San Antonio Takes the "Tortilla" When it Comes to the Best Tex-Mex

If you just landed in San Antonio you'll be happy to know you can even eat pretty good Tex-Mex at the airport. It's not hard to find, but if you're looking to maximize on those cheesy calories, then you'll want to keep reading. 

La Fonda on Main is a fantastic option for first-time visitors unsure of the ways of Tex-Mex, as it's on the high end of the spectrum and offers dishes made with clean, quality ingredients. They offer lovely daily specials, which you can enjoy on their gorgeous patio while sipping a superb, freshly-made margarita. Their chips and salsa alone are worth the trip. 

Paloma Blanca is another family favorite for upscale dining. From ceviche to nachos, you really can't go wrong here. It's a great choice on a sunny day, as they have a large covered patio. 

If, however, you're looking to get down and dirty, don't be afraid to head to Tito's in Southtown or Panchito's on the north central side of town. You'll find all the Tex-Mex classics here from enchiladas to tacos and more. Just make sure to go on a cheat day!

Tito's is your classic hole in the wall restaurant, but it's most definitely worth a visit. Located in San Antonio's acclaimed arts district, Southtown, Tito's is the place the locals go again and again and again. They put the T in Tex-Mex with...  Read More

Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner this delectable Tex-Mex restaurant is a San Antonio favorite. You can expect to find all of your classics here and then some. The Nachos are amazing, as well as the Puffy Beef Tacos, Brisket and the...  Read More

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El Mirador
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Beto's Comida Latina

Beto's claims this is the place where Mexican street food meets Latin American soul food, but you can be sure that they put their own Texas spin on their scrumptious food! Casual and festive, this Latin American eatery serves flavorful tacos,...  Read More

Paloma Blanca is conveniently located in Alamo Heights and is something of an oasis, particularly on a hot summer day, with its flowering landscape and tropical palm trees. They offer much more than just an exceptional meal, they offer a...  Read More

La Fonda is one of the prettiest restaurants in the city, with its white stucco and gorgeous patio covered by a giant oak tree. Sipping a margarita and eating La Fonda's signature salsa that tastes as if the ingredients were picked fresh that...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

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