Texan witches often cursed their enemies with the Tex-Mex Hex—causing them to weep ranchero sauce, sprout burritos on their arms, and turn everything they touch into refried beans. Celebrate a more benevolent form of this delectable magic with today's Groupon. For $5, you get $10 worth of burritos and more at Habanero's Grill. Your Groupon is redeemable at your choice of the West and Embassy Oaks or The Rim location of the burrito eatery, voted Best Cheap Eats by Citysearchers in 2007.
The eatery specializes in hyper-fresh and spicy Mexican fare, with house-marinated meats, made-from-scratch salsas, and tasty tortillas pressed fresh to order. With a mighty menu of customizable Mexican tacos ($2.50–$4.50), quesadillas ($4.49–$6.99), and nachos ($4.49–$6.99), the caliente casa strives to supply you with the best burrito ever to venture into your belly. The build-your-own burrito ($5.49 and up) option allows you to create your ideal meal by selecting the combination of rice (Spanish, cilantro lime, brown), beans (refried, black, pinto), fillings (chicken, veggie, or steak for an extra $0.99), cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack, low-fat cheddar), and appetizing add-ons ($.25–$1.75) such as guacamole, grilled onions, and mixed squash, to please your palate. Or, the over-stimulated orderer can opt for one of Habanero's favorite burritos like the vegetarian-friendly pepper-rito ($5.79) with roasted veggies and cilantro lime rice, or the fajita-rito ($6.49 and up) stuffed with Spanish rice, refried beans, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and your choice of filling.
The fun and friendly staff at Habanero's enhances the eatery's festive vibe, while outdoor patios at both locations make it an ideal destination for impromptu casual gatherings and summer-themed birthday parties for your younger brother or seconds-older twin. No reservations are necessary, so check them at the door and venture south of the culinary border for fresh, firey fare.
Citysearchers voted Habanero's Grill Best Burrito in 2006 and Best Cheap Eats in 2007, and seven reviewers give it five stars. Urbanspooners give the restaurant an 82% approval rating, and Google Mappers give the West Avenue location 4.5 stars.
- My family and I have been going to Habaneros (At the Rim) Since April of 2007, and we absolutely love it. The people are always friendly. The food is GREAT! It has a beautiful atmosphere, and is very reasonable priced. – ginger_ale, Citysearch
- This is THE Gold Standard for fresh burritos in San Antonio! Get the "Build Your Own Burrito" (BYOB) and choose grilled steak and more as you customize your own favorite ingredients. – Paul Lara, Urbanspoon
- This place is great...its a hole-in-the-wall place that isn't flashy or out in the open. What matters is the torillas [sic] are made when you order and the food is great. – TheHebrewHammer, Urbanspoon
The menu at Habanero's Grill has plenty of chalupas, tacos, and other Tex-Mex staples, but it's the burritos that have really made its name. "Skip the other burrito joints in San Antonio and make your way here for a real treat," advised USA Today when it placed Habanero's Grill on its 2012 list of the Best Burritos in America.
These wrapped beauties come in a half-dozen tried-and-true varieties, though diners can also build their own creations. Beginning with a freshly pressed flour or whole-wheat tortilla, they choose from three kinds of beans, three cheeses, two kinds of rice, veggies, housemade salsas, and marinated chicken or steak. The team aims to construct each one so that even improvised numbers are as balanced and flavorful as each burrito on the regular menu. The latter run the gamut from the Fajita-Rito to a veggie version with cilantro-lime rice, squash, and potatoes in addition to the usual suspects.