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La Fonda on Main has been a landmark in San Antonio for more than 80 years and the oldest Mexican restaurant in San Antonio. The restaurant serves up some of the best traditional Tex-Mex and interior Mexican dishes in the city, which is probably why locals and tourists alike flock to this one-of-a-kind dining experience.
La Fonda’s reputation for great service and delicious food explains why it’s won both the Duncan Hines Seal of Approval and the Holiday Magazine Award for Fine Dining. If the weather suits you, make sure to dine on the outdoor, terracotta-laid patio with gracious oak trees that suggest a bygone era—it’s truly worthy of a five-star Mexican hacienda.
La Fonda's most popular dishes include enchiladas suisas, pozole verde, trout with red and green chili sauce, and Mahi tacos. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. La Fonda’s serves a scrumptious tres leches cake that’s made up of cream, toasted almonds, and cajeta drizzle. It pairs nicely with the tres cafes, a coffee ice cream with coffee liqueur and shaved coffee beans. Though not necessary, reservations are strongly recommended.
The food is not the only highlight here. If the walls could talk, they might tell you about the exclusive clientele that has dined here—John Wayne, Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Franklin Roosevelt, and General Eisenhower have all eaten at La Fonda’s.
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