Right off of 151 and Southcross, 645 Chalmers to be exact, lies a beautiful restaurant named Las Cazuelas. Mr. and Mrs. Ramiro Valadez came from Mexico to San Antonio in 1963 hoping for the American dream. The dream they found was in their family restaurant which was founded in 1997 and is now on its third generation of operation. This year they are celebrating their 25th year in business! Not only has the restaurant gone through three generations of family owners but several of Cazuelas employees have worked there since the opening as well. Customers also account for the multiple generations who have been eating at Las Cazuelas which is very telling for the quality of food and atmosphere they provide.
The cherished recipes have been handed down with love which can be tasted in every bite of food. They offer daily specials that are budget and family friendly! As you walk in, you are met with smiling faces everywhere you look. They offer an array of food items to include grandma’s calabacita, mole, puffy tacos and enchiladas. If you’re thirsty, no worries, there is a bar equipped with your favorite cervezas and frozen margaritas. They currently have a limited edition souvenir cup that you can get your favorite margarita in.
Just as many businesses have been affected by Covid, the restaurant did their best to adapt by including a drive through window which slangs hundreds of 89 cent bean and cheese tacos per week. You read that right. Eighty-nine cents! The price is so great that once a week, a local organization takes 100 to go to feed local homeless people. If you want to dine in, the dining room is fantastic and is a great space for cafecito with friends or a big family in their party room located in the back of the restaurant. Give it a try and tell them we sent ya!
Quote from Vanessa Valadez, 3rd generation family at Las Cazuelas:
“Our customers often tell us our food brings them a sense of comfort because it feels familiar and authentic. Many of them came here when they were kids and now they bring their own children and grandchildren. Everyone has a grandmother or mother that would make a certain dish that is very nostalgic. When we talk about my grandparents’ cooking, it very much takes us back to when we were kids. It’s special.”
She added, “Our staff is special, too. Many of them have been with us since we opened or soon after. Our customers know them by name – they’re like family. “
They are open from 7am-2pm Monday through Friday and 7am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Full menu and location can seen at www.lascazuelassa.com