La Fogata: Forget It!

Three San Antonio Mexican restaurants have been recommended to me over and over again – Los Barrios (meh), Paloma Blanca (better), and La Fogata (major eww.)  I have other restaurants in my review queue, but I am writing this one first because I feel compelled to let people know, if you are thinking about going, DON’T!  My friend was in town and surprisingly, La Fogata had been recommended to her as well by friends in Houston.  Yelp and Urbanspoon reviews confirmed that this was a good choice.  My question is, are people crazy??? Continue reading

Still Looking for a Good Indian Food Fix

I first tried Indian food back in college, and since the first bite I have been addicted.  J has been addicted since birth (he’s Indian.) Houston was a great city for such an addiction – so many choices… India’s, Bombay Brasserie, and then the new trendy ones like Pondicheri (the restaurant that provided the delicious cardamom cookies for our wedding).

The choices do not abound here in San Antonio.   My first Indian dining first experience was the dinner buffet at Bombay Hall, a restaurant that received the highest rating out of all of the Indian restaurants in town.  Given this, and my lack of enthusiasm, I had all but given up on the Indian food in San Antonio.   Continue reading

Z Tejas: No Bueno

J got home from work late and I didn’t feel like cooking, so we decided to go to La Cantera, do a little window shopping and grab a bite to eat.  The first place we passed was Z Tejas, and we were immediately attracted to it because of the great patio and lively crowd.  One look at the menu and we were sold – steaks, pasta, fish, yum!

We were seated right away and I was excited to take a closer peek at the menu.  The tagline of Z Tejas is “Fresh. Flavorful. Innovative.,” so we couldn’t wait to try the food.  After the drinks were brought out, a nice griddle of corn bread was brought out… a nice touch.  On the waiter’s recommendation, I ordered the entree size wedge salad with seared beef tenderloin.  J ordered the chorizo-stuffed pork tenderloin.  Both sound delicious right? But, no. Continue reading