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“Love the Original Los Barrios on Blanco!”

Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #100 of 4,642 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Love the Original Los Barrios on Blanco!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Food is always great! Started with queso and chips. Love the hot sauce and chimichurri. I ordered the enchilada, puffy taco plate. Can't be beat. Mt buddy got tacos de pueblo. Looked great. Authentic street tacos. Los Barrios is one of the best!

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English first
West Columbia, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing food, great prices”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Off the Riverwalk. Authentic food for a great price and the service was just wonderful. We had a waiter that really made our experience even better, he noticed we were salsa fans and brought out 2 kinds of salsa from the back that one of the waiters (Henry) makes when he can. The were just....so good! I had the puffy tacos...this is what they are famous for (they had a Throwdown with Bobby Flay a few years back). I liked them, get the beef.

Visited March 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican food”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Excellent choice for mexican food! We had the strawberry/sangria margaritas and fajitas, puffy tacos, an empanada, and some other items on the menu. Everything tasted great! You have got to try the salsa mixed with the Argentine green, garlic stuff (sorry, i don't remember what it was called)! It is the bomb on a chip!!! :) The owner came out and introduced herself to us and told the story of her restaurant. We didn't know it, but she was on Throwdown, with Bobby Flay! Our service was excellent throughout our visit. They had a live band playing. No negatives here!

  • Visited February 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“What a treat”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We discovered this through a family member that insisted we try....aren't we glad we did! It may be a little out of the way and look old on the outside.....but the food and drink you get on the inside are absolutely divine! And if you like it as much as I did, be sure to pick up a cookbook...and get it autographed! You won't be disappointed!

Visited April 2012
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San ANtonio
1 review
“Went from BAD Service to WORST Service Ever”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

I went to have lunch today (Monday, February 11, 2013) around 12:30 / 1:00 and experienced the worst service ever from Los Barrios. The waiter was pretty much unavailable. I repeatedly had to ask the hostess or other staff to track our waiter. Food took long to come to the table once the order was placed; some of the food items what come with the plate weren’t delivered with the meal. Again I had to inform the hostess that the charro beans were missing cause the waiter never come by or could be flagged down on the floor.

When lunch was finished waiter brought the ticket and left it at our table. Never informed us that he would be the cashier whenever we were ready to pay. At this point we walked up to the front to pay and the hostess informed us that the waiter should check us out. We informed her that the service was pretty slow and we just wanted to pay so we could leave. She walked us to the front and informed us that the person up front could assist us. This is where the experience turned from bad to WORST. The manager up front was on the phone; when she turned around and noticed us waiting for her; she seemed annoyed that we were waiting for her to cash us out; she rudely explained that the waiter was responsible for checking us out. Before we could even explain the situation she stormed off as if we were inconveniencing her – we called her back and told her why we were up front. Instead of being understanding to our situation with the bad service; she says well I’m on the phone and it’s kind of a big deal. I was amazed with the answer she gave me. Here I am a paying customer who just experience bad service with the wait staff and I’m not a big deal.

The entire experience was HORRIBLE. The service is so bad cause the Management team is just as bad with their customer service. Will never go there again.

  • Visited February 2013
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