Top 10 Mexican Restaurants

Food, Travel Tips — By laurajeanmoore on May 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

With so many Mexican restaurants to choose from, it’s hard to pick the best. Here’s our Top 10:

1 ) La Jaiba Shrimp House: Known for its savory and spicy seafood dishes, this Mexican restaurant serves up some of the best shrimp dishes in the city. If you’re not feeling like a taste of the sea, choose from one of their many other delicious options.

2 ) Los Barrios: Fantastic atmosphere, delicious margaritas, and tasty food. What more could you want? This is a popular destination on Friday nights, so be prepared for a short wait before you are seated and treated like family.

3 ) La Fogata: With sprawling, lushly planted outdoor patios, this Mexican restaurant offers the best outdoor dining in the city, and delicious authentic Mexican food to match. Try the chile en nogada or al pastor tacos and come away happy.

4 ) Aldaco’s: This popular Mexican restaurant offers up teaching classes for kitchen and drink. Love the margaritas? Learn how to make them! From fajitas by the pound to Enchiladas Divorciadas, you’re sure to find something on the menu to love.

5 ) Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery: This 24-hour bar and restaurant serves up a great food at reasonable prices. Try the paradilla with one of their famous margaritas in whatever flavor you like, then save room for dessert from their in-house bakery.

6 ) Rosario’s: This brightly decorated spot serves some of the best chicken dishes in town. Try the pollo diablo or the pipian. Come for the food and stay for the music! Rosario’s hosts improv saxophonists on Friday nights and Latin jazz on Saturdays after the sun goes down.

7 ) √Ācenar: This Mexican establishment along the Riverwalk serves contemporary updates on familiar favorites. From pepper stuffed with turkey to cinnamon-infused chocolate mousse, you’ll find the dishes you love prepared in new and delicious ways.

8 ) El Jarro de Arturo: A San Antonio stand-by for over 30 years, this establishment offers several vegetarian options for the carne-phobic among you. If meat is what you crave, pick the delicious carne asada and go home satisfied.

9 ) Paloma Blanca: This upscale place offers up such innovative dishes and zucchini-stuffed peppers and enchiladas in a white wine sauce. Celiac’s will be happy to know they also offer many gluten-free options.

10 ) La Fonda: Though the management has changed several times over the last 65 years, this icon of San Antonio continues to be a success. Try the chile rellano and one of their large, cool margaritas on a hot summer day.


La Margarita: A great destination for parties and visitors seeking a more intimate meal, La Margarita is near the Mexican Market and serves up some of the best food in town. Word on the street: their seafood cocktail is excellent.

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