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Fearless Critic restaurant review
San Antonio
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
6.0
$10
Mexican
Casual restaurant

Hours
Mon–Thu 7:00am–midnight
Fri–Sat 7:00am–3:00am

Bar None
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Accepted

Medical Center
4063 Medical Dr.
San Antonio, TX
(210) 615-3644
Taquería Datapoint
A truck gone straight still serves teriffic taquitos y tortas

Taquería Datapoint started out as a taco truck/trailer, and because of their popularity on Datapoint, they opened up a “brick and mortar” location, keeping the Datapoint name. Their menu is classic Northern Mexico truck-style—think carnitas, carne al pastor, lengua, and carne asada on taquitos or tortas. And like some taco trucks, the workers speak Spanish only, so be prepared. Also like a truka, this place is open late every night, but it opens early every day, too. The laminated menus are grubby, and the term “hole-in-the-wall” does pop up in conversation. The late-night collection of medical complex people, from janitors to students, makes for an interesting mix.

But magic is happening on a plate—or a comal. Minitaquitos come 6 to a serving, each wrapped in two small corn tortillas that have an almost ghee-like, fatty quality. Carnitas are mind-blowingly good—tender, with delightful sweet caramelized bits. Tripas come suave, medio, or crispy. Unless you’re a fiend for the flavor of stomach lining, go with crispy; medio was challenging even for the offal lovers among us. Gorditas are more of a cheesy, Tex-Mex pleasure from childhood. The lovely masa is fluffy and houses fatty refried beans, ooey-gooey chese, and al pastor. No annoying, gringo-pleasing chunks of pineapple anywhere to be found (though, in moderation, they are traditional). Just pork. Delicious pork.

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