La Fonda on Main

4.7
1967 reviews
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$30 and under
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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. 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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B
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open Table confirmed a time later than the time we were emailed. The restaurant was very apologetic though it really did not appear to be their fault. They worked very hard to get us in early and the manager comped us an appetizer while we waited. Service was exceptional as was the food. We can't wait to go again as this was our first experience at this establishment. The walk amole was so very fresh as was the queso fundido. Our main courses were delicious as well.

SD
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch! Beautiful historic restaurant. Great outdoor dining area, when temp is not 103 degrees.

AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had not previously gone to La Fonda on Main, but went for anniversary lunch at wife's request, who has dined there before. Restaurant was clean and looked nice. Wife loved her food and was disappointed with my lack of enthusiasm on eating the Special and reported the taco was overly spicy (jalapeno?) and the tamale was, for a lack of a better term, rich. I suspect there were ingredients other than mesa and pork which lent it a richness or density that stalled consumption. I considered myself filled and gave the enchilada for my wife to eat.

Over all a pleasant experience and good service. But the favors just weren't for my boring pallet. Perhaps the reviews are correct and my local favorite, Salsalitos, makes food flavored for the old folks home next door.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was very sweet and knowledgeable. This was our first time here in San Antonio. From NYC, we are here for my sister AFB graduation!!! Very nice welcoming and goodbyes...thanks

JD
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service the chips and salsa were fresh and yummy. The ambiance is very San Antonio.

R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food prepared to perfection. Unique flavors with a southwest flair. Attentive and knowledgeable servers. A favorite stop on every San Antonio trip we make.

DH
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this San Antonio, TX restaurant!

DC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

On our latest visit, one member of our party was a first-time visitor, but she wasn't given the free dessert. On our first visit, we weren't offered the free dessert either. Maybe this welcoming gesture has been discontinued.

LK
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with great food and ambience. Good for special occasions or anytime dining.

SW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sons birthday

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at La Fonda on Main. The food is delicious and the service is attentive.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

CL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted warmly and seated promptly with menus. Our server came to our table promptly and we were served in a short amount of time. I enjoyed my lunch consisting of 2 bisteak tacos and a bowl of chicken/vegetable soup. Parking can be a problem during lunch...I think next time I will do a late lunch.

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the diabilitos. The margaritas and sangria are unsurpassed! We also love the specials and beef fajitas!

C
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, as well as food recommendations. Among our table we had queso flameado, bistek enchiladas, and the Tex-Mex special. All the food was well-presented and very flavorful. Will definitely be back next time I’m in town.

JM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love La Fonda on Main! Always good food and margaritas!

M
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food and drinks were terrific, and the place gets packed early.
Unfortunately, we noted we were celebrating a special occasion and the restaurant did not acknowledge it.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rainbow trout was phenomenal! For fish, the trout didn’t taste like fish. Prime Rib enchiladas were amazing, very tender. Excellent service and very fair price! Well worth it every time.

D
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went early and sat outside. Food was good. Margaritas were excellent. Service was average.

BH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my family of vegetarians for dinner. They had been in Texas from California for two weeks and had Mexican food four times in restaurants. They pronounced the queso to be the best they’d had! My seven year old grandson had sweet potato enchiladas and called them his “best meal ever!” We had three different margaritas and loved them all. Sean was a very attentive waiter and really knew the food well, making great recommendations. It was a wonderful meal and evening!

DL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was attentive, and the food was delicious!

s
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always very prompt. Hostess and server (Sean) great and attention to detail. Food and drinks perfect for a nice dinner. Highly recommend to dine at this location when visiting SA.

DH
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the food and ambience at La Fonda on Main.

g
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to meet up with friends. Cappy's take on TexMex along with a great bar and nice wine selection. Fantastic outdoor seating in almost any San Antonio weather is quieter than inside, but we had a large table with great conversations.

KD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty Sunday Brunch. Our dishes looked like works of art too. And the gold margarita is always on point. Thank you for another wonderful meal.

b
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Seated in the garden, lovely surroundings. Our waiter was is training, learning a lot from his trainer/mentor. Brunch menu very innovative, we loved the Chorizo Benadicto's and their spin on Huevos Rancheros was great. A little vacation in the city.

JR
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always and a terrific Mar y Terra special!

m
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, service and efficiency were excellent at la Fonda on main. If however, you seek a quiet eatery, this is not the place. The venue is small and tables are close together. The patio is lovely for after hours or cooler weather, but in the hot summer most are forced in doors. It is a noisy and busy restaurant, but the food is excellent.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food surpassed even their reputation. The flavors were complex and incredible. I had wonderful carne asada with green enchilada, guacamole, rice, and beans. The grand finale was chocolate flan!

If I lived in San Antonio i would eat there often!

The only disappointment was the inattentive service. Once my meal came I never saw my waiter again. He finally stopped by to see if I was done. He didn’t offer dessert, I had to ask. Maybe because I was alone he thought i wasn’t worth much. Too bad for him - I’m a big tipper if I get great service. His loss.

R
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal restaurant! When my wife and I return to San Antonio, we will definitely stop in again!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Repas en famille, voyage

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I take clients to La Fonda when I really want to "wow" them, the food, service, and atmosphere are superb.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Took our family on my daughter's birthday. We were all pleasantly surprised. Waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable

FD
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant provided an outstanding experience on every level of expectation!

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place I've found in SA. Have taken multiple business associates here, and everyone had been awed and charmed by this place. Just...GO. You'll have found a place you will go back to...again and again.

CG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in San Antonio! Great food and atmosphere!

t
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continuing their excellent tradition

SM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Best margaritas in town.

DH
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I absolutely love this Mexican food restaurant. It serves, by far, the most delicious
Mexican food. That's a hard thing to say when you live in San Antonio,TX! Lots and lots of Mexican
food restaurants in the city.

We LOVE you La Fonda on Main! Keep doing what you're doing!

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