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Lisas Mexican Restaurant
815 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228, United States
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An
Review №1

Super friendly staff with quick service. Salsa is amongst the best I've had. Atmosphere is country-cool with locals singing along!

En
Review №2

Clean, good staff and food. Covid guide lines are followed. Prices are just right.

St
Review №3

Customer service is great. Taking temperature at the door making sure all their customers stay healthy. Food is delicious home made tortillas and salsa are just the beginning enchiladas were flavorful and the rice it made to perfection. Can't wait to come back!

De
Review №4

GREAT FOOD!!! Awesome service! Now this is how it should be done! They even took our temperature at the door! Making it one of the safest places to sit down and eat! Blown away!! And our waitress was the absolute BEST!!

d
Review №5

Always a great place for a date or small gathering with friends. Food is delicious and has beautiful presentation.

ma
Review №6

Our server REY was awesome.Food great. As always. Margs were outstanding!

ed
Review №7

Good service and food moderately priced. Good spacing between tables.

Jo
Review №8

Very good mexican food. My favorites are the enchiladas and macho burrito w fajitas. Sweet tea is on point and margaritas are delicious. 100% recommend you drop in and check it out. Been going to Lisa's since their smaller establishment on Commerce St.

To
Review №9

This place was awesome! The margaritas are great and the enchiladas are outstanding!! Great place to go with family or friends or coworkers to relax and have a nice meal! I would recommend this place to anyone. They took extra measures to keep everyone safe during covid!

Lo
Review №10

Hadn't been in a restaurant for awhile so this was a welcome change. Nice, clean and most importantly, not crowded. Puffy chicken tacos ( that didn't disintegrate when picked up) hit the spot.

Yv
Review №11

First time coming here. Great food, Good Service, Friendly staff! Will return again.... Can't forget PERFECT MARGARITAS

Te
Review №12

The long wait was well worth it. The Pancakes were great. The service was awesome. Only issue I had was my eggs were undercooked. I ordered over medium and my email whites were very runny.

Je
Review №13

While are food was served quickly that was not the story for all the customers that day. Also for 11$ quesadilla it could come with some sour cream or quac? We only go once a year so I guess what we got is good for the year.

Je
Review №14

The food was average and the to-go margaritas were really good but they charged $11 for each and $9 upcharge for requesting Don Julio Tequila without telling me, so it turned out to be $38 for two margaritas. I paid it once because I love to support local businesses but I won't get ripped off again...

fr
Review №15

Food was good but service was a little slow but over all it was good.

Il
Review №16

It was so good. I am from. The North East side of town and just by chance ended up at this establishment and we were not disappointed!

Al
Review №17

Nothing special here. I had a carne guizada taco, bean & cheese taco, and a coke came out to $10. Both tacos were semi warm. Tortillas tasted like they were from Taco Bell. Service was nothing to talk about it. Kinda pricey. No reason to come back.

Ve
Review №18

4 quesadillas 21 dollars. I said buenos dias in spanish no answer. Very rude.

Co
Review №19

Excellent lunch menu, tasty food. Customer service was top notch.

Cr
Review №20

Great, Wonderful hot food. Super nice and great customer service, we will continue to eat here.

Ol
Review №21

Super friendly staff and fairly quick order turnaround time!

Bi
Review №22

Great food good service even though the waitress has refused my offer of keeping my nephew

We
Review №23

LISA'S IS OPEN! Ten absolute BEST Mexican food EVER! It is open for business in the inside too. Forget El Chaperal! Lisa's is sooo much better and the service is like none other. You must try Lisa's and put them to the test. They will win hands down!

Ta
Review №24

Food was ok and service was very slow. Waitress was nice and apologetic for our food being late.

Pa
Review №25

We love going here when in San Antonio with family. Great food and atmosphere.

Je
Review №26

Food was great. Chips and salsa are great. Mini tacos have great flavor.

Mi
Review №27

Great chicken mole, rice and beans. Very enjoyable.

Lu
Review №28

Botana platter is eh...could be much better. While the top shelf Margaritas are awesome, they're are very expensive roughly $20 each!

