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7310 Jones Maltsberger RdSan Antonio, TX 78209
We had a horrible evening at the Hofbrau in San Antonio on Jones Maltsberger Rd. The managers did not care about our complaint about the blowing fans above our heads outdoors. It was a beautiful evening but the fans froze us out. We asked that they be turned down and all we got from our waitr…
1515 Kuehler AveNew Braunfels, TX 78130
My wife and I dined for New years evening. Our server, Michelle, provided top notch excellent service throughout the evening. Both our meals of prime rib and double cut pork chops cooked to perfection. Although all staff were busy, they remained attentive. This will become a regular dinin…
713 High StComfort, TX 79603
From Business: Nestled in a cozy section of historic Comfort, Texas is a real jewel. 814 - A Texas Bistro offers upscale dining and ambience at an affordable price. Visit us for a truly unique and memorable dining experience. We offer wine dinners that match Texas wines with tantalizing tastes and offer yet an another reason to getaway t…
4550 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78229
We're having dinner at Little Rhine steak house downtown and im still thinking of my red lobster on 410 and callaghan. Great food and great service, hope to be there soon. Rhine steak house is great too..Javier
11075 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78230
I recently dined @ Champps & was amazed how much has changed. There are tv's everywhere! Food was excellent and service was very friendly. The atmosphere was really classy. They had good drink specials and had every game I could imagine everywhere in the resturaunt. If you're looking for a place…
N Loop 1604 WSan Antonio, TX 78249
This is one of the best place to eat, have an anniversary dinner, birthday party, or a meeting with family, friends or some one you want to impress. The food is hot, varied, delicious, and FRESH. I have always wondered why a lifetime card was not made available. if there were a 500 dollar gift…
9429 Fredericksburg RdSan Antonio, TX 78240
From Business: SONIC Drive-In, also known as SONIC, is a chain of fast food restaurants that opened its first outlet in Shawnee, Okla., in 1953. It operates more than 3,000 drive-in restaurants throughout the United States and also offers carhop services and made-to-order meals. SONIC features a variety of signature menu items that inclu…
111 SW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78245
They had the worst service ever I only been there one time and that was the first and last. I waited for months for that one on 151 to be built cause the others are to far. When it finally open and we went that was the most horrible service ever there was people including me and my family waitin…
200 S Alamo StSan Antonio, TX 78205
There are very few experiences as bad as my wife and I had at Tex's Sports Bar. We were looking for a drink and just some bar food and watch the San Antonio game. Instead we were stuck watching the New York Rangers Hockey game. Makes sense in San Antonio when the Spurs are in the playoffs..…
8427 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78209
All Jim's Restaurants have poorly implemented 'smoking' and 'non-smoking' sections. So, our family only visits the new location at Blanco and 410 (which is all non-smoking). Hey, JIM, get a clue!
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This is a Restaurant you must check out for yourself & please enter your own opinion! The food is excellent. The decor is elegant & with soft music in the background. The staff & owners take personal pride in cleanliness & attentiveness! The pricing is very reasonable in comparison to the better high class restaurants. Okay, the food is awesome! This establishment specializes in Mexican Cuisine but also produces some mouth watering additional dishes to tantalize your taste buds! Speaking for the "Menu" items Dinner for one person meal is under $8.00 plus drink, tax & tip. They have Grilled items such as Alambres, Pollo a la Parrilla & Southwest Chicken! Under Non-Grilled they offer Chile Relleno, Enchiladas even Puffy Tacos! They have much more plus the Children's Meals are $4.25. They always have additional dishes list on a board when you come in that are priced accordingly. They just had a Valentine's Day Dinner that was $15.99 plus drink, tax & tip! You should have been there! The presentation was utterly awesome!!!!!!! You had a choice of either, Prime Rib, Grilled Salmon, 10oz. Rib-Eye Steak or Breaded Stuffed ChickenBreast! Served with vegetables, potatoes, roll, self-served soup and salad, plus one complimentary Dessert! Everything was fantastic according to the customers! What did I have? My favorite Prime Rib, "Oh so good; Oh so tender; Oh so flavorful!" Plus the presentation was "Out of this world!" The self-serve area was also presented with professionalism! They did not miss a beat in perfection! No reservations were required and they was no pushing and shoving! The flow was constant and no one had to wait for seating! Outstanding job goes to Ted & Vandora Chapa, (Owners), and their mighty staff of professional people! Now back to business as usual, you can eat lunch for under $7.00 plus drink, tax & tip! This IS truly a place you need to check out! By the way they can also accommodate Luncheons, Dinner groups, Church groups including Private Buffets! Oh before I forget try their "Fresh Lemonade" you will want more!
