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“No Surprises”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Mirador

El Mirador
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Ranked #334 of 4,597 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Arsenal
Description: Breakfast, bronche, lonche y dinner, flavor and pasión infuse every bite of our classic Mexican cooking, considered by many to be the best in a city famous for Mexican food. The newly renovated El Mirador serves Doña Maria’s signature dishes, updated menu items and a tempting array of cocktails. Welcome back to El Mirador!
Del Rio, Texas
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5 reviews
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“No Surprises”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

A good, basic Mexican restaurant. There are so many other outstanding restaurants in SA that we probably won't go back. They did have an excellent mango margarita!

Visited May 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not the same ole "touristy" Mexican food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

When I travel I always look for restaurants that are full of locals and not just tourists. El Mirador is just such a place. It is an easy walk from anywhere in Downtown San Antonio and the food is excellent. I highly recommend the Sopa Azteca and a very flavorful skirt steak called "Diana's Favorite". Both are amazing.

  • Visited April 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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70 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Lots of Mexican restaurants in San Antonio and this is one of the better ones. Always good food, pleasant service, nice décor, reasonably priced. The food is fresh, the best salsa with chips while waiting for our meal. Can’t miss with the enchilada dishes, rice and refried beans. They have a nice outdoor patio, shaded, with plenty of greenery. The location is in Southtown, near work so also convenient for me. Never had a bad meal at El Mirador.

  • Visited April 2013
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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great local gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

This was a great local neighborhood gem. Learned about this restaurant from our inn keeper at the bed and breakfast we stayed in. Wonderful homemade sauces on all their dishes. Their salsa was very tasty. Ate here twice for lunch during our 5 day visit.

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food off the beaten path”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

This a great place for Tex-Mex. Since it's not on the riverwalk, the restaurant doesn't feel touristy. Everything on the menu is fantastic. I would highly recommended ordering the following dishes. Diana's Favorite is essentially a steak fajita, Pollo Relleno is chicken and goat cheese in a roasted pepper, and “Chamade’s” Enchiladas de Papa (potato enchiladas). The margaritas are tasty and the homemade salsa is served warm.

  • Visited April 2013
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