From Our Editors
Owned by a family of Mexican-American restaurateurs, Jalapeno Joe’s of San Antonio infuses breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare with south-of-the-border flavors. Instead of soldering a foghorn onto their alarm clock, early risers can get invigorated in the morning with two dozen types of breakfast tacos filled with energizing eggs, spiced meats, and fresh avocados. Meanwhile, to whip up the specialty carne guisada dish, chefs simmer beef tips in a savory gravy, which are then delivered to tables as enchiladas and atop plates of rice, beans, and flour tortillas. Powdered sugar and cinnamon are speckled upon three different desserts, including buñelo, a deep-fried shell crowned with vanilla ice cream and honey.