San Antonio, Texas is not just the Alamo City, but an incredible culinary destination. Its diversity brings a combination of flavors near and far, from authentic Tex Mex to sizzling barbecue. Use this list as your foodie guide to San Antonio to get a true taste of Texas!

Updated April 2022


 

LA FONDA ON MAIN

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LA FONDA ON MAIN

As San Antonio's oldest Mexican restaurant, La Fonda on Main is a local hot spot with a hacienda style space. Serving up some of the best Tex Mex in town since 1932, you can never go wrong with a plate of their homemade tacos or enchiladas. Enjoy your mouthwatering margarita out on the colorful shaded patio while devouring your delicious tres leches cake.

MONTE VISTA | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of La Fonda on Main


 

OCHO

Ocho

 

OCHO

Down on the San Antonio Riverwalk at Hotel Havana, if we could give Ocho eight stars, we would. The glass conservatory with its blue and white aesthetic is the perfect spot for your weekend brunch. Start with the cuban hash or the plantain cakes + carnitas, and make it a boozy one with the mimosas tres veces for triple the flavor! 

RIVERWALK | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Ocho


 

BEST QUALITY DAUGHTER

best daughter

 

BEST QUALITY DAUGHTER

Set in a quaint downtown house, Best Quality Daughter is truly a unique San Antonio spot. Asian fusion with a twist, start with the bougie egg rolls followed by some noodles and their boozy boba. The all pink aesthetic makes for the perfect Instagram background, from the funky wallpaper to the eclectic bar.

DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Best Quality Daughter


 

LITTLE EM'S

little em's

 

LITTLE EM'S

Under the sea of Southtown, Little Em's is an oyster bar that is just too cute. The pastel pink and white feminine aesthetic gives it a coastal vibe perfect for your ideal Instagram photo. As their specialty is seafood and champagne, enjoy a glass of bubbly while snacking on your shrimp cocktail or lobster roll.

SOUTHTOWN | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Little Em's


 

DOMINGO

 

DOMINGO

As the name suggests, Domingo is THE place to brunch on a Sunday. Wash your sweet churro waffles or your savory green chile & chicken enchiladas down with a mai tai mimosa or spicy bloody maria. After your heavenly meal, head up to the Otro Bar for a cocktail on the rooftop terrace with riveting riverwalk views!

RIVERWALK | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Domingo


 

MON CHOU CHOU

mon chou chou

 

MON CHOU CHOU

Down at the Pearl lies the fabulous Brasserie Mon Chou Chou, bringing a taste of France right to San Antonio. Serving authentic French cuisine, the escargot, raclette sandwich and boeuf bourguignon are divine. End your decadent meal with a creme brulée and pretend you're dining on the streets of Paris.

PEARL | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Mon Chou Chou 


 

SOLUNA

 

SOLUNA

This San Antonio gem serves up some of the best traditional Mexican food in town. A hot spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you could close your eyes and point to anything on the menu at Soluna and be satisfied. Sip on their famous Chispa margarita out on the vibrant patio and indulge in some life changing cuisine.

BROADWAY | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Soluna


 

LANDRACE

landrace

 

LANDRACE

In Downtown San Antonio at the Thompson Hotel, award winning Chef James Beard of Landrace cooks with only the best ingredients of South Texas, paying homage to the Texas farming heritage. Dine in the posh dining room with classy grey aesthetic or on the stunning outdoor patio with riverwalk views. Be sure to order the blue corn hushpuppies and blackberry shrub pie, you'll thank us later.

DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Landrace


 

TRE TRATTORIA

 

TRE TRATTORIA

Downtown at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Tre Trattoria is an Italian dream. Feel as though you've been transported to Tuscany at this Italian villa style historic space with riverwalk views. Start with their famous deviled eggs before diving into one of their delicious cast iron pizzas or homemade pastas, before ending with their decadent nutella dessert.

DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Tre Trattoria


 

SUPPER

 

SUPPER

Located inside the adorable Hotel Emma, Supper is a fresh farm to table American Eatery. Some fan favorites are the ham & gruyere grilled cheese or the crispy smoked quail for an extra smoky flavor. Be sure to end with a plate of beignets for a sweet touch before grabbing a drink at the stunning Sternewirth Bar at Hotel Emma!

PEARL | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Supper


 

SHIRO

shiro

 

SHIRO

With his Northern California roots, Chef Grey Hwang of Shiro brings a little West Coast flare to the Riverwalk. Serving specialty sushi rolls and sashimi, and hot plates like chilean sea bass, every dish is a work of art. The atmosphere is simple and modern to allow full focus on the task at hand, diving into the bursting flavors of your Japanese dish. 

RIVERWALK | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Shiro


 

SOUTHERLEIGH

SOUTHERLEIGH

 

SOUTHERLEIGH

At Pearl, Southerleigh is the epitome of Southern hospitality. Serving coastal comfort food with Southern & seafood influences, from their famous fried chicken to crawfish roll. Not only do they serve some of the finest food in all of San Antonio, but they are also a brewery. Slurp down some fresh oysters from their oyster bar while sipping on a refreshing cocktail or a local brew. 

PEARL | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Southerleigh


 

CAPPY'S

 

CAPPY'S

Nestled in Alamo Heights, Cappy's is a San Antonio hidden gem. With its unassuming exterior, visitors may pass right by it without even knowing they missed out on some seriously stellar food. Besides their seafood dishes, the heights burger and signature prime rib are both to die for!

ALAMO HEIGHTS | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Cappy's  


CURED

 

CURED

Are you feeling a little hangry? This delicious spot at The Pearl will cure all of your cravings. Their hand crafted cured foods are absolutely mouthwatering, from chicken, beef, and sausage to fish and pasta dishes. Set in a gorgeous historic building, Cured has such a unique rustic chic atmosphere with a striking glass walled charcuterie case that will catch your eye and make your stomach growl at any time of day! 

PEARL | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of The Pearl


 

MAVERICK

maverick

 

MAVERICK

In Southtown, Maverick is a true Texas brasserie, taking a Southern twist on French cuisine. From the classic steak frite and croquet madame to the angus beef tartare and barbecue pork chop, the flavors from the wood fired grill are phenomenal. Dive into your meal in the gorgeous dining room with pops of teal velvet or on the covered patio for a more comfortable and casual vibe.

SOUTHTOWN | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Maverick


 

MEADOW

meadow

 

MEADOW

In need of some Southern comfort food? Meadow has you covered. The moment you walk through the doors to this quaint space, you'll feel right at home. Inspired by grandma's cooking with a modern twist, some of their most popular food items are the cornbread, fried chicken sandwich, and the strawberry semifreddo is truly the cherry on top.

NORTH SAN ANTONIO | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Meadow


 

BLISS

 

BLISS

This upscale and contemporary spot in Southtown serves American cuisine with a seasonal menu. Along with charcuterie boards, Bliss serves lighter seafood items like sashimi and sea scallops to heavier dishes such as short ribs and beef tenderloin, with vegetarian options as well. For an extra special dining experience, sit at the Chef's table or out on the patio!

SOUTHTOWN | DIRECTIONS

Photo courtesy of Bliss  


 

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