Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Taqueria San Antonio

Note:  Taqueria San Antonio has changed names since the date of this review.  The food may have also been changed.  For further information continue to check back for updates.

Have you ever had one of those moments when you think of something brilliant and you intend to publish it to the world, knowing full well that everybody will revel in your epiphany? Sometimes you get so excited thinking about the joy and happiness you will spread to others and just know that this is going to be the information that will save somebody's life. In a modest way, I like to think I save a life with every post. Somewhere, across this great city, somebody is sad and hungry and would end it all but for my suggestion.

But alas, other sources have sucked the joy out of my life. It's like that Superdrag song - who sucked out the feeling. I'll tell you who. The Star-Telegram. The Fort Worth Weekly. And apparently everybody in the world. Despite my knowledge of this place back when I reviewed Taqueria San Luis, I had not eaten there until recently. And now my stories of greatness will fall on "i told you so" ears.

Well, I'll tell you anyways. Taqueria San Antonio is a Mexican road side cart, in a building and it serves a variety of meat options in a number of edible containers. They have tacos, enchiladas, gorditas and probably tortas. I had the chicken in peppers and onions in a gordita and one of the beef options in a gordita. I think there were three or four options but I was so enchanted with the fact that the enchiladas were made when you ordered them that I forgot the details. The end result - a delicious meal. The bread of the gordita was the perfect thickness with enough lard to keep it moist and it neatly contained my greasy meat options.

Everything tasted so fresh and it was so surprisingly clean that I decided to take Mrs. FWHITW for some breakfast burrito fun. The burritos were delicious and they had a brilliant combination - eggs and pico combined. And unlike other places in town, they didn't use a pico scent to flavor their eggs. The burritos were a great price and they were the perfect size. It was like being in Mexico. Except I've never actually had a breakfast burrito in Mexico. And there was no Moctezuma's revenge.

So, despite the fact that everybody already knew about this place, and despite the fact that I'm bringing you nothing new, I went and wanted to tell you all about it. I would still put some other burritos up against the Taqueria San Antonio burrito, but the variety of options in the eggs, the variety of meats for lunch and the authenticity of this place gives it an edge.

If you want to go, Taqueria San Antonio it is located at 7905 Camp Bowie Boulevard, on the south side of Camp Bowie, next to the Jack In Box, just west of Cherry.

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11 comments:

Michael Bourgon said...

The puerco verde gorditas are stunningly good. All the rest of the food is merely excellent - on par with my favorite places in El Paso. I haven't had their picadillo - there are no potatoes in it, which is a prerequisite.

I've been going for probably 6 months or so - it's far too close to me not to go, and my wife loves it as well. Found it by chance, then learned that everybody else already knew about it. So you're not alone, FWHITW.

When you go, if you agree, ask the owner (the bald guy) about desebrada flautas - for some reason DFW doesn't do them. You can only get ground beef flautas or chicken. :(

Then again, don't ask - he might get an overinflated sense of how many people want it, if it's just me.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

I'm so glad this place isn't too close to my house. I would eat there way too much if it was. I don't know about flautas, but you can get desebrada tacos at La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff.

Michael Bourgon said...

Tacos <> Flautas. But I appreciate the thought. My wife gets that at Taqueria San Antonio and loves it, but I need the deep-fried-ness, along with the sour cream.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

That's true. I'm always so wary of flautas because I'm never sure if they just made them or just baked them out of the tostino's box.

Sader said...

I trust FWHITW more than the newspaper on good places to eat so I'm glad you posted!

Sader said...

I trust FWHITW more than the newspaper on good places to eat so I'm glad you posted!

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

Sader is my new favoritest person in the world.

Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

They were closed today when a co-worker went by to get some tamales. I hope it is not forever!!!

Michael said...

I think this place is closed for good. The owner is going through a divorce, and I think San Antonio Taqueria got caught in the cross-fire... sad - it was my FAVORITE breakfast spot in all of FW. Oh well.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

This is bad news for everybody. If you've got any additional information please post it for all to see.

Anonymous said...

Just got back from lunch. It is indeed closed. It has reopened as TORTAS LA HECHIZERA. The cashier said it is a chain resturant from Mexico City. The menu is obviously different, they specialize in sandwiches, but I did have the enchilada verde which was okay. My friend has tacos with fajita meat. They come with onions and cilantro. He said they were good. We are going back for sandwiches next time.