Ray’s Drive Inn

822 SW 19th St, San Antonio, TX 78207 | Get Directions
Phone: 210-432-7171

When a food innovation as delicious as deep-fried tortillas comes along, it doesn't stay a secret. But even as taquerias all over the state began puffing and passing the idea around, the original remained the best in class. Created at Ray’s Drive Inn in San Antonio by Ray’s brother Arturo Lopez, this version of the puffy taco is distinctly less greasy than most and is best enjoyed with a no-frills filling of beef picadillo, tomato and lettuce. Though Lopez died in 2015, his legacy lives on in the hearts and stomachs of hungry San Antonians.

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