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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
Website
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 19
    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:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great service, in fact some of the best we came across during our 2 weeks in the States. The drinks were good value and the marguerites fantastic, the meat for our fajitas was tender and plentiful, so why am I feeling just a little disappointed, despite the fabulous company we had?? Our fajita dishes came sizzling to the table and... More 

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San Antonio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We love their menu but our favorite dinner choice is the carnitas for two. The house margarita on the rocks is the best in San Antonio! They offer a wonderful buffet on the week-ends! This is a local favorite!

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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
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189 reviews 189 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
141 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?