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El Jarro De Arturo

13421 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216 (Northeast San Antonio)
(210) 494-5084
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Ranked #343 of 4,097 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Northeast San Antonio
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the US. The Chile con Queso is the best around and Maria's Tortillas have no peer. The quality of food and the service are excellent. Go early because the restaurant is always crowded.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is consistently good, the staff is attentive, and the on-the-rocks margaritas are - bar none - the best in the city: fresh, and not super-sweet. There is live music on the weekends and a small dance floor. We love this place!

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Brought the wife there, thinking was suppose to be good Mexican, it wasn't! Total Gringo!! Bunch of Old White People from Alamo Heights go there and thats who they cater too! There are so many better Mexican food restaurants in San Antonio than this place! The bartenders will ignore you if you are one of the "Regulars" and the waiter... More

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San Anton, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The catering is awesome. The queso is American cheese which is amazing! Flour and corn tortillas are delish. Carbon tacos are great! Rice is perfect. Stay away from any tradition texmex. Be adventurous at this place and you will usually find something very yummy!

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Ft. Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On my business trip to San Antonio I was recommended this restaurant by work friends, let's just say it's one of the worse recommendations for a restaurant I have ever had. Upon walking into the restaurant, instead of having to smell delicious food that would wet my food appetite, we smelt what seemed to be a combination of lot's of... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you like Carnitas and you like a little spice, then make sure you order Susie's Surprise. The tacos are wonderful, large chunks of Carnitas in a spicy sauce with a mango salsa and guacamole on the side to bring down the heat a little. My husband ordered something else, but ate one of my 3 tacos, because I was... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We used El Jarro as the caterer for our wedding and they were amazing! Not only were they were affordable and easy to work with, but at the wedding everyone raved about how delicious the food was. Also, they were very helpful with the set-up before the wedding, even helping to set-up parts of the wedding that I did not... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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266 reviews 266 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We used to love to go here and would go about once a week. We enjoyed the good food and drinks, including margaritas and sangria. The "greeting" staff have always been rather surly, but we overlooked that bc the food and service were good. Now, however, the service is TERRIBLE. The last couple of times we have been, our server... More

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16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We are long term regulars for years -- frequently enjoying the sangria margaritas and authentic menu choices. Yes the front management is as surly as ever but our last two visits have been unacceptable. Forgotten orders, limited confused service. Tonight 'patio closed' ? Seated at booth with no service and waiter turning to non-responsive non-concerned manager to see if he... More

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San Diego, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were part of a party of five that arrived early for the reservation, We were seated immediately and served chips, tasty salsa and blended margarita and fresh strawberry daiquiri both were outstanding. We ate off of the menu and the rest of our party had the buffet. The food was hot fresh and very tasty the waiter accommodated every... More

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