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La Fonda on Main, San Antonio, TX

La Fonda on Main

4.8
4.8
4765 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located just a few minutes from downtown in architecturally rich Monte Vista neighborhood, 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. We're open 7 days a week offering our full menu as well as family meals and catering options on curbside. Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday from 3pm-6pm. We offer a full bar with a wide variety of liquor, beer and wine. Saturday's and Sunday's we serve brunch from 10:00am-3:00pm. Our fabulous margaritas are made with hand-squeezed limes and your choice of a large selection of tequilas and mezcals. Our famous patio is heated from the ground up for chilly nights under the stars and lights in the trees.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 62 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 733-0621
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Victor Maldonado
  • Private party facilities
    We are not currently hosting private events at La Fonda on Main.
  • Private party contact
    Manager at La Fonda: (210) 733-0621
  • Neighborhood
    North Central
  • Cross street
    Woodlawn
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,765 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Antonio

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Antonio

    Most Booked

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Antonio

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Antonio

    Most Booked

4,765 Reviews
  1. GregB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Utterly delicious as always! Friendly server. Love eating outdoors here on the beautiful main patio. Oddly slow in seating; even with the reservation, it was 30+ minutes til we were called (at peak dinner time).

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  2. StephanieL

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed ourselves. Food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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  3. tina

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love La Fonda on Main. We had another brunch there yesterday 2/23/2024 and the four of us had wonderful delicious and beautiful meals w/ drinks. Thank you to the Lawton team members not only at LFoM but at all the Lawton restaurants in SA. We have been faithful Lawton friends since the first days. Thank you! Cisneros and Corser families San Antonio, TX 78213

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  4. Cruz

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and the service was great. Brunch was a great experience- especially because I got there early.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second trip to La Fonda on main and it will be on the list to visit each trip to San Antonio. My favorite place to sit outside is the inner courtyard.

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  6. CaitlinR

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservations for 6:30 at least one week in advance and still waited 30 minutes to be seated. We were also seated in the back of the patio not even in the main outside area under the trees, but it did make the experience quieter. Waitress was beyond helpful, kind, and attentive. Food was decent. Mezcalina was my favorite.

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  7. ReliableSource

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Awesome place to meet friends locally or bring folks from out of town. Delicious food. Excellent service.

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  8. NatalieT

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Josh was very helpful with his recommendations and very attentive!

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  9. Matt

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is pretty good. Would say the margaritas aren’t up to par with the food especially for the price.

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  10. JulieM

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance, service and cocktails were excellent.

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  11. LucindaC

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Beautiful setting.

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  12. Finncatt

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious I always recommend La Fonda to everyone who comes to town

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  13. TroyQ

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant in San Antonio. Highly recommend!

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  14. JennyGH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. Sat in the patio area and it was perfect. Highly recommend.

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  15. Alfonso

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in patio, great weathrr,,service and food was excellent and the server, Cesar was very friendly and courteous , love this restaurant!!

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  16. JEKinSA

    San Antonio

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I invited a friend/colleague from San Diego for drinks and dinner on the patio. We had fabulous service and food in a delightful setting. We could easily talk over the background noise and the weather was perfect. It was National Margarita Day and despite accommodating a full house, the food was fresh and delicious.

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  17. antiqueroselover

    Houston

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place. The waiter Stephen was great annd food delicious. The only complaint was the wait to be seated. We had reservations for 5:30 and arrived by 5:25 and waited 15 minutes to be seated. They did this with all the customers pointing everyone to the bar to wait. I’ve never been to a restaurant that will only give you a 10 minute window for your reservation but then make you wait to be seated. They weren’t that busy on a Thursday night. I guess they wanted everyone to buy drinks beforehand. Just a little irritating but not enough to keep us from coming back.

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  18. JeriU

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was most accommodating and a pleasure to interact with. The food will only spoil my taste for Mexican food elsewhere. Flavor everywhere.

