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El Jarro De Arturo

$$$
Northeast San Antonio
Mexican
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13421 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 494-5084
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old Style But Good

Located at the southwest corner of Hwy 281 and Bitters Rd., El Jarro is the typical Mexican restaurant that has been in business for a long time, and aspects are getting a little "long in the tooth". The interior is dark, the furniture shows the wear of many years, and in some respects it is like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
AirstreamR
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Bandera, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bandera, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Located at the southwest corner of Hwy 281 and Bitters Rd., El Jarro is the typical Mexican restaurant that has been in business for a long time, and aspects are getting a little "long in the tooth". The interior is dark, the furniture shows the wear of many years, and in some respects it is like an old family home......a... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We recently tried El Jarro's de Arturo for the first time. We went with friends, total of 14 of us. Most of our friends had been there before and raved about it. We were told this place takes Tex-Mex food to a whole another level. Our dinner entrees were good. And friends margaritas were GREAT! But the service, now that's... More 

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Spring Branch, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We meet friends here for dinner once a month and occasionally have used them for catered events. Their food is consistently good - nothing exceptional. But being consistent is often what you want. No surprises. One thing that is exceptional is the service. They treat you almost like family.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited this place for a quick lunch before a day of shopping. We were seated promptly. The service was great. The restaurant was not very packed for the time of day that we visited. All in all, we had a pleasant experience. We will be back and would recommend it to friends and family.

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San Angelo, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoy the ambiance of this well known Mexican restaurant. The prices though are a little high. The chunky tomato hot sauce is a bit bland and the chips are just ok. I had the seafood ceviche which is only available on weekends. Was a nice sized portion and good flavor. More shrimp than fish though. We shared the flaming... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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140 reviews 140 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Food was very good. Hot, fast, and tasty. Service exemplary. Fresh, traditional, hot Tex-Mex!!! With so many choices in SA it is hard to recommend above the others, but for sentimental reasons, still one of our favorites.

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Roswell, Georgia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The meals here are super Texas Mexican food. The plates with enchiladas, tacos, beans, rice and guacamole are delicious. Add the hot corn tortillas for "bread", chips and salsa and you couldn't ask for anything better.

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San Antonio, Texas
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544 reviews 544 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The dining experience is all in the eye of the beholder. It's a complex activity of multiple sensory inputs rolled into one rather than just the taste of the food or the quality of service. Those that have been coming here (like I have) for over 30 years and know what to expect find the place nostalgic and comfortable in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you are really looking for the traditional "tex mex", this place has it. great margarita's, and live music on some weekend nights. This restaurant has made a name for itself.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is our favorite Mexican food restaurant in San Antonio. It never disappoints and the food is always tasty. It is TexMex which we enjoy frequently. Everything is good but I can especially recommend the enchiladas, fajitas and the tortillas which are made on premises. Value is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13421 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northeast San Antonio
  • Neighborhood: Northeast San Antonio
  • Phone Number: (210) 494-5084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?