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Old 01-01-2022, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Best Mexican Food in San Antonio?

Heading to SA today for a couple of days with the wife (Staying at La Mansion on the RW). Have a hankering for really good Mex food…hit me with the greenscreen favorites! Thanks!


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Old 01-01-2022, 07:57 AM   #2
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Mi Tierra down town, hands down the best…
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:01 AM   #3
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Casa Rio on the Riverwalk is very good plus has a great atmosphere. Stick to the two main combo plates, don't get fancy.

Also downtown Blanco Cafe.

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Old 01-01-2022, 08:08 AM   #4
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Mi Tierra down town, hands down the best…
I have to agree!
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:09 AM   #5
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Mi Tierra
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:19 AM   #6
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Paloma Blanca-somewhat upsacale
Pollos Asados Los Nortenos-family style kind of like a bbq restauarant with big sides and stuff to share. More authenting Mexican and not tex-mex

Theses are both top of my list....Mi Tierra is more about the ambiance and location and while the food is really good I don't think it's a top 5 in SA.

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Old 01-01-2022, 08:21 AM   #7
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Taco Taco was on the Diner's and Drive In show.
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:21 AM   #8
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Locals will say most places downtown are not good and for tourists. Especially Mi Tierra.

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Old 01-01-2022, 08:22 AM   #9
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Rosario’s in king William area or north side on San Pedro
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:25 AM   #10
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Rosario’s in king William area or north side on San Pedro
Forgot about this one!! Great food!
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:33 AM   #11
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Rosario’s in king William area or north side on San Pedro

Of the places in downtown, Rosarios is my recommendation.

If you are willing to drive out of downtown I have other recommendations.

The Italian food place a couple buildings up from Rosarios is good too. I think it is called La Focaccia.


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Old 01-01-2022, 08:33 AM   #12
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Rosario’s in king William area or north side on San Pedro
I like the carnitas there
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:43 AM   #13
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Yep, Rosarios has always been one of my favorites too, but I think we may try something different this time. Thanks for the recommendations everyone!
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Old 01-01-2022, 08:53 AM   #14
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If you’re willing to venture out, the wife and I really like Camilla’s off Henderson Pass. I’m really not a fan of the food downtown.
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Old 01-01-2022, 09:00 AM   #15
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We only ate there once but we really liked Iron Cactus on the RW.
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Old 01-01-2022, 09:08 AM   #16
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La Fonda on main. A long walk or short uber ride from the RW.

Not sure what this is called but Heath turned me on to this dish last year year. You won't regret it.

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Old 01-01-2022, 09:33 AM   #17
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Nichas on Roosevelt not too far from downtown. Petes Tako house on Brooklyn is in the downtown area and is good for breakfast and lunch, never had dinner there.
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Old 01-01-2022, 09:34 AM   #18
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La Fonda on main. A long walk or short uber ride from the RW.

Not sure what this is called but Heath turned me on to this dish last year year. You won't regret it.

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The other La Fonda is good too. Classic SA style combo plates.

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Old 01-01-2022, 09:43 AM   #19
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Listen to Slick8, that plate is awesome. Paloma Blanca, Rosario's are both good. Sabor, on Mc Cullough I believe, is not widely known but has some great food. Chile Aquiles and some other things that aren't texmex.
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:18 AM   #20
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I’ve lived in the greater San Antonio area my entire life. I’ve never had good Mexican food downtown. My goto place recently closed when the owner retired. Good luck in your search.
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:35 AM   #22
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Our go to spots….

La Fogota
La Fonda on Main
Paloma Blanca

Cheap, really good.

Taco Tex (281 and San Pedro)

We also like Alamo Cafe. Best tortillas in town.
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:40 AM   #23
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Been a few years since I’ve been there, but I used to like Los Barrios.
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:40 AM   #24
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Ernesto’s is pretty dang good, El Pollo Norteno, and mirasol off of wurzbach
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:45 AM   #25
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Stay away from downtown, tourists trap and food isn’t that good. You’re paying for the ambience. Most restaurants in SA will serve good Mexican food. I’m on far west side I head to a place called Sazon it’s down Potranco road, great food. We have enjoyed Rosarios, for tacos Taquitos West Avenue seems to be a great place according to many of my friends. Enjoy your time in SA.
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:53 AM   #26
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I’ve lived in the greater San Antonio area my entire life. I’ve never had good Mexican food downtown. My goto place recently closed when the owner retired. Good luck in your search.
yep down town Mexican
Mi terra and such is for tourists
Get to south town (Fruteria)or fogota , la Paloma,, and others a way from tourists zone listed above
Or al corbon , al corbon pollo, la Fonda on main , soluna

