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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

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Authentic (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
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Good for a Date (36)
Casual (32)
Special Occasion (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Spicy (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Business Meals (12)
Romantic (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

It was great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It always lives up to my expectations. Wait staff is always courteous and attentive. Food quality never disappoints.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our dinner was fabulous. You can get good Tex Mex food here but the "Especialades" are the way to go! Our only complaint was that our table (reserved through Open Table) was right next to the kitchen traffic and the restaurant was not busy so we certainly could have been seated elsewhere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Superb for lunch, dinner, or brunch. We are regulars who go at least once per month. Anything on the menu that you think you might like will be very good. The mixed drinks, margaritas and mojitos are as good or better than they are anywhere. A special place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Perfect as usual. My favorite San Antonio restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, excellent service and fair prices as always. Our favorite restaurant in SA for Mexican food and one of our very favorites overall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Really enjoyed the food.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent food, professional and attentive staff, overall a great dinner experience, thank you!!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A San Antonio Classic, Cappy Lawton has transformed La Fonda on Main to a cozy eating experience with San Antonio Ambience. My parents and hubby as always ordered the Old No. 7 - Chalupa &Enchilada which was delicious and well prepared Tex Mex. They always do good things with fish so I ordered the Salmon ala Plancha which was grilled with spices , just med rare , as good salmon should be, served with a spicy fideo with shrimp, bay scallops, calamari tomatoes and peppers. It was unexpected and delicious!!! We finished with a delicious Sweet Potato Cheesecake for the Thanksgiving holiday. Delicious Margaritas and PERFECT service from Ezekiel!! Thanks Cappy for another delicious evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

As usual, service is top notch - very attentive without being stuffy. Food is amazing in a great ambience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This is an old family restaurant (opened in 1932) in an established neighborhood north of the downtown. It fit in very well and appeared to be supported by many locals ( we are from Oregon). If in the area on another trip, we would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Visited this restaurant with a few friends for a late dinner on Friday night. Had great food and service, and the bar made my martinis just right. Never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Neat little neighborhood gem with a great ambiance. Food okay, but not exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 18, 2017

La Fona did not disappoint with our Pepita crusted Salmon over Fideo with seafood. It was
delicious and very unique. Our service was excellent and prompt. We try to go there often before symphony or jazz shows. They always get us out in time. I highly recommend La Fonda for any occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great dinner with family while visiting San Antonio. Our must go to place when we are in town!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a treat to go to our favorite spot! The Posole was fabulous. NEVER miss the specials. They are always delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

Great food in a unique restaurant. Most enjoyable and easy to carry on a nice conversation.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place for brunch.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I like the new look and the same good food.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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