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Beef is the family's specialty.

El Original Tony’s


Tony Andalon and his wife Hermila opened up Tony’s Restaurant in San Antonio on February 5th, 1998. Initially they just sold tacos but people kept asking him to sell other dishes too.


One year after Tony opened, he expanded and started serving many different dishes. When asked on how he described his food, he use to say: “You could call it Mexican with a little bit of American or American with a little bit of Mexican“, “We do our best. We are your best choice.”


Tony was born in Etzatlán. It is a small town two hours from San Antonio. He visits there often and collects archeological objects. There are many interesting items from his extensive collection on the walls of the restaurant.


He opened a butcher shop before he started the restaurant. That was in 1985. 


The youngest member of the family, Anabel, studied at Colegio Gastronomico Internacional in Guadalajara. She graduated and became one of the Chefs at the restaurant. 


Since January 2nd 2016, Anabel and her husband Alex own and manage the restaurant and they have made a lot of changes and improvements to the restaurant and have turned it into the Best option for Steaks and the Best Wine Selection Lakeside.


El Original Tony’s has twenty tables and can serve eighty to ninety customers at one time. They also do catering.