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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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Authentic (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
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Good for a Date (46)
Good for Groups (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Casual (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Business Meals (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Fun (19)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Romantic (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Spicy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food for a Sunday lunch. Homemade tortillas was a highlight for sure. My waitress was refreshingly honest about something on the menu "that's a little weird." Her honesty was refreshing, but certainly took me aback. We had a great lunch. the only minus were the drinks. The margaritas were kinda run-of-the-mill--nothing special.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very good authentic Mexican food, rather than just the usual Tex-Mex. Great service & nice atmosphere. Patio looked pretty, but it was very cold, so we dined inside--tables were a bit too close together in my opinion, which made the noise level more noticeable. Birthday dessert was on the house, too :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

we have enjoyed outstanding food and service every time we have dined here. Love the chef specials and the queso fundido

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Warm welcome, excellent service and outstanding food. Noise level low enough for comfortable conversation. One small issue: light level too low to read the menu comfortably.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our first time to visit SA and not eat near the River Walk. It was good! I still like our usual spots better, but it was good. It's pricey-$15/person.

The queso was ok. The cheese enchiladas & rice were good! The churros for desert were good but the dipping sauces weren't. Overall it was good experience, not sure that I would go again unless near that area of town. Would recommend trying if your looking to get off the Riverwalk. According to our friend who just moved to the area and wanted to take us there, its rated very high for SA, I just wasn't overly impressed enough to think of it as the BEST. But overall it was good!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our experience was outstanding. We arrived prior to our reservation time to visit the bar and have a pre-dinner drink. W e checked in with the hostess and sat down with our drinks to visit and people watch. We were able to be seated early. Food was outstanding. The service was attentive but not overt. Our server was knowledgeable of menu and the specials of the evening. One of the best dining experiences we have had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our first visit since we moved to San Antonio and Monte Vista neighborhood--we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. The restaurant is lovely and the staff is so friendly. We started our evening with traditional margaritas, yum, and the quest. If you haven’t tried it, order some. We love it. My husband had the enchiladas Sousa and I the sweet potato enchiladas and both were excellent. I recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Bastante buen lugar, la comida mexicana que ofrecen es muy buena y variada. Ámpliamente recomendado

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

A group of us visited La Fonda for a New Years' Eve group dinner. We were warmly greeted and seated right away on the back patio. The service was friendly and prompt and the prices were reasonable. Everyone enjoyed their drinks and meals.
The only disappointment was that they had run out of one of the specials on the menu - the Mar y Tierra entree - that 3 of us had wanted to try. We opted for other entrees any they were very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We randomly snagged a reservation here for New Years Eve dinner and we were blown away. We highly recommend this place for both the food and setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, service, and ambiance for New Year’s Eve!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I eat here a lot. I love the food and the atmosphere is pretty. On nice evenings, the patio is lovely. The service is always good I have found the staff to be friendly and professional. I like the house margarita and always get the queso. It’s delicious! Also, sweet potato enchiladas are yummy.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brunch was fabulous. Cream cheese pancakes with strawberries and cream plus eggs quesco. Delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was outstanding. Our waitress Alexandra, was well informed on all the menu items. She was very helpful in guiding us to the right selection for our pallets. The cabrito enchiladas were amazing. The flavors were numerable and worked well with each other.

The drinks were also very good. I suggest the El Rey.

Definitely a must when you visit San Antonio. A quick 12 minutes drive north of the river walk in downtown

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First time, hopefully not last, and future visit will maybe get shot at dining outside. Marceliano knows his food and drinks, ask about specials, save room for churros.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were visiting from Dallas and I searched best Mexican food in SA. It did not disappoint. The spinaca enchiladas were some of the best I’ve ever had. Our party of 8 from Texas, New Mexico, and S. California all agreed there’s a reason it’s been around 100 years.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had brunch on a Saturday. It was our first visit. We were seated promptly and enjoyed the basket of pan dulce with our coffee. I had the beef soup and it was delicious. It was served with the bone marrow and vegetables that were not over cooked but retained just the right amount of texture. My husband had the fajitas and they were also good. The presentation and service were excellent. Overall excellent experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great local spot for Mexican food. Great service

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 27, 2017

La Fonda is always a great choice. My out of town guests, who were not familiar with Mexican food, were so impressed. The service was superb and the ambiance was perfect!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend this place for a friend get together or a great place to take that special someone.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Exceeded our expectations!!!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

A local treasure for many years. La Fonda's excellent reputation is well-deserved.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was good but not especially memorable. The least expensive plates were $14 but didn't come with any sides like you expect in a Mexican restaurant. The sweet potato enchiladas were okay but didn't make me want to come back for them. The ambiance was great and it's an interesting place to eat. Maybe just go for drinks and appetizers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always delicious and the new look is very nice! It's always busy and the locals love it..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Dinner was fine except the waitress attempted to serve one dish (out of 4) that had hair in it! Rather than just return it, she was pulling hair out as she attempted to serve the dish. She had to be told to return it for a new serving. To add insult, no attempt was made to credit the meal or do otherwise to rectify the mistake. Very disappointing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent Mexican food. Not greasy and full of cheese. Abundant flavor. Creative dishes. Would definitely come back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I never recommend a place unless a person I know specifically asks me.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great Mexican food at a reasonable price. The best fish tacos that I have ever had.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

A reliable band delightful restaurant for me and my family for 40 years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The waiter was terrible. feel like we were lucky to get our food

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very good food and clean eating. Very impressed with this gem of a place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Made us wait 30 min for a reservation I made 3 weeks in advance and didn’t honor table requests even though the requested table was available upon arrival

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Expensive for Mexican food. The food was tasty amx served in a reasonable amount of time cor a saturday night. Biggest disappointment is the fact I was served store bought flour and corn tortillas. I was told that "someone home made them, just not us" Even taco cabana presses their own flour...

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our second time to La Fonda. no matter what we've ordered it has always been delicious. We were disappointed that we couldn't sit outside since the ambiance inside isn't that appealing. Overall though the service was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We go here for business meetings and also take our family who visits from Mexico. Everyone absolutely loves the place and always wants to return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food as always. Sometimes drinks are a little too tart or too sweet, but I think it just depends on the bartender for the evening. Can’t go wrong with a frozen margarita

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had an excellent first experience and will be back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Hosting out of town relative in the marketing and convention business

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