We
Review №29

Absolute, hands down, best authentic food ever! Every bite was phenomenal! Wonderful atmosphere, they have great breakfast too. I wanted to take pictures before we ate, but the food smelled so good we had to eat first. Lol. They use REAL cheese in their enchiladas. The chips and salsa were very flavorful, and not too spicy. This is my all time favorite Mexican food restaurant! I live over 30 minutes away, but if I could I would do the drive every day just to eat here.

sa
Review №30

Great food at very reasonable prices! Lovely, lively well-maintained dining area is a plus. Their chicken soup and chicken flautas combo is my favorite! After our initial visit, my mom and I soon became weekly regulars. Lily and the rest of the staff are simply wonderful and treat you like family. Wish I could give Lisa's an extra star!

Ma
Review №31

Enjoyed the food and the customer service was great. I went at 2:30 pm.

Ad
Review №32

Food was on point, social distancing practiced, and great wait staff, ask for Lilly!

MY
Review №33

My first time eating at Lisa's was alright. The waitstaff was attentive and due to it being a Tuesday at 10 in the morning it wasn't busy. The place/restroom was clean and the manager was very nice. They brought me the wrong food but quickly corrected the mistake. Good first impression. Not sure how they are during busy or peak times but I have the feeling it's the same as other busy restaurants. Nicely decorated as well. I'll give them another try soon.

Ju
Review №34

What is not to love? Alicia and her staff are the tip of the top! Countess amazing dinners with friends here and two smaller parties, led me to rent out the entire restaurant for my daughter's graduation party! Lisa's did not disappoint! Every single detail was perfect. I did nothing. We purchased our cakes and dropped them off the night before along with my daughter's framed portraits and brought in a few balloons an hour before the party began. We didn't have to worry about the linens, dinner, our cake being served, or accommodating anyone. We received nothing but compliments from the almost 200 guests present! Dinner was perfection and of course that handcrafted cocktails were amazing as always! Are you vegan or vegetarian in San Antonio? Lisa's has your vegan Mexican covered! Not to mention the most fantastic traditional Tex-Mex in San Antonio. This will definitely not be our last event at Lisa's Mexican restaurant! Muchas gracias para Todo, Lisa's!!!!

la
Review №35

Been going here for years! Excellent food and service

Ru
Review №36

Service was great some of the food needed more salt

An
Review №37

Great food but inside depending where you sit a little dark

Al
Review №38

I loved this place bc the spinach enchiladas are so delicious I recommend that plate

M
Review №39

Awful food for price. They delete the bad reviews. Bar is only thing good about it.

An
Review №40

While the food was delicious I was disappointed that I found a small rock in my beans. I bit down and hurt my tooth unfortunately. I brought it to the waitress' attention and had the manager come to me. Rather than comping my meal she gave me a coupon for free nachos "with the purchase of any entree". This is unacceptable. In order for me to receive compensation I am supposed to go back and give them more of my money? Very unprofessional and will not be dining here again.

Be
Review №41

I LOVE it there! I worked here for a couple of months and the whole environment itself is family oriented! Even after I left I went to visit and eat there a few times and they still treated me like family! The food is AWESOME

Pv
Review №42

Hadn't been in years. Same service, polite, dressed well. Checked our temp at arrival, that was a first in this city since the COVID-19 started. Respect that.I had shrimp enchiladas, they were great, but the white rice was a bit undercooked. He had the cheese enchiladas and he didn't like his Mexican rice.We finished our plates though.

Ju
Review №43

Service was good and the food wasn't bad . The taco portions are not good . I'm not a fan of a large tortilla and under sized portion.

De
Review №44

Met friends here for the $2 off Tacos & $6 yummy Mojito' s all-day. Tacos are served in the homemade flour tortillas, which my friend's prefer, however I like a crunch n get mine on crispy corn. their chips are fresh and crunchy. Creamy Cilantro chicken tacos ...tasty .

Ro
Review №45

$50 2 plates and 2 teas horrible place to eat and price gougeing because of pandemic. Never will I go back

Eb
Review №46

Made it there for the lunch hour on Thursday. I picked the restaurant at random before reading any reviews and it was nicer than I expected in most regards. Restaurant was clean the prices were affordable and the service was efficient. I am vegan and often have difficulty finding menu items that I don't have to modify. There were three vegan offerings at Lisa's Mexican restaurant, I opted for spinach and mushroom enchiladas green sauce and they were as tasty as any enchiladas I can recall.In the future when I'm on that side of town I will remember and patronize Lisa's Mexican restaurant!

