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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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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    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
Nice Buffet

This is a great place to meet friends. There is inside seating and outside patio seating. The buffet is all you can eat and includes a soup, vegetable mix, chicken fajitas, make your own tacos, enchiladas, rice, and beans. Guacamole, chips and salsa are served at the table. They also offer a big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Susan M
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I've been reading reviews that complain a lot about service, and to be honest, service is not always topnotch. We've been going to this restaurant for some 30+ years. We love the margaritas in particular and the food is usually very good but we stay with the same every time. That we've learned works better for us. Music is available... More 

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Azle, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been here many times, almost every time I visit San Antonio. The location is great, the atmosphere is great, the staff is great, and the food is the best.

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a great place to meet friends. There is inside seating and outside patio seating. The buffet is all you can eat and includes a soup, vegetable mix, chicken fajitas, make your own tacos, enchiladas, rice, and beans. Guacamole, chips and salsa are served at the table. They also offer a big menu that has just about any Mexican... More 

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Se Qld
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Arriving in San Antonio to visit extended family, after traveling many hours from Australia, the margaritas and the food was most enjoyable and refreshing, certainly kept us going for longer after such a long journey.

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San Antonio, Texas
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259 reviews 259 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great enchiladas and margaritas. Great menu selections the service is friendly but expect long waits to get in especially on the weekends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Honestly came to this restaurant because of the band that was playing there. I ordered from the appetizer menu...botana plate. I liked it and had left overs for the next day. But overall the atmosphere was great and they had a band. Really good music!

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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Would Not recommend this restaurant for a Friday or Saturday they don't have a very good system to check people and customers in All done in paper and not a reliable system. A family next to us waited for one hour and they lost their name on their paper list Servers and food ok but would go back only Monday... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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, Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?