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Barbacoa in San Antonio Downtown

Phaedrus Nov 28, 2011 07:02 AM

I'll be going to San Antonio for the NCAA women's volleyball final four. I am pretty sure I will be well fed along the Riverwalk, but I was wondering if there are places where they serve barbacoa in downtown.

Also would be interested in hole in the wall places for authentic Mexican food, migas, mole, and the like in downtown.

Muchisimas gracias.

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    HollyDolly RE: Phaedrus Dec 1, 2011 10:08 AM

    I hardly ever get downtown. You might check out SA Current magazine online, maybe they have something.Only time I have eaten down there was at Rivercenter Mall,and Zuni Cafe on the Riverwalk years ago.

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      San Antonio Sam RE: Phaedrus Dec 2, 2011 08:30 AM

      If you have transportation you will find more hole-in-the-wall mex and barbacoa on the west/nw side of town. One good place, not really a hole in the wall, for Mex food is Rosario's in Southtown - very close to Downtown. As far as I can tell the Mex places right near the riverwalk seem to be of the 'Ritas on the River' variety - ie- don't bother.

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        bronwen RE: Phaedrus Dec 2, 2011 09:08 AM

        The Hyatt Regency has a new restaurant called Q which specializes in bbq - different ones from Kansas City, Memphis, etc.

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          txdesign RE: Phaedrus Dec 9, 2011 05:41 AM

          For Barbacoa downtown you can try "Tommy's," they're known for their 'Barbacoa & Big Red'. Ther is also a "Panchitos" near city hall which serves some good barbacoa. One other place that is fairly new downtown is "Taco Garage" they offer a Barbacoa & Big Red special which is a bit more authentic (regular barbacoa, vs the all meat that the former two serve). Good Luck & Bienvenido a San Antonio!

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            Phaedrus RE: txdesign Dec 9, 2011 01:30 PM

            Muchisimas gracais. Looking forward to it.

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