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“Best Mexican Restaurant on the Northside”
Review of El Jarro De Arturo

El Jarro De Arturo
Ranked #206 of 4,769 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Northeast San Antonio
Reviewed February 9, 2012

This is a favorite restaurant of mine and many of my friends in San Antonio. I have been eating at this restaurant since the late 1970's. It was great when it opened and it has improved as time has gone by.
You must try their Margarita when you arrive with some chips and salsa that they generously serve. They have all of the traditional Mexican dishes that you would expect plus a few that you would not. I particularly enjoy the grilled Tuna skewer that they prepare. We always take our out of town friends here when the visit allows. Don’t miss this jewel in San Antonio.

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

The place has a great feel and gets a little crowded and loud. The standard tex mex dishes are fairly cheap and nothing special, but some of the more expensive dishes are really good and unique. Service can be a little frustrating but it's not surprising considering how busy they get. The best time to go is when they have live music.

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Tablecloths! Great margaritas and try rolled salmon with flash fried spinach etc.Terrific mexican food; also try pipian chicken.

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Have been going to this restaurant for years. Lately seems to be a little hit and miss. This time was fair with adequate service. No real complaints just not as good as in the past.

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Reviewed November 25, 2011

This is one of our favorite restaurants in San Antonio. It is not the standard Tex Mex. It has a wide variety of choices, including traditional Mexican, enchiladas, grilled specialties, and seafood. Our favorites include Enchiladas Norteno, spinach enchiladas, Botana platter. The drinks are delicious. Our favorite from this menu is the margarita swirl--a frozen margarita with sangria swirled in. Their sangria is extra special. I don't know what the secret ingredient is--maybe a little brandy?--but it is delicious and I often order a glass of sangria instead of the margarita.

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