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23 San Antonio Restaurants that Should Be On Your Dining Bucket List 

With so many options, choosing where to dine in San Antonio can be overwhelming. Here we've broken down 23 of the best places that should be on your San Antonio restaurants bucket list.
Botika
The Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy #111, (210) 670-7684 The Nikkei restaurant brings Japanese and Peruvian flavors to the Pearl and should be on every San Antonian's bucket list.
Photo via Instagram, botikapearl
El Bucanero
16505 Blanco Rd, (210) 408-9297
El Bucanero is a classic San Antonio spot that never disappoints.
Photo via Instagram, stacee_rae
Chris Madrid's
1900 Blanco Rd, (210) 735-3552
The cheddar cheesy is a San Antonio staple that everyone should experience.
Photo via Instagram, rjonkers
Lucky Noodle ?
8525 Blanco Road, (210) 267-9717
It may be a new eatery, but it's already climbing to the top of our list of favorites.
Photo via Instagram, shalisa72
Two Bros. BBQ Market
12656 West Ave., (210) 496-0222
Chef Jason Dady can do a lot — especially make a mean brisket.
Photo via Instagram, mcsessions
Mi Tierra
218 Produce Row, (210) 225-1262
Whenever there is cause for celebration, you can bet Mi Tierra's is the place of choice.
Photo via Instagram, professionalbruncherssociety
Mama Margie's
Multiple locations, mamamargies.com
After a long night of drinking, Mama Margie's is the place to turn to.
Photo via Instagram, mrsjeversley
Il Sogno
200 E Grayson St #100, (210) 223-3900
Il Sogno is everything you could want out of an Italian restaurant — and more.
Photo via Instagram, leilatinasian_atx
Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Rd #102, (210) 509-9999
Take a few pals, order one of everything and load up on Sichuan cuisine. Splitting the bill will be easy, the leftovers not so much ...
Photo by Dan Paytin
Henry’s Puffy Tacos
Multiple locations, henryspuffytacos.com Because living in San Antonio without experiencing puffy taco's from Henry's is basically a sin.
Photo via Instagram, reginaohashi
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Feast
1024 S Alamo St., (210) 354-1024
The Southtown eatery ranks high amongst locals.
Photo via Instagram, meganmaverick
The Granary 'Cue & Brew ?
602 Avenue A, (210) 228-0124
The restaurant and brewery is one of the best spots in town to grab some 'cure and is certainly a must-visit for anyone new to San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram, dogandafrog
Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929
A James Beard Award finalist runs the history-filled joint that’s also heavy on the local produce. Don’t miss the charcuterie boards.
Photo via Instagram, yangki00
La Gloria
100 E Grayson St., (210) 267-9040
Looking for street-style Mexican food? Look no further.
Photo via Instagram, safoodienetwork
Thai Dee Restaurant
5307 Blanco Road, (210) 342-3622
For excellent Thai food and a place where you can BYOB, Thai Dee is our favorite spot.
Photo via Instagram, iheartcupcakephoto
Jacala Mexican Restaurant
606 West Ave., (210) 732-5222
Puffy tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos, margartias — Jacala has got it all.
Photo via Instagram, socialiteinsa
Ray's Drive Inn ?
822 SW 19th St., (210) 432-7171
Make sure you visit the westside landmark before calling yourself a San Antonian.
Photo via Instagram, strategga
La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar ?
120 Produce Row, (210) 227-7140
Mexican restaurant+ oyster bar = a must in San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram, saraiden47
Pollos Asados Los Nortenos
4642 Rigsby Ave., (210) 648-3303
Pollos Asados could justify cult status on the basis of its pollos alone, but as it happens there are short-of-burnt offerings from an indoor grill as well.
Photo via Instagram, tipsy.in.sa
Niki's Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave., (210) 736-5471
Since 1970, Niki’s Tokyo Inn has offered traditional Japanese tatami seating and a sushi bar you’ll want to score a seat in front of. Go solo, take several friends, and get there early for best results.
Photo via Instagram, sw0419
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Signature
16401 La Cantera Pkwy, (210)-247-0176
The newest on the list, Andrew Weissman's Signature is not to be overlooked.
Photo via Instagram, signaturesanantonio
Los Barrios
4223 Blanco Road, (210) 732-6017
Take the whole family Los Barrios and prepare to fall in love.
Photo via Instagram, bespokenme
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
6989 Blanco Road, (210) 979-6565
It wasn't voted as a Best of San Antonio finalist for nothing.
Photo via Instagram, chifoodiegram
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Botika
The Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy #111, (210) 670-7684 The Nikkei restaurant brings Japanese and Peruvian flavors to the Pearl and should be on every San Antonian's bucket list.
Photo via Instagram, botikapearl
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