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El Mirasol Alta Cocina

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Far North Central
Mexican
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13489 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216-2132
210-479-8765
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Unique Mexican Cuisine

Before you come to the El Mirasol, I would recommend that you check out the menu online. The extensive menu will have you trying to make entree decisions that will include everything on the menu!!! It must all be fabulous as the crowd was happy happy happy as they were enjoying their meals. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mark G
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Howard, Colorado
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Howard, Colorado
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202 reviews 202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Before you come to the El Mirasol, I would recommend that you check out the menu online. The extensive menu will have you trying to make entree decisions that will include everything on the menu!!! It must all be fabulous as the crowd was happy happy happy as they were enjoying their meals. The atmosphere at El Mirasol is festive... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a 645 pm reservation and the patio was already packed. We had asked to eat inside which wS soon crowded after we sat down. Has Tex Mex items but a wider menu. I had Poquito de Todo, a Little of Everything. It came on two large plates and included a taco with chopped fajita beef, a cheese quesadilla... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After checking the reviews on several sites I decided to try El Mirasol for lunch. I ordered chicken enchiladas with a cream poblano sauce. I twas terrible. The chicken had no taste and was tough which is hard to do when it is shredded. The sauce was watery and runny. The chips were stale. The salsa was good. The service... More 

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Temple, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Forget tex-mex, this is the real deal! I have been to countless Mexican restaurants over my lifetime, and this easily rates in the top 5. In addition, the staff was friendly and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We come here once a week, it's so delicious. We love this place and the service is impeccable. The margaritas are pricey but DEF WORTH the price! I can't drink more than one. Come and enjoy!

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13489 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216-2132
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Far North Central
  • Neighborhood: Far North Central
  • Phone Number: 210-479-8765

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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