La Fonda Oak Hills can lay claim, with justification, to being the oldest continually operating Mexican restaurant in the Alamo City. Virginia Berry, the grandmother of La Fonda's current 3rd. generation owner (Mr. John Berry) spent her childhood years in Monterrey, Mexico, where her father worked for a mining company. While living there, she developed a love for the tastes and traditions of Mexico. When the family moved to San Antonio, Virginia, now a young woman, opened a small shop on Main Avenue offering fresh tamales, tostados, and hot sauce. That small shop soon evolved across the street into what would be the original La Fonda restaurant in 1932. For many years, the family lived above the restaurant.