October 29, 2021

20 great San Antonio restaurants for late-night eats

Whether you're dining with friends after a show, looking for something to fill your belly after carousing or just picking up to-go grub after working overtime, dependable late-night dining spots can be life savers.

We rounded up 20 San Antonio restaurants that aren't just open until the wee hours but also offer great food — from burgers to Tex-Mex to Korean food — for fueling late-light shenanigans. 
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Gold Feather
834 Northwest Loop 410 Ste 106, goldfeatherbb.com
Snag fried chicken and o0ther savory bites from this newish north central spot until midnight Thursday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram / goldfeatherbb
Gold Feather
834 Northwest Loop 410 Ste 106, goldfeatherbb.com
Snag fried chicken and o0ther savory bites from this newish north central spot until midnight Thursday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram / goldfeatherbb
Buddhafull Belly
5718 B Wurzbach Road, facebook.com/Buddhafullbelly
This delivery-only outfit serves up Chinese takeout til midnight Thursday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram / buddhafull.belly
Buddhafull Belly
5718 B Wurzbach Road, facebook.com/Buddhafullbelly
This delivery-only outfit serves up Chinese takeout til midnight Thursday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram / buddhafull.belly
Arirang Korean Restaurant
2154 Austin Hwy
, arirang-san-antonio.com
Sometimes a tipsy tummy calls out for savory ramen or bulgogi — and that’s where Arirang comes in. Snag Korean eats til 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and until midnight on Sunday.  
Photo via Instagram / ericamichelle143
Arirang Korean Restaurant
2154 Austin Hwy , arirang-san-antonio.com
Sometimes a tipsy tummy calls out for savory ramen or bulgogi — and that’s where Arirang comes in. Snag Korean eats til 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and until midnight on Sunday.
Photo via Instagram / ericamichelle143
The Esquire Tavern
155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
The Esquire Tavern kitchen offers a limited late night menu from 10 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday, so you can mitigate the damage to your liver with one of its signature cheeseburger.
Photo via Instagram, esquiretavernsa
The Esquire Tavern
155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
The Esquire Tavern kitchen offers a limited late night menu from 10 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday, so you can mitigate the damage to your liver with one of its signature cheeseburger.
Photo via Instagram, esquiretavernsa
Taquitos West Ave.
2818 West Ave., (210) 525-9888, taquitoswestavenue.com
Choose a meat and spice level. Add the trimmings. Pour on the salsa. Crack open a bottle of Mexican Coke. Enjoy living your best life til midnight daily at this SA staple. 
Photo via Instagram, iheartcupcakephoto
Taquitos West Ave.
2818 West Ave., (210) 525-9888, taquitoswestavenue.com
Choose a meat and spice level. Add the trimmings. Pour on the salsa. Crack open a bottle of Mexican Coke. Enjoy living your best life til midnight daily at this SA staple.
Photo via Instagram, iheartcupcakephoto
Las Palapas
Multiple Locations, laspalapas.com
Many Las Palapas locations are open 24 hours a day, making this San Antonio-based chain a prime late night stop. 
Photo via Instagram / greenlinenorth
Las Palapas
Multiple Locations, laspalapas.com
Many Las Palapas locations are open 24 hours a day, making this San Antonio-based chain a prime late night stop.
Photo via Instagram / greenlinenorth
Alamo Hot Dog Co.
Multiple locations, (210) 831-2409, facebook.com
When your dogs are barking from a night of dancing, order up a few hot dogs, or at least one wrapped in bacon. Open until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram, miss_eater_tx
Alamo Hot Dog Co.
Multiple locations, (210) 831-2409, facebook.com
When your dogs are barking from a night of dancing, order up a few hot dogs, or at least one wrapped in bacon. Open until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Photo via Instagram, miss_eater_tx
Katii Thai Food
2710 N Saint Marys Street, katiithaistreetfood.com
This Thai street food trailer posts up at Buho, slinging pad thai, drunken noodles and green curry until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.  
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Katii Thai Food
2710 N Saint Marys Street, katiithaistreetfood.com
This Thai street food trailer posts up at Buho, slinging pad thai, drunken noodles and green curry until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Mi Tierra
218 Produce Row, (210) 225-1262, mitierracafe.com
Have some breakfast tacos or chow down on some fajitas, and don’t forget to take a bag of pan dulce for the next morning. You can’t go wrong hitting up this local legend — open til 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. .
Photo via Instagram, lezzzl3y_
Mi Tierra
218 Produce Row, (210) 225-1262, mitierracafe.com
Have some breakfast tacos or chow down on some fajitas, and don’t forget to take a bag of pan dulce for the next morning. You can’t go wrong hitting up this local legend — open til 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. .
Photo via Instagram, lezzzl3y_
Whataburger
Multiple locations, whataburger.com
When in doubt, go with ol' faithful. Open 24 hours, just like you like it.
Photo via Instagram, whataburger
Whataburger
Multiple locations, whataburger.com
When in doubt, go with ol' faithful. Open 24 hours, just like you like it.
Photo via Instagram, whataburger