August 28, 2020

San Antonio's 25 Best Mexican Food Restaurants, According to Yelp

The good news is San Antonio is chock full of Mexican food spots — there's literally a taqueria on every corner. The bad news is that wealth of choices can make it hard to know which ones truly shine.

We turned to Yelp to get the scoop on the best places to get tacos, tortas and more — from authentic Mexican cuisine to homey Tex-Mex deliciousness.

Even better, every single one of these spots offers delivery and takeout services, so if you're not sure about dining in just yet, you can enjoy una pequeña fiesta de comida from the comfort of your very own casa. ¡Provecho!
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Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave, (210) 648-3303, facebook.com/polloslosnortenos
It’s not often a Mexican food place in SA consistently lives up to the hype, but Pollos Asados Los Norteños makes it happen time and time again. Most notable during the pandemic is the number of Yelpers that comment on the quickness with which this spot gets your grub to you….fast and delicious? Sign us up! 
Photo via Instagram /  polloslosnortenos
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave, (210) 648-3303, facebook.com/polloslosnortenos
It’s not often a Mexican food place in SA consistently lives up to the hype, but Pollos Asados Los Norteños makes it happen time and time again. Most notable during the pandemic is the number of Yelpers that comment on the quickness with which this spot gets your grub to you….fast and delicious? Sign us up!
Photo via Instagram / polloslosnortenos
El Buen Gusto Mexican Cafe
7709 Tezel Rd, (210) 681-1773, facebook.com/pages/category/Family-Style-Restaurant/El-Buen-Gusto-Mexican-Cafe-200004776716988
This cozy spot serves up generous breakfast and lunch portions, accompanied by authentic hecho a mano tortillas. Some Yelpers complain that their tacos were too greasy, but fat is flavor, people! 
Photo via Instagram /  timothywstory
El Buen Gusto Mexican Cafe
7709 Tezel Rd, (210) 681-1773, facebook.com/pages/category/Family-Style-Restaurant/El-Buen-Gusto-Mexican-Cafe-200004776716988
This cozy spot serves up generous breakfast and lunch portions, accompanied by authentic hecho a mano tortillas. Some Yelpers complain that their tacos were too greasy, but fat is flavor, people!
Photo via Instagram / timothywstory
Tlahco Mexican Kitchen
6702 San Pedro Ave, (210) 239-9457, tlahcokitchen.com
We could go on for days about the entrees at Tlahco, but let’s talk about dessert for a second: grandma's cake. Chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon, smothered with sweet crema and fresh strawberries…delicioso! 
Photo via Instagram /  tlahcomexicankitchen
Tlahco Mexican Kitchen
6702 San Pedro Ave, (210) 239-9457, tlahcokitchen.com
We could go on for days about the entrees at Tlahco, but let’s talk about dessert for a second: grandma's cake. Chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon, smothered with sweet crema and fresh strawberries…delicioso!
Photo via Instagram / tlahcomexicankitchen
Carnitas Don Raul
2202 Broadway, (210) 427-3202, carnitasdonraul.com
Yelper Torie M. Shared her thoughts on this Netflix-famous carnitas spot: “Joining all the positive reviews on here and saying these tacos are the bomb dot com.” Make sure you get some of the green salsa…it’s life-changing. 
Photo via Instagram /  carnitas_don_raul.usa
Carnitas Don Raul
2202 Broadway, (210) 427-3202, carnitasdonraul.com
Yelper Torie M. Shared her thoughts on this Netflix-famous carnitas spot: “Joining all the positive reviews on here and saying these tacos are the bomb dot com.” Make sure you get some of the green salsa…it’s life-changing.
Photo via Instagram / carnitas_don_raul.usa
Tacos N Salsa
Various Locations, tnsmexicancafe.com
Another breakfast and lunch spot aimed at early birds, Tacos N Salsa is short on hours but definitely not on flavor. Yelper Fredric R. says, “Their salsa verdes is out of this world. Don't bother with any other salsa with chips.” Stop in before 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday for a salsa verde fix. 
