21 Tiny San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now

Tired of walking into a giant restaurant with, like, 200 people in it? That's us, too. Try these 21 fun-sized restaurants instead for a more personal dining experience.
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Cascabel Mexican Patio
1000 S St Mary’s St, (210) 212-6456, facebook.com/pages/Cascabel-Mexican-Patio
Yeah, the inside might be small, but the flavor is big. Don’t forget their beautiful patio.
Photo via Instagram / hurtlikepain
Cascabel Mexican Patio
1000 S St Mary’s St, (210) 212-6456, facebook.com/pages/Cascabel-Mexican-Patio
Yeah, the inside might be small, but the flavor is big. Don’t forget their beautiful patio.
Photo via Instagram / hurtlikepain
Burger Boy
Multiple locations, burgerboysa.com
Well-established and incredibly well-loved, Burger Boy is a San Antonio classic that will have you coming back for more time and time again. Enjoy their tasty burgers, friendly staff, and quick service. Did we mention they have a drive-thru?
Photo via Instagram / mikeystrange
Burger Boy
Multiple locations, burgerboysa.com
Well-established and incredibly well-loved, Burger Boy is a San Antonio classic that will have you coming back for more time and time again. Enjoy their tasty burgers, friendly staff, and quick service. Did we mention they have a drive-thru?
Photo via Instagram / mikeystrange
Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe
401 S Main Street, Boerne, (830) 816-2327, bearmoonbakery.com
For a short drive, you can enjoy everything the Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe has to offer – quiches, pastries, sandwiches, and other traditional breakfast and brunch options. While you’re in Boerne, enjoy the sights.
Photo via Instagram / visitboerne
Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe
401 S Main Street, Boerne, (830) 816-2327, bearmoonbakery.com
For a short drive, you can enjoy everything the Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe has to offer – quiches, pastries, sandwiches, and other traditional breakfast and brunch options. While you’re in Boerne, enjoy the sights.
Photo via Instagram / visitboerne
Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St, (210) 616-2198, ilfornosa.com
Pizza + happy hour? Wow! Try these farm-fresh pizzas for inexpensive prices and incredible flavor.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton
Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St, (210) 616-2198, ilfornosa.com
Pizza + happy hour? Wow! Try these farm-fresh pizzas for inexpensive prices and incredible flavor.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton
Garcia’s
842 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 735-4525, facebook.com
Brisket tacos are the name of the game at Garcia’s, which has been serving San Antonio for more than half a century. Yes, this restaurant is probably older than you.
Photo via Yelp / Alex S.
Garcia’s
842 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 735-4525, facebook.com
Brisket tacos are the name of the game at Garcia’s, which has been serving San Antonio for more than half a century. Yes, this restaurant is probably older than you.
Photo via Yelp / Alex S.
Ocho
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
If you’re looking for a little bit cooler of a dining experience, Ocho is definitely not divey. They serve up trendy takes on your old favorites.
Photo via Instagram / meganbingham
Ocho
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
If you’re looking for a little bit cooler of a dining experience, Ocho is definitely not divey. They serve up trendy takes on your old favorites.
Photo via Instagram / meganbingham
La Sorretina
3330 Culebra Rd, (210) 549-0889, facebook.com
La Sorretina is a sweet Italian cafe serving up your favorite Italian classics. Don’t let its hole-in-the-wall nature fool you – you’ll want to recommend it to everyone you know.
Photo via Instagram / sadchalupa
La Sorretina
3330 Culebra Rd, (210) 549-0889, facebook.com
La Sorretina is a sweet Italian cafe serving up your favorite Italian classics. Don’t let its hole-in-the-wall nature fool you – you’ll want to recommend it to everyone you know.
Photo via Instagram / sadchalupa
Mrs. Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery
2242 E Commerce St, (210) 549-4392, mrskitchensa.com
Can you say food coma? There’s a reason that soul food is comforting. Don’t embarrass yourself by forgetting to order their fried catfish or fried chicken.
Photo via Instagram / canteeezy
Mrs. Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery
2242 E Commerce St, (210) 549-4392, mrskitchensa.com
Can you say food coma? There’s a reason that soul food is comforting. Don’t embarrass yourself by forgetting to order their fried catfish or fried chicken.
Photo via Instagram / canteeezy
Evans BBQ
21003 Encino Commons, (210) 495-2528, evansbbq.com
Were you expecting brisket and potato salad? We know the name doesn’t scream “Indian food served here!” but you’ll be glad you tried this place nonetheless. The butter chicken is a fan-favorite.
Photo via Instagram / spicyworldbyarpita
Evans BBQ
21003 Encino Commons, (210) 495-2528, evansbbq.com
Were you expecting brisket and potato salad? We know the name doesn’t scream “Indian food served here!” but you’ll be glad you tried this place nonetheless. The butter chicken is a fan-favorite.
Photo via Instagram / spicyworldbyarpita
Maria’s Cafe
1105 Nogalitos St, (210) 227-2005, sastad.com/item/marias-cafe
Oh, how we wish Maria’s was open past 2pm. There’s a reason this place gets crowded – from the cozy atmosphere to the delicious food, it brings in patrons from open til close.
Photo via Instagram / tacoist
Maria’s Cafe
1105 Nogalitos St, (210) 227-2005, sastad.com/item/marias-cafe
Oh, how we wish Maria’s was open past 2pm. There’s a reason this place gets crowded – from the cozy atmosphere to the delicious food, it brings in patrons from open til close.
Photo via Instagram / tacoist