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La Fonda on Main

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary
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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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San Antonio, TX
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having lived in San Antonio for a while, we often received recommendations to dine here. Just never enough time and too many other places to try. We finally made it, and now wonder what took us so long! We had lunch on a weekday. Great service and fantastic food. We started with the additional salsas available to go with the... More 

Thank BeakerTX
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415 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my go tos for brunch . Food & service always great . I always call for a table . Gorgeous patio when nice our

Thank skgcdl
Kingwood, Texas
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215 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In another review I stated that the best part of visiting the River Walk is that I could park my car and never touch it again until I leave. La Fonda on Main is the one exception to that rule. It is by far my favorite Mexican restaurant, not only in San Antonio, but anywhere. After 49 years in Texas,... More 

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Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and a delightful outside patio. This is a delish Mexican restaurant. We had wonderful service in a charming environment. The outside patio is under the trees with lovely lighting! Our server took very good care of us and all of our food was tasty!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation for a family dinner on New Year's Day upon the recommendation of a friend while visiting town, and we were very happy we did! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, ambience was authentic, service was fantastic, and we loved the variety and quality of food. We sat outdoors on the patio on a lovely evening, and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up dining in this restaurant when it belonged to the founding family. When Cappy Lawton bought it, he made some improvements to the building and to the menu. However, my last 2 visits have been less than satisfactory where the food is concerned. Last visit, I enjoyed a mixed-grill kabob, and the meats were delicious. Unfortunately, the rice... More 

Thank teachy9
Crestview, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very happy that the waitress let me order a la carte. I had one fish taco and one chicken enchilada with mole sauce. They also surprised me with a bowl of burracha beans. Everything was delicious. I ate just the enchilada and beans and took home the fish taco which was great for lunch the next day. My... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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425 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start to finish superb! They serve a variety of margaritas. We chose prickly pear on the rocks (cactus gran prix) and a top shelf with raspberry liquor topping both excellent. They have Taylor margarita machines which always produce a good during. Chips and salsa were tasty and the queso bistek were a great start. I had the oak grilled Fajitas... More 

Thank Cheriejay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i went there. We liked the food a lot. The environment was also good Mexican-like. The waitress took longer than usual sometimes so that could have been better. I will still recommend it!

Thank Fernando C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started the evening with margaritas which were average at best. For appetizers, we ordered the daily special, empanadas de huitlacoche (a very tasty corn fungus!) which was truly exceptional. Guacamole came next. Not great and the chips, though freshly made, we're thin and tasteless. My wife's main course, spinach enchiladas, we're wonderful while my shrimp fajitas was good but... 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
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?