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Old 01-17-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Universal City
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I absolutely LOVE the little hole-in-the-wall restaurants! They usually have the best food, and the best services and prices as well.

My favorites both happen to be Mexican Restaurants. They are Taqueria Acapulco on Pat Booker, diagonal to CVS on Universal City Blvd and Pat Booker. They have the ABSOLUTE BEST Shrimp Cocktail! Actually, everything I've eaten there is good. And they are very affordable.

Also, Rita's on Bandera and Woodlawn (I THINK that is the cross street.) There is another Rita's on Bandera closer to 410, and this one is ok. But the one further inside the loop is MUCH better! Their taco salad is OUT OF THIS WORLD! And they have WONDERFUL lemonade too!

So what is your favorite hole-in-the-wall?
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Bandera Jalisco on Nacogdoches between Judson and O'Connor. Great food, and the waitresses love our little 9 month baby girl!
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'd consider Augie's Barb Wire BBQ to be a "hole in the wall" due to how it's squeezed into its location by the zoo. As such, it would have to suffice as my favorite HitW until I try the British Tea House on Bandera Road (another one that's squeezed into its location) and Lord's Kitchen (stuffed under an overpass and bordered by train tracks.

Frankfurter Express on St Mary's Street could also fall into that category, and they've got some great hot dogs!

I'm sure there are others, those are just the ones that come immediately to mind...

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant on Fredericksburg at Woodlawn, especially for breakfast!
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:28 PM
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Once again, Abels Diner at IH 35 and 3009.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I love the food at Taqueria Chapala Jalisco on McCullough. I eat there few times a week. They know my likeness and prepare my orders exactly the way I like. From time to time they serve me something out of the menu - whatever the cook cooks for the staff. Always great! I never go there while is real busy, because I want peace and quiet when I relax and read my book. A great way to take a break from work.
Their Caldo de Res is delicious!
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Potranco/1604
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We like Capparelli's on Evers.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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I love the food at Taqueria Chapala Jalisco on McCullough. I eat there few times a week. They know my likeness and prepare my orders exactly the way I like. From time to time they serve me something out of the menu - whatever the cook cooks for the staff. Always great! I never go there while is real busy, because I want peace and quiet when I relax and read my book. A great way to take a break from work.
Their Caldo de Res is delicious!
Tacqueria Chapala is fantastic. Awesome breakfast & tacos.

Lien Hung on Remount for Vietnamese. El Molino de Luz on Potranco for brisket tacos. B&G on Mayfield for tamales. Mr. & Mrs. Gs' for everything.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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To me a "hole in the wall" is a tiny place, often hard to even recoginze as a restaurant, to others it can be any small-mid sized inexpensive non-chain restaurant.

I don't know if I would call all of my picks HITW's, but here are some, which I've limited to a couple mile radius close to Harry Wurzbach/Austin Highway.

PANDA INN
KIM TRAN
SABOR DE MEXICO
PODNAS
D'S JERK
TAQUERIA EL CHARRO
LA SILLA
K BURGER
BIG BOB'S BURGERS
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Martha's at Huebner and Babcock, across the street from HEB. They started out in a trailer up Huebner Rd. closer to I-10 across from the Bluebonnet Ranch back in the day (70s and 80s). Since then, the food has not changed in flavor a bit. If you like enchiladas, this is the place to visit. It's very inexpensive. Chips and fresh Salsa rock. I have never had a bad plate since I first visited the restaurant in 1979.

Don't bother with the locations on 410 or 281/Thousand Oaks (last i checked 281 was locked up for nonpayment of rent).
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