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La Fonda on Main, San Antonio, TX

La Fonda on Main

4.8
4.8
3821 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located just a few minutes from downtown in architecturally rich Monte Vista neighborhood, 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 every day except Monday 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 and Sunday's we serve brunch from 10:00am-3:00pm. 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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Online reservations at La Fonda on Main can only be made directly on their website.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 733-0621

  • Payment options

    Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Victor Maldonado

  • Private party facilities

    We are not currently hosting private events at La Fonda on Main.

  • Private party contact

    Manager at La Fonda: (877) 651-8581

  • Neighborhood

    San Antonio

  • Cross street

    Woodlawn

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,821 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. P

    Phall

    San Antonio

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with great cocktails! Blueberry empanadas were outstanding
  2. GT

    GonzaloT

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Chips very limited for the amount of salsa. Food was spicy. House rita flavored delicious but with some tequila would have tasted even better. Very short menu and not as Mexican as friends suggested. Only one dish had chicken. Paella in a MX restaurant? Lost. We went for tacos but not many options. Crowded but there are SO much better restaurants in SA. First and last time there
  3. M

    Mary

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was personable, informative, and we enjoyed the evening.
  4. EM

    EdMo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best environment with the best selection and the finest quality of food in town. The service is spot on, very attentive to your needs and very helpful in in selecting a menu item that meets your stated desires. The atmosphere is energetic, and the place is tastefully decorated, providing a fun and pleasing dining experience.
  5. SH

    SallyH

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table in front on fire in back room. Good server and great food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, fabulous patio dining options, small and/or spacious private party rooms. Excellent authentic food selections. Make reservations online!
  7. BL

    BarbaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing...chicken quesadillas and La Fonda Special. Food presentation excellent, as was the service.
  8. PN

    PeterN

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat Plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
  9. F

    Foodie21

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome, might have been the best taco shells I’ve ever eaten.
  10. AV

    AlecV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service provided. Very enjoyable experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our Brazilian family for a San Antonio, TX food experience. This was a farewell dinner before they headed back to Brazil. They definitely got the treatment of our gracious hospitality and great food!!! Everything was perfect!
  12. SA

    SabrinaA

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, great service, lovely ambiance. Highly recommend!
  13. CV

    ChrisV

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding. Unique options for Mexican food restaurants. Cucumber/ jalapeño margaritas were the bomb!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice birthday lunch for my niece.
  15. HM

    HeatherM

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food and great service. Experienced waitstaff with excellent suggestions. Everyone has a wonderful meal.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    I’ve been to La Fonda twice in the last month. I made a reservation both times. The first time we were placed at a cocktail table in the bar. 😞 The next time we were shuffle to the back building (enclosed patio area) with noisy big tables with children. No offense to families but we were only 2 people who wanted to enjoy conversation. Next time I will refuse seating.
  17. G

    Guest

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were there at 1:30 on a Sunday and we’re not allowed to order off regular menu. Only brunch menu. Prices very high. Crazy with high priced meals that you have to pay for chips/ salsa. Service not great. Had to wait for server to come back by for drinks and had finished meal by that time. Not even that busy. Used to really enjoy going there, but might reevaluate with price/value/ service.
  18. JW

    JereW

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional birthday dinner at San Antonio’s oldest and finest Mexican restaurant!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service …. Our waitress was awesome deserved a raise !❤️
  20. AT

    AlyssaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Derek, our server, was so kind and attentive! The vibe and the food was amazing :) we went for dinner and sat out on the patio and it was beautiful!
  21. D

    Dave

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always! My out of town guest thoroughly enjoyed dining at La Fonda!
  22. M

    Mainegirl74

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, professional staff greeted us with masks which we greatly appreciated. Excellent food!
  23. JC

    JoelC

    San Antonio

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always. Best margaritas anywhere. Good is next level and interesting ingredients. Our go to place for Mexican fare fine dining.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  25. PA

    PATRICKC

    San Antonio

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. It is on the top of our favorites list for Mexican food. Always great food, great service and nice atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Sunday Brunch. Nice Weather. Relaxed atmosphere. The waiter was friendly and polite and attentive. He answered questions, gave recommendations and didn’t rush us to order. The Brunch Nachos were unusual and fabulous. Will order these again.
  28. R

    Redhead2

    San Antonio

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always very spectacular… Took my out-of-town guests, there who were enchanted by the outdoor seating, the food, drinks & the service. Brava!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    As a San Antonio native I take pride in the restaurants that we offer. This was my first visit to La Fonda and over all it was good. The margaritas we had were just perfect not too strong or week. The enchiladas I had were delicious and rich, but my disappointment was the flour tortillas… they were store bought. Not even made there at the restaurant and they definitely weren’t even good. Very disappointed.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic outdoor eating on a beautiful evening by the cozy fire!
  31. D

    Debbie

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pepita salmon plancha-definitely recommend the salmon
  32. SP

    StephenP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoyed
  33. JD

    JaneD

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and service in a lovely atmosphere. Portions were quite generous.
  34. CG

    CGBear

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and drinks at La Fonda. Most of the outdoor dining tables had heaters and the service was quick, so even with a somewhat chilly evening, our dining experience was fine. We enjoyed the chile relleno and salmon dishes, as well as pecan/bourbon empanadas with ice cream for desert, all of which were excellent. For us, it was well worth the trip away from our hotel on the riverwalk to dine here.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely. Best restaurant in San Antonia so far.
  36. JK

    JohnK

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality Mexican food! Beautiful outside dining! Great specials and featured items.
  37. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! The best Mexican food we have had in a long time. Highly recommend La Fonda.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food was great, service was impeccable and the ambiance amazing
  39. K

    Kenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very helpful when we needed a wheelchair-accessible spot to eat and special dietary restrictions met. And the food was delicious!!
  40. JK

    JKPH

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Staff were wonderful and anxious to serve customers. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

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 3821 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at La Fonda on Main can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodlawn

  • Neighborhood

    San Antonio

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Victor Maldonado

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (210) 733-0621

  • Private party facilities

    We are not currently hosting private events at La Fonda on Main.

  • Private party contact

    Manager at La Fonda: (877) 651-8581

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