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manga Oct 8, 2007 10:37 PM

I'm headed to San Antonio for three nights on a business trip. Last time I was there I only ate on the River Walk. I'm looking for restaurant suggestions that veer away from being such tourist traps. I'm hoping for a more authentic San Antonio experience....any suggestions? I'd particularly like suggestions for dinners in the $40 and below price range. Thanks!

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    OpenIntro RE: manga Oct 9, 2007 09:20 PM

    Hands down you should go to La Fogata. It is located at 410 and Vance Jackson....

    Awesome mexican food, AMAZING margaritas (order the top shelf) and great atmosphere off the beaten path....when you sit down, ask for the "special" salsa as well (it's only brought out for VIP customers or those in the know who ask!)

    Enjoy :)

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      manga RE: OpenIntro Oct 10, 2007 08:46 PM

      Nice! Thanks for this great tip. That covers one night, are there other suggestions out there?

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      primi_timpano RE: manga Oct 11, 2007 05:57 AM

      El Mirador and Rosarios are good downtown Mexican food restaurants. Liberty Bar is not very far north and is also a local favorite. Both are more rustic than La Fogata, although LF has a nice patio.

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