Friday, December 28, 2007

Taquiero San Antonio

On the western side of Camp Bowie Boulevard is an old Taco Bell or some-such that has been converted into a pretty good Mexican restaurant.

We had lunch there yesterday, and if it weren't for the fact that I live on the exact opposite side of town I would go again. Order-at-the-counter and limited seating, but good tacos, with beans and rice at a very reasonable price. If you're looking for made-at-your-table guacamole or unlimited chips, salsa and pico de gallo, go elsewhere. Taquiero San Antonio reminds me of the restaurant you pull into when traveling in mainland Mexico -- good, homemade, inexpensive food and friendly service.

Just as we were leaving I noticed what most people were ordering to go: piping hot, home made tamales. They looked very good.

The menu is as expected: tacos, enchiladas, quesidillas, tamales, with your choice of 5 or 6 meats. They all looked fresh. The tortillas weren't the best I have had at like restaurants but good enough. Chips and salsa are extra and probably not worth it, the salsa is the chili-sauce and not great for dipping tortilla chips. Again, stick to what they do well.

Try them next time you are on the west side of Fort Worth. I will go back for the tamales, especially.
Taqueria San Antonio
7905 W. Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth
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Anonymous said...

Our family had the tamales from La Playa on Hemphill and they were quite good. There is a little Mexican place at Rosedale and 8th Ave (La Pasedita, I think) that's supposed to be quite good, as well.

Thanks for the tip on this place. One can't know too many good Mexican places.

Francis Shivone said...

thanks for the tip. we'll check them out.

Anonymous said...

good gracious yes, go check them out! I do live in West Fort Worth, and they are my taqueria of choice. I love the hole in the wall feel and variety of meats. It's good food IMHO.