The Texas weather last weekend was perfectly lovely, and we enjoyed it while strolling around San Antonio, my first time to the historic city. We went for a wedding, staying on the River Walk and spending most of the time there. The wedding itself was at a nearby church and the San Antonio Country Club, which was beautiful.
It was a quick trip in on Saturday morning and back out by Sunday evening. We stayed at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio, complete with Texas-Spanish flare and very comfortable amenities. Lunch on Saturday was at a Mexican restaurant on the River Walk, a place with good margaritas, though a high price to match. However, on Sunday, we had brunch at a nearby local spot, La Fonda on Main, and I would recommend the Uber ride away from the River Walk to try this quaint spot.
La Fonda was recommended by one of the guests at the wedding who also lives in San Antonio. A house-like building, La Fonda is about two miles away from downtown and is as charming as the houses in the surrounding neighborhood. It boasts a back patio courtyard, and Spanish walls inside with elegant paintings and bright pottery.
The food was as delicious as the décor was nice, and we all raved about our meals from the house-made chips and salsa to the mimosas with fresh-squeezed juice. I ordered the fish tacos, while others at the table had the Chilaquiles, Milanesa de Pollo and the La Fonda Special. Mimosas were flavored with several options of fresh-squeezed juice and I opted for the pineapple – a delightful twist on the classic!
After Sunday brunch, Johnny and I spent the rest of the day strolling along the River Walk and visiting the Alamo. Again, the weather was perfect for a day outside and I loved all of the ornate architecture towering over the river, and the bridges dotting the path.
Next time I hope to visit more of the “local” part of the city, but for my first trip, I think the experience was well balanced with the allure of the River Walk and the great experience at La Fonda’s.