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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
7.3
5.0
$10
More Mex than most, this is a truck in strip-center guise

Metro Basilica, named for a Mexico City metro stop but situated here in an unglamorous strip center, is one of the few places in town that can claim to serve some version of authentic Mexican cuisine at the low end of the price spectrum. (It’s a “clean, almost antiseptic setting,” claimed one panelist.) Unlike La Gloria, which is more like an EZ’s peddling street food, Metro Basilica has very little pretense: the short menu is seriously Spartan. And it’s the… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
5.5
$15
Super ‘cue in a blood-red dive

Jones’ address is east of St. Philip’s College in a kind of no-man’s land. The building is a somewhat disquieting shade of dried-blood red, and, in a departure from the norm, there’s no outside dining. No order window, either; you must penetrate the interior, and at first it’s almost akin to stepping across the threshold of a dive geared more to beer and broads than barbecue and sweet tea. The inside, too, is dark red.

But shades of CSI quickly fade… [More]