Best Mexican/Latin American Eats in San Antonio

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While there are far too many incredible Mexican and Latin American restaurants in San Antonio to name, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites. If you’ve been working up an appetite visiting San Antonio cultural attractions, take a look at our guide for local Latin American and Mexican food near Corpus Christi, and contact us if you have any questions!

Mexican Food and Tex-Mex

  • Paloma Blanca: This restaurant has top ratings from Urban Spoon, San Antonio Magazine, and Zagat. It has vegetarian-friendly Lenten options, and gluten-free and paleo items. They have an extensive list of tequilas, with happy hour 3pm-6pm M-F.
  • Rosario’s Mexican Cafe Y Cantina: Rosario’s has been recognized by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, and more. You can’t go wrong with any menu items, from specialty margaritas to shrimp nachos and tacos callejeros.
  • Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery: Located downtown and open 24 hours, Mi Tierra was established over 75 years ago and is known great food and a warm and vibrant interior. It has a sweetbreads counter, traditional pastries, gift shop, and mariachi music!
  • La Fonda on Main: Established in 1932, this is the oldest Mexican restaurant in San Antonio! Get lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch Tex-Mex and true Mexican dishes, in a fine dining but casual atmosphere.
  • Original Mexican Restaurant: On the riverwalk and open 24 hours, you can get your fix of traditional food here any time! It was named after the Original Mexican Restaurant of San Antonio across the river, open from 1899-1960.

Dorrego’s – Argentinian

Touted as the only Argentinian-inspired restaurant in San Antonio, visit Dorrego’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just drinks. Breakfast is open at 6:30 am, and the bar hours–with an excellent selection of Argentinian wines–are from 11am-2am

Tienda Centro America – Honduran, Salvadoran

Tienda Centro America is a casual diner that will remind people from Honduras and El Salvador of home, with delicious dishes like pupusa and fried plantains, as well as an attached Central American grocery store!

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El Ceviche De Waldito – Peruvian, Cuban

El Ceviche de Waldito is an award-winning family-owned restaurant with a low-cost, filling, and flavorful lunch buffet. Get roasted chicken, soup, and plenty of vegetarian options. You may even run into the amazing and friendly Chef Waldo!

La Marginal – Puerto Rican

La Marginal was established in 1999 and decorated to evoke Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. You can dine in, order online, or cater your next event. Above all, try the traditional dish mofongo–plantains or yucca mashed with crispy pork rinds and a créme garlic butter sauce.

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