Photo via Instagram /  breaking.bread.in.sa
Tacos N Salsa
Various Locations, tnsmexicancafe.com
Another breakfast and lunch spot aimed at early birds, Tacos N Salsa is short on hours but definitely not on flavor. Yelper Fredric R. says, “Their salsa verdes is out of this world. Don't bother with any other salsa with chips.” Stop in before 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday for a salsa verde fix.
Photo via Instagram / breaking.bread.in.sa
Casa Frida
1036 S. Alamo St., (210) 378-6641, facebook.com/CasaFrida.SaboresDeMexico
Casa Frida is making a name for itself amongst Yelpers as a perfect place to enjoy a socially-distanced patio for a hearty meal. Try their Paloma and birria nachos… you won’t be disappointed. 
Photo via Instagram /  casafrida.saboresdemexico
Casa Frida
1036 S. Alamo St., (210) 378-6641, facebook.com/CasaFrida.SaboresDeMexico
Casa Frida is making a name for itself amongst Yelpers as a perfect place to enjoy a socially-distanced patio for a hearty meal. Try their Paloma and birria nachos… you won’t be disappointed.
Photo via Instagram / casafrida.saboresdemexico
Ernesto's Mexican Specialties
2559 Jackson Keller Rd, (210) 344-1248
This cozy, family-owned restaurant pairs authentic Mexican food with influences from the owner’s background in French cuisine; you’ll find an array of entrees, but that stars are seafood and steaks, topped with one of Ernesto’s rich sauces. Date night material! 
Photo via Instagram /  jksturtevant
Ernesto's Mexican Specialties
2559 Jackson Keller Rd, (210) 344-1248
This cozy, family-owned restaurant pairs authentic Mexican food with influences from the owner’s background in French cuisine; you’ll find an array of entrees, but that stars are seafood and steaks, topped with one of Ernesto’s rich sauces. Date night material!
Photo via Instagram / jksturtevant
Lula's Mexican Cafe
115 E Travis St #104, (210) 472-3300
Currently only open Wednesday through Friday, Lula’s is a must for Downtowners looking for taco delivery. Order tacos for the office, or just get a “Poco de Todo” breakfast for yourself: a scramble of eggs, bacon, chorizo and cheese served with beans, potatoes and tortillas. 
Photo via Instagram /  ingestpdx
Lula's Mexican Cafe
115 E Travis St #104, (210) 472-3300
Currently only open Wednesday through Friday, Lula’s is a must for Downtowners looking for taco delivery. Order tacos for the office, or just get a “Poco de Todo” breakfast for yourself: a scramble of eggs, bacon, chorizo and cheese served with beans, potatoes and tortillas.
Photo via Instagram / ingestpdx
Chela's Tacos
Various Locations, chelas-tacos.com
From a UTSA-area food truck to a cozy spot on Broadway, Chela’s has come a long way — based on the reviews, it’s easy to see why! Handmade flour tortillas, fresh veggies and fluffy eggs make for out-of-this-world breakfast tacos. Chela’s is only open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., though, so plan accordingly. 
Photo via Instagram /  chelastacos
Chela's Tacos
Various Locations, chelas-tacos.com
From a UTSA-area food truck to a cozy spot on Broadway, Chela’s has come a long way — based on the reviews, it’s easy to see why! Handmade flour tortillas, fresh veggies and fluffy eggs make for out-of-this-world breakfast tacos. Chela’s is only open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., though, so plan accordingly.
Photo via Instagram / chelastacos
Los Azulejos
2267 NW Military Hwy #101, (210) 281-4500, facebook.com/losazulejosrestaurante
Yelper Leslie M. says of this Castle Hills eatery: “What a yummy Mexican restaurant! It was definitely an alternative to your run of the mill Mexican restaurants. Twists on food you wouldn't expect.” 
Photo via Instagram /  losazulejosrestaurante
Los Azulejos
2267 NW Military Hwy #101, (210) 281-4500, facebook.com/losazulejosrestaurante
Yelper Leslie M. says of this Castle Hills eatery: “What a yummy Mexican restaurant! It was definitely an alternative to your run of the mill Mexican restaurants. Twists on food you wouldn't expect.”
Photo via Instagram / losazulejosrestaurante