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May 04, 2018 Slideshows » Food & Drink

20 Awesome Restaurants That Opened in San Antonio This Spring 

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From reopenings and additional locations to completely new spots, here's how the local food scene has changed in the last few weeks.
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#getfried Fry Cafe
7400 San Pedro Ave (inside North Star Mall), (714) 932-7590,
Working out of a mall kiosk, #getfried serves up sinfully delicious fries topped with all sorts of drizzles and extra treats that is literally making our mouth water right now. There’s also finger foods if you need to balance out your fry intake.
Photo via Instagram / julielamyeung
Bubble Waffle Bar
19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., Suite 501
Less than a year after opening the first location on the North West side of town, a second Bubble Waffle Bar opened in mid-April. Stone Oak can now enjoy over-the-top milkshakes, bubble tea, and bubble waffles topped with ice cream, mochi, Pocky and more. Owner J.R. Gallegos hinted at upcoming items like Dole Whip soft serve and Mexican gelato.
Photo via Instagram / bubblewafflebar
Tapatio Vegan Taco
What began as a pop-up is moving on up to a food truck. Opened on April 16, Tapatio Vegan Taco serves items like wheat “meat” and jackfruit as meat substitutes. Everything is completely homemade from the breads and tortillas to the cheeses and “meats.”
Photo via Instagram / tapatiovegantacos
Shotgun House Coffee Roasters
1333 Buena Vista St., (254) 913-9031,
The West Side is on the up, with a new coffee shop opening in mid-April. Owner Eddie Laughlin uses a San Franciscan roaster that can process 20 pounds in an hour. Satisfy your coffee needs here.
Photo via Instagram / soybabe
Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St, (210) 559-0421,
Cherrity Bar, a new bar concept that helps three charities raise funds on a monthly basis, opened on the city’s Eastside. Stop in to the 22,000 square-space for cocktails and soon enough, ramen and deli sandwiches.
Photo by Jessica Elizarraras
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave., (210) 648-3303
Seven (very!) long months later, Pollos is back serving up ridiculously good chicken. After being shut down for smoke problems, the $350,000 equipment upgrades will help scrub smoke and lessen its impact on neighbors and their homes. Pollos welcomed us all back on April 26.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
The Dakota East Side Ice House
433 S Hackberry St., (210) 375-6009,
The East Side has an ice house, y’all. Since its grand opening on April 15, The Dakota has been a place for visitors to kick back and drink with friends. Kick it on the patio with your booze while you snack on flatbread pizzas or sandwiches.
Photo via Instagram / sip_sa
Revolucion Coffee + Juice
300 E. Houston St.,
Goodbye Moshe’s Golden Falafel, hello to a second Revolucion location. Announced last November, the shop brings juicing and acai bowls to downtown.
Photo via Instagram / revolucionsa
Cullum’s Attaboy
1203 S. Alamo St.,
Though not completely new, Attaboy can now be found in Southtown as of late March. After years parked on the St. Mary’s Strip, the Airstream has parked itself in the newly-billed “Hub Market” in front of Small Planet eBikes on South Alamo. Expect the namesake Attaboy burger specials, along with grilled cheese, 1980s ribs, beer cheese and a seasonal salad.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattaboy
Jokesters 22 Pub 'N Grub
713 S Alamo St., (210) 616-2504,
If you need a different type of bar scene, hit up Jokesters, which opened in mid-April. You’ll get your booze via baby bottle and the chairs are equipped with thongs and tramp stamps. And it’s the perfect spot to get you a bar that can do both – watch the game on one side and catch a comedy show on the other.
Photo via Instagram / gg_photography_satx
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Poke Planet
7302 Louis Pasteur Dr., Ste 103, (210) 627-6060,
If poke is your style, hit up Poke Planet to make this goodness all on your own. With a full bar with dozens of ingredients, you’ll have a blast finding your perfect combination.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Embers Wood Fire Kitchen & Tap
819 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 888-1083,
With a location already established on I-10, Embers opened a second location not too far from the 281/1604 interchange. Swing by for delicious app, cheesy pizzas and satisfying cocktails. An extra plus – this location is great for late night eats, open until 2am on the weekends.
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Tropic Cup
1160 N Loop 1604, (210) 999-7989,
Tropic Cup, a new bubble tea shop that carries Vietnamese che opened in Stone Oak this March. Che features mixture of beans, pandan jelly, coconut milk nuts, shaved ice and sticky rice.
Photo via Instagram / tropiccup.sanantonio
Barrio Barista
3735 Culebra Road, (210) 519-5403,
First opened in 2014, Barrio Barista closed for renovations for 100 days. During your next visit for barbacoa grilled cheese, you’ll see an expanded kitchen and a new side door to the patio.
Photo via Instagram / barriobarista
Stone Werks Big Rock Grille
6626 W Loop 1604 N, (210) 688-3333,
Located in the booming Alamo Ranch area, the newest Stone Werks keeps the beer a-comin’ (as well as wine and cocktails) and your stomach filled with good grub.
Photo via Instagram / elchief420
Smashin Crab
700 E Sonterra Blvd #1117, (210) 402-3337,
Get your seafood fix at Smashin Crab’s second location as of early April. Venturing further north from their Bandera Road location, this Sonterra-area spot brings the usual menu of boiled seafood & sauces, po’ boys, cajun fries and more.
Photo via Instagram / denz808
Carlo’s Bakery
15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 888-0110,
In late March, San Antonio turned out for Carlo's Bakery for celebrity baker Cake Boss. Stop by for lobster tails, cannolis and to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniostephanie
Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
17907 IH-10 W,
Nestled inside a Bass Pro Shop, the first of its kind, Paula Deen’s restaurant offers butter-heavy Southern cooking to San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram / pauladeensfamilykitchen
El Gaucho Pancho
1141 E Commerce St., (512) 387-1141,
If you’ve been craving Argentinian food, crave no longer. Food stand El Gaucho Pancho has been serving up treats like traditional empanadas and choripan since opening on April 20. For something truly delicious, try the choripán, which has chorizo or Italian sausage and chimichurri nestled on a fresh baguette or hoagie.
Photo via Facebook / El Gaucho Pancho
Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar
11075 I-10 W., (210) 455-7056,
The second San Antonio location, which opened on April 3, brings more of that "Louisiana-style" fare, sportsball and lots of TVs to watch it on.
Photo via Instagram / theofficiallaroyce
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#getfried Fry Cafe
7400 San Pedro Ave (inside North Star Mall), (714) 932-7590,
Working out of a mall kiosk, #getfried serves up sinfully delicious fries topped with all sorts of drizzles and extra treats that is literally making our mouth water right now. There’s also finger foods if you need to balance out your fry intake.
Photo via Instagram / julielamyeung

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