10 Best Knows Mexican Food: Mariachi's, Margaritas, Mole, Mexican Martinis and More!

Krissy Mayse

By , Local Expert, San Antonio
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In San Antonio, you just can't avoid eating some form of Mexican food even when you think you aren't eating Tex-Mex or Mexican style cuisine.  Visit any restaurant and you shouldn't be surprised to find that 'Tortilla Soup' is on the menu.  Taco salad is also a hit and many times your steak or fish will have a Mexican influenced topping on it.  However, if you are looking for a great Mexican food experience with all the trimmings (think margaritas, Dos Equis, sopapillas and queso!), you have a wide variety of options in a city like San Antonio where Mexican and Texan influence combine to form legends like Rosario's or La Fonda...  Read more »

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    La Fogata

    Local Expert Tip: "Many San Antonians prefer the frozen drinks here and La Fogata's 'Coco Loco' is a favorite in the area."

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    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: King William District

    Local Expert Tip: "Locals prefer the sweet breads with carnitas and a cold beer."

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    Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want a Tex-Mex spin on eggs, try the Huevos a la Mexicana. If you have more of a vegetarian taste, go for a plain potato taco with salsa -- Yum!"

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    Casa Rio Mexican Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Casa Rio is a favorite among locals because it cooks up simple but delicious fare at reasonable prices. You can choose to sit indoors or sit outside along the River Walk and watch the river barges float by."

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    La Fonda on Main

    Local Expert Tip: "Ask to sit outside if you arrive in the evening and the weather is nice. You'll love the lighting. La Fonda is also a great place for casual meet-ups or to bring visitors from out of town."


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    Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

    Local Expert Tip: "Go in the evening for a more romantic setting."

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    Adobe Verde

    Local Expert Tip: "This is a very kid friendly establishment and provides a large outdoor playground."

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    La Hacienda de Los Barrios

    Local Expert Tip: "Outdoor dining is perfect here and the margaritas are excellent. Dress is casual but you will see people dressed up for dates and other events."

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    Local Expert Tip: "San Antonio hosts dozens of Tex-Mex restaurants which serve Mexican food with the Texan influence. Guajillos prides itself on more authentic food with influence mainly from Mexico itself."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Chacho's also makes their own homemade salsa. Diners select from 10 different flavors and heat intensities. Grab your chips and dive in!"


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