Cr
Review №47

First time there with my family and the food was good.

Ru
Review №48

Had a difficult time finding a dine in restaurant. We kept driving a little further and found Lisa's. It was pretty empty, due to Covid I assume, because the food was great. I had chorizo and Egg tacos and it was delicious. Homemade tortillas and the chorizo was tasty. Great service and great atmosphere. Will definitely come again

Ro
Review №49

Very good place to eat with family or groups

Ir
Review №50

Could have been better. Hostess wasn't too inenteravtive, she was holding her head like she had bad headache and yawning like she was tired. Maybe it had been a long day for her. I can not make a comment as how the food was because I was just there to pick up a order. So sorry.

Ir
Review №51

Very nice atmosphere & good place to eat. friendly staffs.

St
Review №52

Great food and drinks! Friendly atmosphere.

Sa
Review №53

It was delicious Mexican enchiladas chips and salsa delish

Ya
Review №54

Nice clean placeFood was greatWaitress was awesome

Es
Review №55

It's a pretty and clean looking place. They have a small room for private reservations. The bar area looks nice. I've had dinner once and ordered breakfast tacos once. The food is good.

Ap
Review №56

We had the party room it was nice.... service was good, the cucumber martini and mojito cubano are deeelish!

Ma
Review №57

They serve good food.

Pe
Review №58

They have good options! They seem to be always busy but you wait about 15 mins before you get the food and when It comes out its hot and so yummy. Even my picky eaters love it!

ph
Review №59

Very pleasant atmosphere great service. Ordered tacos with borracho beans. would definitely recommend the borracho beans as the best I have had so far.Lisa's also makes great sopapilla's for their desserts with a dollop of ice cream in the middle. Would recommend you try Lise's for a wonderful dining experience in great food. we

Re
Review №60

I visit Lisa's restaurant semi regular. I have always enjoyed the food and their service is friendly. Highly recommend.

Al
Review №61

Great elegant restaurant even the good tastes classy, the chicken caldo is good especially the chicken mole mmmmm good

Li
Review №62

I attended Election Night Party for Commisioner Justin Rodriguez. It was awesome. The buffet was delicious. The servers were excellent. Lisa is a great lady. Thank you Lisa for a memorable night.

sa
Review №63

Great lunch today. Food was great, and our bartender Henry was very nice. Will be going back soon.

Ra
Review №64

Clean and Comfortable good EMPLOYEES and food.

Mi
Review №65

We went today, June 8th, with a family of 5. I ordered the carne asada plate and let me just say, it was the worst. For $15, you get an ounce of meat, covered in tasteless grilled onions, a poor excuse for Mexican rice, bland beans and an enchilada that could probably kill you. I've been to a hole-in-the-wall Taqueria that gave gave a more for way less that tasted way better. The other meals tasted bland and did not live up to their price. I waited 10 minutes for a refill and hardly saw our waitress. Also, if you decide to take the risk, go alone. We were charged a 20% gratuity for a party of 5 when almost all places do 18% for 6 or more. We paid about $100 dollars for terrible food and service. I'm writing this shortly after eating there and I'm starting to feel nauseated.

Si
Review №66

I found it clean and I enjoyed the food. Their homemade corn tortillas were good! Thank you all at Lisa's. You deserve a STAR!!!

