Where the Locals Go To Eat!
Try Our Lunch Specials Monday - Friday!
Want to visit the birthplace of fajitas?
Check out our sister restaurant: La Margarita!
Looking for a bright, festive atmosphere at one of the oldest Mexican cafes and bakeries in San Antonio? Check out Mi Tierra Cafe & Panaderia
Downtown San Antonio, TX offers some of the best Mexican food in the nation. Pico de Gallo tops the list. With traditional Mexican cuisine paired with live mariachi and fantastic lunch specials, you'll feel like you just stepped into Mexico.
Pico de Gallo is the whole experience! You'll love us so much, you'll want to serve our Mexican food for your next big party, or even book our party room! We're a great lunch spot in the downtown area, with fantastic lunch specials and a fun atmosphere that will make the rest of your day that much more enjoyable.
One of the best things about San Antonio, TX is that we share in many of the best Mexican customs. When you want to indulge in authentic dishes from our neighbor to the south, then you want the best Mexican restaurant around. You want Pico de Gallo, right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, TX. We deliver the whole experience, down to traditional live mariachi while you dine. You'll feel like you've stepped into Mexico when you've stepped through our doors. We create a dining experience that no one else can match. Make us your lunch spot and you'll be blown away by our delicious lunch specials. And if you want to take us with you, there's always our event catering service, or our lavish party room for your private events.
Pico de Gallo is a family-owned restaurant that has created a tradition of serving the best Mexican food that you can find in downtown San Antonio. When Pete and Cruz Cortez came to San Antonio over six decades ago, they felt the urge to start a Mexican restaurant. Pete originally had come to assist with his aunt and uncle's grocery store. But after seeing that the area was full of hungry, early-rising farmers who were looking for a place to eat, Pete opened a small restaurant in 1941, notable for being the first American restaurant to serve sizzling fajitas. Demand grew and grew, and soon Pete had to expand to take care of all his loyal customers.
Today, our family owns three restaurants – La Margarita, Pico de Gallo, and Mi Tierra, and the sons and daughters of Pete and Cruz still uphold the same standards that were set years ago. We are still revered as one of the best Mexican restaurants to visit, and provide a unique cultural ambience that is fun for locals and tourists alike. Conveniently located in the heart of the Alamo city, we invite you to bring your family and friends to experience everything that is Pico de Gallo. No matter if you're an out-of-towner looking for a taste of Mexico, and of San Antonio, or you work downtown and you're looking for a new lunch spot, Pico de Gallo has something for everyone.
Pico de Gallo is dedicated to offering the authentic experience right when you step through the doors. Order any of the authentic Mexican food from our menu, kick back and enjoy the live mariachi music, and immerse yourself in the cultural hotspot that is our Mexican restaurant. We know that people don't just dine out for the food, delicious as it might be. They want the whole experience. And that's exactly what Pico de Gallo brings to the table.
For a hearty breakfast that will get you energized for the day ahead, stop by Pico de Gallo. Although we serve an array of breakfast tacos – with your choice of egg, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pork tips, beef tips, beans, cheese, and barbacoa – that you can choose to grab and go or eat inside, we also serve many different breakfast plates to give you a complete, well-rounded meal. As a panaderia Mexican bakery, we also have delicious pastries like pan dulce and candies for you to nibble on. Egg white only meals are available upon request to meet your dietary needs.
If you decide to visit us for lunch Monday – Friday from 11:00am – 2:30pm, you will be able to take advantage of our delicious and affordable lunch specials. At Pico de Gallo, we offer daily lunch specials including Puffy Tacos, Enchiladas, Pico de Gallo Steak, Caldo de Res, Pollo al Carbón, Pollo Norteño, and more.
At dinner time, the atmosphere really comes to life with bright neon lights and live mariachi music. Our mariachis are eager to serenade you and your guests as you browse the menu or eat your meal. Some of our dinner specialties include Milanesa (lightly breaded beef steak served with papas, refried beans, and a salad), Gallina en Mole (tender chicken covered in mole sauce with Spanish rice and refried beans), Pepper Steak (high grade sirloin smothered with sautéed tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and chile con queso alongside refried beans, papas, and guacamole), and much more.
If you are looking for a fun and upbeat venue to host your event, why not choose Pico de Gallo? We have a private party room (the Salón Azteca) that can seat up to 125 guests comfortably. This space features its one private bar with a beautiful, hand-carved wooden mural displaying Mexican festivities. You are more than welcome to bring your own decorations to make the day even more special. Whether it is a rehearsal dinner, business event, graduation party, or birthday celebration, Pico de Gallo's banquet room is the perfect location.
Or, if you're just looking to grab a quick bite this afternoon, make Pico de Gallo your lunch spot. You won't believe you've been dining anywhere else in downtown San Antonio, TX. With our unbelievable lunch specials and our fun, dynamic atmosphere, the rest of your day will be that much better after you spend the afternoon with us.
To learn more about our restaurant or event catering services, feel free to call us today. At Pico de Gallo, you will discover authentic Mexican cuisine and an atmosphere like no other!
Our Mexican food restaurant
offers only the best Mexican food. Stop in to enjoy nightly
live mariachi music, our Mexican
bakery, and the best
margaritas and full bar. For your next event, take advantage of our
private banquet rooms, or enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at an
off-site event with our event catering services.
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