Sherman's Food Adventures: Rosario's


When in Texas, specifically San Antonio, it didn't seem right if we skipped eating Tex-Mex.  It's like going to New Orleans and not grabbing a po' boy or two (if you are Mijune, it would be 8 or 9).  Naturally, there are many choices for the aforementioned cuisine, but we needed to find something that would be representative and convenient.  After walking along the River Walk and almost doing some Tex-Mex there, we stuck with the plan and walked a few blocks from our hotel to Rosario's on S. Alamo.

Viv and I ended up with some frozen Margaritas prior to our eats.  She chose the Coco Rita consisting of Rosario's original frozen Margarita with tequila, orange liqueur and sweet ‘n’ sour combined with pina colada.  This was decently smooth with the aromatics normally associated with pina colada.  It wasn't overly sweet, but sweet enough.  I would've liked it to be stronger, but the tequila was definitely there.  For myself, I had La Tuna made with silver tequila and prickly pear cactus juice.  this was a bit stronger and equally sweet.  It went down easy where it was a nice compliment to the Lengua that I had ordered.  I enjoyed the soft, but not mushy slices of tongue which were bathed in a light tomato sauce that was on the saltier side, but as mentioned, was balanced off by the Margarita.

For Viv, she had the Fish Tacos with pan seared tilapia, chipotle mayo, cabbage lime slaw, pickled red onion and avocado.
Frijoles a la charra (pinto beans) was served on the side.  Although they didn't look like much (as you can clearly see in the picture), they ate rather well.  The fish was perfectly-prepared being moist and flaky (as much as Tilapia can be).  With a few drops of hot sauce, there was more than enough impact to make the taco tasty.  My son ended up with the Tacos Nortenos Mix also with
frijoles a la charra.  As evidenced in the picture, the tacos were evenly seared and crispy.  Inside, there was a thin layer of refried beans, enough melty Monterey Jack cheese and tender chicken to go around.  Nothing complex, but it did the job on the cheap.

For my daughter, she went for the children's meal and had the Bean & Cheese Chalupa with refried beans and rice.  For this, it was pretty simple as well with a crispy shell topped with refried beans and plenty of melted cheese.  She ate it without complaints, but then again, she can eat refried beans out of a can too...  Whatever the case, Rosario's did the job for a reasonable price.  Not the most amazing food we've ever had, but it was exactly what we needed after too much BBQ (yes, there is such a thing) and steak.

The Good:
- Inexpensive
- Kid-friendly
- Decent

The Bad:
- Food could be more impactful in terms of flavour


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