Checo's Mexican and American Grill waited 5 years to score a Blue Plate

This is the traditional Chile relleno stuffed with monterrey jack or ground beef (News 4 San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO - This week's San Antonio News 4 Blue Plate Award goes to Checo's Mexican and American Grill located at 5999 De Zavala Road.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this quaint, clean restaurant serves all the classic Mexican dishes.

"My favorite dish would be pollo al cilantro which is chicken breast with our specialty sour cream sauce. It comes with fries and charros beans and our homemade tortillas," said Maria Franco, restaurant manager.

The Franco family has been serving Texas for just more than 10 years and they moved to San Antonio five years ago.

They are thrilled to finally landed on the Blue Plate special list.

"Thanks to all our customers and the people who have been in here and love us and we appreciate it, because we like to have that positive outcome," said Franco.

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