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146 E. Houston St. (N. St. Mary's St.) Send to Phone
The setting is modern Mexican, while the kitchen juggles tradition and innovation with mixed results.
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Acenar Restaurant Review

: Ácenar’s modern Tex-Mex label applies equally to the setting and the food, with the former frequently more consistent. But there are flashes of distinction, including lunch options such as the Gulf crab tinga tacos. Check out the duck tinga chalupas with chorizo as well. Lettuce cups filled with a chipotle- and tamarind-accented picadillo are a recommended starter at dinner, and this is one of the few places where you’ll find crepas de huitlacoche, or crêpes with corn fungus, a prized delicacy in Mexico. The adventurous will want to consider achiote-rubbed pork baked in banana leaves. Regarding San Antonio “Favoritas,” we feel that you’re paying an upcharge for the snazzy décor and River Walk setting. But many of the Ácenar Specialties, corn-serrano crêpes filled with duck confit, for example, simply can’t be found elsewhere. Come dessert, we are often seduced by another crêpe, this one filled with cajeta and topped with Mexican vanilla ice cream.

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Acenar Restaurant October 19, 2012
by lvanalstyne on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:46 am
7 of the 14 of our party walked in about 15 minutes after our reservation time, and then 5 minutes later the rest of our group arrived. Surprisingly, they were extremely nice about it and just showed us to our table saying it was no problem. Our waiters were excellent in suggesting drinks and food. Our food was amazing from the duck to the rib eye to the shrimp. Of the 14 eating not one person was unhappy with their food. There was a mix up with a drink order and that was quickly resolved and we were not charged for the first drink. The food came out quick and was piping hot and again the service was awesome. We want to Thank Acenar for a great experience.
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