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“Unique Vegetarian Style”

Adelante Mexican Food
Ranked #937 of 4,915 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican, Healthy
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
Reviewed 20 February 2013

On my last visit to San Antonio I read a review of Adelante by the San Antonio Express News. The reviewer noted that the place had a loyal following but said that the food was not true Mexican food. This is entirely correct and also is the point of my review. Adelante is not traditional Mexican food. It is vegetarian food, inspired by Mexican cuisine, in a style unique to Adelante. A good example of this are the tortillas which remind me less of traditional tortillas and more of Ethiopian injera, but which are fresh, light, and delicious. My favorite entree is the vegetable enchiladas which are not typical enchiladas with vegetables added but a unique, nourishing combination of beans, corn, peppers, and cheese with Mexican inspired spicing.

If you are not a complete vegetarian most of Adelante's items are available with chicken. But whatever your choice Adelante offers a special take on fresh, light food. A San Antonio original which is not to be missed.

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Thank DharmaBumSLC
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

The food is fresh and delicious. Love the veggie tacos, love the corn tortillas, love everything about this place. Family owned. VERY reasonably priced too.

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Reviewed 4 December 2012

Adelante has terrific Mexican food with an emphasis on healthy, greaseless dishes. The plentiful produce is fresh and tasty. But they are CHEAP in some ways. You are not offered chips and hot sauce unless you order a complete meal. If you order items a la carte and a beer or glass of wine you do not qualify for chips and hot sauce! I'm still spending around $12 for my meal and drink!

This is absurd in a town where there is a great Mexican restaurant on nearly every corner. Almost every other restaurant offers chips and salsa complimentary. You need to seriously rethink this policy!!!

Also, they do not take credit cards! REALLY? To save a few pennies! Were the food not so good I would never go back!

Oh, and Patricia P who says "a beautiful view from the patio": there is NO patio! There is no outdoor dining. The view is of EZ's restaurant across the street. Hardly beautiful by any means!

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1  Thank glexible
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Reviewed 8 September 2012 via mobile

Enchilida - spinach verry under cooked. Green enchilidas might just as well be plain boiled chicken. Healthy meets awful here!

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2  Thank Sataviolet
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Excellent food, great services and a beautiful view from the patio. Well worth a visit.

Thank Patricia P
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