The New York Times says "yes." Based on our only visit there, we'd probably say "no." But, hey, maybe we should give it another try.
Here's what the NYT has to say: "Texas’s most beloved barbecue is served about an hour north in Hill Country, but the Smokehouse (3306 Roland Avenue; 210-333-9548; thesmokehousesa.com) represents San Antonio proudly. You’ll smell the proof from the parking lot: this is the real deal. Friendly staff members work the 40-foot-long mesquite-wood pits. Order a sandwich or a platter by the pound, including the succulent, charred-on-the-outside brisket ($6.60 for 1/3 pound, with two sides)."