I keep a list of restaurants to check out across the state (and the country) in case I’m in the area and need a bite. Texas Monthly is a good source of good places all over the state as are some national magazines. I “discovered” Lasoya’s through Texas Monthly and, while on a trip to Brackettville, stopped in. It fit the bill for brunch: relatively close to the highway/charging station, not fancy (so not slow), and on the light side (if desired). Located in a strip mall, it’s hard to call it a dive, but it ain’t anywhere near fancypants either. We ordered (no chips and salsa available!) and, while we waited, I wondered if the Monthly had let us down.
Nope to the No.
I had huevos rancheros and was smiling from here to Hondo. Two perfectly fried over-mediums topped with thick-cut bacon and a hearty salsa hugging pumpkin-colored refried beans, fried taters, and two housemade corn tortillas as thick as Kylie Jenner. And all that for $5.99. Wha-wha-what?!?! (and for an extra buck fifty you can add a pork chop!) The side salsas, delivered in ketchup squirters, were flavorful and packed a punch. The bride went with a chicken fajita taco ($2.89) and a fish taco ($3.25 a piece) and was similarly pleased.
Located on the north side of town near Wurzbach Parkway and 281, this is a neighborhood joint worth out-of-towning if you’re driving through.
web&where: interwebs; 13444 west avenue #100, san antonio, texas; (210) 495-5999
what’s the deal? legit Mexican; table service
overall: *** (food***; drink*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability***)
– meh [think twice]
* OK [it’ll get the job done]
** good [solid neighborhood joint]
*** damn good [we’ll definitely be back]
**** yippity-yikes that was amazeballs [fantastic; one of the best]
***** holy sh!t [transcendental; best of the best] each $ = $10; cost is based on a typical dinner entrée and appetizer (no drinks)
each $ = $10; cost is based on a typical dinner entrée and appetizer (no drinks)
UPDATE: Stopped in on October 13, 2021, to partake of the Texas Monthly’s recommendation of the Chicharron Norteno Taco ($3.5) and try the Dumpster Taco ($3.6). Neither disappointed. I’ve had chicharron before, but had been underwhelmed, but chicharron here allowed me to taste what the hype is all about. The Dumpster Taco was just as good, and both were enormous for the price.