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“Margaritas and great Mexican Cuisine”

El Mirasol Alta Cocina
Ranked #201 of 4,645 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Far North Central
clovis, New Mexico, USA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Margaritas and great Mexican Cuisine”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Knock you off your feet margaritas and some of the best real and classy Mexican food you can find. Amazing mole sauce. Great quiet atmosphere. Been going here for 13 years and love it as much today as ever.

  • Visited May 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
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“Best Margaritas, lovely patio, great service.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

You won't be disappointed with this very unique Mexican restaurant. Not your traditional Tex-Mex enchiladas, rice and beans (although they serve those as well), my favorite is the spinach salad and shrimp tacos!

  • Visited May 2012
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Texas
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Best Margaritas - Great Food”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

We have lived in San Antonio for 20 years and this has become our new favorite Mexican restaurant. We have been to El Mirasol three times in the last 6 weeks. Went once by ourselves and took family and friends with us twice. All of us agreed the "Premium" handmade Margaritas (Chispas) were the best we've ever had. Expensive at $10 a glass but one is enough to get you through your meal. Best chips and salsa! Very fresh guacamole. Tacos Nortenos wonderful - Perfectly grilled flour tortilla with white meat chicken, avocado and cheese. Chicken enchiladas with different sauces all delicious - cilantro cream sauce my favorite. Grilled poblano stuffed with chicken was fantastic. Lovely sitting on the patio in the early evening (7 pm). Yes it is a little pricey but great food and drinks!

  • Visited May 2012
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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“Great Food and Ambiance”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

We read the reviews of several different Mexican food restaurants on Tripadvisor and decided on this one and we were not disappointed!! The Chispas (special margaritas) were delicious, we had the premium versions. We all had something different and really enjoyed it. The enchilada specials were especially good, as were the fish tacos and their version of fajitas. Don't forget to ask for their other salsas, all were really good.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank KathyK10
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San Antonio, Texas, USA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“ABSOLUTELY BEST MEXICAN in San Antonio!!!!!!!”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We come here at least once a week, and our family LOVES Mexican food - El Mirasol never disappoints; just the opposite - we love all the dishes! I favor the pork loin tacos, my son loves the enchiladas soluna, my daughter loves the pork taquitos (which they had us try before adding to the menu), and my husband loves EVERYTHING! If you are looking for something different ask for the "pillow fish" - poached fish steamed on a bed of chiles and peppers - delicious, delicate, moist and so good! They also have other outstanding salsas you may ask for besides the already great house salsa. We buy it now at the grocery store so that we never are without! It's a true treasure and the staff makes you feel like family! WE LOVE IT MIRASOL!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Missy E
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