Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Antonio, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Antonio, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans' daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn't always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in San Antonio?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Sanchos Cantina and Cocina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 628 Jackson St Off San Pedro near Cypress, San Antonio, TX 78212
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#29. Barriba Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (362 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 111 W Crockett St Ste 214, San Antonio, TX 78205-2547
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#28. Sangria on the Burg

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5115 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3633
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#27. Mamacita's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (267 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8030 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78230-3811
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#26. Torchys Tacos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 999 E. Basse Road #183, San Antonio, TX 78209
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#25. Pico De Gallo

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (312 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 111 S Leona St, San Antonio, TX 78207-4417
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#24. Casa Rio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (4,110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
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#23. Pappasito's Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (416 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10501 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78230
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#22. Senor Veggie

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 620 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1054
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#21. Nicha's Comida Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (176 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3119 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214-2341
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#20. La Gloria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (708 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215
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#19. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (270 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 18008 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232-1420
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#18. Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (296 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4223 Blanco Rd Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78212-1107
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#17. Beto's Alt-Mex

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (230 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8142 Broadway St 1/2 Mile inside Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1941
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#16. Soluna Cocina Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (225 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7959 Broadway St St #204, San Antonio, TX 78209-2667
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#15. La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (699 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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#14. Lone Star Cafe

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (1,317 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 237 Losoya St On the street level between Commerce St. & the Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2609
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#13. Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (348 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265
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#12. Acenar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,002 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
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#11. La Margarita Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,216 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 120 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207-4552
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#10. Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,893 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 200 Riverwalk Ste 100 Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
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#9. El Bucanero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 16505 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1903
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#8. Tito's Restaurant Y Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (332 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 955 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3438
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#7. Rosario's Mexican Cafe Y Cantina

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,658 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 910 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3419
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#6. Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (7,027 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207-4554
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#5. Ernesto's Mexican Specialties

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (291 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230-5246
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#4. Pete's Tako House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (225 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 502 Brooklyn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215-1700
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#3. The Original Blanco Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (511 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
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#2. La Fonda on Main

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,165 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2415 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-3450
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#1. Pollos Asados Los Nortenos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (942 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4642 Rigsby Ave This restaurant has re-opened. I went there a few days ago., San Antonio, TX 78222-1266
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