La Fonda on Main
Sunday brunch couldn’t be better in Monterrey, Mérida, or Vera Cruz, and here on North Main, you’ll find flavors from each of those regions, plus a smattering of imaginative fusion dishes. For example, pancakes drizzled with a fuchsia-colored cactus-tuna syrup and barbacoa enchiladas topped with a fried egg and served with a bright-orange sauce made from red jalapeños. If you want a bit more tradition, order the Old #7, a chalupa-and-cheese-enchilada plate the likes of which we’ve been dining on since the fifties—and that was twenty years into its history (there’s an updated New #7 too). Now owned by restaurateur Cappy Lawton, La Fonda still has the best oak-tree-shaded patio in town, with service and food that live up to the atmosphere and history.
City: San Antonio