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El Mirasol Alta Cocina

$$ - $$$
Far North Central
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Southwestern
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13489 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216-2132
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, no one at hostess stand at noon...big mistake. See picture. A waiter finally saw us and seated us. Pretty and new place. Waiter was friendly. I ordered the shrimp tacos but they brought me fish tacos. And the charro beans were lukewarm at best. Couldn't find the waiter again so we flagged down lady who turned out to be... More 

Thank Capt_Wyatt
Kerrville, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been eating at El Mirasol for years. Service is consistently good. Quality of the food has never been an issue. Lots of menu choices to fit any palette. They have a nice variety of hot sauces, but you have to ask for them because they only bring one style out with the free tortilla chips. Their flavored margaritas... More 

Thank DillingerD13
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will not be disappointed. The Margarita's pack a punch. The Snapper Veracruz & Lobster Enchiladas are fantastic. Friends had the steak and raved about the quality of the meet. I highly recommend dining in the outside patio (but not on the raised deck area).

Thank satnorm
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206 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For some reason, Trip Advisor does not recognize this restaurant on Military Hwy and it should because this is the real deal! So maybe El Mirasol on Blanco gets credit for my 5 star rating intended for Una Cocina but if you read this review and want the best Mexican food you can eat, go to Military Highway and enjoy.... More 

Thank dlsmissionary
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't planning on writing a review, but here it is with the sun rising on the next day, and last night's meal is still sitting as an uncomfortable lump in my stomach after several hours of no sleep due to indigestion. First off, the setting is quite nice and clean, well-lit and inviting. The service was excellent and attentive,... More 

Thank Matthew H
Fort Worth, Texas
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393 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The young manager made sure our margaritas were perfect. The staff was exceptional. This is the best Mexican in San Antonio. Period. La Fogata was sold, then went downhill. So the La Fogata founders opened this place and put their creativity and culinary prowess on steroids. The finest Mexican food you will find north of The Rio Grande.

Thank Chuck N
Helotes, Texas
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75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did not know about this place until I read an article in the Sunday paper and the website contained the name associated with the original la Fogata. Food items were very similar and even better here. Wife had enchiladas poblano and I, the mole. Taste on both was wonderful even during the final hour on a Sunday night. Service was... More 

Thank Brian B
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I honestly wasn't that impressed with this restaurant. It says Alta cocina but I wouldn't consider it that at all. Pretty average mexican food for around the area. Margaritas were alittle better than average but with prices to match. I'd say go have a meal and get your own opinion because the rest of my family loved it.

Thank Jered B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

No Happy Hour prices BUT. If you want a Dam good margarita, you got to come here. If you want Dam good food , you got to come here.

Thank Thomas G
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144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Unless you go across the border into Mexico, San Antonio & El Paso probably have the best real Tex-Mex in Texas. So, it is hard to even identify the best 10, but having been born in El Paso, & raised in San Antonio for many years (Fort Sam Houston), I have to place this restaurant @ least in the running... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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

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