Tex-mex or Mexican near the missions
Doing a super quick trip next week and don't want to spend too much time driving around, but I will if I need to. I have been searching the old posts and checking menus, and have a list of about 10 restaurants I would love to eat at, but I still haven't figured out where they all are. We are staying at the Westin on the Riverwalk. I know I want to eat off the Riverwalk and was wondering if anything really good is around the Missions, or on the way from downtown to the missions.
We just got back from a similar quick trip and have 2 ideas for you:
• Las Palmas is a block or 2 north of Nicha's on the west side of Roosevelt Road. Small storefront eatery with good, typical Tex-mex, homemade flour and corn tortillas. Clean spot, sweet family feeling. This would be your quick, non-fancy option.
• La Fruteria, 1401 S. Flores, is a newish spot from Johnny Hernandez serving botanos in the evenings. After the missions close at 5, you could go for delicious drinks and a meal of snacks. It's on the ground floor of a converted warehouse. Two of us had nuts and cocktails and then shared 4 plates. This is interior Mexican food. They were out of a couple things but we loved everything we ate and I'd go back in a minute. Fresh and tasty, and only very slightly off your path back to the hotel. Have a great trip!