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Central San Antonio
4223 Blanco Rd.

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A Longtime Favorite

Los Barrios is a longtime favorite restaurant in San Antonio, consistently winning awards and earning wide acclaim for its food by a variety of media in its long history. The recognition of Los Barrios began almost from its inception in 1979 with the early buildup of a following of locals who valued its founder Viola Barrios’ casero (home-style) cooking. It brought to the tables the steaming aroma and flavors of the Mexican family kitchen.

Los Barrios’ Mexican Continental Cuisine—it’s traditional Mexican dishes—its signature dishes and its Tex-Mex favorites attract customers from all walks-of-life. Esquire was the first national magazine to recognize Los Barrios’ special distinction, naming it One of the 100 Best Restaurants in America.

Media attention on Los Barrios’ dishes and the Barrios family, especially the family’s Mexican food expert-in-chief Diana Barrios-Treviño, has flourished over the years. Since the turn of the century media attention on Diana, Los Barrios and the family’s second restaurant, La Hacienda, has mushroomed into a spate of national television coverage on morning shows in both English and Spanish media and the Food Network Channel on cable, watch a clip here of Diana Barrios Trevino vs. Bobby Flay in a Puffy Taco Throwdown at the Food Network’s website!

Locally, Diana is a frequent guest on WOAI-TV’s San Antonio Living with Shelley Miles, cooking popular dishes from the Barrios Family Cookbook or quick dishes like her favorite pasta, a “transitional dish” for hungry kids. The show features a recipe from the cookbook on the station’s website for each appearance. From time to time, Diana is also a guest on Good Taste with Tanji on Goodtaste.tv (Search Diana Barrios Trevino) in San Antonio. More on Awards and Citations.

 

Awards and Citations

Below are Los Barrios’ awards and citations since 2003.

2013 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican, Gold Winner
  • Enchiladas, Bronze Winner

2012 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Tex-Mex Enchiladas, Silver (Tie) Winner
  • Mexican, Silver Winner

2011 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Continental Cuisine, Silver Winner
  • Tex-Mex Enchiladas, Critics’ Choice

2010 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Enchiladas, Silver Winner
  • Mexican Restaurant, Silver Winner

2010 Zagat Rated Excellent

2009 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Gold Winner
  • Enchiladas, Bronze Winner

2009 Zagat Rated Excellent

2008 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Silver Winner
  • Enchiladas, Silver Winner
  • Enchiladas Mexicanas, Critics’ Choice Winner

2008 AOL City’s Best: Best Mexican Restaurant

2007 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Gold Winner
  • Enchiladas, Silver Winner

2007 Zagat Rated Excellent

2006 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Enchiladas, Gold Winner
  • Mexican Restaurant, Silver Winner

2005 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Silver Winner
  • Enchiladas, Silver Winner

2004 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Gold Winner
  • Enchiladas, Gold Winner
  • Enchiladas, Critics’ Choice Winner

2003 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Gold Winner
  • Enchiladas, Gold Winner

2002 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Gold Winner
  • Enchiladas, Silver Winner

2001 San Antonio Express News Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Mexican Restaurant, Silver Winner
  • Enchiladas, Critics’ Choice Winner

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