Trending
MOST READ
4 Downtown Dive Bars to Embarrass Yourself In

4 Downtown Dive Bars to Embarrass Yourself In

City Guide 2014: In the last few years, San Antonio has made great strides when it comes to its mixology doings. Many good (and some great!) cocktail bars have been springing... By Tim Hennessey 2/24/2014
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Best Happy Hour

Best Happy Hour

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Best Guacamole

Best Guacamole

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
SA’s Shadiest (in a good way) Parks

SA’s Shadiest (in a good way) Parks

City Guide 2014: For anyone in charge of a child or two, knowing where to find the nearest playground is information as essential as the numbers for poison control and your pediatrician... By Joy-Marie Scott 2/24/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Food & Drink

La Tequilera del Patron brings tequila and taste of Monterrey to San Antonio

Photo: Ana Aguirre, License: N/A

Ana Aguirre

Arrachera del General and Cucumber Twist


Despite the fact that its masa cup went soggy, another intriguingly named dish, atropellado (knocked down, run over…) norteño, demonstrated that the kitchen can turn out dishes with real depth of flavor. Yes, the dried beef was chewy, but that's machacado for you. Another appetizer, the poblano empanada filled with rajas de poblano, melted white cheese and (very little) corn, was too loosely cheesy for the tasting team, though the flaky pastry was perfect. But for all of its heft, a chamorro de puerco (pork shank), baked and "marinated with our house recipe" bombed for lack of flavor. Its bed of bland, refried black beans didn't help matters, and the toreado onions were strident, but some proper jalapeños toreados helped ease the pain by adding some.

However, I am happy to report that the Arrachera del General sported truly beautiful pieces of flavorful, uncut fajita meat, cooked to the desired medium rare. Yes, the accompaniments were forgettable, but bring on the beef again — preferably with a shot of, say, a Herradura or Tres Generaciones reposado in a proper glass.

Recently in Food & Drink
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus