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“A local favorite ( most of the time)”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Encanto - CLOSED

Encanto
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Antonio, Texas
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A local favorite ( most of the time)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We eat here about every 2-3 weeks. Our favorites are the fahitas, the 3 enchilada plate and their Mushroom Chicken. Salsa and chips good. Refried beans average. Some waiters are excellent and others fair. However their breakfast is awful. Omelets cold. Sweet potato hash browns more like greasy soggy strings. They put a layer of ice cold guacamole on their Huevos Benedictus ( their take on an eggs benedict) which makes the muffin cold then soggy and the poached egg was hard and gummy. We will go back for lunch and dinner but not breakfast. Lunch Specials good. Margaritas very tart.

  • Visited May 2013
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Spring Br
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food, live music on Saturdays”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Food is delicious. We enjoyed the live music. Staff is gracious and attentive. Have not tried their home made desserts yet. There is also outside dining available which is really nice during the Texas winter.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Doyit
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had a relaxing and enjoyable evening even though the band didn't show! All the staff was prompt and enjoyable. We ordered many different apps and also ordered a dinner and split it with left overs to take home! DELICIOUS!! Their specialty coctails were new to me but I truly enjoyed them!! Will def go here again when in S.A.!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sherigawl
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The food is horrible!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

My family tried this place several months ago and none of us liked it. The queso we ordered was a plate of shredded cheese that had been microwaved. By the time it got to us, it had cooled into one big chunk. Yuck!! Thats not queso in my experience! I decided to give it another try because the reviews are great. Maybe it got better??? NOT!! Our waiter got our drink order wrong, TWICE! We didnt get the option of refried beans. And the rice that came with my meal was minute rice with a couple of pieces of corn in it. It had no flavor at all. It was bland and boring. The waiter asked for our email addresses to win a free meal, and we wrote down fake ones because we wont even eat there again if its free. My family will never go here again.

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Thank Sarahcita
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Schertz, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“delicious + enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were going to get some tex-mex on the Riverwalk, but due to the overwhelming holiday crowd, we decided to head northeast to Encanto (which was recommended to us by a friend's friend). We got there quite late, and the restaurant was empty, but never once did we feel hurried. In fact, we didn't realize they closed 30 mins before we left! The service was excellent; our server was not only friendly, but accommodating and attentive. For example, we ordered fresh guacamole, but there were a few of us who wanted it with plenty of serrano, so he very willingly halved the order (made two) to accommodate the mild and the hot guac lovers. The food we ordered -- fajitas, quesadilla, tacos, shrimp diablo...among others -- were all cooked well, and tasted fresh and delicious. There were seven of us, and we all agree that it's one of the best Mexican restaurants we have tried. Overall, we were extremely pleased -- clean, good food, and great service.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank emleigha
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