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2103 E. Hildebrand Ave. (Broadway Ave.) Send to Phone
The most Mexican of San Antonio's Tex-Mex restaurants, La Calasa pleases with the likes of pibil-style pork and pollo en escabeche.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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: Painted purple with lime-green trim, La Calesa stands out. It's also a standout for its food---mostly food from Mexico's interior as opposed to San Antonio's ubiquitous Tex-Mex. Colorfully painted rooms in the converted casa interior sport baroquely framed art and charismatic chandeliers. Otherwise, the Yucatan and its traditional Mayan culture are the emphasis here, well represented by cochinita en pibil (pork steamed in sultry achiote spice) and pollo en escabeche, a chicken dish served with vinegary onions. Several other chicken options also distinguish the menu from run-of-the-mill Mexican, including a breast with cheese, bacon, onion and poblano chiles. True, there is a traditionally Tex-Mex combination plate on the menu, but who can blame them? Service at this family-run operation, if occasionally seeming distracted, is as friendly as one might expect from any fairly functional family. You'll feel at home even if some of the food may seem unfamiliar.


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