El Machito

7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: (210) 314-3971
Hours: M-Thur 11-10, F-Sat 11-11, Sun 11-5
Website: www.chefjohnnyhernandez.com/elmachito/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/elmachitocarnesalmesquite

Opened 2014
Pitmaster Johnny Hernandez
Method Direct heat over mesquite

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5


April 27, 2015

Restaurateurs dismissing the use of all wood cookers saying “the city won’t let us cook with wood” no longer have an excuse, at least not in San Antonio. Just beyond a low counter that they call the altar at El Machete, there’s a crackling mesquite fire, the flickers of which you can gaze at from the dining room. There’s a commercial kitchen hood above, and animals speared onto rebar in between. This is barbecue in the…