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San Antonio Bar and Grill

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Eisenhower East
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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200 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4686
+1 703-329-6400
11:00 - 22:45
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Sun 11:00 - 22:45
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:45
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:45
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleased with the service that we received at this restaurant. We were on a school trip and it was very quick, delicious and efficient. The food was fresh and amazing. Thank you San Antonio Bar and Grill

Thank Ingrid R
Oakville, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I will say that the service was good, but slow, but to their credit they had a school field trip in there when I went. So, that's reasonable. The chips and salsa are good, but my entree was VERY salty and soaked in soy or teriyaki or something. Could not eat much of it. My boyfriend said the same about... More 

Thank LenaPacheco
Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is just what you would expect at most above average Mexican restaurants. The Tex-Mex meals are made to please the mass but they are well proportioned, flavorful and inexpensive. They beer selection is good and the el grande Marquita's are the way to go! I find the step above is the wait staff. They are always helpful and courteous.... More 

Thank Robert K
Southern NJ
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Four for dinner and no one had any complaints. Salsa and chips and the salsa had a little nip, which was great. Fajitas were good, loved the Plato Maya platter. Their rice and beans were great also. Choice of hot sauces. Fast service, friendly waiter and reasonably priced. I would eat here again.

Thank iluvpugs05
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Ate at the Crystal City location weekday evening. Was noisy until all the happy hour people departed. Chips were fresh but the rest of the food was just ok. Fajitas were good but another in our party had cheese and beef burrito plate and the "meat" was not very tasty. Service was acceptable.

Thank Mark S
Denver, co
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249 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stopped in for dinner. Really good, quick service, the food was fine. Their chips are fresh and crispy, the salsa is nice and spicy, but not too hot.

Thank agolddog
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185 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Came back here to have this chefs Consume de pollo, just a wonderful chicken and rice soup straight from grandma, and got a whole lot more! My wife had the pork, chicken and beef tacos here that were better than any we had in San Antonio TX! Super flavorful and fresh, fresh ,fresh!!! My San Antonio burger was the bomb,... More 

Thank tdear666
Alexandria, Virginny, USandA
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163 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is right next to the AMC Hoffman 22, and we were in and out in well under and hour; this was a plus. The décor needs work. The ceilings are very high, like, 20 feet, and it seems that the restaurant is in a temporary space, with a big portable A/C unit right near the front door. The space... More 

Thank rugby007
Collinsville, Illinois
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I can't claim to be a connoisseur of authentic Mexican or Tex Max cuisine, but San Antonio has a wide range of Latin-influenced dishes, and what I had was delicious. The service was attentive but unobtrusive, and the atmosphere was laid back. I'm not used to chiles rellenos being so stuffed that they're served open-faced, but wow. The beef stuffing,... More 

Thank RouxTheDay
Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My husband and I have dined at this restaurant a handful of times, and sometimes just enjoyed a few drinks there before or after a movie.

Thank Kathleen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4686
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Eisenhower East
  • Neighbourhood: Eisenhower East
  • Phone Number: +1 703-329-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?