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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
7.0
$15
Uptown Mexico meets suburban SA

Mariana Oliver is part of the great, Mexican cultural diaspora that continues to enliven San Antonio. She arrived from the D.F. with Cordon Bleu training and immediately put it to work doing her version of World-Mex at a small take-out and dine-in shop in Stone Oak—an area that has become a magnet for expat Mexican nationals. As is necessary for survival, the cheery shop does an array of standard salads and sandwiches. We ignored them, as good as they look… [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]