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910 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-223-1806
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Ranked #25 of 4,090 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina serves up traditional South-of-the Border specialties in a contemporary setting. It has consistently been voted Best Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio by local food critics. Come see us soon!
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82% Recommend
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Buffalo, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A good way to find excellent restaurants while traveling is to ask the locals. When I was on an airplane on my way to a conference in San Antonio, I had a nice conversation with a lady who lived in the area. She recommended that I try the pork tips in sauce at Rosario's. The restaurant is an easy 1-mile... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is one of the best mexican foods that I have had in a long time! Order a bowl of queso, extremely good! Our 3 yr old was trying to spoon eat the queso b/c it was so good. My husband ordered some type of tacos w/ cabbage and cheese on them. When reading the information of what he was... More

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Hays, Kansas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Take a short 5.00 cab ride from the Riverwalk to Rosario's and be ready for some great food! Every local knows were Rosario's is, because they all eat here! Wait time is usually 15 min, and they have a very large and comfortable waiting area next to the bar. Perfect time to order one of Rosario's famous hand shaken margaritas... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Always enjoy the great Mexican food here! Try the interesting drinks. Parking is a problem Go early. There is usually a waiting line. Staff generally very cheerful.

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McLean, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a leisurely lunch w of THE BEST chips & salsa, followed by inventive enchiladas Mexicano. Attentive service. Your best bet somewhat near River Walk .

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Taft, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is well worth the little wait time to be seated. The food is awesome. And the wait staff are beyond compare. We had a great time. Good food and nice ambiance.

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Try the new Rosario's location at 9715 San Pedro Ave! The best cerviche I have ever had! The atmosphere is very different from the one downtown, so we will continue to frequent both locations! Their vegetable dishes are unique and delicious. The more traditional dishes are fresh and very authentic. Both times we have been, the bar service was a... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was in San Antonio for a conference, and we asked a local for a recommendation to avoid "tourist" Mexican food. Rosario's was a hit with the whole group! The atmosphere was fun and energetic. Bar service was ok, although they were a little too eager to bus the tables and took a beer that was more than half full.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This neighborhood charmer was right around the corner from our b&b. It has a funku nuevo feel. The bar menu was great. The waiter talked me in "The Fruit Cup." The drink was refreshing witgouy being too sweet. The table next to us was raving about the ceviche, so we tried it. Oh. My. God. - Get it! I would... More

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Houston, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

A bit out of way from the River Walk, but better than average TexMex, very reasonable prices (especially compared to River Walk), very good and friendly service.

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