My husband & I ate lunch here on 10/5/08. The small parking lot was full, so we had to park across the street. We also had to stand in line outside to wait for a table. I saw this restaurant featured on the Food Network's show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Therefore, I was expecting the food to be great, but it wasn't. I think I make better food at home. We ordered sodas and we were served a 12-oz can Diet Coke and an 8-oz bottled Dr. Pepper. So there are no fountain drinks here. We had an order of onion rings as an appetizer. We were pleasantly surprised with the quantity of the order and the size of the rings themselves. They used a mild onion and the rings were crispy, but they lacked flavor (no seasoning that we could taste). I had the chicken fried steak dinner, which comes with French fries, garden salad and a roll. The chicken fried steak was large in size, but the taste could have been much better. If they used salt and pepper while cooking it, I would be completely surprised. The gravy tasted as though it was made from scratch and I thought it was good. The fries were obviously frozen and I doubt the rolls are made from scratch either. The salad was on the same plate as everything else and contained no tomatoes. I had the house dressing on it and thought it was better than our waitress described. My hubby ordered a cheeseburger, which we expected to be big, but it was just average size. While the patty was tender, it had no seasoning he could taste. He told me he's had comparable burgers out of vending machines before. Also, the restrooms are outside behind the building. On a positive note, the prices are reasonable and all of the staff was friendly. This is a family restaurant, which started in 1938 and has been passed down to future generations. With the decor, stepping inside here was like going back in time. The history and nostalgia was the best part of our dining experience. I don't expect to ever go back. Sorry Guy Fieri, but we were very disappointed in the food here.
I have visited this location for dinner several times but this last visit was the first time I have ever ordered dessert. I ordered their dessert minis which are strawberry cheesecake, key lime pie, and chocolate trifle. I ordered one of each and thought they were very cute when the waitress brought them out. They were all lined up in shot glass like dishes with the spoon sticking straight out. For being so small they defiantly got your attention. The Cheesecake was probably my favorite, it was nice and creamy and had a wonderful flavor in the graham cracker crust and paired with the strawberries was very delicious. It was also a nice alternative to the traditional presentation of cheesecake. The key lime pie i didn't like so much though. The flavor of the key lime was pretty spot on it was just the crust that made the dessert not what it could have been. The crust tasted as if it could have been frozen and then thawed out or like a stale vanilla wafer cookie crumble. The chocolate trifle would have been my favorite since it was for sure made for a chocolate lover like myself but the mousse that was layered in between the cake was a one-note item. It had great texture but that was about all you got from it, it needed some added flavor like a liquor or a coffee or hazelnut or something to give it something special. The chocolate cake that was in it though was very good and my favorite part of that dessert it was light and moist and had just the right amount of chocolate flavor. One thing about the cheesecake and key lime that i didn't like was the whipped cream. It tasted like it came from a can and a bit oily it was not anything like a fresh whipped cream so that is one thing i would definitely change. I had a overall great experience and minus the few set backs in the desserts i did really enjoy them. I would just suggest a few alterations and then i would most defiantly order them again.
First off to those who appreciate hard work and dedication we truely appreciate your business. For those who have nothing good to say about our restaurant we apologize for either giving you poor service or poor quality food,however if you choose to hide behind the internet and are not adult enough to address the problem while at our establishment then shame on you.I guess it is not easy to speak up and say what you feel because you are either afraid or have no backbone. I will have you know that in my eight years in business I have tried very hard to please as many people as I can,But I have come to the realization that people love to bring good people down and that you just can't please everyone. Everyday we open up and try the best that we can to deliver a fresh product. We make all our products fresh daily from our sauces to our dough,but we are far from perfect as some of these lovely customers love to point out. But I challange them to try and serve the public! As for my guy with the tatoos he is loyal and honest and has never had a problem with the law he just likes body art.If you have a problem with him please speak up I know he can be tough and to the point but please understand we sometimes deal with very rude people,and it's just not easy to sit everyone at the same time because of the big parties we attract.So we apologize for any inconvenience.AS FOR THE LADY THAT HAS SLAMMED ME ON EVERY SITE POSSIBLE PLEASE COME IN AND I WILL REFUND YOUR MEASELY $8.00,BUT SO YOU KNOW A PIZZA CAN TAKE TIME TO BAKE, WE ONLY TOOK 20 MIN. TOTAL FOR YOUR COMPLETE ORDER,PLEASE TRY HARD TO TELL THE TRUTH, THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY , YOU AREN'T PRESENTING ALL THE FACTS.
I haven't been in San Antonio in over 6 years and a buddy of mine agreed to try this place for dinner. When you walk in, the entire area looks like it has not been vacuumed in at least two days. The woman who seated us was rude and quickly told us that our waitress will be with us and walked off to talk to someone near the bar. We ordered the steak and wild mushroom flat bread, and boy was it flat. It fell apart when you tried to pick it up and the quality of the food was mediocre at best. Halfway through my coca-cola, I had the distinct pleasure of having something that was not ice go into my mouth. It looked like part of a nail, but I couldn't be sure. I got passed it and got another drink. This particular restaurant has an outside section to be able to view the RiverWalk and we witnessed over 25 pigeons, ranging from different sizes of height and weight having their way around two tables that had leftover food and plates from previous patrons who had left. It got so bad that another patron tried to get the pigeons to fly away. After 10 minutes of this and myself and others filing this, one of the waiters finally came out and tried to remove the plates. I ordered the New York 12 ounce steak and it was cooked very well. I didn't have any complaints regarding the steak, broccoli and potato. This is honestly not that bad of a place to eat, I will more than likely never eat there again just because of the issues I had when I went.
