El Moncajete Mexican Restaurant
4404 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218
(210) 650-0600Add Hours
Phone: (210) 657-7363
Janitzio's Mexican Restaurant
El Moncajete Mexican Rstrnt
Parking: Lot, Free
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American
Price Range : Below Average
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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I consider myself well acquainted with Mexican food and the Mexican culture, and thus considering this I would say the cuisine was sub-par to say the least. I will never be dining here again and recommend others do the same. My chicken tortilla soup was made with canned chicken! The presidente margarita on the rocks was served with no ice and were completely triple sec. The frozen margaritas were just mix with no tequila at all. The taco meat was disgusting, the fajita nacos were awful. The large quest brought to us was tiny and the cheese was cold! The jalapeños weren't even cut up that was supposed to be put in the queso! I could go on and on about how bad the food was! Everything was just disgraceful!
04/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Hubby likes this place for some reason, but just in the year we've been going, it's gone downhill. The cheese tastes like it's velveeta and some of the enchilada sauces are kinda thin. The rice is bland and our child can't seem to find anything she likes there to eat. The last time we went the manager or someone in charge was going on and on to the wait staff about making sure the first thing they ask is if the customer has a coupon. He even had to sit one poor girl down in the middle of the restaurant and reiterate this point to her several times, all within earshot of everyone in the restaurant. Whatever happened to ""praise in public, reprimand in private""? I didn't think this was a very professional way to handle such a minor problem, especially when there are so many bigger things wrong with this place.
There are just too many other Mexican restaurants in San Antonio to choose from.Try this one if you must, but I know I won't go back
01/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
maybe we had a bad meal cuz it new years day & the cook was punishing everyone or just us who dare come in to eat on a holiday. what were we thinking when we saw that open sign? i dont know what their latest health score is but the interior looks dirty and they use the oldest, most worn out flatware, dishware & glasses available. everything we used was chipped, cracked or bent. abt the food, we ordered bean n chz nachos & they were fine, beans needed salt. then we ordered a plate that included 2 chz enchiladas, 2 puffys & rice n beans. the enchis were lukewarm & the picadillo n the puffy was almost soupy w/starch frm the papas & had no flavor! doused w/salt & salsa, ddnt help. i ddnt eat this tasteless food. the margarita was good & the server was nice but that's not why we came & wont get me to come back.
I first went to the restaurant for lunch some time ago last summer with a co-worker that really loved the enchiladas here. Back then I didn't go for the enchiladas, which looked and smelled good, but instead I tried their chicken soup and the traditional puffy taco. One thing about puffy tacos is that they are very easy to mess up when making but if done right they can be a good eat. And they were. The dough they use was just right in consistency and suprisingly it did not come out soggy like other places. The chicken was juicy and very flavorful. The soup was also really good and I was told by the waiter that they make it daily and it typically runs out by lunch time. I went back to Janitzios this Sunday and luckily found a seat. The first impressive thing was the complimentary fruit bar that my kids loved. I am so happy that they serve the fruit because I dont have to worry about my kids only eating bean and cheese tacos for lunch. Now I can count on them enjoying the fruit. I did try then enchiladas and I must say they are about the best I have ever tried. The enchilada sauce has a rich meaty flavor with a hint of different spices that really come together good. We all had the enchilada plate (and I had my puffy taco) and we fell in love with the food. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a warm family environment and good food. The price is not to high which really helps out. Thank you all.
08/01/2005Provided by Citysearch -
They are a bit authentic for some people's taste but if you try their ChileQuiles, Spicy Steak, or Meatballs. They are also one of the rare places that has horchata which is a plus in my personal book though most people would drool once they taste the owners mothers famous Tres Leches&Rice Pudding.