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Aug 10, 2008 05:59 AM

Mexican Breakfasts in San Antonio

Have family coming to visit...staying at the Arbor House in downtown SA. 3 will want Mexican breakfasts; 2 will want traditional English breakfast and 1 will want vegetarian. Is there one place that will satisfy all? Does the Guenther House serve Mexican for any breakfasts? Is there a better place I can send them...they won't have a car so it needs to be close or on the trolley line.

Thanks for any help.

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  1. Guenther House does serve breakfast tacos, but they’re not very good compared to those served at places that specialize in Mexican breakfasts. However, GH makes delicious waffles and pancakes along with down-home Southern favorites like biscuits with sausage gravy. I think El Mirador would be an excellent choice for Tex-Mex/Mexican breakfast items, featuring local favorites like machacado, menudo, chicharrones, chilaquiles, as well as the usual breakfast-taco fillings. (Tip: Their tasty corn tortillas are made in-house; the flour tortillas are not—and they're nothing special.) EM also serves a few other types of breakfast items like oatmeal; pancakes; and an "El Tejano" plate with eggs, toast, and your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage.

    I usually avoid overpriced hotel restaurants, but they do usually offer something for everyone. Las Canarias at the Omni Hotel does a very good buffet-style brunch on Sundays. Some of those same breakfast items (like their waffles or things like huevos mexicanos) should be available on an a-la-carte basis on other days of the week.

    1. Try the original Cristan's tacos just north of down town on san pedro ave they have a good menu variety and they been in business 42 years and have the best hand made flour tortillas in town. You won't be disapointed.