Eating your way through the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio

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As you tour your way through Texas, you really begin to encounter its Hispanic influences in San Antonio. With a number of historic Spanish missions, those of Mexican descent have a long history in these parts.

This also makes this city a great place to sample their cuisine, as there are many authentic spots scattered all across town. In our opinion, the following joints on this list represent the very best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio…

1) Mama Margie’s (7335 S Zarzamora St)

The unpretentious nature of this 24 hour fast food style restaurant hides the brilliance that Mama Margie’s delivers to the hungry denizens of San Antonio. This is due to their practice of preparing food from fresh everyday, unlike thawing out frozen ingredients in lesser establishments. As a result, its drool-inducing dishes, which includes its famous enchiladas, brings regulars back to the counter for more on a frequent basis.

2) Rosario’s Mexican Cafe y Cantina (910 S Alamo St)

You might face a long wait for food at Rosario Mexican Cafe y Cantina, but with an outstanding track record of quality Tex Mex food, it’s well worth the inconvenience.

This is especially apparent at lunch, as San Antonio residents on their lunch break pile in to take advantage of their lunch specials, as they they are an excellent value for those looking for big quantities of amazing cuisine at a low price.

Of all the dishes they serve, we recommend that you try the beef fajita, as it is a very flavorful dish compared to what you’ll pay to have it.

3) Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine (5800 Broadway St)

Want to eat Mexican at a trendy spot where everybody goes to see and be seen? Getting a table at Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine will achieve this goal, as it is one of the most popular dinign spots in the neighborhood of Alamo Heights.

As an establishment on the cutting edge of Mexican, they have concocted dishes that are gluten-free, allowing those that have an allergy to this food element (or are Paleo dieters) to enjoy this type of cuisine without having to self-cater it for themselves.

If you are here at lunch, try the sopa y enchilada verde – you won’t regret it!

4) Pollos Asados Los Norteños (4642 Rigsby Ave)

Looking for the best in Mexican style chicken in San Antonio? If so, you just might find it at Pollos Asados Los Norteños, as people actually come from elsewhere in the state with a meal at this restaurant being part of their itinerary. The BBQ glaze is heavenly, and together with the sides (Mexican style rice and beans), you’ll have a feed that will satisfy your insides for a while afterward.

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