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La Fonda on Main

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
+1 210-733-0621
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“enchiladas” (113 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (45 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
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1 - 10 of 842 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has a long history of serving good food. we were not disappointed. We started with the house made guacamole which was delicious. Our entrees were great as was the desserts. Our entire evening was very enjoyable. The service was professional and friendly.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited San Antonio over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We met a friend at La Fonda's for lunch. Based on all of the TripAdvisor reviews, we were excited to try this place. We left disappointed. It is a nice restaurant in a residential area. The service...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I use to eat here and it was great. The gucamole was so spicy I couldn’t eat it. I ordered plate w cheese enchiladas & queso they gave me 2 enchiladas & rice & beans then took back & dumped queso on enchiladas and my...More

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess my expectations were higher from reading the reviews, but found La Fonda to be a good Mexican restaurant but not great. Good food and quick friendly service, but I would not go out of my way as there are plenty of good Mexican...More

Thank manofbend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there after reading all the good reviews and boy, we really enjoyed it!! First, It was full and gave us an hour waiting time, but the hostess asked for my phone and told seh would call me as soon as our table was...More

Thank paco c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to this restaurant after four years and found it as good as before. Not spectacular, but very good. Drinks had sufficient alcohol, and food was good, hot, and delivered promptly.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here before going to Seaworld. Food was excellent, patio was great. Fabulous ambiance and our server was awesome.

Thank Beau W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with friends for the first time and had an enjoyable meal. The selection was very good and the garden seating was lovely. Good service too. We will go back.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought 5 clients for dinner. We are all from out of town so used Trip Advisor to pick restaurant. Rated 9 out of 4,000 — thought this place must be amazing. Super disappointed. I had Bistek and it had no flavor. Salsa was super spicy....More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our annual pilgrimage to La Fonda on Main when in San Antonio. As always this place is great. Super Rocks Margarita! The usual famous original plate is always delicious. We sat outside this time, a beautiful experience. Engaging and playful waiter took real good care...More

Thank stOOOge
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Susan B
11 September 2017|
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Response from iljames | Reviewed this property |
Allen Flowers - They are very close, maybe 1/2 mile at most - southeast of La Fonda on McCullogh, which is parallel to Main and a block east.
Sarah L
5 November 2016|
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Response from Lina D | Reviewed this property |
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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