Pericos-Sonterra

3.9
48 reviews
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$30 and under
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Traditional Mexican
Pericos is traditional Tex-Mex cuisine at a very reasonable price with a family friendly atmosphere. We have seating to accommodate large groups, as well as patio seating. Additionally, a private banquet room is available for special events.
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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Date Dinner

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LZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived a few minutes late for our reservation. But there wasn’t a problem because there were plenty of tables. We were seated and waited 15 minutes without any water or acknowledgement from a server. At that point I got up and walked out. Too bad. I heard the place is good. But they lost a customer of family of 7.

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C
San Antonio
89 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible, terrible food! We have hosted two parties in the back room, and dined at least 20 times at this location, and have never had such a bad overall experience. My daughter's fajita plate meat was fatty and had a bad taste. They took it back, but she was so grossed out, she wouldn't order something else. I was also surprised to be charged an extra $1.00 for a tiny cup of extra cheese with the fajitas! My tortilla soup was cold, tasted like dishwater, and was lacking chicken, tomatoes, cheese etc. I had to ask for the tortilla strips. I expected two regular shrimp tacos-was served three mini tacos with tiny shrimp on doey corn? tortillas, with a sprinkle of lettuce, tomato, and cheese, and no sauce (menu said sauce). My husband's enchiladas had large lumps of potato, and the dish was just ordinary. Even the sodas (Pepsi) did not taste good. We are not returning, if this is your new menu. We did not want to make a scene and complain about so many things, but we all left feeling hungry!!! Hope you get someone to work on the quality of your dishes.

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress was very friendly and provided good service.

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good, our waiter was very polite... People at the next table were rather loud, but overall... Good experience...wonderful outdoor playground for the kids!

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N
Central Texas
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We normally go to Bandera store which is so much better. The fajitas there are superior to all. Sonterra was very loud, the fajitas were tough, peppers and onions were not grilled or soft and the service was slow.
I was very , very disappointed.

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DA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sampled several menu items including queso flameado, street tacos, chicken poblano, burrito, enchiladas, shrimp tacos and more. All was well prepared and tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere!

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W
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We made our reservation on OpenTable, thank goodness, as we were “greeted” by a not so chipper hostess who informed us it would be a 20 minute wait. When we let her know we as made a reservation, she looked and said fine, follow me, and this we were seated.
The chips and salsa were sooo good. The warm, smoky salsa was super flavorful and addicting! I got a frozen drink, their signature Parrot something. It was okay. My husband got a beer. Both were under $4 each. The flaming queso was entertaining and super tasty! It’s not a chip dipping queso, but with the corn tortillas, I was in heaven! The carne guisada was tender and perfection. The relleno was okay with a thick egg batter coating. Try the relleno/noon side dish! Amazing!!!

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We'd been traveling all day and were famished. Hotel staff recommended and it was a great idea! Our server was a great guy who's name i don't recall.

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time with co-workers and the happy hour food and drinks were the best! We are planning our next get together at Pericos!

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PA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food it was salty - I had the mole enchiladas hardly any mole - rice and beans super salty . my husband had enchiladas verdes and not enough salsa either and super salty - we have been going to pericos at bandera and it’s much better the taste of food

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T
San Antonio
81 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find, we only went there because it was close to my husband's work. Great food and service

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NS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was ok, but servers were very busy, took a long time to be greeted and waiter really did not have time to explain the menu or provide options for us. There were many kids and a nice playground, this restaurant seems more for families than for couples on a date.

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OT
San Antonio
88 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

A few years ago I had the fajita beef & it was ok. This time I had the Steak Chipotle & my friend had the carne asada. The steak, even though, cooked medium rare, had a lot of fiber to it & was difficult to cut through. Not only that, for some reason, it had a bitter taste. My friend's thin asada was overcooked & tough. I finally complained to the manager & she was nice enough to have the kitchen cook a fajita beef taco for me but it was dry & not much flavor. The HEB fajita beef steak had better flavor than this one. Unfortunately this was one of the worse meals we had out of all the Open Table experiences & I don't think I will be going back again.

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H
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Cameron-san was very excellent serve for us today. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to seeing Cameron soon. Hiro

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t
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Immediately, we were served chips and warm salsa when we arrived. Very attentive to our group of 7.

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not very good service and the chicken was undercooked. The floor was covered in dirt. Tables were sticky like they hadn’t been wiped properly.

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R
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Experience was good, except open table emailing me that we didn’t keep our reservation which was not the case.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived just before closing but despite being the end of the night we received great service and the food was delicious. The empanada and queso appetizer was delicious!!

