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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
6.4
8.5
$25
Casual cuisine upstaged by its historic, horsey setting

The historic Sullivan Carriage House was dismantled, limestone block by limestone block and moved from a downtown location to the San Antonio Botanical Garden where it now serves as a gateway to the lush grounds. The handsome building also houses a gift shop and a café where one is seated in antique horse stalls—no, not on hay bales.

There’s something almost antique about the menu, too. The timeless-tea-room theme may appeal to some; it won’t to others. On the pro side,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
8.0
$15
Quirky Cascabel bucks mainstream Mexican with its regional specialties

We might as well just publish the walls at Cascabel; covered as they are with culinary comments such as “The food is great here. There’s no other place like it.” and “Ésta es comida mexicana!” Said walls have only become denser with opinion and attitude over the years that this singular Southtown place has been open.

And every main dish was $7.50 at press time. (Breakfast, served all day, is less expensive.) Tlacoyos, huaraches, birria … these are not… [More]