December 01, 2017

20 Restaurants in Alamo Ranch that are Totally Worth Dealing with Traffic

Whether you own a house in the area or on one of the nearby stops on Loop 1604, you already know that the influx of San Antonians on the Far West Side definitely comes with headache-inducing traffic. Even just going out for a quick bite to eat means you have a plan accordingly and de-stress before leaving home.

But, we gotta eat! While the food scene is still growing, there's plenty of local, one-of-a-kind spots to enjoy in the area.
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Hop & Vine 
5619 W. 1604 N. Suite 109, (210) 878-4071, hopandvinesa.com
Hop & Vine serves craft beer, wine and modern comfort food. Skip the usual St. Mary's Strip bar crawl and make your way to Hop & Vine's happy hour offered 4-6pm Tuesday-Saturday.
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Hop & Vine
5619 W. 1604 N. Suite 109, (210) 878-4071, hopandvinesa.com
Hop & Vine serves craft beer, wine and modern comfort food. Skip the usual St. Mary's Strip bar crawl and make your way to Hop & Vine's happy hour offered 4-6pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Photo via s.a.foodie / Instagram
LA Crawfish 
22505 Hwy. 281 N., Suite 110, (210) 600-3337, lacrawfishsa.com
Looking for boiled, cajun style crawfish? Well then make your way to LA Crawfish, the first franchise of the Houston-based chain. LA Crawfish is locally owned serving shrimp, crabs, chicken wings, seafood Po’Boys, Fusion Pho bowl and more!
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LA Crawfish
22505 Hwy. 281 N., Suite 110, (210) 600-3337, lacrawfishsa.com
Looking for boiled, cajun style crawfish? Well then make your way to LA Crawfish, the first franchise of the Houston-based chain. LA Crawfish is locally owned serving shrimp, crabs, chicken wings, seafood Po’Boys, Fusion Pho bowl and more!
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Doña Tota 
5531 W. 1604, (210) 334-0765, mexicoxfood.com
Doña Tota is slowly popping up around town, but this is the most convenient location for Far West Siders (is that a thing?). Find hand-made gorditas toasted by comal and never-fried (so you know they're authentic AF) . No Tex-Mex here.
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Doña Tota
5531 W. 1604, (210) 334-0765, mexicoxfood.com
Doña Tota is slowly popping up around town, but this is the most convenient location for Far West Siders (is that a thing?). Find hand-made gorditas toasted by comal and never-fried (so you know they're authentic AF) . No Tex-Mex here.
Photo via atthefirehydrant / Instagram
Doc Browns
6511 W. 1604, (210) 680-9663, 
Who needs downtown when you've got Doc Browns?! Not only does it offer up a full bar and restaurant, but it also serves as an entertainment venue with free arcade games. Take the kids for some old school fun, just remembering to take them home by 9 so you can enjoy the club experience.
Check out this entertainment venue full of music, free arcade games, a bar and food. Leave the kiddos home after 9 p.m. for a club experience.
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Doc Browns
6511 W. 1604, (210) 680-9663,
Who needs downtown when you've got Doc Browns?! Not only does it offer up a full bar and restaurant, but it also serves as an entertainment venue with free arcade games. Take the kids for some old school fun, just remembering to take them home by 9 so you can enjoy the club experience. Check out this entertainment venue full of music, free arcade games, a bar and food. Leave the kiddos home after 9 p.m. for a club experience.
Photo via docbrownssa / Instagram
Mariscos Del Puerto
10430 Culebra Road, (210) 637-9404 
This hidden gem infuses two cuisines that are pretty much guaranteed to taste delicious: seafood and Mexican. But Mariscos Del Puerto executes its fare so beautifully, just try it for yourself if you don’t believe us.
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Mariscos Del Puerto
10430 Culebra Road, (210) 637-9404
This hidden gem infuses two cuisines that are pretty much guaranteed to taste delicious: seafood and Mexican. But Mariscos Del Puerto executes its fare so beautifully, just try it for yourself if you don’t believe us.
Photo via crazyfitfoodie / Instagram
La Maceta Tapatios 
(210) 419-3845, facebook.com
Chase this food truck down for fresh Mexican street food. Don't worry, it usually sticks around the Alamo Ranch area. It's worth tracking down since it knows the difference between tacos tapatios and flautas.  
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La Maceta Tapatios
(210) 419-3845, facebook.com
Chase this food truck down for fresh Mexican street food. Don't worry, it usually sticks around the Alamo Ranch area. It's worth tracking down since it knows the difference between tacos tapatios and flautas.
Photo via cherry_pop_bakeshop / Instagram
Kolache Factory 
11018 Culebra Road Suite 106, (210) 509-9400, kolachefactory.com 
Every Texan needs their go-to kolache spot, so why not make Kolache Factory yours? They fill their Texas treats with sausage, cheese or fruit. Just remember to swing by before closing time at 2 pm.
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Kolache Factory
11018 Culebra Road Suite 106, (210) 509-9400, kolachefactory.com
Every Texan needs their go-to kolache spot, so why not make Kolache Factory yours? They fill their Texas treats with sausage, cheese or fruit. Just remember to swing by before closing time at 2 pm.
Photo via mrcdj / Instagram
Hon Machi 
11026 Culebra Road, (210) 272-0440 
This spot is a beauty of Asian fusion. Enjoy classics like Ramen and sushi, or order a NY steak with all the fixin's.
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Hon Machi
11026 Culebra Road, (210) 272-0440
This spot is a beauty of Asian fusion. Enjoy classics like Ramen and sushi, or order a NY steak with all the fixin's.
Photo via honmachi.sushi.steak.stoneoak / Instagram
Rocotos Grill 
10555 Culebra Road, (210) 521-4367, rocotosgrill.com
Specializing in Peruvian and Latin cuisine, Rocotos is a must-try for when you're in the mood for something new and flavorful. Try the piqueo sampler and arroz verde, and wash it down with a guanabana drink.
Photo via wherethatfoodsa / Instagram
Rocotos Grill
10555 Culebra Road, (210) 521-4367, rocotosgrill.com
Specializing in Peruvian and Latin cuisine, Rocotos is a must-try for when you're in the mood for something new and flavorful. Try the piqueo sampler and arroz verde, and wash it down with a guanabana drink.
Photo via wherethatfoodsa / Instagram
Los Balito's Taco Shop 
5630 W. 1604, (210) 375-6112, losbalitostacoshop.com 
Open 24/7, Los Balito's must be on your short list for booze-infused nights and late night munchies. Share the carne asada fries with your crew and order up some mini tacos for yourself.
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Los Balito's Taco Shop
5630 W. 1604, (210) 375-6112, losbalitostacoshop.com
Open 24/7, Los Balito's must be on your short list for booze-infused nights and late night munchies. Share the carne asada fries with your crew and order up some mini tacos for yourself.
Photo via locastle85 / Instagram