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Authentic Mexican in San Antonio

San Antonio Sam Mar 28, 2012 08:13 AM

I'm looking for a list of places in San Antonio that serve authentic Mexican cuisine.

Here are the ones I know about so far. To be considered authentic doesn't mean they don't have any Tex Mex items - but they do need to have at least several authentic dishes on the menu.

-not in any order:

Mexico 2 Go
Cascabel Mexican Patio
El Mirasol/Soluna
Erick's Tacos
Los Cocos Fruteria & Taqueria

I know there's a lot more. (c'mon West-siders!). Let's make a list so the next time somebody asks about Authentic Mex . .or complains about the ubiquitity of Tex Mex in SA, they can be pointed here. Also so I can make sure I eat at them all!


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    bronwen RE: San Antonio Sam Mar 29, 2012 07:45 AM

    Cascabel, La Gloria and the soups at El Mirador come to mind.

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      saeyedoc RE: San Antonio Sam Mar 29, 2012 08:30 AM

      Ceilito Lindo should be on your list.

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        San Antonio Sam RE: saeyedoc Apr 3, 2012 11:16 AM

        Thanks for the suggestion, saeyedoc! I had a chance to try Ceilito Lindo for lunch today - they do indeed have authentic mexican dishes on thier menu. I had enchiladas divorciadas. They were authentic style, taste was pretty good although I prefer El Mirasol by a good margin. The boracho beans, though, were fantastic. I don't know if boracho beans are Mexican or Tex Mex but these were absolutely the best boracho beans I have had in at least a year.

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          saeyedoc RE: San Antonio Sam Apr 4, 2012 06:36 AM

          Glad you enjoyed it. My favorites there are the Tampiquena plate, Chili Rellenos, Chilaquiles.

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        kindofabigdeal RE: San Antonio Sam Mar 29, 2012 04:09 PM

        Taqueria El Chilaquil
        Los Banderos Molinos (finding it on google maps never works, it is a couple blocks south of brown coffee on zarzamora)

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