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  19. CarolynK

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Fonda on Main is where every facet of excellent dining experience meets. Whether dining alone or with friends, service, quality, and atmosphere never disappoint and usually exceed the restaurant industry “norm”. My mother was a regular with her girlfriends for their birthdays and I am delighted to carry on the tradition. The Lawtons, Suzy, and staff put a best foot forward for San Antonio and it’s offerings to natives and tourists alike!

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  20. TomE

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Loved it. Highly recommended

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  21. ToniV

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Fonda is always a great meal! Especially the old #7!!

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  22. SusanS

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the soup of the day! It was a fabulous pozole tomatillos with tender white hominy! Cappy must publish a soup cookbook! He has makes the best soups in San Antonio! 😄 Fajitas were delicious with a nice smoky grill! Everything was exceptional but the tortillas were tough! It was over cast and little chilly, so the heated patio made it perfect for dining on the beautiful patio! Can’t wait to go back ! !🥰

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  23. TrevaC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Lafonda. The service and the food never disappoints.

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  24. Bryn

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a fabulous and delicious patron experience!!!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting from out of town and La Fonda came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Everything from the service to the drinks and of course the food was amazing! We tried a variety of enchilada dishes, seafood, chicken and brisket. All were delicious and satisfying. The Alambre Mixto skewers were also just as tasty! Of course you must try the chocolate tres leches and the fruit empanadas for desert. The setting is traditional Mexican style. A lovely indoor/outdoor courtyard with a beautiful and colorful lit tree adds to the ambience. Treat yourself to a night at La Fonda!

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  26. MCMLSA

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Derrick was super friendly, made recommendations, pleasant experience!

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  27. sylph

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Good food. Excellent service. A must.

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  28. drpamelafromtexas

    San Antonio

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I have dined here for over twenty years and I will continue to do so, but service is lacking lately. Food is hit or miss. Attention to detail is a must even when successful.

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  29. Bruiser

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not as good as we’d remembered it being a few months ago. Food was just ok, I think el Fenix is actually better. Lots of homosexuals working there and that’s always good for business.? Time to return to good food mrs la Fonda.

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  30. IsraelH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Became in love with this place and the service was great! Best Mexican restaurant in SA

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  31. LisaH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience, great food! Looking forward to coming back for the patio!

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  32. JenniferK

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was as we remembered * EXCELLENT * service was great Seated in small room not in main dining room, would have much preferred the main

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve been here now three times, and the waitstaff is so flat and seem depressed. I’m honestly concerned about the staff seeming demoralized. Anyway, the food was not great, and the restaurant seems to rely on history and the patio to keep going. There’s no joy among the staff. Sad.

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  34. KathrynE

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love this place. Food is constantly good. Our server Cesar was great! He was super nice and attentive.

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  35. geraldr

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Patio was a great experience. Thank you La Fonda!

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  36. Casaventanas

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have lived here 30 plus years. Outside dining here on a nice evening is the best in San Antonio. Food is always great.

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  37. Ginaba

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a treat! The food was amazing. Had a little wait before our table was ready even with a reservation, but this is true Mexican food with great rich flavors- so much more than the usual Tex-Mex you find. The decor is bright and inviting, and the hibiscus jalapeno margaritas were absolutely divine. The brisket enchiladas were very different with pickled onions, carrots and zucchini on top- which gave them a crunchy zing. The ceviche was outstanding along with everything else. We will visit again!

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  38. Jarrett

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at La Fonda is amazing. I always enjoy visiting this San Antonio "gem."

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  39. EMey

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious, drinks are also delicious, service is excellent and ambiance is festive. It’s our favorite Mexican restaurant in San Antonio (and Texas for that matter).

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  40. GuyH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken mildness was perfectly done. Also had the homemade lemonade

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FAQs

La Fonda on Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 733-0621.

La Fonda on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 4765 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Fonda on Main

2415 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Woodlawn
  • Neighborhood
    North Central
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Victor Maldonado
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (210) 733-0621
  • Private party facilities
    We are not currently hosting private events at La Fonda on Main.
  • Private party contact
    Manager at La Fonda: (210) 733-0621
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