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El Mirasol Alta Cocina

13489 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216-2132 (Far North Central)
210-479-8765
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Ranked #143 of 4,109 Restaurants in San Antonio
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Far North Central
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Far North Central
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English first
San Antonio, TX
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is our second visit to this restaurant. It is authentic Mexican, a change from the Tex-Mex restaurants we normally frequent. Not better than Tex-Mex; just different. It is on southbound Blanco road, and easy to miss. Look for the sign because the restaurant itself is set back from the road. It shares a smallish parking lot with other business... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have been eating here for a few years and have never been disappointed. The roasted salsa and chips are the best. The service is good and if they are a little slow no big deal I'm there to relax and enjoy the food

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants on the north side of San Antonio. The salsa is both delicious and unique, as it contains no onions. I have been eating here for many years and have always been happy with the quality of food and great service. The owner's father established the famous La Fogata restaurant, and this eatery... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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139 reviews 139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have to disagree with most of the other reviews of this place. Went here due to the number of great reviews this place has received. While the service was great, I just can't get too excited about the food, which to me I'd rate as fairly average tex mex fare in San Antonio. I had the shrimp enchildas which... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

El Mirasol is consistently excellent! I have tried many dishes there and never been disappointed. Some of my favorites would be the tacos nortenos, fish OR shrimp tacos, stuffed poblano pepper, fiesta nachos, verdes enchiladas... The Iist goes on and on. The drinks.... BOOM!!! Try the chispas drink.... Wow!!!! We keep going back to this place time and time again!... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We moved to San Antonio two years ago to a home very near El Mirasol. So naturally we just recently ate there for the first time. We wasted a lot of time. El Mirasol is one of the finest Mexican restaurants anywhere, not just in San Antonio. The restaurant is not formal, but very nice and sets the stage well... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Since it is close to our house, we go hear a number of times per month. Place is always busy and parking can be difficult; however, the food is always consistently good.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in San Antonio hands down. My wife and I have been going here for years and when we have family and friends visit us from out of town they always ask if we can go to El Mirasol. The food is fantastic and is extremely consistant. My favorite plate is the Un Pequito De Todo.... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Husband and I went for anniversary meal. The chispa margarita was amazing- clean, tasty refreshing. Tried the chispa margarita with midori- even more amazing! Husband had the house margarita , decent but the chispa so much better. The food was good. Had the enchiladas Americanos- a nice variety of three flavors with nice presentation.Husband had tacos nortenos and was disappointed,... More

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New York, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I love eating out and live in Manhattan. My family has moved from Southern CA. to San Antonio. I visit twice a year and since the Stone Cactus on the Riverwalk has fallen to pieces, I hadn't found a really great Mexican Restaurant, until Mirasol. Great service, inventive yet authentically flavored dishes and a great price. It makes me happy.

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