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About La Fonda on Main

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.

2415 N. Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Traditional Mexican

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

Cross Street:
Woodlawn

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 733-0621

Website:
http://www.lafondaonmain.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Victor Maldonado

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.

La Fonda on Main Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Authentic (38)
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Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Casual (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Fun (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Spicy (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Tapas (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined a day ago

La Fonda on Main continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. The patio is the most beautiful in San Antonio and the food and service are both outstanding! It is always worth the drive!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for brunch.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

I like the new look and the same good food.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal, excellent service. I missed the old atmosphere. The new decor is too dark, has no personality. I particularly dislike the very dark floors.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fantastic! Our new "Go To" place when we visit San Antonio!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Friend from out of town popped in for a day. We relaxed on the patio at this reliable restaurant and enjoyed a lovely lunch. First time trying the salmon with chipotle sauce. Very good but enjoyed the vegetables even more. Was expecting hohum steamed ones and received wonderfully grilled ones instead.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant was a perfect choice to enjoy an evening outdoors with out of town friends. The food and the ambiance were excellent!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was outstanding! Maria gave great suggestions and is a great ambassador for La Fonda and its delicious food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Second visit to La Fonda service food was excellent. If we lived in San Antonio we would eat there weekly.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Landmark authentic restaurant with incredible cuisine!

Tags: Organic, Spicy, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We enjoyed a really terrific meal. Ezekiel (Zeke) was a great server. Very well-informed about the food. It was nice to have a selection of salsas. Vegetarian dish was delicious as was the evening's special shrimp dish. Good margaritas.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was great, everyone’s meal, except mine was fair to good. Not great, but good. My meal was terrible! I ordered the shish kebab over rice. The rice was fine and the skewered vegetables were ok. The pork and “steak” meat was under cooked and was full of gristles. It would appear to me that if you are serving 4 tiny pieces of meat on a $19.00 dinner, the chef would at least select tender and attractive cuts. These were not! I did not complain and picked up the check because the friends that we were with recommended the restaurant. We travel through San Antonio often, but we will not return to this restaurant. SAD!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I tried 4 different Mexican restaurants and Taquerias when in San Antonio. La Fonda was hands-down the best with the most refined food. Service was also outstanding. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We wanted authentic Mexican food before leaving San Antonio and found it here! Food, margaritas, and atmosphere were excellent! Wish they were closer to NC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great patio. Perfect for cool evenings. Heaters placed throughout. Blankets on request.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Flavor was incredible. Both meals were delicious but portion size was inconsistent. My husbands meal was enormous, I considered mine more of a light plate or appetizer sized both for the same price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Zeke, our server, was fantastic! Great food as well!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sunday brunch with wife and daughter. We all enjoyed the decor and, especially, the food. Service was very good, as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always great atmosphere and the patio is a must if you're dining after dark and the weather is cooperative. The servers are attentive and the food is good. We enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Fantastic find. Varied, original menu. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Interesting history. Highly recommend it. Food was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had a group of food and the food was great! We all love La Fonda on Main!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The queso was delicious. Arracherra was cooked beautifully but needed a little seasoning.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really enjoyed this place, very good service and local feel. Would absolutely recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (El Paso)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I always enjoy dining in the La Fonda patio. The drinks are good, the patio is beautiful, the wait staff are great. Food is sometimes very good and other times only OK. The last time I was there I ordered the shrimp in butter garlic sauce over rice. The shrimp were delicious but the rice was kind of clumpy and had bits of cheese in it (I don't eat dairy) and seemed to have been reheated. I"ll continue to recommend La Fonda for the patio, drinks, and chips and salsa.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This place is excellent!!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Cappy's La Fonda is an outstanding restaurant in every way. Cappy serves inspired Tex-Mex cuisine in a pleasantly traditional setting with superbly trained servers. Patio dining is especially nice. It is a neighborhood gem, but it is also worth going out of one's way to dine there if you are visiting San Antonio to experience the best that San Antonio has to offer. La Fonda is festive, fun and delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

A wonderful meal with out of town friends in a delightful environment. Service was attentive but ever intrusive. Great Quervo Gold Margaritas.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food is always excellent and service always outstanding.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent dining experience as always.

I always bring out-of-towners here. This group was from New York so this was definitely a treat for them. We all good different combinations of fajitas. One of them raved about the jalapeño cucumber margarita.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We live in Dallas, but find ourselves in San Antonio every few months. When in town we get reservation to La Fonda, order Uber, and enjoy ourselves. La Fonda never disappoints. The mole is fabulous. As is the salmon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I made a reservation 24 hours prior and they still couldn’t get us a table outside., and the inside tables are a bit small. The food was good, the service excellent.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Server brought us the wrong entree, but we still enjoyed it. We live in the neighborhood and we always come back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 1, 2017

La Fonda on Main was great! Food and service were incredible.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This local favorite disappointed on this visit. The la Fonda special tasted more like a TV dinner on this occasion. Wait staff friendly and helpful. Will return. Must have been a fluke.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent Food and Service . First class
all the way !

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were very disappointed with the overall finish experience. Typically La Fonda on main provides better services. We added a chair to our party and that delayed our seating by 32 minutes although the hostess communicated it would only be 20 minutes. When we were finally seated the hostess communicated that there were no high chairs available. We have four children and our youngest is 18 months. Needless to say it was very challenging holding and entertaining an 18 Mo old on a lap. When we left we walked out the back and found two high chairs stacked (we think the hostess forgot to go and look). Food was good, price point was fine. Margarita was subpar this evening but the La Paloma was great. Hope that La Fonda gets it right the next time or we will be changing up our Mexican food dining options.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of our go to places for 20 years! Just like a perfect dinner with family & friends. Hope to have many more fantastic dining experiences at La Fonda. Anthony is a great host and makes you feel welcome!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tapas, People Watching, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Took our new partners to La Fonda for dinner for the first official visit to SA! It was a HIT! Still talking about it days later.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nice dining experience.

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