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Old 01-01-2022, 12:02 PM   #27
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Jacala’s on West Ave. Henry’s Puffy Tacos also good.
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Old 01-01-2022, 12:10 PM   #28
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Another vote for La Fonda. It was great!
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Old 01-01-2022, 12:11 PM   #29
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Another vote for La Fogata.
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Old 01-01-2022, 12:11 PM   #30
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Rosario’s in king William area or north side on San Pedro
Go here. The river is for suckers
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Taquitos West Ave.

Best tacos in Texas not in Laredo.

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Old 01-01-2022, 01:57 PM   #32
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Taquitos West Ave.

Best tacos in Texas not in Laredo.

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Old 01-01-2022, 02:05 PM   #33
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[QUOTE=3DW5;16020716]Mi Tierra down town, hands down the best…[/QUO
^^^^^^^this,
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Old 01-01-2022, 03:01 PM   #34
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that dive in the strip mall. Can't remember their name because there are a few hundred of them
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I’ve lived in the greater San Antonio area my entire life. I’ve never had good Mexican food downtown. My goto place recently closed when the owner retired. Good luck in your search.
So why would the food suck just because of the area of town it's in? I get the touristy generic spots on the Riverwalk(20 of them) and Mi Tierra. Casa Rio has been there since 1946. It's good. The Original Blanco Cafe is legit too. Isn't La Fonda on Main and Rosario's basically downtown too?

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Old 01-01-2022, 04:18 PM   #37
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Old 01-01-2022, 04:24 PM   #38
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Casa Rio. Plus the Margaritas are awesome.
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So why would the food suck just because of the area of town it's in? I get the touristy generic spots on the Riverwalk(20 of them) and Mi Tierra. Casa Rio has been there since 1946. It's good. The Original Blanco Cafe is legit too. Isn't La Fonda on Main and Rosario's basically downtown too?
I agree. Good food is where you find it. Location might affect the ambience, but not the food.
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Old 01-01-2022, 04:31 PM   #40
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Anywhere downtown ain’t much count. The food ain’t worth dealing with all the riff raff and yahoos.

Best tortillas in town hands down, cannot be argued is Alamo Cafe. Period. Favorite among locals, great queso as well!

Someone said jacala’s, that’s a favorite among locals.

I can’t believe I’m this far and haven’t read El Chaparal in Helotes yet. People from SA rant and rave about it, it’s good but I guess when you grow up there it’s not all that special. My favorite Mexican places are the little bitty hole in the walls.
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So why would the food suck just because of the area of town it's in? I get the touristy generic spots on the Riverwalk(20 of them) and Mi Tierra. Casa Rio has been there since 1946. It's good. The Original Blanco Cafe is legit too. Isn't La Fonda on Main and Rosario's basically downtown too?

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I say tourists food because it’s geared towards bland and generic ,for Yankees and Bolillo‘s
Rosario’s and fruteria are in south town area
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Blanco Cafe... downtown version.
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I say tourists food because it’s geared towards bland and generic ,for Yankees and Bolillo‘s

Rosario’s and fruteria are in south town area
Ah. Racist bull****.

San Marcos has better food anyway.

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Rosario’s in king William area or north side on San Pedro
Not saying it’s the best, but I’ve had a lot there and it’s by far the best I’ve had!
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LaFonda? I dated her once. Didn't know her family owned a restauant.
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Tejanitas.

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Old 01-01-2022, 05:38 PM   #47
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Another vote for Camillas and Nichas. 2 of my favorite places
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Old 01-01-2022, 05:42 PM   #48
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La Margarita is my favorite - Not on the River walk but within walking distance
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Ok, now what about best burger around SA??


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Longhorn Cafe is my favorite burger joint.

Chris Madrid is well known, but I don’t think it’s all that great. More about the experience.
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