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Feb 3, 2010 09:49 PM

San Antonio Cabrito?

Few years back (3 or 4) I had amazing cabrito (grilled/asado) at a Mexican place that specialized in baby goat. Can not remember the name...large place (not a chain), close to one of the Drury hotels...close or maybe even d-town location. If anyone can refresh my memory.....thank you in advance...

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  1. Maybe Mexico Manhattan

      1. re: shanagain

        The menu looks good, how is this place?

        1. re: MVNYC

          I haven't been in over 20 years, so I'm not entirely sure & look forward to someone with recent experience to answer - but this is one of those "local institution" type places that's supposed to be sort of part Experience, part breakfast, lunch or dinner.

          1. re: shanagain

            Went there just a few months ago and it's super touristy. Very much more go for the atmosphere and the food wasn't too impressive.

            1. re: air

              Can anyone recommend an alternative place with good food?

              1. re: Pollo

                Rosario's (near dwntwn) or Los Barrios on Blanco...

      2. Late reply, but I'm fairly sure it has to be Mi Tierra for good cabrito. Nowadays very touristy, but still good. Went there as a family when I was a child. Get out of the center of town for my FAVORITE and the absolute best Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, Thousand Oaks Cafe, 4334 Thousand Oaks Dr. Great everything and often voted the best in SA, no tourists. My favorite restaurant near downtown is El Mirador - awesome puffy chicken tacos, menudo, carne guisada, but don't even try the tres leches dessert - it's a terrible cake with condensed milk poured over. If you're willing to venture out, some crazy good Mexican food can be had at Lupita's on 5923 Culebra (all tacos, carne guisada and the best salsa) as well as Angelica's 3020 Commercial Ave - a DIVE of an old house but awesome, go for breakfast and eat very well for about $5 easy. Rosario's is oooookaaaaay, but a little too "bistro" for me - which is not good for Mexican food, niether is presentation, I cringe when I hear "food stylist" - and they didn't even have carne guisada on the menu. I now live in Spain as of 1 year, and I miss San Antonio terribly. When I think of Mexican food, I crave Thousand Oaks.

        Thousand Oaks Cafe
        4334 Thousand Oaks Dr, San Antonio, TX 78217

        El Mirador Restaurant
        722 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205

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        1. re: danieluses

          Some people rate Cascabel as the best Mexican around, they might do cabrito. Also the new La Gloria in the Pearl Brewery.

          La Gloria
          1001 37th St, Snyder, TX 79549

        2. The last time there was any good cabrito in San Antonio was in the 60's-70's when a guy, last name, Doria, opened a place on Houston St. (across from the Alameda Theater). It was as good as any you could find in Monterrey, MX. He shut that down, then re-opened on Camaron St. (about half-block north of Penner's). I don't know if it was because there was no demand for great cabrito in SA at that time, or, whether he did not advertise the place that well; but he eventully shut that down as well. I suppose the only cabrito that even comes close these days, is at Don Pedro's on SW Military.