JCC Business Spotlight, November 2017
El Mirasol Una Cocina Mexicana
Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

It Is A Family Thing

For nearly 40 years the Calvillo family has been spicing up our beautiful city of San Antonio with their authentic Mexican cuisine. 17 months ago, they brought their famous roasted salsa and Chispas (handmade margaritas) to their second El Mirasol location at Alon Town Centre, across the street from the JCC.  With patio weather finally upon us, there is no better time to come in and enjoy the authentic recipes that have been recognized by Texas Monthly and the local media again and again.

Open seven days a week, and serving breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, El Mirasol at Alon is run by Jesse Calvillo. His mother and father, Carmen and Jesse, first made their mark in the restaurant industry with La Fogata (sold in 1997) followed by the opening of  El Mirasol on Blanco and Soluna in Alamo Heights. Unlike the traditional interiors of the previous locations, El Mirasol at Alon is bright and modern on the inside. The spacious patio is located just next to the fountain at Alon, and it is not uncommon to find families enjoying the sunshine along with their El Mirasol menu favorites.

Popular menu items include chicken enchiladas with chipotle, poblano or cilantro cream sauce,  The Tampiquena steak, and the Chile En Nogada are second to none. Traditional favorites like tortilla soup and fish tacos keep loyal customers coming back frequently.

And of course, there are the frozen margaritas, handmade Chispas and cold beer to wash it all down. Happy Hour drink specials are now offered on the weekend, at Alon, during breakfast (9am-Noon) and margaritas are also on special on Wednesdays.

The Calvillo family’s next generation (Jesse and his wife, Gabby, have three children) can be spotted from time to time at the JCC playing soccer and basketball. Family time is important to the Calvillos, and that’s why they hope their tradition of great Mexican cuisine will become a family tradition for you, too.
Blanco Rd. 210-479-8765 | NW Military Hwy. 210-592-8526

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