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“Surprised this place isn't rated higher” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant

Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant
4223 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212-1107
210-732-6017
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Ranked #93 of 4,136 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Houston, TX
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Surprised this place isn't rated higher”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I'm surprised this place isn't rated higher in the restaurant list of San Antonio.

We were in San Antonio on business and found this place when we were watching Food Network and saw where Bobby Flay had done his throw-down here for Puffy Tacos.

We've had 'Puffy Tacos' at several places in San Antonio, including the 'Mercado' area and Henry's Puffy Tacos. The puffy tacos at the Mercado (Market Square) are delicious and the tacos at Los Barrios were just as good, if not better. Stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes and just a hint of onion. We tried both the shredded chicken and the ground beef. I liked them both, though I prefer the ground beef. Just a personal preference.

I had the No, 1 plate and substituted the crispy taco for the Puffy Taco. Yummy.
The enchiladas are the true Tex-Mex enchiladas, with the meat gravy and onions.
The beans were good and the rice was just OK.

We also had two margaritas: The House margarita and the 'Amorita'. Both were delicious and packed a good punch.

We will be coming back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Tex Mex in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in San Antonio for the price. In the area, La Fogata is better but far more expensive. Love this place!

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Score for brochettes tropicales!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Enjoyed a great meal with friends. Not so hot on the puffy tacos but we really loves the brochettes tropicales. Sangria margaritas were excellent. Actually appreciated that the chip bowls were small and chips were locally made.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

fantastic food, great service, cool atmosphere, good value. A must visit. Our waitress let me pick and choose and make my own platter. Everything was so good. Try the avocado salad and don't forget the chimmichurri sauce on the table with the fresh tortillas......yum!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Worst service ever!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Chips and salsa for 30 minutes with no water - Me and my wife went to have dinner friday night. We asked for a table at the patio. Right away a waiter brought chips and salsa but that was it. After almost 30 long minutes nobody came to our table not even to ask if we would like something to drink. So for 30 minutes we sat there eating chips and salsa without a drink. There was a waiter that brought the dinner for a table right next to ours and he didn't even look at us. WHAT A TERRIBLE SERVICE!!! First time there and for sure the last time

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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