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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.1
7.5
$20
Food as exuberant as the Mexican calendar art that covers the walls

If ever a restaurant could be called Az-Tex, it’s Taco Haven—not so much for what comes out of the kitchen but for the fabulously kitchy calendar art that dominates the dining room. We suspect that’s not what motivates allegiance on the part of local politicos and other movers and shakers from the ‘hood, but we’ll admit it of ourselves.

We also admit a certain fondness for breakfast specials such as chilaquiles con huevo with fried potatoes and refried beans, and… [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]