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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Experience

I have not been to El Jarro in years, but The Court Jesters were playing and a group of friends were going. When I arrived at 6:30, the place was slammed! We had reservations but still had a wait for our table. The hostess, one of the owners, was really scrambling to get people seated. Our party... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Deb B
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been to El Jarro in years, but The Court Jesters were playing and a group of friends were going. When I arrived at 6:30, the place was slammed! We had reservations but still had a wait for our table. The hostess, one of the owners, was really scrambling to get people seated. Our party of 6 was... More 

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Thank Deb B
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This place has average Mexican food. Nothing out of the ordinary. They don't serve breakfast but do offer huevos rancheros. They serve brunch on Sunday's (you will have to call to get times). When I walked in it smelled like dirty mop water which was off putting since the restaurant is nice. The chips and salsa were not that good.... More 

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Thank Qness47
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Always great food and great service. Chips and salsa still complimentary ( I find many in SA are starting to charge), but ask for their "other" salsa option if you like really hot! Their menu is true Mexican food, not the areas cheaper Tex-Mex I love their fish Veracruz!! Excellent and always ample to split with hubbie! Atmosphere is cozy... More 

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Thank Heidi M
San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We stopped in to El Jarro on Saturday night for a quick margarita and nachos before going to see a movie. We seated ourselves at a high table in the bar area, and, upon asking, were told that a waiter would serve us. The service was very slow, and the "top shelf margaritas" we ordered were terrible. The nachos were... More 

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Thank Shelly S
Roswell, Georgia
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272 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The servings are very large. The food is average Mexican food. The service is great. I would go back.

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Thank Barb125
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The best margaritas in town... you better just have one or call Uber for a ride home. the food is fabulous with the tuna and snapper dishes being an excellent choice. The carne asada is tender and mouth watering. YUM

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Thank Bob T
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The ONLY things good about this place are their margarita's (on the rocks)! They are So potent, one and done!! They taste great and sure to give you an amazing buzz! Not too sweet and not too limey. Other than that is always smells like dirty dish towels inside, the salsa & queso aren't very good. The food is Decent,... More 

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Thank abs723
Spring, Texas
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Across the board FANTASTIC experience. Great food, pleasant service, extra clean. I don't give five stars often but these guys deserve it.

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Thank eloucks
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This place was touted as a MUST SEE while in San Antonio, however my experience made me wish I had not gone at all. My glass had food floating/stuck to the bottom inside. I asked for a new drink and got the same exact glass back with more soda. Not sure if the waiter understood the problem/English??? My order was... More 

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1 Thank AZMedicalStudent
Cornelius, North Carolina
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217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My wife and I were the guests of another couple for a late lunch at El Jarro. The food was ok, but not remarkable in any way. The interior is VERY shabby, the menus were sticky, the chips were stale and service was adequate at best. The place needs a thorough cleaning and an across the board makeover in their... More 

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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: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
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?