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La Fonda on Main

4.7
1270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem (54)
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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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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

Private Dining

La Fonda on Main joyfully celebrates every special occasion with our guests. Host your next special event at the oldest Mexican restaurant in town and give your guests a true San Antonio experience.

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What 1270 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRubberNose (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, service and classic old San Antonio ambiance. Mexican on the River Walk is fine for the view but then come to La Fonda.

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DeborahB (San Antonio)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We have been here many times. If not for that we might not go back. The main courses were good. The guacamole was WAY too hot and this is not typical. It was very noisy. The waiter was the worst we've ever had. Maybe they had too many tables but SOMEONE should've refilled my drink. We also had to go to the hostess stand to get our check brought to us.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always fabulous!

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kmarkham (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Rib appetizer was amazing.
Guacamole spicy but....so good.

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jhpods (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had great specialty margaritas!

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TimT (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Candice was the best server. Food was incredible. Shrimp nachos were light, exquisitely seasoned, and well cooked.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our La Fonda experience was an an excellent one! Coming back next year!

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RobertD (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time. La Fonda on Main is a welcoming, customer-friendly place to share a meal. We have had many enjoyable moments in Mr. Lawton's establishments, and this was no exception.

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JanC (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Easy parking, beautiful setting, excellent food. Already looking forward to my next opportunity to eat here.

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MKS1 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Definitely worth the drive and best of the 3 locations. I live at the RIM and have visited that location a few times and went to the Main ST location for the first time after visiting the RIM and will only go back to the Main st even though it's out of the way. The service and quality of food is far superior and the ambiance is better too. I made friends drive from comfort to this location and we had such a great time. Sean was our server and had great recommendations for substitutes since some items we were interested were unavailable, everyone ate their entire meal. Portions are perfect too.

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JulieW (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved sitting out on the patio under a huge oak tree decorated with colorful lights. What lovely ambiance! Great margaritas, chips & salsa and churros. The mains were just OK - mine was good (sweet potato enchiladas), but my husband didn't love the cheese-stuffed serrano chile he ordered. We would still go back just for the atmosphere and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Although i felt like I was ignored by the bartender, while I was waiting for the table, and there was a large group blocking anyone and everyone from having direct access to the bar...we were sat well before our reservation, and our server was Superman! He got us everything we needed, and he ensured our food was correct and fresh.

It was pretty loud but it wasn’t too bad. Will definitely come back! Love this place! Location is beautiful, even in the rain! :)

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Met our daughter

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Awesome food, great place.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience at La Fonda. Beautiful setting. The quality of the food and service was top notch. One of San Antonio’s gems.

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