San Antonio Restaurants

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  • 1. Mi Tierra Café and Bakery

    $ | Market Square | American

    In the heart of Market Square lies one of San Antonio's most venerable culinary landmarks. Opened in 1941 as a place for early-rising farmers...Read More

  • 2. Alamo Café

    $ | Northwest | Mexican

    A perennial favorite with locals, the Alamo Café is far from the actual Alamo, but you'll still remember it for its fresh tortillas (made while...Read More

  • 3. Bakery Lorraine

    $ | Bakery

    This charming little craftsman-style house a few blocks from The Pearl is the product of two former Bouchon Bakery (Napa Valley) alums who,...Read More

  • 4. Barbecue Station Restaurant

    $ | Northeast | Barbecue

    When you walk into a true Texas smokehouse, expect to see smoke and taste fire. Though the location is inconspicuous—apart from the long line...Read More

  • 5. Bistro Vatel

    $ | French

    The bistro is named Vatel, the chef is named Watel, but no matter how you spell it, this up-and-coming spot takes fine French dining to new...Read More

  • 6. Cappy's Restaurant

    $ | Alamo Heights | American

    The antidote to big and brash national chains, Cappy's caters to a local crowd craving innovative food, classy but cheerful environs, and solid...Read More

  • 7. Cheesy Jane's

    $ | Alamo Heights | Burger

    Big burgers, milk shakes and malts, and nostalgic decor dominate this throwback to old-time malt shops. But Jane's is anything but vanilla—literally...Read More

  • 8. Chris Madrids

    $ | North | Burger

    Founded in 1977, this burger and nacho joint goes by the motto "Cook Each Item as if You Were Cooking It for a Friend," and it shows. The six...Read More

  • 9. County Line Barbecue

    $ | River Walk | Barbecue

    Texas is famous for its barbecued ribs, smoked brisket, and related fare, and this contender definitely holds its own among the competition...Read More

  • 10. Earl Abel's

    $ | Alamo Heights | American

    This hip San Antonio restaurant changed owners in 2007 and moved to a new neighborhood, but the food is still top-notch. The crispy fried catfish...Read More

  • 11. El Jarro de Arturo

    $ | North | Mexican

    For more than 30 years this has been a favorite San Antonio spot for upscale and innovative Mexican cuisine. It's tough to choose between the...Read More

  • 12. El Mirador

    $ | King William Historic District | Mexican

    Nuevo Mexican and traditional Tex-Mex flavors collide at this family-owned restaurant, a much-loved King William–district mainstay since 1967...Read More

  • 13. Josephine Street Café

    $ | North | Steakhouse

    This "café" is actually a Texas roadhouse famous for dishing up "steaks & whisky" since 1979. In an early 1900s building on the outskirts...Read More

  • 14. La Focaccia Italian Grill

    $ | King William Historic District | Italian

    A family-owned, classic Italian restaurant, La Focaccia has been luring folks to the King William district for pasta, steaks, and seafood since...Read More

  • 15. La Fogata

    $ | Northwest | Mexican

    The open and airy spaces of La Fogata's rambling, hacienda-style indoor dining areas plus lush, tropical outdoor patio put you in the mood for...Read More

  • 16. La Fonda on Main

    $ | Alamo Heights | Mexican

    Open for business in San Antonio since 1932, this family-friendly restaurant in a hacienda-like building is fun and casual, but still upscale...Read More

  • 17. La Gloria Icehouse

    $ | Mexican

    You can't get far in San Antonio without stumbling into a Tex-Mex restaurant. But when you need something that relays the authenticity of true...Read More

  • 18. La Hacienda de los Barrios

    $ | Outskirts | American

    It may feel like you're walking into a centuries-old hacienda at this enormous outpost just outside of the Highway 1604 loop, but the tacos...Read More

  • 19. Liberty Bar

    $ | Alamo Heights | American

    Built in 1890 and leaning conspicuously on its foundation (attributed to a 1921 flood), Liberty Bar is a hip, funky restaurant that's a place...Read More

  • 20. Los Barrios

    $ | North | Mexican

    Diana Barrios Trevino—a frequent Food Network guest—oversees the kitchen at this family-run restaurant, known for its authentic gourmet Mexican...Read More

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