October 30, 2019

Where to Find the Best Fideo Loco in San Antonio

It's undeniable: San Antonians really love fideo loco. Though we'll all claim that our mama/abuela makes the best bowl in the world, sometimes you just need to go to your neighborhood Mexican cafe and grab a bowl. Whatever the case may be, here's where you can score a bowl of fideo loco here in the Alamo City.
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The Original Blanco Cafe
Multiple locations, originalblancocafe.com
A favorite for plenty of locals, Blanco Cafe is revered for its take on fideo loco. The $7.99 dish is a mix of fideo, picadillo and ranchero beans cooked in a tomato gravy, and served with freshly-made tortillas. Mmm… If you don’t want picadillo, you can opt for spicy asada a la Mexicana for a few bucks more.
Photo via Instagram / aly_bun
The Original Blanco Cafe
Multiple locations, originalblancocafe.com
A favorite for plenty of locals, Blanco Cafe is revered for its take on fideo loco. The $7.99 dish is a mix of fideo, picadillo and ranchero beans cooked in a tomato gravy, and served with freshly-made tortillas. Mmm… If you don’t want picadillo, you can opt for spicy asada a la Mexicana for a few bucks more.
Photo via Instagram / aly_bun
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
2218 Broadway St, (210) 224-5540, carmelitassa.com
Venture inside this bright orange building and you’ll find authentic Mexican dishes. With a bowl of fideo loco — noodles topped with picadillo and charro beans — from this Broadway mainstay, you’ll be having a good day real quick.
Photo via Google Maps
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
2218 Broadway St, (210) 224-5540, carmelitassa.com
Venture inside this bright orange building and you’ll find authentic Mexican dishes. With a bowl of fideo loco — noodles topped with picadillo and charro beans — from this Broadway mainstay, you’ll be having a good day real quick.
Photo via Google Maps
Georgia’s Mexican Restaurant
2214 Palo Alto Road, (210) 923-9313
Head to the South Side and pay a visit to this homey joint, known for its tacos and lunch specials. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, you’ll be able to score the fideo loco lunch special for just $7. If you like lots of beans in your fideo loco and like it spicy, you’ll be more than satisfied here.
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Georgia’s Mexican Restaurant
2214 Palo Alto Road, (210) 923-9313
Head to the South Side and pay a visit to this homey joint, known for its tacos and lunch specials. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, you’ll be able to score the fideo loco lunch special for just $7. If you like lots of beans in your fideo loco and like it spicy, you’ll be more than satisfied here.
Photo via Instagram / hawaiiankine75
Pete’s Tako House
502 Brooklyn Ave, (210) 224-2911, petestakohouse.com
Folks who live or work in the downtown area are likely well-acquainted with the hearty bowl of fideo loco over at Pete’s Tako House. The family-run joint tops off the noodle soup with ground beef and whole beans. Grab a small or large bowl, or even just a cup if you want a quick fix. Swing by during lunch and you can score tortillas with your meal.
Photo via Instagram / kfuehrer
Pete’s Tako House
502 Brooklyn Ave, (210) 224-2911, petestakohouse.com
Folks who live or work in the downtown area are likely well-acquainted with the hearty bowl of fideo loco over at Pete’s Tako House. The family-run joint tops off the noodle soup with ground beef and whole beans. Grab a small or large bowl, or even just a cup if you want a quick fix. Swing by during lunch and you can score tortillas with your meal.
Photo via Instagram / kfuehrer
Sazon Mexican Cafe
9822 Potranco Road, (210) 256-1500, sazonmexicancafe.com
Housed on the Far West Side, Sazon is a dependable joint for when you need some solid Mexican eats. The casual spot has lots on the menu, fideo loco among the selections. On top of being pretty tasty, it’s also affordable for when you want to eat good without splurging.
Photo via Yelp / Gina C.
