Where to Find the Best Fideo Loco in San Antonio 

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It's undeniable: San Antonians really love fideo loco. Though we'll all claim that our mama/abuela makes the best bowl in the world, sometimes you just need to go to your neighborhood Mexican cafe and grab a bowl. Whatever the case may be, here's where you can score a bowl of fideo loco here in the Alamo City.
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The Original Blanco Cafe
Multiple locations, originalblancocafe.com
A favorite for plenty of locals, Blanco Cafe is revered for its take on fideo loco. The $7.99 dish is a mix of fideo, picadillo and ranchero beans cooked in a tomato gravy, and served with freshly-made tortillas. Mmm… If you don’t want picadillo, you can opt for spicy asada a la Mexicana for a few bucks more.
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Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
2218 Broadway St, (210) 224-5540, carmelitassa.com
Venture inside this bright orange building and you’ll find authentic Mexican dishes. With a bowl of fideo loco — noodles topped with picadillo and charro beans — from this Broadway mainstay, you’ll be having a good day real quick.
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Georgia’s Mexican Restaurant
2214 Palo Alto Road, (210) 923-9313
Head to the South Side and pay a visit to this homey joint, known for its tacos and lunch specials. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, you’ll be able to score the fideo loco lunch special for just $7. If you like lots of beans in your fideo loco and like it spicy, you’ll be more than satisfied here.
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Pete’s Tako House
502 Brooklyn Ave, (210) 224-2911, petestakohouse.com
Folks who live or work in the downtown area are likely well-acquainted with the hearty bowl of fideo loco over at Pete’s Tako House. The family-run joint tops off the noodle soup with ground beef and whole beans. Grab a small or large bowl, or even just a cup if you want a quick fix. Swing by during lunch and you can score tortillas with your meal.
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Sazon Mexican Cafe
9822 Potranco Road, (210) 256-1500, sazonmexicancafe.com
Housed on the Far West Side, Sazon is a dependable joint for when you need some solid Mexican eats. The casual spot has lots on the menu, fideo loco among the selections. On top of being pretty tasty, it’s also affordable for when you want to eat good without splurging.
Photo via Yelp / Gina C.
Claudia's Restaurant
1305 Pleasanton Rd #1942, (210) 362-1204, facebook.com/claudias.restaurant
Amazing food awaits you at this South Side establishment. For just $6 you’ll be able to score all of the fideo loco you could ever want — though we won’t blame you if you come back for seconds.
Photo via Yelp / Claudia A.
Panchito’s Mexican Restaurant
Multiple locations, panchitos.net
This family-friendly spot has all the Mexican dishes you know and love, including fideo loco. Available in three sizes depending on how hungry you are, the traditional soup is topped with ground beef and charro beans. Yum!
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Mi Gran Jalisco
615 E Amber St, (210) 642-7130, facebook.com
Right by Stinson Park you’ll find Mi Gran Jalisco — a neighborhood joint coming through with Mexican bites. Your bowl of fideo loco includes whole charro beans and picadillo, so you know it’s packed with flavor.
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Rosa's Tacos To Go
1721 Nogalitos St, (210) 928-7672, rosastacostogo.com
Right across the street from the super cool H-E-B on Nogalitos you’ll find a super relaxed taco house. Oh, and it serves some pretty tasty fideo loco. Available Tuesdays through Thursdays after 10:30 a.m., you can down a “bowl of goodness” on your lunch break if you’re not too far.
Photo via Instagram / rosastacostogo_
The Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 734-5661, facebook.com/theoriginaldonutshop
There may not be a dedicated fideo loco drive-thru, but this spot holds it down for this puro dish. Though named for its donuts, Original Donut Shop is a city-wide favorite for its Mexican fare. While the mainstay’s breakfast tacos get lots of attention, the fideo loco is equally deserving. It tastes homemade, but it’s somehow better than your mama’s rendition. Those may be fighting words, but they’re also completely true.
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Taurinos Mexican Restaurant
4416 Callaghan Road, (210) 432-6565, facebook.com/TaurinosNumber2CallaghanRoadAndCulebraRd
Open for all three meals, Taurinos already comes through for when you have an appetite for quality Mexican fare. The West Side joint is regarded for lots of menu items, but its fideo loco is definitely a standout. With homemade tastes, you’ll be transported back to your abuela’s kitchen with a bowl of the good stuff here.
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Casa Chacon
2954 Culebra Road, (210) 432-0222, facebook.com
This neighborhood spot is dependable for breakfast and lunch — and for fideo loco. The West Side spot is solid for when you have an antojo for this delicacy. Pro tip: add cheese to your sopa for even more flavor.
