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Restaurants in San Antonio

In general, San Antonio restaurants offer meals from three basic food groups: Tex-Mex, barbecue and German. This is thanks to the combination of centuries-old Mexican and Spanish cultures, as well as the German and Czech communities that settled in San Antonio in the 19th century. Sure, you'll find other cuisines among San Antonio's restaurants, but since the chili-sauce tamales, German sausages and Texas-style brisket are so fabulous, it'd be a shame not to sample as many as you can.   Here are some of the best San Antonio restaurants:

 Mi Tierra. This legendary Tex-Mex spot on Market Square is a classic for a reason: It serves up a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous enchiladas and delicious pan dulce, or sweet breads, made at its on-site bakery.

The Granary Cue and Brew. This restaurant in the Pearl, the refurbished brewery site, offers a 21st century take on Texas barbecue. Don't miss their tender brisket or the beef-tallow glazed version of Texas Toast.

Schilo's. This downtown German delicatessen features live German music and is famous for its homemade root beer, hot mustard and Reuben sandwiches—a winning combination.

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  • Alpine Haus Restaurant

    Stop in for Bavarian specialties such as schnitzels, rinder goulash, and hühnerbrust geschnetzeltes at this family-owned restaurant. You can also s... More
  • Bakery Lorraine

    Pick up a sweet treat at this new bakery, owned by Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell who cut their teeth at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, California, bef... More
  • Biga

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Biga, one of the few upscale dining options in downtown San Antonio, specializes in contemporary American cuisine prepared by chef Bruce Auden. Loc... More
  • Big'z Burger Joint

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Big’z Burger Joint serves standard American burgers and fries with a twist: the burgers are dressed with special sauces like ginger lime ketchup an... More
  • Boudro’s Texas Bistro On The Riverwalk

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Take a break for a prickly-pear margarita and guacamole prepared tableside. More
  • Frutería–Botanero

    Chef Johnny Hernandez, a local celebrity, opened Fruteria - Botanero in South Town, a neighborhood where beautiful old industrial buildings are reo... More
  • Granary ’Cue & Brew

    This stylish barbecue joint, housed a historic clapboard house, relies on its 4,000-pound wood-fired smoker to churn out lunch and dinner. You’ll f... More
  • La Gloria, San Antonio

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef Johnny Hernandez spent seven years in Mexico researching the country's street foods for this restaurant. Grab a seat on one of the patios for ... More
  • Liberty Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Once a mother house for the Benedictine Sisters, this historic Southtown building (dating back to 1883) now houses Liberty Bar. Established in 1984... More
  • Sandbar Fish House & Market

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Housed inside the former Pearl Brewery, Sandbar Fish House & Market serves up a fresh selection of hook-and-line-caught seafood that is flown in da... More

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