December 13, 2019

21 Essential San Pedro Restaurants You Should've Already Tried By Now

There's lots of places to eat in San Antonio, and quite a few notable restaurants are on San Pedro Avenue. From downtown all the way north nearing Stone Oak, here's all the well-known eateries and hidden gems on San Pedro that you should definitely know about.
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Taco House
6307 San Pedro Ave, (210) 341-3136, facebook.com
They aren’t skimpy at Taco House. Yeah, you might not find anything crazy on the menu, but you will find puffy tacos, which you can’t get everywhere, and generous portions for affordable prices. People also brag about the fabulous chile relleno, if you’re into that. Be sure to go for the breakfast and lunch specials.
Photo via Instagram / stripmallepicure
Taco House
6307 San Pedro Ave, (210) 341-3136, facebook.com
They aren’t skimpy at Taco House. Yeah, you might not find anything crazy on the menu, but you will find puffy tacos, which you can’t get everywhere, and generous portions for affordable prices. People also brag about the fabulous chile relleno, if you’re into that. Be sure to go for the breakfast and lunch specials.
Photo via Instagram / stripmallepicure
The Dogfather
6211 San Pedro Ave, (210) 481-4272, facebook.com/thedogfathersa
Gourmet hot dogs? If you grew up eating hot dogs, you will just die eating at The Dogfather (but in a good way). Their gourmet hot dog creations — from the Wake ‘n Bake dog, the Pop It Like It’s Hot dog, the Cristo Clause, and even some burgers — make for great Insta snaps and a damn good meal. People also rave about their just-as-delicious-but-not-quite-as-photogenic Frito pie dog and elote dog. Their prices aren’t outrageous, but if you’re not convinced, try them on a Sunday, when all specialty dogs are just $5.
Photo via Instagram / miss.lizziemarie.eats
The Dogfather
6211 San Pedro Ave, (210) 481-4272, facebook.com/thedogfathersa
Gourmet hot dogs? If you grew up eating hot dogs, you will just die eating at The Dogfather (but in a good way). Their gourmet hot dog creations — from the Wake ‘n Bake dog, the Pop It Like It’s Hot dog, the Cristo Clause, and even some burgers — make for great Insta snaps and a damn good meal. People also rave about their just-as-delicious-but-not-quite-as-photogenic Frito pie dog and elote dog. Their prices aren’t outrageous, but if you’re not convinced, try them on a Sunday, when all specialty dogs are just $5.
Photo via Instagram / miss.lizziemarie.eats
Tienda Centro America
3915 San Pedro Ave, (210) 733-8951, facebook.com/TiendaCentroAmerica
Part restaurant and part grocery store, Tienda Centro America is your stop for anything you’re looking for that you can find a little south of Mexico. Once you fall in love with the food that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere, you can get their hard-to-find goods all in the same place to enjoy at home. While you’re there, try their highly coveted pupusas, traditional baleadas and yuca. 
Photo via Yelp / Zola J.
Tienda Centro America
3915 San Pedro Ave, (210) 733-8951, facebook.com/TiendaCentroAmerica
Part restaurant and part grocery store, Tienda Centro America is your stop for anything you’re looking for that you can find a little south of Mexico. Once you fall in love with the food that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere, you can get their hard-to-find goods all in the same place to enjoy at home. While you’re there, try their highly coveted pupusas, traditional baleadas and yuca.
Photo via Yelp / Zola J.
La Feria Del Taco
5723 San Pedro Ave, (210) 665-2051, tacos-a-vapor-la-feria-del-taco.negocio.site
Tiene buenísimos tacos! All of their reviews say that they have fabulous tacos, but they don’t only have the traditional tacos that you find everywhere. Even though street tacos seem to be gaining popularity, a lot of places don’t have the variety that La Feria del Taco has. If you’re in the mood for some traditional street tacos, don’t skip this place.
Photo via Instagram / laferiadeltaco.sa
La Feria Del Taco
5723 San Pedro Ave, (210) 665-2051, tacos-a-vapor-la-feria-del-taco.negocio.site
Tiene buenísimos tacos! All of their reviews say that they have fabulous tacos, but they don’t only have the traditional tacos that you find everywhere. Even though street tacos seem to be gaining popularity, a lot of places don’t have the variety that La Feria del Taco has. If you’re in the mood for some traditional street tacos, don’t skip this place.
Photo via Instagram / laferiadeltaco.sa
Lucy Cooper's Texas Ice House
16080 San Pedro Ave, (210) 462-1894, lucycoopers.com
The self-proclaimed best little ice house in Texas, Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House has good food and good times in store for its patrons. Obviously, you have to be 21 to enjoy their drinks, but unfortunately, due to their 21 and up only policy, you have to be of-age to enjoy their other delicious menu items. This includes their donut burger, and yes, you read that right.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Lucy Cooper's Texas Ice House
16080 San Pedro Ave, (210) 462-1894, lucycoopers.com
The self-proclaimed best little ice house in Texas, Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House has good food and good times in store for its patrons. Obviously, you have to be 21 to enjoy their drinks, but unfortunately, due to their 21 and up only policy, you have to be of-age to enjoy their other delicious menu items. This includes their donut burger, and yes, you read that right.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
16666 San Pedro Ave, (210) 490-3636, lemongrassthousandoaks.com
At Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, you’ll find all of the traditional Thai dishes that you already know and love, like pad Thai and sauteed Thai basil. In addition to these classics done right, they have delicious chef-created specials that you won’t find elsewhere. Wanna know that they are? Try Lemongrass to find out and see their dailty specials.
