8142 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820929.511297 -98.466019
Neighborhoods: Oak Park / Northwood
Average food with below average service! – Three friends and I recently had dinner at Beto's and I was NOT impressed! I have no major complaints about the food but I have two very big complaints about the service and staff. First, it took our waiter longer to get our bills in order at the end of our meals than it took for my friends and I to actually eat dinner. When the waiter finally got it all together, he charged each of us for the wrong dinners. I then found out he charged me three times, causing an overdraft on my bank account! I called the following day to inform the manager of the situation and his response was to try and make me feel guilty about possibly having the waiter fired, and then to put me on hold. The food is average and average is not good enough to make me want to eat at any establishment where I am not valued as a customer!
Fun Ultra Casual Lunch – I like the laid back atmosphere especially on the shaded patio. Great place to kick back a few beers and watch the kids play on the playground after an afternoon of yardwork - shorts and t-shirt are appropriate attire.
I cannot comment on live music - I am strictly a lunch patron.
The menu offers something a little different than the typical SA fare which is refreshing.
Plates are on the smallish side - portion control taken too far. The dessert empanadas can be quite scant on filling. : (
The waiter situation is odd - you order at a counter but there are waiters that bring food to the table. Never quite sure which is "my" waiter or how much to tip in this situation.
Don't be deceived by the word "cheap" – I do not agree with people calling this place "cheap." For the amount of food you get it is anything but. Both the empanadas & quesadillas are the size of a small taco & over $3 each. I had to pay $0.75 extra to substitute yucca fries with my combo & I was served only 3(!) fries. And their idea of refried beans was bean slush. The food is good yes, but for the price, can I have enough to constitute a meal? The live entertainment (Floating Opera Band) helped make up for it, but I still want more food.
You order at the counter, but the flaky empanadas and spicy fish tacos are light years beyond fast food. – The Scene
Young couples and families dominate the ever-present crowd. Bright yellow stucco walls and '50s-style vinyl chairs keep the place feeling festive. Look up and you'll find rectangular lights covered with colored paper in various designs. One design sums up Beto's made-by-hand philosophy: a hand with a heart in the palm.
The empanadas may be famous for the pie-crust flakiness of the shell, but the fillings deserve just as much attention. From the subtle kick of chicken poblano to the creamy sweetness of banana with leche quemada, these pastries don't fool around. The thick handmade corn tortillas enveloping the tacos don't fall apart the way lesser tortillas do, so you're free to focus on the contents, from spicy-sweet tacos al pastor to grilled fish with cilantro and poblano sauce. Wash it all down with hibiscus honey tea or, for the more adventurous, the mint leaf and rum combo that is the mojito.
neat joint – not expensive and yet the quality is grand. Go there, you won't be disappointed.
Good and cheap! – Beto's is high quality food at low prices. The food is unique and tasty, not just the usual tacos or burgers. With the availability of beer and wine, you can enjoy a great evening for little $$$. The covered patio is excellent for casual parties. I go there weekly to enjoy a nice lunch at a reasonable price.
This is a treasure of San Antonio. I had a great sunday brunch with my lover along with my favorite...reggae music. I have only been twice, but I stay for hours each time I go. The signature empandas are to die for.
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