We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Lisa's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
815 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228-5227
+1 210-433-2531
Website
Today
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 33: English reviews
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Thursday is Margherita night, and the frozen Margheritas did not disappoint! All of the appetizers were awesome, and my burrito was the best I've ever had!!!

Helpful?
Thank Butmomwhy
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you're such a big fan of our margaritas. Thank you so much for sharing the love for our awesome cuisine -- it really means a lot to hear that your burrito was the best you've ever had! Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Alicia More 

San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Again a favorite with our visitors, including a 11 & 13 yr old. The mixed Fajitas were a hit as were the puffy tacos, the shrimp stuffed chili relleno. As normal their margaritas were enjoyable.

Helpful?
Thank kittysquirrel
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you had such a great time with us and enjoyed our freshly prepared Food and our margaritas! I hope this means we'll get to have you back again very soon. Thank you for your great feedback! Until then, Alicia More 

Balcones Heights
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Canned beans had lisa special 3 small strips of fajita maybe ounce and a half enchiladas like jaliscos up the street that can b had for 2.99 not the same as in past go to rosarios

Helpful?
Thank Fred S
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Fred, I'm very sorry to hear you were so disappointed with your meal during your visit. We take a lot of pride in our preparing our food from fresh ingredients and cooked with care. I'm sorry if your enchiladas were not to your taste, and I hope you'll consider giving us another shot to show you the quality food and... More 

1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Got sat pretty quickly for a Friday night. The place is over saturated with tables leaving you almost no space to sit without bumping into a fellow patron. The chips and salsa came quickly, but unfortunately were stale and not very flavorful. Then it took over 10 minutes to have a waitress take our drink order. It was busy, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jaclyn H
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Jaclyn -- although I'm glad to hear you had a decent dinner with us, I'm very sorry that it wasn't more impressive on this particular night. We do our best to keep up the pace when things get busy and provide fast, friendly, attentive service to each table, but it sounds like this was an off-night for us.... More 

Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Great strawberry mojito. The enchiladas verde was flavorful. The jalapeño margarita was also full of flavor. Very smooth and the favor of the jalapeño was spicy. My only complaint was it was in a martini glass and should have been in a bigger more margarita glassware.

Helpful?
Thank Greta G
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Greta! Although I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your flavorful enchiladas and margarita, I'm sorry that the size of our glasses was a bit of a downer. I understand your complaint -- I'll keep it in mind moving forward. Hope you will still consider coming back for another drink with us sometime. Cheers, Alicia More 

Irving, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Stopped in late night. Nice atmosphere. Great selection of dishes. Prices were affordable. Amount of food served will fill you up. Waiter not so great. Had to ask too many times for water. Still would go for the food and give the service another chance. Waiter was polite , just did not meet our needs.

Helpful?
Thank Theresa D
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your late-night meal with us, Theresa. We take pride in serving the best Mexican dishes at an affordable price. We also take pride in quality service, and, although your waiter was polite, I'm sorry that your needs were not met. Thank you for your review and considering another chance with us. I... More 

San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We love to stop here when we are in the neighborhood, as Lisa has the best spinach enchiladas in the world. It is located in a strip mall. It was originally a restaurant, so the facade is done correctly for a restaurant. It is lovely inside and is filled with the artworks of the famous San Antonio Artist, Marinist Brother,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sheila K
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sheila, it feels great to know that we are a go-to when you are in the neighborhood. Our spinach enchiladas have quite a pull, don't they? I'm also glad that our rapport with our local artists has made an impact on your experience. Who doesn't love a little art with their food? Thank you for deeming us a five-star stop... More 

San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

When we have guests this is one of the must stops. The restaurant is is a strip mall that is not much to look at, but inside the decor is nice and the servers are friendly. They do have a bar area separated from the dining by a beaded curtain, but it does not interfere with the family atmosphere of... More 

Helpful?
Thank kittysquirrel
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It makes my day to hear that we are your must-stop restaurant! We want to help you show off to your guests, so you brought them to the right place. We do our best to keep the fun going on both sides of the beaded curtain, but I'm glad the family fun was not interfered with by the bar side.... More 

San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
251 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Since I was out shopping with my mom we decided to go down Bandera road towards downtown and pick out a restaurant that we had never been to. My mom spied Lisa's and said that she wanted to stop there. I dropped my mom off with her walker and went around to park. The staff held the door open for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan M
Carla R, Owner at Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Susan, thank you so much for your wonderful five-star review! I'm so glad that you and your mom enjoyed your visit with us. It's our pleasure to do everything we can to make you feel taken care of and at home when you're with us. I'm also so pleased that you were impressed with your puffy taco and chicken enchilada... More 

San Antonio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Be hungry when ordering or be prepared to take half of it when you leave. It is huge. The gravy sauce is wonderful. One of these days I am going to ask if I can just order a bowl of the sauce with onions and cheese on top. Enjoy your visit.

Helpful?
Thank Dale O

Travellers who viewed Lisa's Mexican Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Lisa's Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228-5227
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-433-2531
Description
Welcome to Lisa's Mexican Restaurant, a San Antonio tradition and home to some of the finest authentic Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex in the River City! Lisa's has been serving up exceptional Mexican brunch, lunch and dinner for over 30 years with some of the best deals on our signature house margarita, Happy Hour drinks and $1 appetizers, and a perfect setting to enjoy a fine dinner or watch the game at our bar. Try our Chicken Cilantro, Cheese Enchiladas, Fajitas, Puffy Tacos, and more! Need more Lisa's? Have a large event and want to make a lasting impression? Get Lisa's on the phone and have us cater! We'll make sure your guests and delighted are talking about your event for years to come.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lisa's Mexican Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Lisa's Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?