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“Still Going Strong”
Review of El Jarro De Arturo

El Jarro De Arturo
Ranked #245 of 4,625 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Northeast San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
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953 reviews
686 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
“Still Going Strong”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

El Jarro has been in San Antonio since the 1970s.
It used to be far North of the city in a suburban area,
now that area is really busy and always slammed with traffic.
We haven't been here in a decade, but the food is just as tasty as we remembered, albeit mas caro.
The chilli con queso is thick and spicy with a great taste. Their tasty salsa is made fresh daily and comes with home made tortilla chips that are thick and crunchy.
We had the the chicken fajitas for two.
There is a lot of very good marinated meat with tons of onions and peppers. The fixings are a delicious
guacamole, pico de gallo, sliced tomatoes and house made corn and flour tortillas.
The Ranchero beans were outstanding and the large quantity of Spanish rice was just perfect.
Joey was our server, and he was very efficient and friendly.
Except for some price increases, and that's to be expected, El Jarro's food quality has not changed
over the years. This is the place for delicious Tex/Mex food in North Central SA.

  • Visited June 2013
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“We continue to try for sentimental reasons.”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Service was good, food was good. The food is hot. Just feel like there too many other very good options in San Antonio.

  • Visited May 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Too Expensive for the quality”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The food is good here, but it is too pricey for what you get. The margaritas were $10 each and they tasted like cleaning fluid. The restaurant had a strange odor, which did not help the situation. The service was just so-so. I would not recommend this restaurant to tourists or locals.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Food In San Antonio!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have had a long lasting love relationship with El Jarro De Arturo for more than 15 years. The menu selection gives a wide variety of Mexican style foods. From standard selection of enchiladas, fajitas and guacamole to more sophisticated experiences of Rolled Salmon with flash fried spinach, grilled Tuna Anticuchos to my all time favorite, Chipotle Tenderloin with an Arturo Premium Margarita on the rocks. Live Music and dancing on weekends and classic spanish guitar on Thursdays (call to confirm music). Additionally, the Sunday Breakfast Buffet is not to be missed. Reservations Recommended! Take it from HungryJohnnyBoy, you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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512 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Fairly good”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went here recently while in town for a wedding. The menu is large and they offered a Sunday brunch that looked pretty good. We however ordered from the menu. I wasn't too impressed but since family lives nearby, I'm sure we will have to go back again at some point.

  • Visited April 2013
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