San Antonio's Tex-Mex Satisfies Appetites for Best Food in the South

Kimberly Suta

By , Local Expert, San Antonio
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In the culinary world, Tex-Mex may not be considered an art, but you can sure bet it is in San Antonio! In a city that has more Tex-Mex restaurants than Starbucks coffee shops, there is fierce competition to be the best. has done its job to provide you with a sample of the 10 Best Tex-Mex restaurants San Antonio has to offer, starting with the incomparable Rosario's, a local's favorite located in the arts district known as Southtown. Rosario's sister restaurant, Acenar, is also a sure thing in terms of delicious food and stylish décor for a fun evening out with friends or family.

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

    Rosario's is a very successful and well-known Tex-Mex restaurant in San Antonio.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you can't decide what to get, the Lisa's Special, named after the owner, is always a safe bet! It comes with cheese enchiladas and beef or chicken fajita's. You can even ask for both beef and chicken!"

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    Tito's has been around awhile and has become a local's favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Cilantro Cream Chicken Enchiladas are decadent!"

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    Dos Jalisco

    Dos Jalisco is one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in all of San Antonio.

    Local Expert Tip: "The burrito, which is only $3.75, is huge and a great option for lunch, or well, any time of day!"

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    La Fonda on Main

    La Fonda's is a tried and true Tex-Mex restaurant and won't disappoint any traveler.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't hesitate to order the special. They're different every day and always scrumptious! "

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    Panchito's is a local favorite and has been around for a long time.

    Local Expert Tip: "Panchito's is always packed so expect a wait or try to go a little bit earlier or later than the crowd. They also have another location, so check out the website and see which one is closer to you."

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    Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

    Paloma Blanca is an award-winning and top-notch restaurant located in one of the best neighborhoods in San Antonio.

    Local Expert Tip: "Start your meal out right with the Queso Fundido, made with chorizo and melted queso Monterrey. It's sinfully delicious!"

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    Acenar is a highly-rated and popular downtown Tex-Mex restaurant that has been around for a decade now.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're going for lunch or dinner, make sure to ask to sit outside on the patio that overlooks the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk."

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    Blanco Cafe

    Blanco Cafe is a local favorite and has been around for a very long time.

    Local Expert Tip: "They serve breakfast all day long!"

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    Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

    Mi Tierra is probably the oldest and most well-known Tex-Mex restaurant and a tourist favorite.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is a great place for a party or to meet up with friends at the bar for some margaritas! "

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    Taqueria Chapala Jalisco

    This restaurant is a favorite of the local college students at the San Antonio College.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the Horchata, a tasty traditional rice milk drink. "



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