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The 14 Best Mexican Restaurants In San Antonio

Updated: August 23, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in San Antonio? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in San Antonio. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in San Antonio, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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Rosario's Mexican Cafe Y Cantina

Mexican, $$, King WilliamMexican, $$San Antonio, King William
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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La Fonda on Main

Mexican, $$, Monte VistaMexican, $$San Antonio, Monte Vista
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

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    Zagat, 2016
  • SA Current, 2019

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Carnitas Lonja

Mexican, $, Roosevelt ParkMexican, $San Antonio, Roosevelt Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Sangria On the Burg

American, $$, Oak HillsAmerican, $$San Antonio, Oak Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Beto's Alt-Mex

Mexican, $$, Oak Park - NorthwoodMexican, $$San Antonio, Oak Park - Northwood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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El Siete Mares

Mexican, $$, Prospect HillMexican, $$San Antonio, Prospect Hill
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

Mexican, $$, San AntonioMexican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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  • SA Current, 2019

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Pollos Asados Los Norteños

Mexican, $, San AntonioMexican, $San Antonio
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Cascabel Mexican Patio

Mexican, $, LavacaMexican, $San Antonio, Lavaca
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Cabo Bob's Burritos

Mexican, $, San AntonioMexican, $San Antonio
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Pete's Tako House

Mexican, $, San AntonioMexican, $San Antonio
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • SA Current, 2018

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La Gloria

Mexican, $$, Tobin HillMexican, $$San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • SA Current, 2018

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    SA Current, 2018
  • Lyft

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Sanchos

Mexican, $, Five PointsMexican, $San Antonio, Five Points
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • SA Current, 2019

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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 6852 spots across San Antonio, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 747 lists and articles from the likes of Zagat, Hoodline and Lyft – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in Zagat - Best Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio, Hoodline - 3 new places to savor Mexican fare in San Antonio and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

The highest-rated Mexican restaurants for delivery in San Antonio are Carnitas Lonja, Rosario's Mexican Cafe Y Cantina, and La Panadería.

Ernesto's Mexican Specialties, Restaurante Mexicano El D F, and Stixs & Stone are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for dessert in San Antonio.

Carnitas Lonja, Rosario's Mexican Cafe Y Cantina, and La Panadería are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that are good for groups in San Antonio.

Rosario's Mexican Cafe Y Cantina, La Panadería, and Sangria On the Burg are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in San Antonio.

Carnitas Lonja, Rosario's Mexican Cafe Y Cantina, and Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in San Antonio.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    When considering what goes best with bean, cheese, rice burrito, we recommend a glass of Pale Ale, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through richness.


  • Go for ESB with beef burrito

    To elevate your beef burrito experience, we recommend some ESB to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer balances fatty flavours.

  • A next-level pairing for Amber Ale

    Experts often pair cheese enchilada with beef with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Fun facts

  • A speedy eater

    Never get between Joey Chestnut and their fish taco. Joey Chestnut holds the record for most fish taco eaten in 5 minutes, an incredible 23.

  • A long-held tradition

    A trip to Mexico is incomplete without having tried the local mole, a national classic!

  • Once upon a time

    The burrito was only thought up in 1900s! We wonder what people ever did without some good burrito in their lives...

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in San Antonio. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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