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20 Mediterranean Restaurants in San Antonio You Should Have Eaten at By Now 

No need to hop on a plane to get some Mediterranean fare. There's plenty of options here in the Alamo City! Whether you have a craving for snacks like hummus or full-on meals like shawarma, we've gathered plenty of spots to give you a taste of something outside of the traditional San Antonio food scene. Here's a list to get you started.
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
11075 Huebner Oaks, Suite 306, (210) 572-4382, eatgarbanzo.com
Clean eating is made easy at Garbanzo, with well-balanced meals and fresh ingredients in mind. You can choose which protein, veggies and side you’d like to build the perfect meal in a pita, salad, bowl, burrito, plate or flatbread.
Photo via Instagram, gourmetandyoung
Pasha Mediterranean Grill
Multiple locations, gopasha.com
Go for something more traditional and try one of the stews, including ghormeh sabzi, pasha bademjan and braised lamb shank, served over Jasmine rice.
Photo via Instagram, pasha.grill
Zoës Kitchen
Multiple locations, zoeskitchen.com
Zoës is both convenient and healthy, so you’ll be happy to know that the power grain bowls and kabobs taste sinfully delicious, but are guilt-free.
Photo via Instagram, zoeskitchen
Cedar Mediterranean Grill
5890 De Zavala Road, (210) 558-6200, cedarmediterraneangrill.com
The fatoush salad is always a good option, or the kalazon for something heartier. Just wash it down with the yogurt drink for a true Mediterranean experience.
Photo via Instagram, cedarmedgrill
Bella On The River
106 River Walk Street, (210) 404-2355, bellaontheriver.com
Find yourself in the heart of downtown craving some Mediterranean eats? No need to venture out to the Northside. Hit up Bella On The River for authentic dishes with gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Photo via Instagram, kingsimmons12
Mina & Dimi’s Greek House
7159 W. Hwy. 90, (210) 674-3464, agreekhouse.com
This Greek house has options for everyone, even vegetarians. Enjoy a Greek vegetarian sandwich or indulge in vegetarian Moussaka. For an extra treat, try the baklava cheesecake.
Photo via Instagram, jmz68tx
Dallah Mediterranean Cuisine
5450 Babcock Road, Suite 112, (210) 233-9574
Conveniently available on Grubhub, Dallah is your traditional Mediterranean go-to for those in the Medical Center. Stick with the classics and order up the chicken shawarma plate, which comes with hummus, a Greek salad and basmati rice.
Photo via Facebook, Dallah Mediterranean Cuisine
Athens Xpress
111 S. Flores St., (210) 227-5711
The meats are cut to order from vertical grills behind the counter and are well-flavored, tucked into a split pita bread with some salad, and anointed with a little mild tzatziki sauce.
Photo by Michael Barajas
Jerusalem Grill
Multiple locations, jerusalemgrill.net
Go for the lamb shank, just as long as you start with the Jerusalem salad and grape leaves.
Photo via Instagram, sacurrent
Mediterranean Turkish Grill
Multiple locations, mturkishgrill.com
Enjoy kebabs of chicken, beef and lamb, cooked to perfection on the grill. Just be sure to complete your meal with pita bread and a hummus spread on the side.
Photo via Facebook, Mediterranean Turkish Grill
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Darna
8132 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 614-1800
Order the stuffed falafel, served with a garden salad or baked chips. Oh, and get the yogurt salad too.
Photo via Instagram, s.a.foodie
Shisha Cafe
5500 Babcock Road, Suite 101, (210) 694-4800, shishacafesa.com
Shisha has plenty to offer, with a full Mediterranean menu and a hookah bar. Whenever you’re in the mood for a hookah sesh with the crew, order up some hummus or falafel for the table.
Photo via Instagram, crazyfitfoodie
Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet
4841 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 525-1231, dimassi.com
Don’t limit yourself to just one dish and hit up this buffet to sample all the taste of the Mediterranean. Depending on what time you go, you’re looking at dishing out $12-$15 for a full feast of options.
Photo via Instagram, ahmedrony00
Papouli’s Greek Grill
11224 Huebner Road, (210) 641-1313, papoulis.com
Greek meets American at this grill. Try the lamb & feta burger, a lamb patty topped with a feta spread.
Photo via Instagram, papoulisgreekgrillsa
Demo’s Greek Food
Multiple locations, demosgreekfood.com
Start your meal with yalandji dolmas (stuffed grape leaves with rice), have the pastichio (ground beef layered between macaroni, topped with bechamel) as an entree, and finish off with kolouria (buttered cookie twist with sesame seeds). You’re welcome.
Photo via Instagram, demosgreekfood
John the Greek Restaurant
16602 San Pedro Ave., (210) 403-0565, johnthegreek.com
This Northside eatery includes plenty of Greek options, but you should definitely try the deta pie and lentil soup or Avgolemono soup on chillier days.
Photo via Instagram, sacurrent
Amore Cafe
4553 N.1604, (210) 492-4994, amore-cafe.com
This sexy Mediterranean cafe offers authentic fare and a hookah lounge. Snack on the Kafta kabob or sambussek while puffing away on the pipe.
Photo via Instagram, linnea_mariev
Turquoise Grill
3720 NW 410, (210) 736-2887, turquoisegrill.com
Indulge in Turkish cuisine … and beer! Turquoise Grill offers Turkish Efes Pilsen beer to top off any meal.
Photo via Instagram, turquoisegrillsa
Zorbas
2110 NW Military Hwy., (210) 541-9936
For a true feast, get the mezza plate paired with the knafe for dessert.
Photo via Instagram, heathershort78
Kostas Greek Food
12606 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 590-6969
Don’t let the hole-in-the-wall vibes drive you away. Stick around for the fresh beef and lamb chops, you won’t be disappointed.
Photo via Instagram, patty_garcia228
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Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
11075 Huebner Oaks, Suite 306, (210) 572-4382, eatgarbanzo.com
Clean eating is made easy at Garbanzo, with well-balanced meals and fresh ingredients in mind. You can choose which protein, veggies and side you’d like to build the perfect meal in a pita, salad, bowl, burrito, plate or flatbread.
Photo via Instagram, gourmetandyoung
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