Chuy’s – multiple locations
Born in Austin. Tex-Mex. One of my favorites places. My favorite dish is the grilled shrimp tacos à la carte with the creamy jalapeño dressing. I’m also a fan of their salsa fresca.
El Bucanero – multiple locations
A popular local seafood restaurant. I wasn’t overly impressed with the food or the ambiance. However, it is an experience.
El Sabrosito Jalisco Restaurant – 118 N Weidner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78233
I’ve only been through the drive-thru here. The mixed parrillada plate has a lot of food! The meats taste good. I was not a fan of the nachos because of the cheese. The salsas are on the hot/spicy side.
La PanaderÍa – multiple locations
I wasn’t super impressed, but this is a very popular spot. Bakery items along with light breakfast and lunch options.
Los Arcos Mexican Grill – multiple locations
A popular spot. I’m a fan of their Bulverde location and salsa verdes. The pirata taco used to be my go-to.
Mama Margie’s Mexican Cafe – multiple locations
A San Antonio Tex-Mex staple. Good spot to kick back and chill. Unlimited chips with a good salsa bar. I recommend the bean and cheese taco, the picadillo taco, the carne guisada taco, the queso appetizer, and the fresh lemonade. I also like to order a soda with half Dr. Pepper and half Big Red.
Mi Tierra Café y Panadería – 218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207
One of the most popular restaurants in San Antonio. A stereotypical “tourist trap” but also a must-see. The decorations, live mariachis, and huge bakery create a unique experience.
The Original Panchito’s Mexican Restaurant – 4100 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
Same owners as the other Panchito’s. However, this location has a completely different atmosphere. This restaurant has serviced tables and a bar. I like ordering the Poco de Mexico appetizer as a meal. I am also a fan of the shrimp nachos.
Pollos Asados Los Nortenos – multiple locations
A San Antonio sensation. Known for their grilled chicken meals. I’m a fan of their salsa verde.