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La Fonda on Main

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Midtown
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450 (Woodlawn)
+1 210-733-0621
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11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

High quality food. Great service. Will return in spring to enjoy the beautiful courtyard patio. Buen provecho.

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Thank Sandra N
The woodlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a spectacular ambience, food and presentation. Something for every palate including vegetarian. Adored the spinach enchiladas.

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Thank kimberlyl111
Union Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been on an extended holidayin Boston all through Louisiana and on a cruise ship and this is the best food that we've had in six week holiday fabulous everything including service and atmospherei

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Thank popsnelson
kerrville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my fav Sunday brunch spots Always so accommodating ... I wanted barbacoa on my eggs Benedict We always call ahead for a table but lucky to always get one

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New London, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food at this popular restaurant was OK but not what we had expected. After a very helpful waiter took our order, another one appeared to take our order. We explained we had already ordered, our food arrived, . . . and the server disappeared. I had to flag down another to order a drink.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was emphatic about how great their margaritas are so that's what we ordered. They were basic drinks...not special. Water glasses were slow to be refilled as were the chips. Our server seemed somewhat overwhelmed with the number of tables she had but there were several other people helping her. My enchiladas suizas had a nice flavor as did... More 

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Thank HebbieDacker
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Beautiful presentation. Only downside: Potatoes under the steak were loaded with too much cayenne .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Fonda on Main is one of my favorite restaurants. Definitely my go-to for birthday dinners! Great atmosphere and great food!

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Thank Amanda M
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here when I was in college and didn't appreciate the food. Living in CO, where Tex-Mex does not exist-the enchiladas atLa Fonda are amazing! The atmosphere is comfortable and we will be back. Good margaritas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love excellent Mexican food in a beautiful setting....this is a can't miss. Great service with a lovely outdoor seating option. A great deal of on street parking is available. I will never go back to San Antonio without dining here and I only wish I could find similar food back home in Philadelphia.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
    (Woodlawn)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-733-0621
Description
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?