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La Fonda on Main

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Woodlawn)
+1 210-733-0621
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at Gunter hotel. In town to see a show at The Majestic. Asked desk staff to recommend an authentic, good Mexican restaurant. Something not just a big chain on the river walk. She immediate said "when i eat, I go to la fonda". It's on the other side of the highway and looks sketchy getting there but once we... More 

Thank 9thAnniv
Sandy, Utah
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful restaurant in the neighborhoods. Away from the chaos of the Riverwalk areas. Wonderful food. Chips and salsa were the best that we've had while in San Antonio.

Thank 198bb2016
The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in SA, many people have eaten here such as John Wayne, general etc. It is a little pricey but worth it. The queso was very good and the chille relleno was exceptional. Make sure you watch out for the jallepeno's they do not remove seeds and that makes it much hotter.

Thank Bill934
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is impeccable. Established in the 1930s, carpeted, sedate atmosphere. In addition to their version of Tex Mex, steaks etc also on the menu. Their benchmark Mexican plate is priced at $18. More expensive then comparable equal quality Tex Mex here in San Antonio where I live. Full bar. Parking across the street.

Thank Jim W
San Antonio, Texas
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is upscale Tex-Mex with additional specialty dishes from Mexico. Daily specials are reasonably priced. Margaritas are made with fresh squeezed lime juice, top-shelf tequila and prepared like ones you get in high-end restaurants in Monterrey and Mexico City The staff is excellent and as such, you see very little turn-over. They work hard, they know the menu and... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful outside patio! Wide ranging delicious menu. Great service and excellent food. Drinks are fabulous.

Thank BethCullen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opened in 1932, oldest Mexican food place in San Antonio. Lots of locals. This is not a hole in the wall, but a lovely restaurant with really good food. Catch a cab from downtown if you are a tourist, enjoy great food and service in wonderful surroundings. The chips and salsa are homemade, the best! The beef enchiladas are my... More 

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Prattville, Alabama
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I looked this restaurant up on Trip Advisor and noticed the positive responses. While in San Antonio we decided to visit and we were not disappointed. The staff was friendly and attentive. We would recommend sitting outside. It's a beautiful setting. The food was sooooo good. We would come back again!

Thank Mark6155
Lebanon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Mexican food so we searched for the best in town... this is off the beaten path in a residential area but well worth the uber ride. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and happy to assist us in other cool places to go to dine and nightclub/ entertainment. The also have a beautiful outdoor patio for... More 

Thank Jean M
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice respite from the Riverwalk .Short ride from downtown and very well worth it . A few problems with hostess quickly recovered into a very nice dinner under an old Live Oak Tree . My wife ordered the suiza and we fought over them . I had a carne dish all good except meat was not so tender ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-733-0621
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?