Below is a list of the top and leading Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio. To help you find the best Mexican Restaurants located near you in San Antonio, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Antonio’s Best Mexican Restaurants:
The top rated Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio are:
- Tito’s Mexican Restaurant – authentic Tex-Mex dishes in a relaxed setting
- Rosario’s – owned and operated by the celebrated restaurateur Lisa Wong
- Pete’s Tako House – specializes in taco varieties loved by local and foreign diners
- La Fogata Mexican Cuisine – excites diners with their fire-roasted cooking method
- Pappasito’s Cantina – largest family managed restaurant in the region
Tito’s Mexican Restaurant
Tito’s Mexican Restaurant is proudly owned and operated by the Rodriguez family. It is situated in the historical King William District. They have crafted a relaxed dining atmosphere with authentic Tex-Mex dishes. The restaurant whips up meals from the secret recipe of the family. This gives every serving that unique Mexican flavor. Every day corn and flour tortillas are prepared from scratch. Locals enjoyed their grilled meats particularly beef, and the enchiladas. Diner’s get to choose which specialties they are going to try, from their breakfast menu to their snack offerings.
Starters, Nachos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Family Combos, San Antonio Favorites, On the lighter side, Shrimp Plates, Specialty Menu Items
“Great spot for a casual night. Bar area has cleaner air than the main dining room, FYI. Delicious food. Great Service.” –Ricardo De Leon
Rosario’s is a favorite among locals ever since its opening in 1992. The restaurant has been serving mouth-watering dishes to the Southtown and King William residents. Not only locals flock their establishment but also foreign diners ready to experience their outstanding food. This is credited to its experienced restaurateur owner Lisa Wong. Aside from their unparalleled customer service, their sumptuous menu of Mexican dishes are also worth coming back. All are well prepared with the finest ingredients to bring out their unique taste and flavor. Guests can choose from their nachos, tacos, parrillas and margaritas.
Antojitos, Sopas, Tacos, Postres, Parrillas, Enchiladas, Nachos
“This is a fun place to come for a drink (they have their own Patron varieties!) and their food is comfort food Tex Mex to a T. Sometimes they get super busy on the weekends. Nice but small bar area. Usually good service.” –Holly Walrath
Pete’s Tako House
Pete’s Tako House was formerly called “Tink-A-Tako” and owned by Alex “Tink” Halsell. Alex eventually sold it to its new owner Pete Rios and Dora “Kookie” Rios-Torres the next year. The restaurant has been operating for more than 33 years now. Since then it has captivated a lot of diners, local and international. They were all praising the savory flavor and taste of their Mexican meals.Their meals remain consistently good despite the years that have passed. Dining at their busiest hours would make guests wait in line for hours due to the popularity of the Mexican food house. The queue of loyal customers keep getting longer due to their homemade flour and corn tortilla.
Soups, Salads, Petes Plates, Hamburgers, Combination Plates, Fajitas Steak And Seafood, Takos, Chalupas, Enchiladas, Crispy Or Soft Takos, Half Nachos, Desserts, Burritos
Child’s Plates, Drinks, Lunch Special, Breakfast, Breakfast Specials
“Great tacos that are well worth it. No small tiny tacos here. You get real food in real portions. We had breakfast tacos, and they were a great price as well. This place is very popular for good reason. We will be back.” –Jeffrey Keefauver
La Fogata Mexican Cuisine
La Fogata Mexican Cuisine was built in 1978 and has been impressing the San Antonio community. The amazing view of their cooks fire-roasting their salsa and blending their margaritas continue to be a sight to look forward to. They have been doing this for 40 years now and have catered to almost 450 guests each day. What looked as a proud restaurant now started as a humble taco joint. Its name which translates to open flame continues to be one of their unique culinary techniques. By utilizing fire-roasted cooking they were able to draw the exquisite flavors of every dish.
Antojitos, Sopas, Quesos & Quesadillas, Platillos, Enchiladas, Postres
“Excellent excellent service. I had to wait for my party of seven and arrived a little early. My server made sure I had my coffee and chips till everyone got there. Food was very good! Recommend La Fogata highly. Will be returning real soon!” –Mary Jane Valdez
Pappasito’s Cantina can be considered as one of the biggest family managed Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. The company focuses on dishing out exemplary meals and quality service. This is mirrored by the responses they are getting from happy and satisfied diners. Despite the number of positive reviews that encourages the team, they still vow to offer more. They are centered on their philosophy to always welcome innovations and improvements to the services. Customers are treated with various culinary wonders such as their slow-smoked ribs, tacos, nachos, and grilled fresh seafood. These dishes are all prepared using the original recipe and method hailing from the native country of Mexico.
Slow smoked ribs to go, Appetizers, Tacos, Fajitas, Nachos, Quesadillas, Salads, Enchiladas
“Outstanding Service is the headline for this Tex Mex eatery. The chips with fresh warm salsa is a great starter. The mesquite wood-grilled fajitas was top notch. The server was outstanding for the entire meal. My glass was always refilled before being dry.” –Darrel Mullis
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.