San Antonio Takes Tex-Mex Seriously, From Tacos to Fideo

Welcome to San Antonio, the land of Tex-Mex! While you can practically throw a stone and hit a Tex-Mex restaurant here, you're looking for the best of the best, and here they are!

Sure, Mi Tierra is a popular tourist destination downtown, but this historic restaurant in Market Square has lasted for a very good reason, well, several to be exact. If you're looking for more than just yummy food, you won't be disappointed with their festive atmosphere. Get a side of mariachis with your enchiladas. You'll also want to order one of their massive margaritas, and let the fun begin!

If you're interested in more upscale eats with a Tex-Mex flair , check out Acenar. Located right along the riverwalk, this beautiful and vibrant restaurant offers an expansive menu of Tex-Mex favorites with their own unique twist. This hot spot is a great place for a date night or special celebration with friends and family. 



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

King William District
El Mirador
Photo courtesy of El Mirador


Packed houses attest to El Mirador's popularity with locals, and its traditional cuisine ventures beyond the standards to include grilled goat, wild boar, and tongue. Its soups are especially lauded, particularly the much-requested sopa Azteca....  Read More

Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia
Photo courtesy of Mi Tierra


Mi Tierra might indeed be a tourist destination, but it's earned that reputation for a reason. This family-owned restaurant has been in business since 1941. It's located downtown near the Mercado, a great place to do a little shopping and pick...  Read More



Hearty, simple Mexican fare that's reasonably priced makes this laid-back dining room a popular choice. They have been voted the best enchiladas in San Antonio five times in a row, and that's saying a lot for a city that prides itself on the...  Read More

King William District


Rosario's, which has been around now for over 20 years, has transported itself from a local favorite to a critically-acclaimed restaurant. They have been featured in Southern Living, Texas Monthly and The New York Times, and have been listed as...  Read More



Acenar, located downtown on the Riverwalk, is a spectacularly innovative and contemporary Tex-Mex restaurant that Zagat has noted for their "killer food." Lisa Wong (who also owns Rosario's) and her partners took special care with this...  Read More

Beto's Alt-Mex


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


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