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Jonny Hernandez Pushes South with The Fruteria

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Jicama salad with cucumber, melon, and avocado


Especially in the company of a Frutería Margarita composed of Cointreau, sweet and sour, and a house infusion with El Jimador tequila. The infusion with six chiles yielded a drink that had a good bite. Surprisingly, a strawberry infusion was delicate, not cloying as expected. And the Piñacate with creamy avocado and fresh fruits? Yes. I think, however, that the best bet might be to settle in with a straight tequila or mezcal, plus an order or two of cacahuates con ajo y chile or maybe almendras con chocolate y chile. That, my friends, is snacking at its best.

The Fruteria

1401 S. Flores in the Steel House Lofts building
(210) 251-3104
thefruiteria.com
Best Bets licuados, tortas, ceviche tostadas, chile relleno de jaiba
Hours 8 am-10 pm Mon-Thurs, 8 am-midnight Fri, 9 am to midnight Sat, 10 am-3 pm Sun
Prices $-$$
The Skinny Johnny Hernandez has taken inspiration from Mexican green grocers and casual snack joints

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