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El Jarro De Arturo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northeast San Antonio
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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13421 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
+1 210-494-5084
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Several years after my last visit to this restaurant, my husband and I had lunch here on a recent Saturday. Although the exterior is nothing to look at but probably can't be changed (it's in a strip mall), the interior definitely needs some upgrade - it's apparent that nothing has changed here in a very long time, including, e.g., the... More 

Thank TripleKG
Level Contributor
93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take first-time guests here knowing that the service will be excellent, the food delicious and atmosphere perfect for catching up with friends over an unhurried meal. The lunch buffet during the week is excellent, with many great Mexican dishes.

Thank RhondaHTrip
Austin, Texas
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating here since we were introduced to El Jarro 30 years ago. Very nice atmosphere, great food, impeccable service, strong Margaritas! Would rate it as our favorite non-river walk place in San Antonio. Very convenient to the Airport, located on the 281 access road at Bitters.

Thank osohub
Rockwall, Texas
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246 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends here on a Friday night while visiting San Antonio. What a fantastic little spot! We didn't order food, but what we saw (on other tables) looked tasty. Bar service was very good, our drinks were excellent, and the atmosphere was phenomenal. Tremendous band, good dance floor space, and fun crowd. We will most definitely be back!!!

Thank LtColRiley
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Mexican restaurants are a dime a dozen in San Antonio but El Jarro is a fine dining alternative to the many generic rice and bean dives. The chicken enchiladas are great and the chips tasted homemade. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made some great recommendations. We will definitely return.

Thank thehappywayfarer
San Antonio, Texas
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Food is good except for the chips and salsa. The chips are thick and not crispy and the salsa is watery. The waiter was snooty and acted like he was doing us a favor by stopping by our table. Never offered any beverage other than the water which went dry long before any refill came. They were not that busy... More 

Thank christmaskit
Johnson City, Tennessee
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184 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Have been coming here for years. Now only one time a year when we are back in town. Some of it is just nostalgia but we have many fond memories. The enchiladas and the soups are great!

Thank Drslowens
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not sure how to describe this "Mexican" restaurant. The only place to compare is Hugo's in Houston. In a word,El Jarro is outstanding. It is soooo nice in many respects. The service is impeccable. The menu is excellent. And the make a mean margarita. I had "Susie's Surprise" - carnita tacos very well presented with a mango avocado sauce. The... More 

Thank BRHoover
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is amazing. Everything I have ever ordered has been delicious. The margaritas are also very good. It is a family owned business, so everything is prepared with pride. The tortillas are prepared fresh right in the middle of the restaurant. It gets crowded on the weekends. There is a live band on Friday and Saturdays nights. Great place... More 

Thank Ric R
New Jersey
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was a recommendation for us so we tried it. The food was ample but spicy. The margarita was the worst I ever had. They had a live music but disco music in a Mexican restaurant seemed a bit odd to me. Prices were a bit high. The restaurant was crowded and tables were very close to one another.

Thank 1clifford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13421 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northeast San Antonio
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-494-5084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?