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El Jarro De Arturo

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$$$
Northeast San Antonio
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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13421 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216-2058
(210) 494-5084
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you think this is a Tex Mex restaurant, you don't know Tex Mex. Yes, there are traditional Tex Mex items on the menu so not to disappoint the Yankees who winter down here, but the menu is a product of a very accomplished chef and his wife. The salmon is the best I've had anywhere. The lamb chops, outstanding.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Wifey and I have recently moved to San Antonio from Houston. We visited El Jarro de Arturo last Saturday night and had an outstanding dining experience. We have tried several restaurants in San Antonio over the years. This has got to be one of the best restaurants in River City. The menu is varied with a variety of Mexican and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

A bit out of the way but well worth the visit. Very, very good Tex Mex and a comfortable atmosphere (especially after the lunch rush and before the evening festivities). Fun in the evening with the same great food, drinks and entertainment. Come with your dancing shoes!

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Thank Patrick R
San Antonio, Texas
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. We have been eating at El Jarro for over 30 years and are never disappointed. They have an extensive menu of unique items as well as traditional Tex-Mex dishes. Their lunch buffet is always delicious and abundant. The margaritas are the best around. We go back again and again.

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Thank Bill C
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Our favorite Texas Mexican restaurant. I always order the Chad Lite Special, because I really don't like refried beans. It comes with 2 chicken anticuchos and 2 beef anticuchos, 2 chicken and black bean nachos, guacamole, small salad and pica de gallo. The anticuchos are marinated and grilled...so tender. They serve chips and pica de gallo when you are seated.... More 

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East Lyme, CT
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I went to El Jarro De Arturo for dinner one evening as my hotel was only a few miles away. I had difficulty in deciding what to have. I was dying for some classic Mexican fare as coming from the East, I was in withdrawal for this cuisine. I had enchiladas. One green and one mole, both chicken filled. They... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great food. Great atmosphere. Very friendly waitstaff. Go there for all special occasions. Good food, good atmosphere. A wonderful place to meet friends and family.

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Thank Tabetha78216
San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

El Jarro has become our favorite Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio. Everything we have tried has been delicious. We always go there on the weekends, but discovered that from Monday to Friday that they have a fabulous all you can eat buffet, with a good selection from enchiladas to tacos to fajitas and more. All with handmade flour tortillas. And... More 

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Thank gibbswp
Canton, Michigan
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

This is our second trip here while visiting San Antonio the margaritas are delicious, I got the steak fajitas and my husband got the enchiladas which were very good. The salsa and caso dip was really good. Would recommend.

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Thank Ashley R
Texas, the Lone Star State
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296 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

El Jarro de Arturo has an excellent reputation, but I was disappointed when I ate there. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, the atmosphere is very fun and festive, and our waiter did an excellent job. But despite all these pluses, the food is average at best. The first thing that we noticed was that the complimentary tortilla chips were tough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13421 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216-2058
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northeast San Antonio
  • Neighborhood: Northeast San Antonio
  • Phone Number: (210) 494-5084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?