Eater Decided on "Texas's 38 Best Restaurants"

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Being a restaurant critic has its perks: Eater critic Bill Addison  spent a month touring and devouring all the fare Texas has to offer and included his favorites in "Texas' 38 Best Restaurants." Five San Antonio spots made the list, ranging from staples to trendy, new restaurants.


Where you can find it: 306 Pearl Parkway 

Why Eater loves it: "The crown jewel" of the Pearl offers dishes like hot goat sausage and catfish mortadella while incorporating San Antonio's Mexican culture with items like masa-fried oysters over sopes with black beans and avocado mousse.

Have you tried the new Bone Marrow with White Beans and Duck Confit Salad? Now's your chance, stop by Cured for dinner tonight.

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Garcia's Mexican Food

Where to find it: 842 Fredericksburg Road 

Why Eater loves it: Garcia's Mexican Food is "the apotheosis of a great Tex-Mex restaurant and its irresistible comforts" and its owned by the same family that's been running the show since 1962. Addison raved about the Deluxe Mexican Dinner Plate which is stacked with two cheese enchiladas, a pork tamale smothered in chili con carne, a beef crispy taco.

Saddle up: Eater roving critic @bill_addison’s list of the 38 best restaurants in Texas has arrived — see the link in our profile. On the list is Garcia’s Mexican Food in San Antonio, serving up this combination platter of chili-con-carne-smothered enchiladas, a tamale, bacon-fat refried beans, rice, and a crispy taco. Add #eater to your best food photos and we'll share our favorites.

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Where to find it: 5251 McCullough Ave. 

Why Eater loves it: The changing dinner menus are themed after a period of Mexico's history, making the 12-person restaurant "arguably the most avant-garde restaurant experience in Texas."

Come try one of our house favorites Pork Belly Huarache. Don't forgot to join us for happy hour from 5-8. #mezcaleriamixtli #mezcal #agave #agavelife #comidamexicana #satx #food #huarache #porkbelly #cooklife #cook

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2M Smokehouse

Where to find it: 2731 South W.W. White Road 

Why Eater loves it: Because it's 'cue "con ganas!" Addison feels that it "quietly" set the bar for good barbecue in San Antonio.

It’s Friday and we’re ready to share some of this bbq with y’all, doors open @11 #bbqconganas

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Ray's Drive Inn

Where to find it: 822 S.W. 19th Street

Why Eater loves it: It's the Home of the Puffy Taco, duh. But the West Side staple is also on this list because it's a "capsule" of San Antonio's puro culture - Addison pointed out the throwback Spurs swag, the shrine to La Virgen and their "Budweiser y Tacos" neon sign

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