s.
Review №67

A drive back to my old neighborhood usually gets me three things, a head full of nostalgia, great childhood memories and Mexican food. I will continue on with information about the last item as the former two might tend to bore the bejesus out of you dear readers and incriminate myself in the process.Still a favorite of families, area locals and those in the know, Lisa's does not rely on its worn out strip center location or even its updated facade to attract customers. Rather, it's a feeling the place seems to exude as you enter the front door. The large dimly lit dining room, the staff member that smiles and offers a friendly greeting as you are seated, and all the patrons that are laughing between bites of nachos and mouthfuls of Tex-Mex morsels; all seemed to be having a great time. It's an ineffable blue aura of comfort and satisfaction that one seems to absorb like the mist on your skin from a nearby waterfall or the sudden relief when you board the plane for a long needed vacation and realize that you are actually on your way. Or that feeling could just have been a growling tummy as I was ravenously hungry. .Some of that dining room euphoria might have originated from behind the "OZ" curtain that separates the even darker long bar at the entrance from the rest of the restaurant; a beaded metal curtain that looked like a throwback to some "Laugh-In" skit from the 60s. Shots, beers and cocktails were emanating from this cloistered booze cave with low key regularity. The whole vibe and experience could easily have found me across the border enjoying a junket with friends to Laredo and a visit to La Posada or the Cadillac Bar.The barely visible menu in the ambient light highlighted the usual Tex-Mex plates which was not without the confusion of plentiful variety. Of course they had the anticipated plates of enchiladas, tacos, etc. which is what we had come here for anyway. An order of bean and cheese nachos and a couple of Lisa's specials, plates that simply cannot be served without rice and beans (a ancient canon of Mexican culinary origin ) with beef enchiladas and puffy taco completed our requestThe nachos were average, but suffered from a measly cheese malady. And by that I mean both lacking in quantity and of spotted appearance in distribution. In short, the waitress inquired after our satisfaction . . . we replied truthfully. The fix : . . they offered a redo . . .we didn't want to wait. With a "Hot Plate" warning our entree orders appeared forthwith. Two plates of food which looked marvelous, but were not what we had ordered. With amazing brevity and the speed of a Usain Bolt, the waitress returned with our correct orders which were delivered only a couple of minutes later. I wished that I could make a plate of Mexican food that fast!!The beef enchiladas (a hefty tariff of a $2.25 premium over the cheese) were delicious in the red earth colored gravy. The chicken puffy was the spotlight star, however. Savory, tender chicken cradled in a folded pillow of masa that crunched with the thinnest and lightest of exterior crispiness while having a soft, yet perfectly done with no hint or raw masa interior as it should. That alone was worth the trip. Next time, the Puffy Taco plate..Further investigation of the "Mosaic Bar" at the entrance was tempting as we made our way to the exit and back to the light. The goings on behind that beaded curtain certainly sounded lively.and happy hour had just begun. Alas, short of a bulimic episode, our surfeit and associated satiety commanded our steps directly back to the car. Nexium and eructation preventatives consumed, the margs would have to wait until later.

ru
Review №68

This is how a restaurant should be run. Food is great. Servers could be more attentive, but when the owner is around, she gets the staff running. Good for her. Restrooms are clean and well maintained. There is a small private room for parties and business meetings.

Co
Review №69

5 days ago from today my husband took me to one of the greatest restaurant in San Antonio Tx. Service was great. The wait to be seated was very short. Not but Last every thing on the menu is delicious. By the way the menus were updated very lovely.It's a must to try Lisa's food and drinks too

De
Review №70

Terrible customer service. The food was flavorless. The enchiladas were sweet. The cheeses in the enchiladas tasted like American cheese. The carne asada had no flavor, it was bland. The size of the asada was small. They should've just put it on a child's plate to make it seem like it was a good portion. The carne asada plate was definitely not worth $15.

Bl
Review №71

Delicious chamoy margaritas.

Yo
Review №72

Lisa's Mexican Restaurant has always had good food. But today we went and ate there with family. We had some breakfast tacos but the flour tortillas were hard and ugly. And the waiter that we had did not give us good service. Don't think we'll be going back again.

So
Review №73

Excellent food and service is so great

Ma
Review №74

Delicious Mexican food. Wait staff needs trained to be attentive to customer.

An
Review №75

Had the Shrimp with Chipotle and cheese. It was so good! It came with white rice and sliced squash for veggies. It was well priced too. The margarita on the rocks was great too.

Ev
Review №76

Looking for authentic Mexican food that's vegan?! This is the place to go. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Many vegan options along with traditional. I'll be back soon!!

Mi
Review №77

Great scenery. Relaxing and perfect bar scenery.. plus tasty good priced drinks.. love the bartender. After a few drinks I let my mind run wild looking at him.. shhhh

Jo
Review №78

Sweet tea is not sweet and not much flavoring in the food.

Je
Review №79

Great service good food.

Ri
Review №80

I used to eat at Lisa's years ago when it was in another location close to downtown. After a recent visit to the new location, I can honestly say, they're bigger and better than ever! Authentic and top quality!

