GARCIA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
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The Garcia family has been serving up their own brand of Tex-Mex and barbecue in San Antoino’s west side since 1962 and has since remained an Alamo City favorite for down-to-earth, no-nonsense classic Mexican food. Proudly claiming to be the site of the invention of the Barbecue Brisket Taco, the west side staple has won a multitude of awards and honors for its consistency and traditional culinary stylings.
842 Fredericksburg, San Antonio, TX 78201
HENRY'S PUFFY TACO
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Since opening their first location in 1978, Henry’s Puffy Taco has always prided itself in serving homemade family recipes made daily using only the freshest ingredients. Known for their classic original Puffy Taco recipe and their nationally recognized spicy beef fajitas, Henry’s Puffy Taco is a fun and delicious stop on the Taco Trail!
3202 W Woodlawn Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78228
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The story of Los Barrios Continental Mexican Cuisine has its humble origins in 1979, when Viola Barrios arrived in San Antonio from Bustamante, Mexico and opened the original Los Barrios Restaurant in an old boat house serving traditional Casero-style recipes passed down from generation to generation. Boasting an extensive menu loaded with a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes featuring everything from Cabrito and Milanesa to Mariscos, Flautas, and Gorditas, Los Barrios has become an integral part of San Antonio's culinary heritage and identity.
4223 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78212
POLLOS ASADOS LOS NORTEÑOS
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If you’re looking for some incredible mesquite grilled chicken and fajitas look no further than Pollos Asados Los Norteños. Located on the city’s east side just inside of 410, Pollos Asados is the place to go for authentic, delicious, smoked Mexican meats.
4642 Rigsby Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78222
RAY'S DRIVE INN
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Ray’s Drive Inn opened its doors in 1956 in west San Antonio and has remained a westwide landmark to this day. Recognized as the official original home of the Puffy Taco, Ray’s Drive Inn is a San Antonio Tex-Mex staple you will not want to miss!
822 SW 19th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
ROLANDO’S SUPER TACO #2
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If you’re ready to take your breakfast taco game to the next level, Rolando’s Super Taco is where you want to be. Offering classic breakfast taco combinations in a gigantic hand made flour tortilla in a friendly, down-home environment it's easy to see how Rolando’s has managed to become a San Antonio classic.
92 Shasta Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78221
SANITARY TORTILLA CO.
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The Sanitary Tortilla Company has been a part of San Antonio’s rich history since opening its doors in 1925 as the first machine-made tortilla production site for all of South Texas. Producing tortillas and chips for over 85 restaurants all over the city, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve eaten a Sanitary Tortilla Co. tortilla at some point already! Stop in any day of the week to pick up some of their famous tortillas and tortilla chips, or, on weekends only, enjoy a special selection of San Antonio classics such as Barbacoa, Carnitas, Chicharron de Carne, and more.
Taco Menu available Saturday and Sunday Only
623 Urban Loop, San Antonio, TX 78204
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Another long time San Antonio favorite, the Torres family has been serving up delicious traditional Mexican flavors out of Taco Haven for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner since 1969. From its humble origins as a mom and pop taco pop up to cementing its place in San Antonio taco lore, Taco Haven is the place to go for everything from some early morning Migas to some dinner time Tex-Mex comfort food.
1032 S Presa Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
TACO TACO CAFE
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Helen Belesiotis has been serving up an award-winning, true authentic Mexican dishes made from scratch out of Taco Taco Café in uptown San Antonio for years, and has since made a name for herself, with Taco Taco Café being named America’s Best Taco by Bon Appetit on the Food Network and winning a multitude of other awards throughout their existence.
145 E Hildebrand Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
TAQUITOS WEST AVENUE
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Offering a selection of tacos inspired by the flavors of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, Taquitos West Avenue has earned its place as one of San Antonio’s favorite places to go for a delicious and true street taco experience. Choose from traditional favorites like Al Pastor (Thursday through Sunday only), Cabeza, Suadero, Bistek, Lengua, or Tripa, and you’ll quickly see why Taquitos West Avenue has taken the San Antonio Taco Scene by storm.
2818 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78201