El Gallito De Jalisco, San Antonio, Texas Restaurant Details

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Restaurant: El Gallito De Jalisco

Address: 9226 Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio (Bexar), Texas (TX), 78240

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Phone: (210) 614-7114

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4.0 based on 5 ratings
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04/07/2016 4:19 pm

Best tacos ever. Amazing corn tortillas!

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03/27/2016 10:08 pm

Came in for an horchata. They were busy counting money but assisted me right away. I didn't see her wash her hands prior to getting my drink. That made my experience only okay. Don't think i will buy again for a while.

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01/19/2016 6:59 pm

From the menu and pictures of plated food to the service with a deference for Spanish, to the Spanish spoken as the dominant language by patrons, this restaurant reminds one of a run to the border (which one does not do anymore without a death wish).

Like a number of Mexican food places in the immediate area, you get the feel of immersion into a bit of a different culture if you are anglo, as soon as you seat yourself here. Handwritten signs touting daily specials of tacos, sopa de camaron, and tacos adorn the walls in a haphazard manner around the cashier area.

You immediately notice the prices posted for food items on the wall and on the menu are very inexpensive. You will also notice those little irritating charges for a plastic take out box and that there is a charge for additional chips after the first basket, a pet peeve of mine. Oh, and there are no refills on sodas as they are served in cans / bottles . . . another pet peeve of mine. For heaven's sake, just bump the price of the entrees a bit and don't bother the customer with these dining irritants! And take a few dollars out of the profits and buy a soda fountain!!!

We placed our order for the enchilada plate with beef tips for $8.95, but wanted to have one beef and one cheese enchilada and to substitute borracho for frijoles refritos. I didn't know I could speak Greek, but my request surely dumbfounded the waitress as if had spoken in that or another equally unrecognizable language. So I tried again in Spanish and achieved the desired head shake and "Bueno" response.

We began with bean and cheese nachos which were served hot but in a pile. Another pet peeve of mine. I would much rather have them prepared individually as there were numerous chips that had nothing on them. . . . not bad though for $4.95.

I was pleased to hear the courteous "Buen Provecho" response from our waitress after she served our entrees. Very polite, very Spanish en cortes. Our entrees came to us as requested except that they had also included frijoles refritos on the plate for which the waitress explained that she knew it was an error and that there would be no charge. The rice had a little unusual flavor, but I have found it to be a more common flavor to the more hispanic oriented restaurants. The guacamole salad was an unusual color of sherbet green - a bit of a "watered down" version. Enchiladas were pretty standard, but the beef tips were super tender in their gravy colorado.

Overall, not bad. But, I think I would like to come back, eschewing the usual enchilada fare, and try the tacos, tortas, and some of the masa based entrees such as the gorditas. These all looked good and were more commonly requested by diners while we were there.

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12/13/2015 1:28 pm

every sunday i subb the side of pico for extra beans with the pound of barbacoa. no problems

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01/02/2015 12:05 am

chips and salsa is too good. their bean and chorizo taco is also too good. i love their coffee as well. excellent service by pleasant staff

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