Sazon Mexican Cafe
9822 Potranco Road, (210) 256-1500, sazonmexicancafe.com
Housed on the Far West Side, Sazon is a dependable joint for when you need some solid Mexican eats. The casual spot has lots on the menu, fideo loco among the selections. On top of being pretty tasty, it’s also affordable for when you want to eat good without splurging.
Photo via Yelp / Gina C.
Claudia's Restaurant
1305 Pleasanton Rd #1942, (210) 362-1204, facebook.com/claudias.restaurant
Amazing food awaits you at this South Side establishment. For just $6 you’ll be able to score all of the fideo loco you could ever want — though we won’t blame you if you come back for seconds.
Photo via Yelp / Claudia A.
Claudia's Restaurant
1305 Pleasanton Rd #1942, (210) 362-1204, facebook.com/claudias.restaurant
Amazing food awaits you at this South Side establishment. For just $6 you’ll be able to score all of the fideo loco you could ever want — though we won’t blame you if you come back for seconds.
Photo via Yelp / Claudia A.
Panchito’s Mexican Restaurant
Multiple locations, panchitos.net
This family-friendly spot has all the Mexican dishes you know and love, including fideo loco. Available in three sizes depending on how hungry you are, the traditional soup is topped with ground beef and charro beans. Yum!
Photo via Instagram / agomez0518
Panchito’s Mexican Restaurant
Multiple locations, panchitos.net
This family-friendly spot has all the Mexican dishes you know and love, including fideo loco. Available in three sizes depending on how hungry you are, the traditional soup is topped with ground beef and charro beans. Yum!
Photo via Instagram / agomez0518
Mi Gran Jalisco
615 E Amber St, (210) 642-7130, facebook.com
Right by Stinson Park you’ll find Mi Gran Jalisco — a neighborhood joint coming through with Mexican bites. Your bowl of fideo loco includes whole charro beans and picadillo, so you know it’s packed with flavor.
Photo via Yelp / Reyna R.
Mi Gran Jalisco
615 E Amber St, (210) 642-7130, facebook.com
Right by Stinson Park you’ll find Mi Gran Jalisco — a neighborhood joint coming through with Mexican bites. Your bowl of fideo loco includes whole charro beans and picadillo, so you know it’s packed with flavor.
Photo via Yelp / Reyna R.
Rosa's Tacos To Go
1721 Nogalitos St, (210) 928-7672, rosastacostogo.com
Right across the street from the super cool H-E-B on Nogalitos you’ll find a super relaxed taco house. Oh, and it serves some pretty tasty fideo loco. Available Tuesdays through Thursdays after 10:30 a.m., you can down a “bowl of goodness” on your lunch break if you’re not too far.
Photo via Instagram / rosastacostogo_
Rosa's Tacos To Go
1721 Nogalitos St, (210) 928-7672, rosastacostogo.com
Right across the street from the super cool H-E-B on Nogalitos you’ll find a super relaxed taco house. Oh, and it serves some pretty tasty fideo loco. Available Tuesdays through Thursdays after 10:30 a.m., you can down a “bowl of goodness” on your lunch break if you’re not too far.
Photo via Instagram / rosastacostogo_
The Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 734-5661, facebook.com/theoriginaldonutshop
There may not be a dedicated fideo loco drive-thru, but this spot holds it down for this puro dish. Though named for its donuts, Original Donut Shop is a city-wide favorite for its Mexican fare. While the mainstay’s breakfast tacos get lots of attention, the fideo loco is equally deserving. It tastes homemade, but it’s somehow better than your mama’s rendition. Those may be fighting words, but they’re also completely true.
Photo via Instagram / lsemidey88
The Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 734-5661, facebook.com/theoriginaldonutshop
There may not be a dedicated fideo loco drive-thru, but this spot holds it down for this puro dish. Though named for its donuts, Original Donut Shop is a city-wide favorite for its Mexican fare. While the mainstay’s breakfast tacos get lots of attention, the fideo loco is equally deserving. It tastes homemade, but it’s somehow better than your mama’s rendition. Those may be fighting words, but they’re also completely true.
Photo via Instagram / lsemidey88