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La Fonda on Main, San Antonio, TX

La Fonda on Main

4.8
4.8
4921 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located just a few minutes from downtown in architecturally rich Monte Vista neighborhood, 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. We're open 7 days a week offering our full menu as well as family meals and catering options on curbside. Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday from 3pm-6pm. We offer a full bar with a wide variety of liquor, beer and wine. Saturday's and Sunday's we serve brunch from 10:00am-3:00pm. Our fabulous margaritas are made with hand-squeezed limes and your choice of a large selection of tequilas and mezcals. Our famous patio is heated from the ground up for chilly nights under the stars and lights in the trees.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 66 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 733-0621
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Victor Maldonado
  • Private party facilities
    We are not currently hosting private events at La Fonda on Main.
  • Private party contact
    Manager at La Fonda: (210) 733-0621
  • Neighbourhood
    North Central
  • Cross Street
    Woodlawn
  • Parking Details
    We have two private lots-- one is located across Main Ave and and the other is on the North side of the restaurant. Street parking is also available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,921 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Neighbourhood gem

  • San Antonio

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Antonio

    Most Booked

  • San Antonio

    Neighbourhood gem

  • San Antonio

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Antonio

    Most Booked

4,921 Reviews
  1. RogerS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased,as always! Great food and great service! Thanks so much!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and wonderful staff. Can’t wait to go back!

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  3. KentS

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve always found the food, service and value very good but the noise in the back indoor dining area, on a busy night made conversations difficult. If conversation is part of your plan then either outside or in the front dining area are the places to be.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good. Service was slow but the server was great. My only complaint would be the flies everywhere. Just made dinner unenjoyable ….

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  5. JessA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Favorite brunch place in San Antonio! Get the churros!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was disappointing after reading reviews. Appetizers were good. Entrees were barely warm and a guest completely rejected their plate after one bite. It was a busy night but that should not be an excuse to compromise the quality of the food.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The total experience was typically awesome. The best margaritas in San Antonio. We sat outside and for the first time, we had to deal with a lot of flies. Even the little spinner didn’t help. But the food was great and overall still the best Mexican Food Restaurant in SA.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I hope this was an aberration in what is usually a 5 star experience, but service was extremely slow, parts of my order were warm at best, and, upon leaving, the “hostess” didn’t even acknowledge our presence or patronage! Very unlike previous experiences.

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  9. Johnb

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good good and good service. Highly recommended!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite stop when we go to San Antonio. Food, ambience, service is top notch

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  11. neworleansfood

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Mexican food in San Antonio, great service and drinks

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have tried many dishes on the menu and everything is always delicious. Drinks are always on point. One of our favorite restaurants for many years. We're always pleased.

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  13. Savor

    San Antonio

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a classic and wonderful experience. Food is very tasty. A bit noisy and busy for Mother’s Day.

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  14. SteveS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent & the service by Derrick, was top notch.

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  15. JanisH

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband took me to LaFonda on Main for Mothers Day. The Sunday Brunch Menu is wonderful! There is a great variety of items from which to choose. Our meal was delicious and elegantly presented. Highly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always. Staff and meal. Definitely going back as often as we can. An amazing experience and we shall revisit it as soon as we can - never disappoints

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  17. tonim

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue, warm ambience, friendly helpful service, one of my favorite places to dine in San Antonio.

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  18. KenK

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent & service was outstanding!! A very enjoyable dining experience!

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  19. Cssatx

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ay caramba! Why did you start using fake cheese?! Please switch back so we can eat there again. We were so disappointed , server was inattentive gave us incorrect information . Instead of apologizing when he presented our bill he gave a phony excuse . But the cheese? It was very orange and thick plastic looking on the chalupa ?! Tasted bad ,it used to be so good.

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  20. SandraG

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside in front of the restaurant and it was pretty noisy. Nice air movement on a warm evening,

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  21. JoelC

    San Antonio

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Met our friends for lunch as we have many times at La Fonda. Food was excellent, service was good, but not as good as past experiences. This is the best original Mexican cuisine to be found in the area. Our go to place.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, excellent service. But we were seated next to a table with a toddler that was running and running around, screaming, getting in the way of the servers and customers. I noticed a sign on the front door that requested children required parent supervision or something like that. I would suggest a larger sign.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently great! From service to food they are the place to bring out of town guests.

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  24. ROCKYC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    plenty of free parking to be had near the restaurant.

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  25. LisaH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner on the patio with attentive service by Stephen. Delicious food from appetizers to dessert made for a lovely evening with family and friends!!

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  26. SuzanneM

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husbands birthday. We had a wonderful dinner in a beautiful old San Antonio setting. It was a great evening!

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  27. Greg

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and experience! Would recommend!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my experience here. I would like them to improve on their menu by incorporating a Carnitas Plate, and Pina Coladas. The food I ordered was tasty, but it came out lukewarm. Other than that, I will return to eat there.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered spinach enchiladas entree. Waitress brought me verdes enchiladas instead. She returned plate and brought the right one. On receipt, she showed that I didn’t like the dish. It was her mistake that she wrote down what I asked for. I had a birthday coupon with $10.00 off. Waitress did not asked me what dessert I would like to have. Very disappointed!

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  30. williamg

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch so it was quite full. This place never disappoints. I had the Bistek w/scrambled egg and cheese Relleno served w/ crispy poblano potatoes. Everything was delish and the steak melted in my mouth. The Steve's marg is always good. My hubby had the arrachera steak w/ chorizo and potato enchilada and loved it. Service is polished and attentive. Can't wait to return.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was disappointing. Had brunch there before and loved it. We had dinner and it was terrible. Not sure if it was the timing as our order was placed shortly before 5pm. The flies on the back patio were unrelenting. Packed it up shortly after service. Food mediocre and still uneaten in the fridge.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent. Sever and atmosphere we great. Only thing is they do not split checks for larger parties.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant and outside tables lovely except fans blow so hard people had to keep moving. Also service very slow. But as long as you are willing to have a long evening, it’s quite enjoyable and the food is fantastic.

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  34. Stephanie17

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All was great and fantastic! We were taken in a timely manner and the waiter was very helpful and nice.😊

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST high scale Mexican food I couldve ever asked for, DELICIOUS and GREAT AMBIANCE

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always try different food every time we go They always have specials if the day and they are all delicious

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LaFonda on Main is always good and the staff is great.

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  38. Robert

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever we are visiting in San Antonio we always stop by La Fonda on Main for their Sunday brunch before we head home. The food and service are always excellent. The owners know how to run a restaurant! Their other restaurant, Cappy's is also a wonderful place to eat.

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  39. PatrickK

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere and customer service; we will definitely be returning

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loveee everything g at La Fonda on Main ! The quality of the food, prompt and courteous service, ambiance, everything… except the flies!!!! There is got a be something else to be done about the flies just when the food is served… no matter where outdoors you sit. It is hard to sit indoors when all the patios and terraces are even more beautiful at this time of the year.

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FAQs

La Fonda on Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 733-0621.

La Fonda on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 4921 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 66 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Fonda on Main

2415 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Woodlawn
  • Neighbourhood
    North Central
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have two private lots-- one is located across Main Ave and and the other is on the North side of the restaurant. Street parking is also available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Victor Maldonado
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (210) 733-0621
  • Private party facilities
    We are not currently hosting private events at La Fonda on Main.
  • Private party contact
    Manager at La Fonda: (210) 733-0621
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