Lisa's Mexican Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 815 Bandera Rd

    San Antonio, TX 78228

    Cross street: coner with Woodlawn

    Map & Directions
  • 210-433-2531

About Lisa's Mexican Restaurant

Hours
M-TH 8:30am to 10:00pm F & Sat 8:30am to 11:00pm Sunday 8:30am to 9:00pm

Food

Food
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It has become a favorite for my kids and me. There are Mexican restaurants on just about every corner. And when I mention one of them, my kids groan. But they love Lisa's. They love the different types of enchiladas! And I get to select carnitas, or sopes or one of the many dishes that reminds me of mother's cooking. Try it once, you will love it. It's a great adult place too. A beautiful bar area with traditional drinks as well as some tasty tropical options.

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It has become a favorite for my kids and me. There are Mexican restaurants on just about every corner. And when I mention one of them, my kids groan. But they love Lisa's. They love the different types of enchiladas! And I get to select carnitas, or sopes or one of the many dishes that reminds me of mother's cooking. Try it once, you will love it. It's a great adult place too. A beautiful bar area with traditional drinks as well as some tasty tropical options.

Pros: great selection, clean restaurant & delicious enchiladas

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Let me tell you about a place that's won my endless love: Lisa's Mexican Restaurant on Bandera Road.

The space??soothing, modern and inviting. Warm, saturated jewel tones and walls bursting with bold original artwork by Brother Cletus set the stage for memorable food.

Lisa's pays homage to both Mexican and Tex-Mex. Comida estilo casero is elevated to exemplary status thanks to beautifully executed recipes, fresh ingredients and a respectful nod to tradition.

The menu features interior Mexican classics like Rajas con Crema. Roasted poblano pepper strips and sauteed onions swim in a silky, rich cream sauce. Lisa's sopes are the best I've had in Texas- fresh masa patties with a discreet slather of bacony refrieds.
One topped with earthy, piquant cubes of lean pork in perfect salsa roja, the other crowned with richly spiced papas with fresh chorizo. Both garnished with crisp lettuce, finished with queso fresco and drizzled with Mexican crema. I felt "en casa".

I also fell in love with Lisa's two excellent salsas- a vibrant, playful tomato serrano, or a rich, roasted jalapeo, onion and tomato number with slow, lingering burn.

Spinach enchiladas are benchmark. These espinacas are clean, vibrant and luxuriously draped in cream, sided with veggies and excellent, fluffy white rice.
Classic Tex-Mex enchiladas sing, and San Antonians voted the cheese enchiladas "best in town".

Lisa's borracho beans get bacon, fresh pico de gallo, beer and respect. Yes indeed, because the beans remain tender and whole at once, the broth eminently slurpable. These frijoles were also named "best in San Antonio".

There's a pattern here.

Pescado a la Veracruzana is lovely. The sauce, a well-balanced, complimentary blend of tomatoes, olives, peppers and spices doesn't overwhelm the mild fish fillets.

Tacos al pastor get an achiote marinade for a "toque yucateco," rich, flavorful and alive with fresh cilantro, cebolla and pineapple. I was almost at the corner taquera in the DF, standing at an angle and biting my way to taco callejero heaven.

Oh, and the corn tortillas. The flour are righteous, but the corn...oh my Aztec gods.

Hand made, light, tender- hechas a mano. Great corn tortillas are hard to find in San Antonio, flour tortilla kingdom. Attention to craft and authenticity are the norm here.

Go to Lisa's. Eat your way thru the menu. Enjoy the attentive, warm service. Be a discerning Mex-Tex lover.
The server told me many of the regulars are fixtures- they eat here five and six times a week.

I smiled, not one bit surprised. I understood. I'm one of them now.

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★★★★★

Let me tell you about a place that's won my endless love: Lisa's Mexican Restaurant on Bandera Road.

The space??soothing, modern and inviting. Warm, saturated jewel tones and walls bursting with bold original artwork by Brother Cletus set the stage for memorable food.

Lisa's pays homage to both Mexican and Tex-Mex. Comida estilo casero is elevated to exemplary status thanks to beautifully executed recipes, fresh ingredients and a respectful nod to tradition.

The menu features interior Mexican classics like Rajas con Crema. Roasted poblano pepper strips and sauteed onions swim in a silky, rich cream sauce. Lisa's sopes are the best I've had in Texas- fresh masa patties with a discreet slather of bacony refrieds.
One topped with earthy, piquant cubes of lean pork in perfect salsa roja, the other crowned with richly spiced papas with fresh chorizo. Both garnished with crisp lettuce, finished with queso fresco and drizzled with Mexican crema. I felt "en casa".

I also fell in love with Lisa's two excellent salsas- a vibrant, playful tomato serrano, or a rich, roasted jalapeo, onion and tomato number with slow, lingering burn.

Spinach enchiladas are benchmark. These espinacas are clean, vibrant and luxuriously draped in cream, sided with veggies and excellent, fluffy white rice.
Classic Tex-Mex enchiladas sing, and San Antonians voted the cheese enchiladas "best in town".

Lisa's borracho beans get bacon, fresh pico de gallo, beer and respect. Yes indeed, because the beans remain tender and whole at once, the broth eminently slurpable. These frijoles were also named "best in San Antonio".

There's a pattern here.

Pescado a la Veracruzana is lovely. The sauce, a well-balanced, complimentary blend of tomatoes, olives, peppers and spices doesn't overwhelm the mild fish fillets.

Tacos al pastor get an achiote marinade for a "toque yucateco," rich, flavorful and alive with fresh cilantro, cebolla and pineapple. I was almost at the corner taquera in the DF, standing at an angle and biting my way to taco callejero heaven.

Oh, and the corn tortillas. The flour are righteous, but the corn...oh my Aztec gods.

Hand made, light, tender- hechas a mano. Great corn tortillas are hard to find in San Antonio, flour tortilla kingdom. Attention to craft and authenticity are the norm here.

Go to Lisa's. Eat your way thru the menu. Enjoy the attentive, warm service. Be a discerning Mex-Tex lover.
The server told me many of the regulars are fixtures- they eat here five and six times a week.

I smiled, not one bit surprised. I understood. I'm one of them now.

Pros: Named for best enchiladas, tortilla soup & borracho beans

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this restaurant has authentic Mexican cuisine. The food is good specially the enchiladas. the place is clean and service is good. The margaritas are awesome too

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this restaurant has authentic Mexican cuisine. The food is good specially the enchiladas. the place is clean and service is good. The margaritas are awesome too

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We like to go there when we are in San Antonio. You can find really great Mexican food and extremely fast service, which is always a plus. The prices are great as well.

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We like to go there when we are in San Antonio. You can find really great Mexican food and extremely fast service, which is always a plus. The prices are great as well.

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Love this Mexican restaurant and so does everyone else! It's always busy in there but they are fast. You don't usually wait long and you can have drinks at the bar while you wait. Their food is delicious!

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Love this Mexican restaurant and so does everyone else! It's always busy in there but they are fast. You don't usually wait long and you can have drinks at the bar while you wait. Their food is delicious!

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Lisa's has the best flour tortilla. I drive all the way to San Antonio just to eat the tortilla there. The other food is good too. I would recommend this places to others

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Lisa's has the best flour tortilla. I drive all the way to San Antonio just to eat the tortilla there. The other food is good too. I would recommend this places to others

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