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Where are the Best Tacos in  San Antonio?


Like the majority of  San Antonian’s, we sure do love our tacos. We can start with a good ole breakfast taco in the morning, maybe a few street taco’s at noon, and change it up with a delicious fajita taco or two at night. The combinations are endless… your choice of a tortilla with beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, veggies, eggs, potatoes, beans, cheese and salsa as well as the endless toppings. You can’t get sick of eating too many taco’s with all of the variety around here. The thing is…you don’t want to waste a meal on a so/so taco, when you can have the best tacos in your San Antonio neighborhood. Let’s get started with the Best Tacos in San Antonio, in Alamo Heights. Alamo Heights has tacos for all budgets and cravings, but number one on the list is Chela’s Tacos.

Alamo Heights- CHELA’S TACOS

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I mean just look at that taco! Not only do they have a great combination of menu items, their salsa’s and toppings are great too! Chela’s has an amazing and also award winning taco truck, a catering business, and now owns a restaurant. So, it is not new to San Antonio, but it is new to Alamo Heights.

Their menu is full of choices that feed our taco cravings but our gut…not so much. Ingredients like lard, and heavy oils aren’t used here, like many other places. Additionally, they offer lettuce wrap style tacos, for those that can’t have the light and delicious corn tortillas or the thick and fluffy flour tortillas pictured here. Not in the mood for taco’s but your date is? Try the soup! You can’t go wrong. Chela’s is located at 5231 Broadway near the Marble Slab, with seating inside and out. Chela’s Tacos  is open for breakfast or lunch (Tuesday- Sunday), as well as dinner (Thursday- Saturday).

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Olmos Park- TACO TACO CAFE

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Next on our list of the best tacos in San Antonio, is the Olmos Park Neighborhood, with Taco Taco Cafe. Their crispy taco plate is heavenly. Taco Taco Cafe is famous for being featured in two episodes of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. Guy Fieri gave them quite the critique. Here’s what he had to say…

“Owner Helen Velesiotis may be Greek, but she knows how to cook up some “real-deal” Mexican food”.  Tacos de Lengua, which are beef tongue tacos, and shredded chicken puffy tacos are the menu items that Food Network features. They are a must try!

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Downtown (Brackenridge Park/Tobin Hill/Government Hill)- Tacos and Tequila

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Tacos and Tequila (TNT) has some of the best tacos, as well as tequila in San Antonio. The tacos are the perfectly tender and delicious. They come straight off the grill to your plate. As you can probably tell by the name, there is more to offer here than the out of this world tacos. Premium tequilas and fresh juices are the best compliment to your meal, in addition to their delicious table side guacamole. The tacos here are made with love and they also offer a family style approach with shareable food and drinks, which makes you feel the comfort of a homestyle meal.

Another bonus that comes from their hearts…TNT Austin, San Antonio, & Dallas,  have the most generous charity programs. First they have WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing). The mission of WINGS is to provide comprehensive breast health care services to women in Central as well as South Texas. The second program is TNT Fundraising for The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. The museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust, as well as advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Finally, they have the charity called the Mesa Hermanos program. This charity assists long term kitchen employees of the Blue Mesa Grill and TNT with financial hardships, extraordinary medical expenses (for the employee or immediate family), as well as college tuition.

TNT’s charities raise money through local charity events hosted at their restaurant and also by donating 50 cents of each order of table side guacamole to the cause. Who wouldn’t want to come to such a caring establishment?!

Helotes- El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

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Recent diners say that the absolute best and most tender fajitas, in addition to the best street tacos in the Helotes area, you have to visit El Chaparral. Their fajitas that come out sizzling to your table. El Chaparral fajita servings are enough food for all to share. El Chaparral is also featured in the 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Northwest San Antonio.

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