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Maria’s Café
1105 Nogalitos St, (210) 227-7005, facebook.com
Available every day, Maria’s fideo delgado does give the impression of having been duly fried, the picadillo packs a flavor punch on its own, there are beans, bacon, green pepper, large cubes of potato … in short, a winning combo that practically demands to be finished to the last, savory drop.
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El Taco Riendo
7553 McCullough Ave, (210) 670-7283, facebook.com
Everyone knows that some of the best restaurants are found in strip malls. El Taco Riendo definitely fits the bill. Inside this shopping center outpost you’ll be able to dine in for breakfast or lunch. During the latter, fideo loco is up for grabs. Do yourself a favor and order a bowl of the puro delicacy.
Photo via Yelp / Shawn G.
Blanquita Mexican Restaurant
2110 Cupples Road, (210) 438-1972, facebook.com
Choose from three renditions: picadillo, pollo and with albòndigas for your fix of fideo loco — all at $5.99. Though the noodles don’t appear to have been fried, they are appropriately short and skinny, the broth is more tomato-laden than most, and there are unabashed jalapeño slices lurking amongst the beans and bacon.
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Natalie's Mexican Restaurant
610 Cupples Road, (210) 434-0601, facebook.com
This space may be tiny, but don’t let size fool you. This no-frills space doesn’t play around in the kitchen. On top of super friendly staff, a trip to Natalie’s means you can expect to find fideo loco made with love. It seriously tastes that good. Oh, and it’s the special ($5.99!) on Wednesdays.
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Patty’s Taco House
2422 S Hackberry, (210) 534-3395, facebook.com
A bounty of Mexican dishes are up for grabs here, but you’d be amiss to visit in the neighborhood and not pay the folks here a visit. Think of the festive decor as the cherry on top to an already yummy visit when you order a bowl of fideo loco as part of the Tuesday lunch special.
Photo via Yelp / Manuel C.
Sukie’s Taco House
1808 West Ave, (210) 732-0230, facebook.com
Open for breakfast and lunch five days out of the week, Sukie’s is a hidden gem for Mexican food lovers. Now that you’re in on the secret, you should definitely make it a point to stop by the West Ave. taco house. While you may be tempted to get your fill of tacos, you’ll thank yourself if you order the fideo loco at some point. You’ll definitely be hooked.
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Chaparritas Mexican Restaurant & Catering
7350 Tezel Road, (210) 520-8100, chaparritasmexican.com
If you find yourself in the neighborhood, you’ll want to pay Chaparritas a visit for some quality, homemade goodness. There’s lots on the menu here, including fideo loco available in a small or large serving.
Photo via Yelp / Jeff F.
Sonia's Restaurante Mexicano
10447 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 653-9092, facebook.com
Visit this North Side spot and you’ll be able to take your pick from a lineup of authentic Mexican dishes. If you’re in the mood for something warm and delicious, you’ll be smart to order the fideo loco — made with borracho beans and your choice of guisada, picadillo or carne Mexicana.
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Las Tres Amigas
910 SE Military Dr, (210) 322-2835, facebook.com
Located inside Pica Pica Plaza, you’ll want to head to this indoor market on the South Side for a bowl of delicious fideo loco. Run by three friends (who would have thought?), Las Tres Amigas is open Tuesday through Sunday, so you have plenty of chances to treat yourself to a bowl of homemade-style goodness.
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Angel's Mexican Haven
2302 E Commerce St, (210) 224-4500, facebook.com
On the East Side and in need of fideo loco? Angel’s Mexican Haven will come through for you — at least on Fridays. That’s when the kitchen here cooks up a mean bowl of the good stuff. Be sure to start your weekend early and treat yourself to a big bowl here.
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Mi Rancho Alegre Mexican Restaurant
12602 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 599-7164, facebook.com
Not too far from Erick’s Tacos you’ll find another delicious Mexican restaurant — Mi Rancho Alegre. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a huge bowl of fideo loco that’ll satisfy your antojo. Stop by during lunch to take advantage of the $5.99 special.
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The Original Blanco Cafe
Multiple locations, originalblancocafe.com
A favorite for plenty of locals, Blanco Cafe is revered for its take on fideo loco. The $7.99 dish is a mix of fideo, picadillo and ranchero beans cooked in a tomato gravy, and served with freshly-made tortillas. Mmm… If you don’t want picadillo, you can opt for spicy asada a la Mexicana for a few bucks more.
Photo via Instagram / aly_bun