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El Mirador Comida Mex

722 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3435
+1 210-225-9444
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (19 reviews)
“enchiladas” (28 reviews)
“black beans” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
722 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3435
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

.... and good food too. Friendly professional service and traditional Mexican food. I was drawn here by the owners detailed reply to a recent scathing review. Nicely decorated and extremely pleasant. We went out of our way to eat here and had a terrific lunch....More

Thank CJLNYC1962
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christopher L, Thank you for the wonderful words in your review! Our entire team here at El Mirador works extremely hard to provide the overall experience you've just described. Now you know where to find us, and we will welcome you back with open arms....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as I could tell, I was the only tourist at this venerable restaurant, and it seemed like lots of people working and eating there knew each other pretty well. Mexican, Tex-Mex, and seafood fare. Food had great flavor and didn't seem at all...More

Thank bdt
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear about your experience with us, rest assured you fit right in with the loyal locals. We pride ourselves on our scratch kitchen, and our bar program here at El Mirador and make sure were providing...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I ate lunch at El Mirador today for the first time since it reopened and my food was disgusting and flavorless — the worst lunch I have ever eaten in San Antonio. I’ve never written a review for a SA restaurant before but I need...More

Thank rlgm007
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear rlgm007, While I’m sure we’d both prefer your inaugural online review effort to have been prompted by an overwhelmingly positive experience, we at El Mirador would like to sincerely thank you for providing us with such an honest appraisal of our performance on the...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Three distinct seating areas - dining room, bar, and outdoor patio - made for a hard choice. So did the menu. Service was terrific, and the ceviche OUTSTANDING. Get away from the chains along the Riverwalk and go here instead,More

Thank testy24
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Testy24 Thank you for the wonderful review! We work really hard to hit every aspect of our beloved guests experience such as the one you had with us. Were flattered by the kind words in your review and could not thank you enough, we hope...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Great food in fun environment. Not touristy. Lots of variety. Azteca and posole roja soup is fantastic! Nice cocktails too. Great stop to eat after walking around Prince William districtMore

Thank JBP-Raleigh
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Wow thank you for such a great review! Feedback like this helps to make all our hard work that goes into making great experiences worth every second of our time. As you know in San Antonio there is no shortage of Mexican restaurants, and for...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is one of the places the politicians hang out. Good Mexican food, close to downtown. You know it is good when the Mexican plate has all the right things - enchiladas, taco, rice and beans. Good for breakfast too.More

Thank Becky B
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Becky B. Thank you for a wonderful review. Its no secret that you can find your favorite city official, or politician hanging around El Mirador enjoying themselves. But more importantly, guests like yourself we strive to give the best possible experience. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

It has changed management but still has really good tex mex and Mexican dishes. Margaritas are good, but don't overlook some specialty cocktails (El Diablo!). They have outdoor seating that is very nice, parking is available, and they have a private "house" if you want...More

Thank tatteredflag
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

You hit this review right on the nose, we have made changes to our management team along with other changes. But our food has stayed the same quality and freshness. Be careful with that El Diablo its called that for a reason! Thank you again...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

El Mirador changed owners a couple years ago and everyone was told the menu wouldn’t change. It was a very popular Saturday lunch spot because they served great Mexican soups that day. Well, the menu may not have changed but the recipes sure did. I...More

Thank gary2849
Adolfo M, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Gary B. You are 100% correct, we are the NEW El Mirador. Although, we have a new menu our recipes foundation came from that of the past. I can assure you that the Sopa de Azteca is still our most popular and requested sopa. We...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Service was unbelievably slow and did not get all of our order. Seemed like the waiter could not remember what we ordered and it took forever to just get our drinks.More

Thank Patricia G
AdolfoM828, General Manager at El Mirador Comida Mex, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Patricia G. First, I apologize you had a less than stellar experience here at El Mirador, but I want to thank you for taking the time to provide us this feedback. Service is something I personally take offense to, and hearing we had unbelievably slow...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

After a few sips of a great mojito, I remembered that I had eaten here 30 years ago. Our waitress was a joy and the food was very authentic, affordable and generous potions.

Thank Sean H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 722 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3435
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Arsenal
  • Neighbourhood: Arsenal
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-9444
  • E-mail
Description
Bronche, lonche y dinner, flavor and pasión infuse every bite of our classic Mexican cooking, considered by many to be the best in a city famous for Mexican food. The newly renovated El Mirador serves Doña Maria’s signature dishes, updated menu items and a tempting array of cocktails. Welcome to El Mirador!
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