The Al Pastor burger, like the others at this casual Johnny Hernandez spot, links classic Mexican flavors with the good ol’ American hamburger. On that pastor burger, beef along with vinegary sauce, pineapple, cabbage slaw, and panela cheese come tucked into a torta-style bun from Hernandez’s near-downtown bakery. The Baja Fish burger is like a little fish taco, the ingredients atop a bun dressed up with all the classic crunchy, creamy fixings. Best idea: bring it all together with the Mole Fries, the potatoes bathed in house-made mole and queso fresco and topped with crema and pickled red onions—flavors that will take you directly to Oaxaca. The joyful folk art–inspired cafe with big communal tables and outdoor patio seating is made for easy dining, whether it’s dinner with friends after work or brunch before a bike ride on the river. Staff is responsive and service is great.
City: San Antonio
Drinks: Beer & wine