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Old 07-12-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Tired of going to Chachos. Found Cazadores on Rittiman but their portions are too small for me. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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Wow. No one here eats barbacoa? Okay
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Don't, but I recently saw a Travel Channel story on SA. It was in the past two weeks. I think that was a featured dish.
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:08 AM
 
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Default Yes,

Surely. However I am not a practiced expert, I merely buy it where ever I happen to be at.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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I don't know many people that actually eat barbacoa. I know I never do (after trying it once), even if it is offered to me free.

Seems like it is just fatty, low quality meat that is seasoned to death to mask the taste, followed by Big Red to help wash it down. Of course that is just my opinion...
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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I don't know many people that actually eat barbacoa. I know I never do (after trying it once), even if it is offered to me free.

Seems like it is just fatty, low quality meat that is seasoned to death to mask the taste, followed by Big Red to help wash it down. Of course that is just my opinion...
Lol
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I don't know many people that actually eat barbacoa. I know I never do (after trying it once), even if it is offered to me free.

Seems like it is just fatty, low quality meat that is seasoned to death to mask the taste, followed by Big Red to help wash it down. Of course that is just my opinion...
I love fatty meat, so it hits the spot for me. It's not prime rib but it beats eating chicken most days. I had no idea so many weren't fond of it though.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Chipotle...LOL.

Sounds like you want an actual dine-in restaurant. The best places, in my opinion, are the shops on the Southside where you can buy fully cooked barbacoa by the pound along with some tortillas and take home to enjoy. Below is a link to my go to spot for barbacoa on the Southside, it's been while since I've had it though. When I am SA later on this month I am definitely stopping by here to see if it's still as good as I remember it.

Del Rio Tortillas | Del Rio Tortilla Factory

On a side note, I was in Mexico City earlier this year and tried some barbacoa de borrego (lamb) from a local street vendor, I didn't like the 'musty' taste of the lamb. The same obnoxious taste I detect when I buy ground lamb from the grocery store. Its funny though, when I go out for lamb gyros at Mediterranean restaurants I don't get the strong 'gamey' taste I do from other forms of lamb.

Anyhow, I definitely prefer the South Texas chewey beef version of barbacoa.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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The place that Wilgar was referring to on the Travel Channel was El Milagrito (521 E Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212). I have not been there personally, but of course folks raved about it on the show... elmilagritocafe.com
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Sounds like you want an actual dine-in restaurant. The best places, in my opinion, are the shops on the Southside where you can buy fully cooked barbacoa by the pound along with some tortillas and take home to enjoy. Below is a link to my go to spot for barbacoa on the Southside, it's been while since I've had it though. When I am SA later on this month I am definitely stopping by here to see if it's still as good as I remember it.

Del Rio Tortillas | Del Rio Tortilla Factory


Anyhow, I definitely prefer the South Texas chewey beef version of barbacoa.
I second Malco's suggestion.

Their barbacoa, tamales, tortillas are my favorites!!
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