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La Fonda on Main

2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
+1 210-733-0621
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“enchiladas” (104 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My colleagues and I enjoyed our business dinner. Great service and a nice atmosphere. Parking was easy and free.

Thank autwp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a little detour off the freeway heading from the airport to downtown, and I couldn't be happier I did it. The reviews were right on about this charming restaurant. I sat out on the lovely patio and enjoyed some of the best Mexican food...More

Thank Travelin_Nut
Reviewed 4 days ago

During our visit to San Antonio, we ate at La Fonda, Rosario's and La Gloria. La Fonda was a clear winner by both my wife and I. To begin with, their dining room is nice and comfortable (and clean). The staff is attentive and professional....More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to La Fonda for an anniversary. Such a beautiful setting on the patio. My wife had enchiladas and I had steak with enchiladas. Both were exceptional. My wife's margarita was outstanding. Service was attentive and quick. Have the coffee ice cream. It was...More

Thank rgorrell3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, the service, the ambiance on the back patio were all divine. Hope I can come back again if and when I return to San Antonio. Definitely a local hangout. The sweet potato enchiladas and the quesadilla starter were delicious.

Thank LuanaRubin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner on patio in December 2016 and had some of the best tex mex I've ever eaten! We ordered two different types of mole (one on a steak and one on chicken enchiladas) and both were outstanding. And the margaritas were...More

Thank 219ab
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing and the outdoor terrace is great for some ambiance. Lots of variety and obviously margaritas.

Thank missmins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to stop by and try the place. The restaurant is quaint and seems homely. The waiter was eager to help and offer selections. The queso fundido seemed bottomless on those deep bowls and the duck meat on the side was...More

Thank herimorales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was overall just ok. I cannot seem to find a restaurant in San Antonio that is really good and close to the river walk. The margarita was very good. My chicken enchilada was good. My husbands kabob dish was at best ok. The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We specifically chose La Fonda on Main for its out of the ordinary menu items and its charm. It did not disappoint. We chose to be seated outside in their lush green patio area and found it delightful. The offerings on the menu were a...More

Thank raneilTemple_TX
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Sarah L
Do you offer catering or delivery?
5 November 2016|
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Response from Lina D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
Hi, We lived in San Antonio as newly weds in 1966. Since our 50th anniversary is almost here, we are returning to where our marriage began for a week in November. One of our fondest memories was eating Puffy avocado tacos at La Fonda Del Norte. Is it true that they are no longer on the menu? We understand that 50 years of progress means that many things are different. The river is not the dark dangerous place we knew. We are looking forward to seeing the showplace it has become. We are not the young kids we once were!!
12 October 2015|
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Response from Art G | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call about the puffy tacos! It is not infrequent that something will not be on a menu, but they make it for you! The current owner John Berry (I think son of the founder), is very good. I also second the... More
Do you have a private dining area? How many does it seat?
27 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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.