San Antonio Cabrito?
- Pollo Feb 3, 2010 09:49 PM
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...
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
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.