The Texanist: Why Are Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio Charging for Chips and Salsa?

The Texanist: Why Are Mexican Restaurants in San Antonio Charging for Chips and Salsa?

texanistQ: As a native San Antonian, I’m used to a few constants: a competitive Spurs team, limited traffic congestion, and the best Mexican food in the state. While the former two have certainly changed in recent years, I am still proud of the latter. But several restaurant visits of late have been thwarted by requests for chips and salsa that have ended with waiters responding (as if by coercion) with “$2.49” or, in one case, “$4, is that okay?” I understand being charged for chips in cities where a fair amount of the population doesn’t know better, but in San Antonio a charge for chips typically means that you’ve somehow ended up on the Riverwalk. Austin has changed a lot in my lifetime and I’m…View Original Post

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