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Fonda Don Martin

Dec 2, 2015 By Texas Monthly

The menu at this cozy neighborhood taqueria moves far beyond the comfort of typical tacos. It all begins with flour tortillas coaxed out before your eyes by hands that have a rhythm all their own. We like to fill ours with chipotle-braised meatballs, decadent little orbs we bracket with thin…

Thai Star

Nov 20, 2015 By Texas Monthly

There is always a wait at this colorful strip-mall spot, whose loyal clientele come for the bounty of noodle and curry dishes (if you’re up for it, the massaman curry with shrimp and avocado will for sure jumpstart the metabolism). For dessert, try the tasty floating rice cake in ganache…

Oie’s Spicy Thai

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Oie’s Spicy Thai recently returned from a hiatus, and though in a bit of disarray, it still manages to live up to its name, serving the spiciest Thai cuisine in the Permian Basin. If you like noodles, don’t pass up the pad see ew, a dish that combines heat and…

Thai Thai

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

We got to Thai Thai just before the lunch rush and counted ourselves lucky; by the time we’d finished placing our order, there was a line out the door of the restaurant. The menu is a bit daunting—it takes up the whole wall behind the counter and is all in…

Zino’s Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine

Oct 22, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Chef Zino Souikni has expanded and remodeled his west side restaurant to double its original size. Arched doorways, light blue walls, and tiled light fixtures bring a distinctly Greek flavor to the interior. Famous for its fall-off-the-bone osso buco braised in a richly thick red wine sauce, the menu also…

A2Z Cafe

Oct 19, 2015 By Texas Monthly

This west side cafe offers service that makes you feel like family; simple decor and lots of windows lets you focus on the fine Lebanese food. Start with the hummus, lemony and fresh with just a touch of garlic. Traditional beef and chicken kebabs are richly flavored and juicy, while…

Cascabel Mexican Patio

Oct 6, 2015 By Texas Monthly

The “Tex” never married up with the “Mex” here, where the food is as deeply interior Mexican as one will find anywhere in San Antonio. We have sampled the breakfasts (well, late breakfasts, for they open at ten), such as Mexican eggs with serrano peppers and tomatoes or (our favorite)…

Martinez Bakery

Oct 6, 2015 By Texas Monthly

The smell of delicious confections and a friendly staff wait inside a humble storefront, which is one of Midland’s unassuming treasures. It’s nothing spectacular to look at, but the authentic Mexican food prepared at this family-owned restaurant speaks volumes. The menu is tiny but nigh perfect, with exceptional tacos and…

The Mighty House

Oct 5, 2015 By Texas Monthly

The Mighty Food Truck has moved its eclectic fare into a permanent home. We started with the Strawberry Fields, fresh greens topped with grilled chicken, candied pecans, and strawberries, then moved on to the Miami Nights, the Mighty’s take on a classic Cuban with shredded pork, ham, pickles, and cheese.

Easton’s Eatsies

Oct 5, 2015 By Texas Monthly

An Iraq war veteran who attended Le Cordon Bleu in Dallas, La Joya native chef Mark Sierra is back home, where he now spends his days serving soups, salads, and sandwiches. We felt like guests in the chef’s home, enjoying our chicken pesto panino on grilled ciabatta while admiring walls…