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Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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4223 Blanco Rd, Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78212-1107
+1 210-732-6017
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being in San Antonio again for a different occasion, I had to make sure we ate here again. No waiting for a table and our waitress was very nice. The fajitas were excellent with well seasoned meat and the always good homemade tortillas. The sopapillas are very good here. Being from SC, we don't have authentic Tex-Mex so this was... More 

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Thank Cindy E
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We're thrilled you had a chance to see us again, Cindy! We know South Carolina isn't really known for their Tex-Mex, so it's wonderful you got to enjoy that here. We can't wait to welcome you back for more fajitas and sopapillas next time you're in the area. All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second visit for me to this restaurant. Both times I've had the El Mofofo which is a marinated beef and pork grill served on a portable flame. Includes grilled onions, green bell peppers and green olives. You also get a generous portion of guacamole, beans and rice, choice of flour or corn tortillas. I also ordered a... More 

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Thank Diane G
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It's just wonderful you enjoyed both your visits here, Diane! It meant a lot when you passed along your compliments about the El Mofofo and La Flacita to Diana, so seeing them on TripAdvisor as well really made our day. Next time you're around, we hope to welcome you back. All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

Denton, TX
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551 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Los Barios is my go-to when in San Antonio. The chicken mole enchiladas (#9) and the chicken puffed tacos (see photos) simply cannot be beat. I've never tried the "new" upscale location on the northside. When a location has worked for decades, why risk something new. Highly Recommended

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Thank Tupelo010835
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate your recommendation! It's wonderful that our chicken mole enchiladas and chicken puffed tacos can always bring you back whenever you're visiting San Antonio. We can't wait for your next trip to our fair city! All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly authentic Mexican food. My wife loved the charro beans and vegetarian enchiladas. The chicken flautas were also good. The service was good. Plenty of chips and salsa. We have been here before and will keep coming back.

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Thank drratim
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It's wonderful your latest visit could impress! Thanks for the compliments on our charro beans, enchiladas, and chicken flautas -- we look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It started with the margaritas, continued with the salsa, then the main courses. Consensus, best Mexican we have ever eaten. 5 stars!

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Thank scarpoh
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It's an honor to be the best in your eyes! Thanks for the stellar review -- we can't wait to welcome you back for more margaritas, salsa, and your favorite dish. All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

San Antonio, Texas
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262 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is not the best tasting Mexican food in town (in my opinion) but it is good and the atmosphere is lively and vibrant. The chicken mole enchiladas were very good, but the burrito supper smelled funny and seemed like the frozen ones you get at Dairy Queen--full of a non-descript meat paste, yuk! Service was very poor, but it... More 

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Thank Capt_Wyatt
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear your last visit didn't go exactly as planned, Wyatt. You should always expect delicious Mexican food served by the most attentive team around, so we're sorry if things seemed off. We certainly would have looked into the burrito if you brought it up to us, so we hope you had a chance to speak to your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Tuesday is fajita special. $16.99 for a huge amount of great food. Chicken fajitas very tender, great beans. Homemade tortillas, plenty of leftovers to take home. Friendly service, never ran out of water. A wonderful place to eat. Never ending chips free.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for our Tuesday special! It's just wonderful you enjoy our fajitas -- glad the chicken, beans, and tortillas could really make your meal. Can't wait to welcome you back for another Tuesday. All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice and the food was very good. We enjoyed the chips and salsa. The tortillas were very great. The hostess and wait staff were super nice and very efficient. Nice visit!

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Thank Jon E
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It's wonderful your visit here went so well, Jon! Thank you so much for the compliment on our hostess and wait staff -- we know the rest of our team will really appreciate your remarks. All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

New Orleans area
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have been coming to this place whenever we make it to San Antonio since 1997. Have tried most things on the menu and none of us were ever disappointed. I usually steer towards the puffy tacos only because they are nearly impossible to find in our neck of the woods or some of the best fajitas in town. The... More 

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Thank gabbefu
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, since 1997! Year 20's already here, and we're thrilled to have you every step of the way. Whether it's for our puffy tacos or the El Mofofo Grill, we always enjoy seeing you. Hope 2017's going well for you so far -- let us know what recipes you've tried from our cookbook next time you're back! All the best,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Been eating here since I was at TMI in 1986. Chicken Fajitas are the best in town. Henry is still there all these years later and as friendly as ever.

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Thank LTALSWORTH
Diana B, Owner at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Has it really been 30 years since you first ate at our place? Whoa, how time flies! We know Henry and the rest of our team really appreciate it whenever you stop by for chicken fajitas. Thanks for brightening our days with your visits. All the best, The Team at Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4223 Blanco Rd, Central San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78212-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-732-6017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?