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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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great patio setting near downtown San Antonio with a very friendly knowledgeable staff. The jalapeño margaritas were so fantastic it was hard to stop at two. The fish tacos came with a side of cactus which was wonderfully prepared and added an original flair to the dish.

Thank Cl C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and the atmosphere we as very quaint. They have an outside patio also. Nice place!!

Thank rachel r
Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner and were very pleased. The food was creative, not at all the standard Tex-Mex/Mexican one finds. The daily special of soft-shell crab had a very interesting preparation. The enchiladas were good as well, as was the guacamole and pozole.

Thank OttawaRoamer
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic atmosphere - very authentic. Patio is amazing. Delicious food with lots of variety to choose from.

Thank 973katryns
Arlngton, TX
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I treated my daughter and her college chums to dinner at this local favorite. It is great for a special occasion, evening out and is a upscale casual dining. It is a little pricey for the college crowd, so they opted for this restaurant when they knew a parent was picking up the tab. I enjoyed the evening, but frankly,... More 

Thank GSMomArlngton_TX
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The restaurant is in a lovely neighborhood. I had to wait to get a drink because they were understaffed at the bar. The fish taco was excellent. However the filling in the enchilada left something to be desired. The cheese enchilada was fine. The sauce delicious. The meat filling was mostly chopped potatoes instead of ground meat. That was disappointing.... More 

Thank Anne Marie C
Rogers, Arkansas
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Eat outside if you can! The weather was perfect for us. The back patio was gorgeous!!! We went at 5:00 pm so it was still light but it would be magical at night w the lights they have hung. There are trees everywhere and it is so beautiful. The food was incredible. The salsa was super fresh. The food was... More 

Thank Courtney G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Lovely setting. Disappointing food. Not served hot (although waitress compensated us on the bill for this); food had no spice. Choose someplace else. But setting is lovely.

Thank juchego
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

5 stars isn't high enough for this gem of San Antonio. We had a group of 6 and didn't make reservations for a Monday night. That was our mistake, but the staff got us squeezed in after only about 45 minutes. I would definitely recommend making reservations!! They are worth it. We had a sample platter of the appetizers and... More 

Thank romegnome
Alicante, Spain
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Superb restaurant. We had a variety of dishes all superbly presented and were some of the best meals we have ever had.. bar none worldclass. Wide variety of splendid margaritas. Prepared with freshly squeezed lime juice. The outdoor terrace sits under a canopy of live oak trees laced with colourful light displays. Enchanting is an understatement. Reservations are a must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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?