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“Nice to have something different than Tex Mex”
Review of Beto's Alt-Mex

Beto's Alt-Mex
Ranked #141 of 4,622 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
Texas
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice to have something different than Tex Mex”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is a nice change of pace from typical SA food. Empanadas and fish tacos were the stars of the menu empanada crust is flaky and perfect...almost like a pie crust. Fish tacos were fresh with a nice creamy sauce. Sat out back on a nice spring day. Very pleasant service. Would return for sure.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank grenny1968
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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
“Great Empanadas”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

I ate lunch here today. I would have to go to Costa Rico to find a better empanada than the one I got here. This is not a fancy eatery, but the food is. very good. Service is good and prices are reasonable.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank 4bird1
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San Antonio, Texas
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A refreshing menu of latin american favorites”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was happily surprised to see the new menu (I had not been in this restaurant for close to 4 years). Their new combo selections make it easy (and affordable) to try a few of their popular items (empanadas, quesadillas and/or tacos). The fish taco was excellent as were the empanadas. The ceviche was not stellar, but then again, who needs ceviche when you have empanadas! Beyond the food, the staff was very attentive and polite.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank foghesino
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Memphis, Tennessee
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260 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Really good food and a really friendly staff”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had dinner here on a Friday night during a recent trip to SA. There's a large patio area, but the band playing didin't appeal to us and it was quite chilly. So, we requested an inside table. Apparently a large group was just leaving and they were able to seat us and others waiting pretty promptly once they left. They also offered us a beverage while waited.

Dinner was really delicious and the service was great. Not only was our server prompt and friendly, but management also came by the table to make sure everything was okay as well. Another group was sitting near us and had brought in a cake evidently to celebrate something. They even offered us some of their cake, which I thought was nice. They also had someone playing the keyboard inside, which was mildly entertaining.

We will definitely visit again if in the area.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Deb62862
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Lancaster, NY
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251 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Family Friendly”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Although the service was a little slow, there is outdoor seating with a large screen TV and a play area for the kids. Food is excellent and inexpensive.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Eimac C
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