Photo via Instagram / atxfoodchronicles
Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
16666 San Pedro Ave, (210) 490-3636, lemongrassthousandoaks.com
At Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, you’ll find all of the traditional Thai dishes that you already know and love, like pad Thai and sauteed Thai basil. In addition to these classics done right, they have delicious chef-created specials that you won’t find elsewhere. Wanna know that they are? Try Lemongrass to find out and see their dailty specials.
Photo via Instagram / atxfoodchronicles
Sanchos Cantina & Cocina
628 Jackson St, (210) 320-1840, sanchosmx.com
What Sanchos offers can be split into three categories: cocina, cantina and musica. One thing that you can find in la cocina that you can’t find everywhere else is some fish, shrimp and lengua. They even have vegan and vegetarian options for non-meat and non-pescatarians. They have your favorite traditional drinks, happy hour nightly and music literally almost every night. Basically, Sanchos is down to party no matter what day it is.
Photo via Instagram / stuff_your_face_w_grace
Sanchos Cantina & Cocina
628 Jackson St, (210) 320-1840, sanchosmx.com
What Sanchos offers can be split into three categories: cocina, cantina and musica. One thing that you can find in la cocina that you can’t find everywhere else is some fish, shrimp and lengua. They even have vegan and vegetarian options for non-meat and non-pescatarians. They have your favorite traditional drinks, happy hour nightly and music literally almost every night. Basically, Sanchos is down to party no matter what day it is.
Photo via Instagram / stuff_your_face_w_grace
Fonda Latina Restaurant
6714 San Pedro Ave, (210) 824-2544, 
There are a lot of Mexican and Latin-inspired restaurants on this list, and while it is possible for the untrained tongue to taste some of the flavors as similar, the Fonda Latina restaurant is a Columbian restaurant in San Antonio. They are perfect for lunch and dinner if you want to try a side of Latin cuisine that not many places in San Antonio serve up.
Photo via Instagram / foodhefner
Fonda Latina Restaurant
6714 San Pedro Ave, (210) 824-2544,
There are a lot of Mexican and Latin-inspired restaurants on this list, and while it is possible for the untrained tongue to taste some of the flavors as similar, the Fonda Latina restaurant is a Columbian restaurant in San Antonio. They are perfect for lunch and dinner if you want to try a side of Latin cuisine that not many places in San Antonio serve up.
Photo via Instagram / foodhefner
Philly's Phamous Cheesesteaks
2301 San Pedro Ave, (210) 621-8908, facebook.com
Philly’s Phamous Cheesesteaks serves so much more than just the San Pedro area. They recently opened a new store, located at 12002 O’Connor Road, but it’s only a drive-thru. The original location on San Pedro is dine-in and BYOB for all of the booze lovers or parents of young children. So go on and bring the fam so ya’ll can get equally cheesy and meaty here.
Photo via Instagram / jennrollins
Philly's Phamous Cheesesteaks
2301 San Pedro Ave, (210) 621-8908, facebook.com
Philly’s Phamous Cheesesteaks serves so much more than just the San Pedro area. They recently opened a new store, located at 12002 O’Connor Road, but it’s only a drive-thru. The original location on San Pedro is dine-in and BYOB for all of the booze lovers or parents of young children. So go on and bring the fam so ya’ll can get equally cheesy and meaty here.
Photo via Instagram / jennrollins
Scratch Kitchen
607 W Russell Pl, (210) 630-2220, scratchsanantonio.com
Scratch Kitchen is located in an absolutely adorbs building, so not only do they have fantastic food, but you can have a little photo shoot while you’re there. The original Scratch Kitchen was opened almost five years ago in Edinburg, Texas, and has luckily been relocated to here in San Antonio. Even though they close at 3 p.m. every day except for Sunday (when they close at 2 p.m.), it’s worth it to get up early. Also, it’s woman-owned, so girl power can also be found here.
Photo via Instagram / wheresthefood.sa
Scratch Kitchen
607 W Russell Pl, (210) 630-2220, scratchsanantonio.com
Scratch Kitchen is located in an absolutely adorbs building, so not only do they have fantastic food, but you can have a little photo shoot while you’re there. The original Scratch Kitchen was opened almost five years ago in Edinburg, Texas, and has luckily been relocated to here in San Antonio. Even though they close at 3 p.m. every day except for Sunday (when they close at 2 p.m.), it’s worth it to get up early. Also, it’s woman-owned, so girl power can also be found here.
Photo via Instagram / wheresthefood.sa