Chef Scott Cohen creates innovative Southwestern cuisine at Las Canarias Restaurant. His award-winning cheese cart offers selections from all around the world--but the real gems are crafted right in Texas.
Don't let the dazzling decor of this hot new eatery fool you--prices are reasonable, and the menu is packed with soul-soothing Tex-Mex favorites. The tender braised pork tips (carne de puerco en chile cascabel), smothered in a mild red chile sauce and served with a side of refried beans and cilantro rice, is regional comfort food at its finest. The chipotle-seasoned shredded chicken and pork (copitas de picadillo) served up with lettuce cups is outstanding as well. 146 East Houston Street, San Antonio; (210) 222-2362. Entrées: $8-$21.
This article is from the December 2004 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.