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)