Mexican restaurant in San Antonio opens Rosario’s eyes in August for a new location in Southtown | Flavor | San Antonio


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A rendering of the new Rosario’s at 722 S. St. Mary’s St.

After recent radio silence on the project, San Antonio’s Mexican foodie haven Rosario’s now says it’s on track to bring its biggest Southtown restaurant online as soon as this summer.

In a Saturday Twitter update, Rosario’s said its new location at 722 S. St. Mary’s St. is expected to open in late August. In the meantime, the tweet points out, the flagship location at 910 S. Alamo St. — which the expanded restaurant will replace — is still in operation.

In 2020, restaurateur Lisa Wong announced plans to demolish most of the old El Mirador building on South St. Mary’s to construct a two-story, 14,000 square foot building to house Southtown’s Mexican staple, which she has owned for 28 years.

The new structure will include a dining hall, lounge, rooftop bar and outdoor elevator tower, as well as outdoor dining and seating areas. In 2021, Wong argued with Peter Selig, owner of nearby restaurant Maverick Texas Brasserie, over the proximity of her proposed building to Maverick’s patio.

Wong’s design included a 20-foot wall built six inches from Maverick’s patio space, which Selig said would block airflow and natural light, rendering his patio unusable.

However, in March of last year, Wong obtained final approval from the Historic and Design Review Board to proceed with construction of the new Rosario in Southtown.

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