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The best Mexican restaurant you’ve never heard of

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Logan Martinez

Located on the west side of San Antonio, Leticia’s Mexican Restaurant has been serving customers since 1994 when owner Juan Trevino opened it. A relatively new staple within the local community, the restaurant has been renowned for its unique flavor and homestyle Tex-Mex food. Whether it is street tacos, enchilada combinations, carne guisada plates or simply breakfast tacos, Leticia’s has continued to produce incredible food that few restaurants have been able to match. Though countless Mexican restaurants occupy Alamo City, there are none as memorable nor as delicious as Leticia’s. 

“It’s honestly one of the best taco spots in San Antonio,” says long-time customer John Guerra. “Personally my favorite thing to get there is the cheese enchilada plate.”

Offering a variety of breakfast and lunch deals, Leticia’s specializes in homemade Tex-Mex combination plates. Their refried beans and rice match perfectly with nearly every food choice, whether crispy tacos, carne guisada or authentic puffy tacos. With a new special every day, the restaurant consistently provides high-quality food all at an extremely affordable price. Starting out at as low as seven dollars for a plate, customers easily get a spectacular value for their money. 

Though the restaurant’s specials have received huge praise from customers, it is their buttery soft tortillas and homemade breakfast tacos that truly make them stand out. Included with almost every meal free of charge, Leticia’s tortillas are hands down some of the best in San Antonio. Combining the incredible flour creations with their various breakfast ingredients, the restaurant has truly mastered the art of the breakfast taco. Their four-dollar three-taco deal is one of the most affordable yet delicious meals the restaurant has to offer. 

Logan Martinez

Once finished eating, Leticia’s customers are soon greeted with countless dessert options and candies. Listed and displayed at the front counter, the establishment almost always has something sweet that everybody can enjoy. With freshly made desserts every day, Leticia’s specializes in tasty cakes and crunchy sugary treats. Whether it is a heavenly slice of a tres leches cake or a stack of sugar-filled buñuelos, the restaurant never ceases to carry flavorsome treats. 

Operating for 30 years, Leticia’s has continued to be one of the best Mexican restaurants in all of San Antonio. Their combination of delicious food, countless sweets and affordable prices has made them incredibly appealing to those looking for an authentic Tex-Mex flavor and taste. A true embodiment of a San Antonio gem, Leticia’s Mexican restaurant never fails to deliver a memorable experience.

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Logan Martinez, Staff Writer
Logan Martinez is a communication major set to graduate in 2026. This is going to be his second semester at The Paisano. He is heavily passionate about writing and hopes to one day become a sports journalist after graduating college. He is a huge San Antonio Spurs fan and a die-hard Yankees fan. When not tasked with writing, he is almost always listening to music, watching sports or hanging out with friends.

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    MartinApr 8, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    Mr Martinez, I’m sure you’re a very good writer but you’ve violated one of the most important rules of journalism by not providing the specific location of Leticia’s. Stating that it’s on the West side is not sufficient. San Antonio has an extensive West side. I know I can use google and find it readily but I shouldn’t have to do that.

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      Logan MartinezApr 8, 2024 at 5:35 pm

      Hey Martin, thank you for bringing this to our attention. The article will be updated accordingly soon with the exact location of the restaurant. It is located at 1922 North Zarzamora Street, but we will add the location to the article immediately.

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