out after getting vaccinated and we were not disappointed even though they are serving only a partial menu! Simply delicious!

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JonC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio where wonderful weather added to the nice ambiance and great food.

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AustinFoodLover
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner outside - chips and queso, spinach mango salad, fideo with steak, chili relleno and steak tampiqueno. Food was really good. The outdoor fans were a bit intense which left me feeling cold, but the food was good and hot. Plenty of space between tables and I live eating in their courtyard with all the colored lights in the trees. The only thing I can even complain about is that our waitperson constantly responded to our thank yous (after bringing drinks, more chips, etc) with the phrase “no problem”. The service itself was timely, I’m just old school and feel that when someone thanks you for something, the appropriate response is “you’re welcome” or “my pleasure”.

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VickieB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS FOOD!!! We love this place so much. They are very COVID-safe too. We sat outside and there are multiple fans going. Honestly, GO there to eat. So yummy!

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cristye
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. One of the best restaurants I have been to in San Antonio.

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HunterS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and exceptional food! Would highly recommend to anyone

JB
JamieB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to celebrate at any and all of the Lawton family restaurants. Nice Valentine’s Day for sure.

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RobertD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine and service. La Fonda on Main is my go to for great Latin flair cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early afternoon seating during freezing temps and pandemic. I would like to experience the service and food when they are off restrictions and open to outdoor seating and a full house.

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RebeccaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID safety precautions in place, delicious food and excellent service. What more could you ask for? I only wish it wasn't so cold, so we could have enjoyed the beautiful courtyard dining area. Can't wait to visit San Antonio again - I will definitely be back to La Fonda!

TB
vipTommieBoy
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dervice

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JanetH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. We come here every time we are in San Antonio.

MV
MavisV
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

If the weather allows, sit outside. You will think you are in Mexico on one of their lovely patios.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Totally enjoyed our experience.we had a reservation and were seated immediately sipped a wonderful margarita on the rocks while we waited for our food, which seemed to take a long time and was barely warm when it got to the table, but it was delicious.

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RonG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Couldn't have been more pleased with everything! We are being especially safe during COVID and knew that La Fonda, like Cappy's, would be providing a safe environment for everyone! Will look forward to going again. Thank you.

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Soozee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sumptuous patio was alive with diners and servers. Food and drinks were delicious.

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Cmac
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. The best outdoor patio in San Antonio, even with the cooler weather. They continue to offer a enjoyable and safe dining experience despite the ongoing COVID conditions.

MF
vipMarianneF
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcellino is an awesome waiter! Thank you for bringing the vanilla flan back, so super yummy. This is our go to place to eat out. The food is always fresh and delicious and the wait staff is courteous, friendly and professional. Love the menu here and the ambiance is great too:)

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ReeReeF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, La Fonda on Main has the best patio in San Antonio. The food is innovative and off the menu specials are always delicious.

KM
vipKenM
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and salsa and margaritas. I miss their spicy enchiladas they used to have and their small queso.

JD
JasonD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Perfectly prepared and made in a timely manner. Service was amazing and was attentive but not over bearing. Ambiance was perfect. Will be back and definitely recommend to family and friends in town and out.

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EricPM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again La Fonda was excellent across the board. The food, atmosphere, service, value, they never miss a beat here. Don’t miss this venue when in San Antonio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Way over priced for the food. Excellent service but did not make up for an unexpected $80 lunch.

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RolandR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fonda never fails to satisfy. even during covid, outdoor patio was great.

JB
JamieB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and sitting outside was lovely. La Fonda has heated brick pavers and heat lamps so we were comfortable in the cold. Always a favorite margarita spot too.

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vipGordonW
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the selection and quality of the food served is unsurpassed. We look forward to each visit to La Fonda on Main.

RG
RyanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly some of the best food in town!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

RG
RichardG
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My companion had a HUGE bowl of soup, and I had a the special (I'm not sure what it was, but it was good! Service was excellent -- we sat outside and were quite comfortable until the propane ran out in the heater nearest to us. Then it got a bit chilly.

SG
StefanieG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best patios and amazing food! Service is always spot on.

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NayeliK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was Seated right away due to reservations and our table was nicely spaced away, Covid restrictions where very much done successfully. Our waitress was very warm and welcoming, the food was beyond good and nicely done. 10/10 recommended especially on Saturday night

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GinnyP
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! The Food was delicious as always- spinach enchiladas were fab! Poblano cream sauce is the BEST!
We had the perfect table by the outdoor fireplace! Very octubres que! We will be back!

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Steeple
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Can always count on great food and service at La Fonda. Unfortunately, the open spacing due to COVID restrictions took away from the atmosphere. Saw that everywhere that we went during our visit to San Antonio, unfortunately.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome rood and service!!

DT
DavidT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great. Churros seemed a little undercooked; doughy in the middle.

FAQs

La Fonda on Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 733-0621.

La Fonda on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 2389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.