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Rosario’s Mexican Cafe Y Cantina


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

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Half order $4.25
Full order $6.95
Bean and Cheese Nachos
Served with jalapeño peppers.
Half order $4.25
Full order $7.95
Nachos Estilo Rosario’s
Topped with shredded chicken, jack cheese, and crema fresca.
Small $5.25
Large $7.95
Guacamole and Homemade Tostadas
Queso Flameado
With​ chorizo or with hongos guisado queso asadero, pico de gallo, and chorizo or hongos guisados. served with homemade tortillas.Large
Small $5.25
Large $8.25
Angelica’s ceviche fino
Delicate white fish, thinly sliced red onions and jalapeño peppers marinated in fresh lime juice and tossed in an oregano vinaigrette, Served with avocado, cilantro and homemade tostadas.
Lunch Special
Daily lunch specials are served with rice, beans and choice of 2 corn or flour tortillas, unless otherwise noted. An additional charge will apply to all substitutions and additional tortilla orders.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Lisa’s Special
Two cheese enchiladas with your choice of beef or chicken fajitas and guacamole
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Fajita Plate
Chicken or beef fajitas served with guacamole and frijoles a la charra.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Lengua Plate
Tender tips of beef tongue delicately seasoned and simmered in a light tomato sauce.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Puffy Taco Plate
Your choice of beef, chicken or guacamole puffy tacos.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Carne de Puerco en Chile Cascabel
Tender pork tips in a chile cascabel sauce.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Flauta Plate
Three​ chicken flautas topped with guacamole and crema fresca, Served with frijoles a la charra.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Enchiladas de Mole
Two chicken-filled enchiladas topped with our very own mole sauce and Monterey Jack cheese.
2 Corn
Flour tortillas
Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo y Helote**
Two chicken-filled enchiladas topped with Tomatillo sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, corn, and a dab of crema fresca.
Soups and Salad and More
Small $4.95
Large $6.49
Tlalpen˜o Sopa de Pollo
Smokey chipotle chicken soup with shredded chicken breast, tomatoes, carrots and onions. Garnished with fried tortilla strips, chile ancho, cilantro and diced avocados.
Small $4.95
Large $6.49
Sopa de Tortilla
A rich chicken broth flavored with lime. Garnished with fried tortilla strips, shredded chicken, avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco.
Small $4.95
Lg $6.49
Sopa de Fideo
Vermicelli pasta in a light and flavorful tomato broth, sprinkled with queso fresco and finely chopped onions and cilantro, whole beans or picadillo optional
Small $4.95
Large $6.49
Sopa de Pozole
A tasty traditional Mexican specialty of lightly seasoned broth, lean diced pork, white corn hominy, shredded cabbage and garnished with a combination of scallions, cilantro, oregano, crispy corn chips, lemon wedge and a fresh chile de arbole paste.
Chicken $+2.00
Shrimp $+3.00
Mexican Ceasar Salad
Spinach, toasted pepitas, fried corn chips, roasted red peppers tossed in a creamy chipotle dressing. Topped with sliced avocados.
Ensalada de Aguacate y lima
A​ combination of romaine and spinach, avocado, queso fresco, roma tomatoes, jicama and crumbled chicharrones tossed in a fresh lime vinaigrette.
Guacamole $+2.00
Bean and Cheese Chalupas
Two bean and cheese chalupas topped with cabbage lime slaw and queso fresco, Lettuce and tomato may be substituted for cabbage lime slaw.
Chalupas compuestas
Two chicken or beef chalupas topped with refried beans, cabbage lime slaw, queso fresco and diced avocado, Lettuce and tomato may be substituted for cabbage lime slaw.
Chalupas de pescado
Two chalupas topped with guacamole, seared tilapia, cabbage lime slaw and queso fresco.
Only for children under the age of 12 yrs
Served with rice and refried beans.
One cheese enchilada
One Beef or Chicken Crispy Taco
One Bean and Cheese Chalupa
Griselda's Tacos Callejeros
(3) Corn tortillas lightly grilled on the comal, thin layer of beans, topped With cabbage lime slaw, diced avocado and queso fresco.
Grilled Fish Tacos
2 Pan grilled tilapia, chipotle mayo, topped with cabbage lime slaw, pickled red onion and avocado.
Crispy Tacos a la Rosarios
3 Crisp corn tacos, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, finely chopped onion and cilantro.Served with salsa de molcajete.
Flautas Especiales
3 Corn tortillas filled with spinach, chipotle mushrooms.Choice of chicken or beef, grilled on an open flame and topped with guacamole and queso fresco.
Tacos Nortenos
2 Flour tortillas, thin layer of refried beans, monterrey jack cheese, sliced avocado, choice of beef or Chicken, folded over and toasted on a flat grill.
Cascabel Tacos
3 Diced pork, simmered in a chile cascabel sauce and served in our delicious homemade Corn or flour tortillas
Desserts and Drinks
Ask your server for a full menu of our award-winning margaritas, beers, specialty drinks and homemade desserts.
To provide timely and effecient service to all our customers, please no seperate checks during our peak lunch hours. 15% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more.
Our delicious homemade dishes are prepared fresh daily and do take time. We thank you for your patience.
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!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Bar, Mexican, Spanish
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

On a long weekend trip to San Antonio, we went to Rosarios twice. The food is amazing! I briefly considered which I liked better, the mole sauce or the salsa. Definitely the salsa! Smoky with bits of char, I've never tasted anything quite like it....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bethrmd
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got a tip from an Uber driver that his family has dined here for years so our group of 3 went. It's not fancy, but definitely a popular place! The restaurant was packed when we arrived and a bustle of activity...on a Tuesday night. There...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MrSandyShoes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked here from town for lunch. Very good. Wife had chicken tacos and I had green chili enchiladas. Both rly good. Great service. On top of it. Good Tex mex.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 509philg
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place and reasonable. We got right in on St Pat's day with a good table and a good waiter. We took his suggestions and it paid off. Great little place just the right distance from the bigger crowds.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jwebb891
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lunch here with friends. Busy atmosphere but we were seated immediately. Excellent server and drinks. They made a special dish for me which was shrimp enchiladas with a tasty sauce.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Three couples for lunch. Seated immediately and waited on by an efficient and professional server. The house salsa was delicious. Each of our six different dishes were great ! A very very good restaurant filled with locals (always a good sign). We hope you like...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 637MichaelS637
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delightful authentic Mexican dinner at this lovely restaurant. Not located in the best neighborhood, so suggest a taxi or Uber ride. Service was friendly and helpful, and food was as well prepared as we had in San Antonio(Mexican)

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But I didn’t like the food here. I ordered the Shrimp Tacos and they were the worst I’ve ever eaten! I will not be back. Sorry.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Greg L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb Mexican food!! You can go with their regular Tex-Mex stuff but this review is about their Specials part of the menu. Their salsa is fresh, tasty and authentic. Started out with their Pozole. It was amazing!! The broth was rich and it came with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank beckr1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with the phenomenal Shishito Peppers... grilled and salted, they are a great lighter start to a mexican meal. Then, on to the roasted salsa.... some of the best in San Antonio without a doubt. Then went for the steak/shrimp fajitas. The steak was fabulous...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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March 8, 2019|
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Response from bharkins814 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the location at 9715 San Pedro in SA (outside Loop 410) does have a patio. They only serve on the patio in really good weather, so be certain to call and ask before you go. This is not the main Rosario's that is in... More
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