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Ray’s Drive Inn

Restaurants, Mexican West Side
4 out of 5 stars
Ray’s Drive Inn
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/May.Lene D

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Located a mere 150 miles from the Mexican border, this San Antonio eatery is (unsurprisingly) highly influenced by its southern neighbor—albeit with a twist. Take, for example, the puffy taco: a hyper-local San Antonio specialty, it’s neither a soft taco (like you’d find in Mexico) or a hard taco (which we Americans invented), but something in-between. Think of a fluffy, pillowy fried tortilla loaded with all the fixin’s. It’s hard to think of a better hangover cure than the glorious specimen served by Ray’s Drive Inn, a 60-year-old spot where you can choose from fillings such as picadillo (seasoned ground beef) and a super-smooth guacamole, all buried under a mountain of lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese.


Address: 822 SW 19th St
San Antonio
Cross street: between Guadalupe and Elvira Sts
Opening hours: Sun, Tue-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri, Sat 11am-12am