I think Paul's Pizza Roma is the best Pizza in San Antonio. They have 2 locations. The one listed here and another on the NW side off of Fredricksburg and Callaghan. I have tried just about everything off of the menu and it's just great that they use fresh ingredients. I don't like to eat pizza cold but Paul's Pizza is one pizza you don't mind eating cold. They also have a great flatbread sandwich called the Gyro-YUMMY!. Dolmos is a cool greek snack and you have to try to Garlic Knots! Let them know Miko recommended you. Yes I order thtat much ^_^ This is one local pizzeria that you will love ordering and getting delivery from. You can order as late as 11:30 pm from both locations for delivery. They also have a chinese restaurant now called Sun Suns that allow you to order as late as 9pm or 9:30pm. The chinese food is great and the servings are large enough for at least 2 people and possibly more. Vegetarians will be happy with the large variety of healthy choices. There is Pauls orginal pizza, the gyro, pasta, salads, even soup of a day. The deserts are great too. Try to eat the Pecan Ice Cream Ball in one sitting. I doubt you can, lol.
The only down fall of this place is the front counter order taker (girl w/glasses - dirty blonde). She is rude and doesn't take the time to listen to the customer. Yet again she got my order wrong and while waiting for my food I notice two other customers with the same problem. This girl is too busy talking w/her co-workers instead of listening to the customer. Congrats on winning the Blue Plate award and having 3 perfect scores in a row, but what good is all that when your front line person (girl w/glasses) can't get the order right. Yeah, the food takes awhile to get to the table, but it's not frozen and heated up it is fresh, hot and YUMO...The wait staff is the greatest, friendly, kind and really down to earth folks. Sam (young small girl), Lisa (older freindly lady) and Art (somehow realated to Big Lou) are the best and kindest wait staff I have ever encounted. They along w/the great food keeps me coming back and I tell everyone who will listen how great it is there. If only the front counter person could be placed in the kitchen away from customers this place would be more than exceptional.
In an era of cutting corners and passing along the bill to the customers, its great to know that their are restaurant owners who still care about the community they are a part of. The staff at Tresca are proud of their ellegant spot in the Plaza at Concord on Sonterra. The hostess explained to us that tresca meant "a love affair." And that the owners indeed have a love for the city they are part of. All of the art is local, and the food is exceptionally fresh crisp and tasty. The server informed us that Tresca is commited to using friendly farm meats and organic veggies. The wine list is extensive yet not over priced and if your group has varied tastes you can order bt the caraffe, glass, bottle, or just a splash. I thought this offering was unique and perfect for diners in this area. I love trying different wines, and it is obvious that Tresca has designed their wine menu with their guests in mind. The service was the best Ive had in quite a while. When it came time to move between courses, it felt as if the entire staff made our group the priority! Thank you and we will be back soon.
We where getting tired all those same-old Pizza food chains & find it a little hard to get food that actually taste good & good service that should go along with it. So I took my family to this new place "MAAR's Pizza & More" that just opened. Not knowing what to expect, we ordered Pizza, Wings, Fried Pickles & Drinks. This was *THE BEST* fresh, home made food my family & I have had in a VERY LONG TIME. Though it was very busy, (-:a+good+sign:-) the whole staff @ MAAR's Pizza & More where very amiable & went out of there way to accommodate everyone. I also love the fact that the owners where on the floor helping. To me that shows they really do care about there staff & guest. When it was time for us to go, our waitress brought the bill. We where astound to see for all that good food (& much left to take home) our bill was actually much less than expected. I live across town but I need to say that "MAAR's Pizza & More is by far the best & well worth the drive. I'll be going back next weekend for more...
I have been to Pat O's many times for lunch and hurricanes and always have had a great time. Lately I have not been going out because San Antonio Bars are all the same. Meat markets with guys trying to grab you in places they should'nt. Tonight I was downtown with my girls and we ended up on the patio listening to an acoustic band jamming and drinking Yup you guessed it Hurricanes. I went to the ladies room and discovered a stairwell going up with people making their way up there. I followed a couple and ended up in a bar that reminded me of a place I went last winter in Berlin. OMG. it was amazing! I totally forgot about my friends and got lost in the middle of a packed sweaty dancefloor. The Dj was playing the most amazing techno I have ever heard in San Antonio much less the United States and the Bass just grabbed a hold of me and moved me all night. My girls ended up finding me and we had the time of our life! Forget all the other clubs in the city and go there. I promise you will have a blast!