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La Fonda on Main

) #9 of 4,047 Restaurants in San Antonio $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
+1 210-733-0621
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“enchiladas” (109 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
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11 - 20 of 813 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our whole family loved this restaurant for Brunch. We ate outside in the patio area and even in July it was comfortable with the fans blowing. I had a combo with Enchilada, tamale, & taco and loved it. One daughter had the spicy Tacos, another...More

Thank JMiles100
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Good service for party of 8, two of which arrived late due to auto trouble. Waitstaff handled late arrival very well. Variety of foods ordered within this group and a sample of each other's selections were shared prior to eating so sampling was broad for...More

Thank 1debsmith
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Caleb our server was great in explaining the dishes and gave us some of the history of the restaurant. Started with the cerviche and then had duck tacos and spinach burritos. Ended with key lime pie. The prickly pear cactus margaritas were as good as...More

Thank Sid P
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We came here for a work dinner and absolutely loved it. The food was fantastic (and huge) and the Margarita's were incredibly strong. If you're only in San Antonio for a few days, come here.

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We are locals. La Fonda on Main is a favorite for Mexican food. New parking lot across the sreet greatly helps previous parking challenge. Delicious Margaritas. The chips and salsa are superb. Recommend the Spinach, avocado, and mango salad and the fish Veracruzano style. The...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Though this restaurant is off the beaten path, it is so worth the trip. The restaurant is large with both indoor and outdoor seating but reservations are pretty much needed unless you don't mind waiting for an hour or so. The drinks are the best....More

1  Thank 0libbyt
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I was looking for a good Mexican restaurant in San Antonio and this place went above and beyond. The duck tacos where excellent. The Enchiladas were excellent. My wife had the La Fonda Especial with a tamale, taco, enchiladas, rice and beans, and everything was...More

1  Thank Jasosmit
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A different take on traditional Mexican food, but amazing nonetheless! Monica was a great waitress and her personality made the dinner even better!

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Good news: they take reservations and use open table app so makes it easy to make reservations; reservations highly recommended no matter what day of the week. They did seat us within minutes of our reservation time. Good news: waiter quickly appeared and took our...More

Thank TXLUV2TVL
Reviewed 24 June 2017

La Fonda is well worth the drive from downtown, in a charming building with a picturesque patio. The menu is not strictly Tex Mex, though it does that very well, but has other Mexican and Latin dishes, like the scrumptious Amberjack Veracruz I had, the...More

1  Thank BaddMonkey
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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