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In San Antonio for Big 12 Championship

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Missouri football fans, having awakened from a nearly four-decade slumber, are ready to party in San Antonio this coming weekend. We also need good grub, and I personally plan to eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tex-mex too.

Anyway, I'd like to sample the finest local spots, but specifically small, hole-in-the-wall places. I've seen Rosario's, Taco Taco and Mi Tierra (even with the loud, touristy vibe) recommended a few times...but they don't really seem to fit the mold of the smaller mom and pop type places I'd like to find. A friend also suggested La Fonda on Main, Las Canarias and Rio Rio.

We're staying on the Riverwalk but are willing to cab it to other locales. My wife has never been to San Antonio (and I haven't been in 10-plus years) and I've promised her three days of the best Mexican food possible to help justify our trip...so I need some help from fellow Chowhounders. My marriage thanks you in advance.

Scott in Missouri

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  1. Well,There is Tomatillo's on Broadway near the Witte Museum as well as Picante Grill,which has more Mexican dishes that Tex-Mex.Jacala on West Avenue has been around a long time.And there's the Blanco Cafe on Blanco Road,near San Antonio College if I recall correctly. There is also Mamma Margie's I think on Zazamora.Mamma Margie's,Jacala and Tomatilla's have websites as does La Fonda.,so you can look at the menus and get an idea of what you want to eat.
    So many places here.so little time.I live here and haven't tried a lot of the mexican places here.