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bzookaj Jan 19, 2013 08:46 PM

This is a little last minute, but I'll be in San Antonio tomorrow. Where would you suggest for a good Mexican restaurant for dinner? Some place that serves nopales would be good, and I'm a sucker for game or other meats not common to American diets (tripe, tongue, etc.). Price and atmosphere are not issues, except I don't want to dress up for anything. Thanks for the help!

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    Mompers RE: bzookaj Jan 19, 2013 09:01 PM

    Rosario's in the King William area. Guajillo's off of 410. There's a lot of great taquerias on the south side.

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      San Antonio Sam RE: bzookaj Jan 29, 2013 11:42 AM

      Guajillo's is awesome - my favorite. They don't have lengua or menudo - at least not on a regular basis . .but they do have a birria that I could vouch for.

      If you've never tried it before you might want to try barbacoa - beef cheek or whole head - depending on where and how you order. If given the choice, this gringo chooses "all meat", lol. Can recommend Mimi's tamales and barbacoa . .or, if it's in the evening, Erick's Tacos has barbacao tacos that I like.

      You could also go down to a Culebra Meat Market, pick up some barbacoa, a pack of corn tamales, a plastic tub of red hot salsa and a Big Red - a very "San Antonio" experience.

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        arashall RE: San Antonio Sam Jan 29, 2013 12:04 PM

        Laughing about the Big Red :-) I learned to drink it at the Blanco Cafe when I was in college. It's awful by itself, but somehow works with Mexican food in SA. As does butter on your tortillas.

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        HomerT2 RE: bzookaj Feb 8, 2013 07:44 PM

        Haha, barbacoa and Big Red is about as San Antonio as you can get. Great suggestion there.

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