Authentic, authentic, authentic Mexican food served in a cheerful atmosphere – the bright colors lift the spirits, and you too can lift a few, since they serve great margaritas (ask for one of the better Tequilas recommended by the bartender).

And why not try some guacamole? The quest for the best continues. Theirs stands up to Rick Bayless’ stuff at Frontera and the Mambo Grill’s stuff as well (both in Chicago) – and even to the good deal Chipotle chain stuff. But the atmosphere is what this place is all about; friendly and cheerful beyond compare.

My chicken enchiladas with mole were the best I’ve ever had – the mole sauce delicate and not overpowering – and the tortilla wrapping was so well prepared that it melted in your mouth. Choosing all refried beans and no rice may not always be a good idea, but the beans were tasty and fatty and worth the calories – my attempt to reduce some carbs.

Wines by the glass are underwhelming, so stick with a beer or margarita.

This place is also a bakery, and open 24 hours! Housed in the historic market square, with La Margarita restaurant next door, I suggest this place though it is not located on the touristry San Antonio Riverwalk – let’s support the one of a kind places (though this place really doesn’t need any more press).


218 Produce Row – at Commerce and San Saba
(210) 225-1262