4223 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7821229.485780 -98.507972
Neighborhoods: Northwest Los Angeles Heights, Central San Antonio
The best place for family and friends. Great food friendly efficient servers. Could not ask for more. Thank you to all at Los Barrios
OVER RATED – NOT THAT GREAT HAD BETTER WILL NOT GO BACK
PART OF THE FAMILY – great food and family atmosphere!!!!!!
Destination Restaurant – When any of my relatives are back in town Los Barrios is on the short list of must go restaurants. That speaks for itself as does its selection as one of our go to locations for family occasions along with its sibling La Hacienda with the gorgeous patio. If you can take the heat do not pass up the chicken mole enchiladas, my personal favorite.
Los Barrios – I went to the Barrios for the first time ever after hearing about it. I was expecting a mom and pop type place where the staff is friendly and the food is tasty. Well the puffy tacos and mole enchiladas were better then I expected however the service was not. Our waitress became confused with our order apparently because when she came with our food she brought out 3 plates of food for 2 people. When I told her that I didn't want the 3rd plate (for the reason that I we didn't 3 plates) she got really mad and told me that that is what I had ordered. In the end she took back the 3rd plate but the whole rest of the time she was rude and ignored us most of the time. When she brought the check she also failed to tell us she would be our cashier. So we got up and tried to go pay at the register but were then told that our waitress would be our cashier and so we sat back at our table and she ignored us for about 10 minutes, while she passed by several times. It was not a busy time for the restaurant so I could see she was intentionally ignoring us.
No margaritas if you're not from Texas – When my girlfriend and I went there a few days ago in the middle of May 2010 we tried to order margaritas. We're both 21, and granted we look like we could be younger, but we had our North Carolina driver's licenses with us. The server was confused looking at the IDs and she took them away to show to about four other people. A man came over and said he couldn't accept the licenses because they were out-of-state. I pointed out all the dates and holograms on the license, and even offered credit cards and a student ID to verify that my name was correct. Nothing. As a bartender back home in North Carolina it was appalling to realize there were people stupid enough to turn down a valid driver's license. So if you're not from Texas you better bring a passport (but who knows, they probably wouldn't accept that either).
I ordered the chicken with poblano mole and my girlfriend got chicken enchiladas with the verde sauce. Both were alright, but they both lacked the authentic Mexican flavor we were expecting. Not that the food was bad, we were just very disappointed with the overall quality.
The server was fairly nice (even though she couldn't tell a real ID from a fake) and the food came out quickly. But that is about the only good thing to say about the place.
It's a homecoming destination! – We go to this restaurant straight from the airport! I've been going to Los Barrios on Blanco since before the last two out-builds when the bathroom was a single room by the back of the kitchen. That was when you could be seated as soon as you walked in the door.
This is the place we went to for every special occasion and whenever we needed our regular tex-mes fix. My favorite was the #2. I loved Viola and love Louie, & Diana. Knowing each other the moment we walked in the door made us always feel right at home.
Now I live more than a thousand miles away and when I arrive at the airport, we go straight to Los Barrios before even hitting my childhood home. It reminds me of summers visiting my father, college, and my first hints of adulthood. I miss being able to visit my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant everyday! I miss visiting with Louie and Diana and my favorite queso-flameado & queso enchiladas.
Louie, Diana--keep making memories for us long-lasting, devoted friends. And, I heard by word of mouth about Viola. Our warmest wishes to you & your family for your tragic loss. Sincerely, Angel & Yvette Crain
Do not eat here, you will regret it..... – I wanted to write this because I am in San Antonio, and on the news the media is all over the murder trial of Viola Barrios, it reminds me the first and last time I met this lady. I like many San Antonians went with hipe about Los Barrios on Blanco Rd. and how it is the best. Around 8 or 9 years ago I took my wife to eat there and we were disgusted with our treatment by Mrs. Barrios. We went in to the place and back then it was kinda filthy and I can remember that strong fowl odor of ammonia (did not know then what that chemical was for), didn't think much, so we ordered our food. As we got our food and were eating, on the wall next to our table in a booth, a ROACH was climbing. We waived down the waiter and all he did was grabbed it with a napkin (squashed it). We did not eat one more bite from our food as it was not good at all anyway. Viola Barrios was their at the register on the way out, and we did not know her, yet know she was the owner. She told us quietely that she heard about our incident... In turn after fully charging us for our half eaten food, she said, here you can have a candy on us. ( She was talking about one of those prailine or carmel candys that they sell at the register) We politely said no thank you and left. We never ever ever went back. So all this propaganda on TV of her death here reminds me about what a cheap fake person she was, and her family is too because this place is still open and her Son's La Hacienda de los Barrios is too. It clearly points out to me that her integrity as the owner and manager was so poor for treatment of us as customers, and that is probably the same principles she taught her family. The reason I say this is because look at the reviews that both these restaurants have. How terrible and cheap the food is, and how the place wreaks of ammonia. So when you go there think of what you are eating or what may have crawled on your food. I think these people have no business in being in the local San Antonio food industry with how cheap they are. All the stuff the have on their website about how Mrs. Barrios gave to the community this and that is all gotta be lies because from my experience of how cheap she was. They are not going to spend extra money in keeping their restaurants clean and safe for people. They are going to spend on their luxury cars that they drive like the one new Mercedes the show of Viola Barrios being towed away on TV everyday. My money went to buying Violas Luxury Car, and in return I got some crap food and 1st ever sight of a roach in a restaurant. An they brag about all she gave, yeah sure, OK
LOOKING FOR YOUNG, HIP MARIACHIS! – Several months ago we were entertained by a terrific, young Mariachi Band at THE BEST Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio. They played a variety of music and were very personable. I believe at least some of the young men were students at SAC. I'm desperately trying to locate them but, unfortunately, lost their business card. Can anyone put me in touch with this talented group?
Love this place!!! – Every time I come home to visit family in San Antonio I have to stop by this place! Amazing Enchiladas Mexicanas! Love them! I can't get tex mex like this in New York...and I miss it!
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