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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
6.5
$20
Some of the finest Mexican seafood in San Antonio—yes, there are lines

One bite of the shrimp tacos, and you’ll know exactly why lines sometimes stretch out the door. Sweet, flavorful shrimp in a cornmeal batter are fried to a light golden yellow before being stuffed into a pair of corn tortillas slathered with tartar sauce and then topped with pico de gallo and a sliver of ripe avocado. Mexican-style escabeche of carrots on the side of the plate offers a bright, tangy contrast to the creamy-crunchy texture of the tacos. You… [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]