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Old 07-25-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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Yeah, they're desperately needing to Groupon more and more these days. Most of the Southtowners I know don't go in anymore due to bad food, terrible service and the owners making it clear they don't support equal rights for everyone.

There are far too many great places for TexMex in this city. No real loss if this one goes under.
Yup! Place has gone down hill big time. I make the short drive down Nogalitos to Tony's or BullBoxer31 to get my taco fix and then Chapala Jalisco on Mccullough for great TexMex. Or, I walk to my old standby Titos.

It will be interesting to see how El Mirador turns out with the new owners. As long as they keep the great bartender there then I will be happy.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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El Machito, same owner as La Gloria, is quite good..
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Grey Gardens
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It will be interesting to see how El Mirador turns out with the new owners. As long as they keep the great bartender there then I will be happy.
Considering it's Chris Hill, who (badly) runs Esquire, I'm not holding my breath. Never before have I seen a place get such bad reviews and do so little to change the way they do business.

El Mir is a hood establishment, but they've needed to refurb, both what they serve and the dining room. Their portions are tiny, they regularly run out of barbacoa by 11:30 am and they've become parking nazis with that lot they have. Something that should feel so right and so part of Southtown just doesn't.

Tito's has a MUCH better vibe. It has for awhile.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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Whole Foods - Blanco. Was shopping and decided to get some of the buffet dishes. They had Chinese-oid entrees. Totally tasteless. Blah.

They also are quite skimpy on the chicken in their chicken based wraps.

Not worth the money.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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Considering it's Chris Hill, who (badly) runs Esquire, I'm not holding my breath. Never before have I seen a place get such bad reviews and do so little to change the way they do business.

El Mir is a hood establishment, but they've needed to refurb, both what they serve and the dining room. Their portions are tiny, they regularly run out of barbacoa by 11:30 am and they've become parking nazis with that lot they have. Something that should feel so right and so part of Southtown just doesn't.

Tito's has a MUCH better vibe. It has for awhile.
Ha! The new manager said they are concerned about portion control. Plates are about to get even smaller.

Agree about Titos. Was there this morning for breakfast tacos and margarita.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The new HEB Stone Oak

The food and drinks were delightful.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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Blanco BBQ. Very average. Noisy. Hot. AC must have been on the fritz. Definitely did not live up to reviews I had read. No return visit for us.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX - Displaced Michigander
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Had brunch at the Colonial Room in the Menger It was excellent!
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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On the way to Fredericksburg to shop for antique jewelry, I ate at the Flagstop Café located at I-10 and Fair Oaks Parkway. Eggs, bacon, and non-greasy hash browns. Pretty good.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Co-workers and I went to Chuy's at 151/410 for lunch today. We called ahead for a large group. They weren't ready with the table (and honestly didn't know what we were talking about) but did get it fixed very quickly. The staff was very friendly and professional. I had the Baja tacos and I guess I'm a fish taco snob because I didn't love them. Everyone else enjoyed their food, some taco, some encihladas, a taco salad. I would go to Chuy's again (any location) if someone else chose it. I don't particulary really enjoy the food. I was underwhelmed with the enchiladas I had at the location on 10/1604 as well.
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