St
Review №81

If you want good gorditas, go to Lisa's... they are THE BEST!!! One will fill you up and the salsa they have is wonderful!

Gi
Review №82

Good food. Friendly service.

Ma
Review №83

Everything was delicious, Food & drinks. Great customer service . Best strawberry daiquiri I've had in a long time

ca
Review №84

Their food is really good, but they are really pricey, exceptionally for the area.

Lo
Review №85

Good food, I had the chicken puffy tacos and they were good the only thing I didnt like was that it seemed that they didn't let the oil drain completely from the tortillas for the Puffy Tacos other then that it was good

Ma
Review №86

Get place, food and lively.

He
Review №87

Alejandra is rude. She shouldn't be answering calls and taking orders. I just told her to forget it and hung up.

ja
Review №88

Great service and great crowd. Good music on, loud but not blaring. A cooler place to go certainly! Great for a date. Fun atmosphere.

Jo
Review №89

This place is very good. Wait staff quick and polite. Wait for food was minimal. Food is outstanding and appropriate portions. Place is clean and well decorated. Full bar. Highly recommend. Can handle large groups

no
Review №90

Chips started off stone ground after 2 baskets back to white corn- roasted salsa was delicious. Ordered Lisa's Super Combo with a beef puffy taco. Beans and rice average- tortillas- thick and fluffy, pass the butter!Tea was sweet and strong. Took a little longer to get our orders out, we had a group of 9.Wait staff were on and had our drinks and queso filled up. Still a good find. Tex Mex norteno style!

Ba
Review №91

Food is deeeelish. Margarita's are tasteful and refreshing.

Ju
Review №92

Would of took a picture but the food was awesome just the presentation. Sopas were under cooked my puff taco an Chez enchiladas were sloppy me... Hope it'll better for next time..

ri
Review №93

Went for lunch and hostess and waitress were both friendly. Waitress took our drink orders and explained the daily lunch specials. Our food order arrived quickly and it was hot and flavorful. Our waitress was attentive to refilling our drinks and thanked us as we were leaving. Very good lunch menu and well as large dinner menu.

CJ
Review №94

Mediocre place designed to push out a mass quantity of food to people in a hurry. Same pork in pozole as the pork in cascabel sauce.

Mi
Review №95

The bar scenery is awesome. Something like an epic club scene and the drinks are at a moderate price but are way s strong without the extra expenses. Just what I need

Ma
Review №96

It was an ok experience. Had not been back there for over 10 years. Service and food quality was not so good. Ordered full order beef fajita nachos and order was very small quality and quantity of food is overpriced for what you get and it was also just warm food. I know we were a large group but they should have more people on staff if they expect large groups. We had long wait on drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. I'm ok with leaving good tips for good service but gratuity added I believe was overpriced. Was charged almost $9 on a $50 tab.....

Ni
Review №97

I ordered delivery it's a joke 8$ for 7 tortilla chips with 3 pieces of shrimp rip off

Do
Review №98

The service was EXCELLENT and so was the FOOD

Pa
Review №99

Had to have a margarita today, National Margarita Day, food was great also had the chicken gordita plate plenty of flavor and filling, one of our go to restaurants close to the house

Da
Review №100

The food and service are good. What I disliked was the prices on alcoholic beverages. Practically almost $10 for a margarita?! Please, I can hop over to Chachos and get 2 for that price! I understand they are probably trying to repay themselves back from renovation. But, if they would offer more reasonable prices on drinks, I could definitely see more traffic coming in. Not like this though.

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  • Address:815 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228, United States
  • Site:http://www.lisasmexican.com/
  • Phone:+1 210-433-2531
Categories
  • Mexican restaurant
  • Lounge
Working hours
  • Monday:10AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:10AM–10PM
  • Wednesday:10AM–10PM
  • Thursday:10AM–4PM
  • Friday:10AM–4PM
  • Saturday:10AM–9PM
  • Sunday:10AM–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
Health & safety
  • Mask required:Yes
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits:Yes
Highlights
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great cocktails:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Identifies as women-led:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
Offerings
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
Amenities
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
Atmosphere
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
Crowd
  • College students:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
Planning
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • LGBTQ friendly:Yes
Payments
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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