Great restaurant. I like their new menu! Tacos al Pastor and Tacos Albanil are my new favorites! Wash it all down with a margarita or a tomaccino!
1st time there, last time ever!!!. We went to eat there for our parents 40th anniversary and it was horrible! It took the waitress about an hour to come take our order, the salsa for the chips was nothing but crushed tomatoes and water. It didn't have a taste at all, I asked the waitress for another salsa it took them another hour to bring that and it looked like Chili, like Wendy's chili, that was SUPER SUPER HOT!! The food wasn't all that and to top it off I was sick the next day. When they brought the cake for my parents they were just like here you go and walked away, no singing or anything. I wouldn't recommend this restaurants to any of my friends. It was overpriced and the service was very very slow... The only thing Mexican was the Margaritas. That's all!
What is this?. This used to be one of my favorite places. My family and I ate there last night. My wife said her tea had a hint of sour milk flavor. I tried it and indeed it tasted funky. She ordered the Sonora Plate and I ordered the Tres Colores Enchiladas. My wife wondered why her enchilada tasted like fish, because she thought the menu said it was a chicken enchilada. I tried her enchilada and it tasted exactly like canned tuna. A blindfolded person would not have been able to tell the difference between tuna and what was in that enchilada. To be sure she didn't misread the menu, I grabbed one and yes it was "supposed" to be chicken. I am unaware of any mexican spices which impart fish flavor. On the bright side, the chicken enchilada which came with my plate only had a slight fishy flavor. In addition, the waiter provided decent service. Won't be going back.
GREAT chips and salsa!.
I have only eaten there twice but will definitely go back. I LOVE their salsa and tortillas taste homemade. Their sopapillas are wonderful! The only thing I would say they could improve on is the service. Their staff does not appear to be very friendly. The hostess we have had both times didn't smile and there was some manager with blonde hair that looked uncomfortable because she was walking REALLY funny in shoes that were obviously too high for her. She did not smile- probably because she couldn't walk in those shoes and her feet were killing her- and did not appear to be friendly. The waiters could have been a bit more attentive. We waited quite awhile before they refilled our drinks and came to check on us to make sure we didn't need anything.
The food WAS great! The atmosphere is GREAT and we will go back but I would like to see an improvement on the staff and service.
fun innovated tex mex!. I grew up going to Tomatillo's (hey it's been around for 20 years so they must be doing SOMETHING right) but lately they have really stepped up the quality of food and service. And plus the restaurant is so big, I can always get a table quickly. They have a really distinctive, fresh salsa that I LOVE with just the right amount of chile and cilantro, and there's some cool new stuff on the menu that I haven't really seen anywhere else. So I end up over there at least once a week for the blue corn tacos nortenos and a mercedes margarita.
Mexian Food, Taco's Albanil, Queso Flameado. Best Taco's Albanil and the Queso Flameado...one of the tastiest things I have eaten in a long time. Make sure you ask for the side of Queso Fresco for the Tacos and a cold Modelo and you will be set. The staff was timely and the restaurant was clean. Kid friendly. If you feel like desert go for the Fried Ice Cream or the Flan...out of this world.
Good tex-mex. We frequently go to Tomatillos because the margaritas and good and the salsa is great. The fajitas are also good. It isn't the best tex-mex I've had but the best we've found in the general Alamo Heights area. The portions are very large, consider sharing.
good food, fast & friendly service, resonable priced.. recommended by a local resident. entrance to restaurant is in parking lot in rear. good food, fast & friendly service. reasonably priced. we will be back.
Fantastic Food!. I love going to Tomatillos, this is the place that I bring all of my out of town guests to. The food is excellent, you must try the mata la mula sauce if you like it hot! The drinks are out of this world, now I know why they won the best margarita award. The service has always been very good, from being seated quickly to getting our drinks and food in a timely manner. It is nice to see the management always on the floor, either talking to the guests or if they are busy pitching in. This is someplace that you can bring the family to, or bring a date to, it adapts to either scenario.
Worst Service, Worst Food!!!!!.
Everyone loves it when a waiter brings their order to the table promptly, but in this case it was suspiciously prompt. As soon as the waiter had taken our order he immediately returned with the meal.
Our order of fajitas for two seemed as though the meat had been pre-cooked and poorly placed on top of the vegetables. Obviously, since the food had came out as soon as the waiter gone back from taking out order, the vegetables were raw while the meat was going cold. It also took several attempts to gain the attention of the waiter, and even more attempts to actually get service out of him. It took a total of me asking more than 3 times to simply get some lemons for our drinks and another two for getting some corn tortillas.
Overall, I would never recommend this restaurants even to my worst enemy. The food was ill prepared, the presentation was ghastly, and the service was abysmal.
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