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SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour specials. Love the playground and patio seating for a party of 5 with kiddos!!

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had never been to that location and will NEVER return. We sat for 10 minutes before we were even greeted by our waitress. We then proceeded to wait 45 minutes before our food got to us and the restaurant was half empty. They had a live guitarist that was so loud we couldn’t even hear each other at our tiny booth. When we asked if there was a way that they could help with the volume they told us no. We asked 3 times before we could get napkins or silverware. I was having a cocktail and wasn’t even asked if I would like another. When our food did arrive after 45 minutes it was STONE COLD. When we spoke to the manager she just said I’m sorry about all that and I hope you come back. Well I can assure her we won’t and I’ll make sure to pass the word to my clients to not waist their time or money either.

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MF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Pericos for accommodating our large of party of 20 at 8pm
Chris our waiter was wonderful and so efficient. We had a wonderful time on the back patio Sunday night and we weren't at all rushed even though you closed at 9pm.
We enjoyed the atmosphere and delicious food and several pain killers :) everything was perfect thank you for the hospitality and wonderful service! God bless you

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OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

While I still prefer the Bandera location for the food the noise level and the addition of the outside area here is better. Both offer good food at a competing price.

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C
San Antonio
89 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

USED TO BE favorite restaurant, but after two visits of unappetizing food...Only good thing was Tomas, the waiter, who really tried to do a good job. My chile rellano tasted really weird, and I only ate a few bites. Took it home, and it still tasted disgusting (cleaning fluid). My husband's fajitas were dry and tasteless.

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P
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was not as good as I remembered and service was just okay. Patio was very nice and allowed children to play while parents eat. However just seemed a bit run down and less vivacious. We are during the weeks so that could be part of the issue.

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OT
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When arriving my wife was told that the playground was part of a reservation with the patio. The main reason why we decided to make reservations here. The service was horrible, about 25 minutes after sitting down we only received water. The waitress did not come to the table even after asking two times to take the order for food. This all while my 2 year old son was hungry. So she decided to walk out , this wasn't the first time we got bad service but tried to give them a second chance let's just say that won't happen ever again. We left no sorry and went to la hacienda less then 4 minutes away.

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RR
San Antonio
48 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nothing too special about this place. Food was good. Service could have been a bit better. Maybe a second chance in the future.

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A
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Waitress was obviously not in a good mood and perhaps overwhelmed, maybe next time staff would have more experienced servers for bigger parties

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OT
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Bad service received discount for the long wait to take our order.

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L
San Antonio
131 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A good restaurant but not above ordinary. Food was good; atmosphere not to my liking.

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good, good, good

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A
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

When we arrived our table was not quite ready but the hostess did quote 10 minutes for wait and it was. The majority of our table (9 people) ordered salads and it took about an hour to get served our food. The salads were nothing special, at all. Super disappointed. I don't know what happened to the service that day but it was non existent. My husband had to go up to the bar to order our drinks on three separate occasions. At one point, we had had three different servers at our table, it was chaotic. The manager was awesome and always is everytime we visit! He always has great stories to tell us and even gave us dessert, on the house, for our trouble.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Would have really liked it except the music was so loud even our waitress couldn't hear our order, nevertheless talk with our friends. We loved the soft choices of music and the harmonies were terrific! We loved all those songs! But soft music is supposed to be soft, not blaring.

Our waitress went to tell the manager and they did turn it down just a bit. At least then we could hear each other if we almost yelled.

But alas, after a few more songs, they turned the volume up again. Too bad, because except for the loudness, we enjoyed this duo and the food. Wait staff very nice, too.

Not sure if we will ever go again.

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M
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good for the price.

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m
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our experience was average. They seem to be a little under staffed. Even though we had reservations, we waited about five minutes before any even greeted us at the host stand. The food was pretty good and the live music was enjoyable.

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MR
San Antonio
46 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but we were a group of 14 people and several of them, got the wrong order.

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T
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The food wasn't very good, the restaurant was dirty and loud, and the service was terrible.

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C
San Antonio
89 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Chili Relleno good but small, with more potatoes than meat. Salsa too smokey, needed another choice. Beef fajitas good. Reasonably priced Tex-Mex.

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TS
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress was welcoming and attentive when our order was taken but that was it .... Had to ask for help from other wait staff to get additional drinks/food and for the check ... Spent more than 30 minutes just waiting on the waitress to to her job. Other tables were serviced well by their wait staff!!

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