February 16, 2018 Slideshows » Food & Drink

20 Essential Mexican Soups in San Antonio to Warm Your Ass Up 

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Whether you're recovering from the flu this season, trying to warm up or just craving some tasty Mexican-inspired soups, be sure to hit up one of these spots.
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El Mirador
722 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 225-9444, elmiradorrestaurant.com
If you’re a dog lover with a hankering for fideo, El Mirador near Southtown has a pet-friendly patio. Oh, and some really solid menudo served with diced onion, jalapeno, lime and cilantro.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton
Pete’s Tako House
502 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 944-4730, petestakohouse.com
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Pete’s Tako House is located on Brooklyn Avenue, about five minutes from the Pearl. Though they serve a lot of great food, their fideo loco is worth trying on your first visit. We promise you’ll be back for more.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Tommy’s Restaurant
Multiple locations, mytommys.com
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dining experience, any of the three San Antonio locations will satisfy you. With breakfast served all day and fideo & menudo that long-time fans rave about, you’re missing out if you haven’t tried Tommy’s.
Photo via Instagram / 363elsa
Ajuua! Mexican Grill
11703 Huebner Road, (210) 877-0600, ajuua.net
If you’re looking for fresh Tex-Mex in the Medical Center area, Ajuua! Mexican Grill will not leave you wanting more - in fact, you’ll probably take some to go. While many of their dishes are worth a try (for instance, anything topped with poblano sauce), the pozole will warrant repeat visits. That, and the giant $5 margaritas.
Photo via Facebook / AJUUA Mexican Grill
Panchitos Restaurant
4100 McCullough Ave., (210) 821-5338, panchitos.net
While Panchito’s Restaurant is good food any day of the week, Thursdays are an especially good time to go. (Hint: $2 house margaritas.)
Photo via Instagram / andresjarod
Rosarios Mexican
Multiple locations, rosariossa.com
While only the Southtown location is open seven days a week (the San Pedro location is closed on Sundays), both locations always have excellent fideo. Come for the fideo, then try the twenty flavors of margaritas (not all at once).
Photo via Instagram / hungryghosttraveler
Taqueria Chapala Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
1902 McCullough Ave., (210) 735-5352
Open from 6am to 11pm, Taqueria Chapala Jalisco can satisfy your Mexican food cravings (almost) any time. Even though the pozole is only served on the weekends, it’s worth waiting for. If you find yourself there during the week, try their spectacular caldos.
Photo via Instagram / en_food
2403 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 530-4236, eatchisme.com
If you’re looking for a unique twist on traditional Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Chisme. While their fresh takes on the classics are great, their homestyle pozole will keep you warm while you gossip.
Photo via Facebook / Chisme
Beto’s ALT-MEX
8142 Broadway, (210) 930-9393, betosaltmex.com
Located close to the airport, Beto’s Alt-Mex has fresh and delicious options for different types of dietary needs. While you’re there, try their pozole or fideo.
Photo via Instagram / betosaltmex
Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
218 Produce Row, (210) 225-1262, mitierracafe.com
Opened in 1941, Mi Tierra has been the stomping ground of San Antonians and tourists alike for seven decades. Not only do they have killer food, especially the menudo, but the atmosphere, decorations, and art are reflective of the rich culture of San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram / mitierracafeandbakery
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El Milagrito Cafe
521 E Woodlawn Ave., (210) 737-8646, elmilagritocafe.com
If you’re up at the crack of dawn and craving something warm, El Milagrito Cafe is definitely worth trying. With menudo served all day every day and fideo served every day at lunch, there’s something for everyone to try.
Photo via Instagram / elmilagritocafe
Cascabel Mexican Patio
1000 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 212-6456
While Cascabel Mexican Patio certainly leans towards a more traditional style with both food and decor, the taste offers much more than your average pozole. Even abuela would approve.
Photo via Instagram / alonshaya
The Little Taco Factory
1510 McCullough Avenue, (210) 227-5657, facebook.com
The Little Taco Factory has been serving home-style Tex-Mex food in San Antonio for almost 40 years. While the breakfast tacos are certainly a fan favorite, the dine-in only menudo is worth ordering when you want something a little more filling.
Photo via Instagram / rickness54
The Original Blanco Cafe
419 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 271-3300, blancocafe.net
No matter the temperature or the weather, once you try it, the cravings for The Original Blanco Cafe’s chicken tortilla soup never stop.
Photo via Facebook / Carla Gramlich
Pico De Gallo
111 S. Leona St., (210) 225-6060, picodegallo.com
Sister restaurant to Mi Tierra, Pico de Gallo shares the beautiful and rich decor and family-feel. It’s perfect for bringing out-of-towners to enjoy authentic San Antonio cuisine or for enjoying a bowl of menudo or caldo for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / delfinar1130
La Gloria
100 E. Grayson St., (210) 267-9040, lagloria.com
Dedicated to offering interior Mexican cuisine to San Antonio, La Gloria offers menudo on occasion, so be sure to check before going. Other than that, fideo is a complimentary appetizer.
Photo via Instagram / lagloriasa
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
2218 Broadway, (210) 224-5540, carmelitassa.com
Open from 5am to 3pm six days a week, Carmelita’s is the perfect place to stop by for breakfast and lunch. While the $0.99 breakfast taco special is a favorite for bringing to the office, the menudo is a great choice that you won’t want to share.
Photo via Yelp / John Z.
Jaime’s Mexican Restaurant
2530 S. WW White Road, (210) 236-8494
Come to Jaime’s Mexican Restaurant for the caldo, then come again because you’re a regular. Like most of their clientele, you’ll keep coming back because the food is so good.
Photo via Instagram / sanantonionightout
Mama Margie’s
Multiple locations, mamamargies.com
If you’ve got a late-night craving for menudo, have no fear! Mama Margie’s is always open.
Photo via Yelp / Tim C.
Fidelo’s Mexican Restaurant
10929 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 655-8737, facebook.com
Even though Fidelo’s is only open for breakfast and lunch, it’s worth moving around your schedule to try. Menudo and caldo are served 7 days a week, so you don’t even have to wait until the weekend to try your favorite classics.
Photo via Instagram / silvercuellar3
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El Mirador
722 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 225-9444, elmiradorrestaurant.com
If you’re a dog lover with a hankering for fideo, El Mirador near Southtown has a pet-friendly patio. Oh, and some really solid menudo served with diced onion, jalapeno, lime and cilantro.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton

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