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La Fonda on Main

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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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Aurora, Colorado
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Stopped by for dinner to eat on the patio just before sundown, which was astonishingly beautiful. My server was fast and courteous and my dinner, the La Fonda Special, was great. The tamale and cheese enchiladas were especially good!

Thank Alex V
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This place was fantastic. The queso fondito was awesome and the La Fonda Special was great too. We had five people at the table and everyone raved about what they got. The duck tacos were a table favorite as well. The atmosphere was great and there was the option for indoor and outdoor seating. The wait staff were very friendly... More 

Thank Tom G
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. Whenever we are in SA we make a point of eating here. Great TexMex, gourmet Latin dishes and cocktails. Old school, upscale San Antonio vibe in a wonderful old historic neighborhood.

Thank PuroConjunto
San Antonio, TX
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Ordered fajita combo of shrimp and beef ( leaving out chicken) from rude and ignorant waiter priced at $21 with waiter saying they add more shrimp if chicken not required---no problem there except waiter did not say it went to $24. Questioned waiter on account and he returned saying management would not change it---guess what---took $6 off tip to make... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I was looking for a new Tex Mex destination in San Antonio after being disappointed by Mi Tierra the last couple of visits. I was not disappointed by the food at La Fonda. The queso with taco meat was heavenly and the tamales were first rate. The patio at La Fonda on Main is spectacular.

Thank A5921WWthomasp
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I have been going to this restaurant since I was a little girl and it has always been great. It is one of our favorite restaurants on New Years Eve. But last Saturday something was definitely off. For lunch the menu is different with breakfast offerings and a few standards. We all ordered breakfast or specials. My husbands breakfast tacos... More 

Thank cardinal2471
Fort Worth, Texas
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192 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We started our meal with duck mini chalupas. Everyone at our table of six had a different entree and all were delicious. Mine was a delicate Mahi Mahi with just the perfect seasonings. Two in our group were from the Midwest and they enjoyed the patio ambiance and delighted in their food.

Thank WildflowerMama
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Tried it on our visit to San Antonio based on reviews as were looking for some Tex mex style food. The food was good!!! The sauces were different from what we get in California and were very flavorful and was interesting to see the variety. The place is open, big, nice atmosphere and has very nice outside seating as well.... More 

Thank raggarwal2015
Baltimore, Maryland
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127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here very much! Wonderful food and service. It has a lot of nice free parking across the street. We sat in the back, outside, and it was so pleasant! (Multiple fans providing a breeze.) Great alternative after a day on the Riverwalk. Our waiter suggested we go over to the light show at the San Fernando... More 

Thank Beautifuldays2013
San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had a reservation for 6 and were waiting and waiting and waiting to be seated. Turns out you are assigned to a table so even though our reservations were for 6:45 and there were vacant tables (waiting for their assigned customers who weren't there yet) we were told sorry, that's the way they works. After an unpleasant wait we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
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?