Heading to San Antonio
I'm heading to SA for the weekend and looking for a good place to try out. I'm not looking for anything that I can find somewhere else. TexMex would be okay or any other little joint. Very fond of hole-in-the-wall places and I'd like to keep it at $30 for two people. Any one got any tips?
I stopped at Two Bros bbq Thursday on our way out west and picked up some sliced brisket and chicken. The brisket was delicious but it had way too much fat on it. The bark on the sliced beef was really good. The thing we loved about Two Bros was the chicken!! Delicious!!! And the people working there are just wonderful. So nice and accommodating.
Celito Lindo- it's in an upscale suburban strip mall, but very authentic and always filled with mexican nationals. Everythings great, but my favorite is the tampiquena plate
Guajillos- fairly cheap (most entrees under $10), simple but clean. Also frequented by mex nationals. I like the fish with garlic sauce, milanesa, tacos al pastor.
If you want really cheap, go to Mendez cafe, out of the way, may only be open for lunch. Get whatever the special is that day, usually $5-6. Homemade tortillas, everything made to order. You'll be the only tourist in there.
La Gloria is all small plates, you can get a bunch and share, most are around $5. all of the tacos are good, had a molcajete with pork last time that was great.
Two Bros BBQ- great baby back ribs, pulled pork, brisket.
I've only been here a few years, but don't know of any Guatamalen or Cuban.
I don't really like tex mex, so my recommendations are more for interior mexican food.
re: Nancy C
Not great here for Asian food. There are a handful of decent Thai and Chinese restaurants, but nothing you can't get elsewhere.
There are two great Italian restaurants. Il Sogno, which is in the same complex as La Gloria, the Pearl Brewery, is owned by Andrew Weissman who was a Beard nominee more than once. He used to own Le Reve, which was considered by many to be the best restaurant in TX. He also owns Sandbar, an excellent seafood place also in the same complex. They don't take reservations and it can be tough to get into Il Sogno on weekends unless you get there at 6 when they open.
Tre Trattoria is owned by Jason Dady, who owns several other restaurants including Two Bros BBQ and Bin 555. All of his restaurants are good. Tre Trattoria is at a significantly lower price point then Il Sogno.
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