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25 Cheap Eats Under $10 You Should Be Eating Right Now in San Antonio 

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Dining out can add up, but that shouldn't stop you from treating yourself to some good eats. We love going out and getting some grub as much as the next San Antonian, so we decided to round up cheap meals that satisfy us every time and are pretty damn filling. No, we're not talking about some drive-thru fast food brown bag specials or a bunch of tacos. Get to exploring without breaking the bank.
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Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
Cured may not seem like the type of place to eat for cheap, but it can be if you play your cards right. Stop by for lunch and order up the single Blue Ribbon burger for just $8. And yes, that comes with fries.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
Schilo’s Delicatessen
424 E Commerce St, (210) 223-6692, schilos.com
Schilo’s may be a must-try for Alamo City visitors, but that doesn’t mean they have outrageous prices. You can get the Smorgasbord – 2 sausages with a side and bread – for $9.50. If you want something lighter, go for the kraut dog for $7.50.
Photo via Instagram / schilosdeli
Carnitas Lonja
1107 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 612-3626, facebook.com/Lonja17
For just $6 you can score a half-pound of carnitas (or a torta) and still have enough to get a side of frijoles for another $3. Now it’s up to you whether you want to share or have a feast all your own.
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La Panaderia
Multiple locations, lapanaderia.com
Sure, you can score a piece of pan dulce and a cup of cafe for a few bucks, lunch and dinner call for heartier meals. Get your fill with any of the tortas (the chicken milanesa though!), complete with fideo, black bean soup or a salad of your choice – just for $9.75.
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Dignowity Meats
1701 E Houston St, (210) 462-1496, dignowitymeats.com
Thank all that’s good in the world for Dignowity Meats. No matter what meat you order – the brisket burnt ends ($4.50 for ¼ pound), buttermilk fried chicken quarters ($3.50), pulled pork ($3.75 for ¼ pound) or St. Louis ribs for $2.50 each – you’ll have extra bills to make your meal complete with a side or two if you play your cards right.
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Moshe's Golden Falafel
3910 McCullough Ave, (210) 994-9838
Eating bites from Chef Andrew Weissman might sound pricey, but it totally isn’t over at Moshe’s. The Olmos Park spot lets you choose between a pita and a plate with falafel options $9 or less. Customize your dish at the salad bar and let Moshe’s take you to your happy place.
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Wrigleyville Grill
602 Northwest Loop 410 #146, (210) 369-9833, wrigleyvillegrill.com
Whether you want just the main attraction or the combo, almost anything you order will come out to less than $10. Get the kraut dog combo ($7), chicken pita sandwich combo ($9), or the pork gyros combo ($9) – either one and you’ll be more than set.
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Gino's Deli @ Stop & Buy
13210 Huebner Rd, (210) 764-0602, myginosdeli.com
We might have included a number of burger and sandwich spots here, but let’s be clear that we can’t miss the opportunity to point out the greatness that is Gino’s Deli. Whether you want a burger or opt for a sandwich (hot or cold, it’s up to you), you can get some delicious AF grub ranging from $4 to $9. Plus, you can make it a combo – chips and a drink – for $1.49 more.
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The Station Cafe
108 King William St, (210) 444-2200, thestationsa.com
With sandwiches packed with flavor that punches, you can get any sandwich on the menu for less than $8. From cheesesteak to jalapeño turkey, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave, (210) 648-3303
Where do we even begin with Pollos Asados? Although known for opening and closing semi-regularly, this East Side spot also comes through with delicious flavor for not a whole lot of bucks. You can score a half-chicken for less than $9. Plus, your pollo comes with corn tortillas (duh), rice, green and red sauce, grilled jalapeño and onion, and lime of course. What more could you want?!
Photo via Instagram / crumb_to_mama
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Chris Madrid’s
830 W Hollywood Ave, (210) 735-3552, chrismadrids.com
Though a fire made this San Antonio staple move out to a food truck operation, Chris Madrid’s is keeping the cheesiness coming. You can still order up their signature tostada burger AND get it macho-style at just $9.75 (that’s with tax!). Or you can try the new Flaming Jalapeño Cheddar Cheesy burger regular-style for $8.75.
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Florio’s Pizza
7701 Broadway St, (210) 805-8646, facebook.com
This long-standing Broadway spot is the the place to go when you want NYC-style pizza here in the Alamo City. Slices are $2 and some extra change if you want extra toppings. Or you can order a small, one-topping pizza for less than $10. We say that’s a pretty good deal for some damn delicious pizza.
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L & L Hawaiian Grill
1302 Austin Hwy #1, (210) 474-6699, llhawaiiangrill.com
About 75 percent of the menu is $10 or less, so you’re all set here. Whether inventive like the ramen burger ($7) or spam ramen ($5), or perhaps $3 musubi (sushi) options, you’ll be able to try a little bit of everything.
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Casa del Kabob
1027 SW Military Dr, (210) 921-1200, facebook.com
While cutting it close to pushing past $10, Casa del Kabob is so worth it, trust us. You might call the gyro here perfect, and we sure wouldn’t fight you on it. The pork gyro is spicy and includes all the fixins’ at just $8. But if you want just a taste, try a kabob – most are about $5 each – and an appetizer.
Photo via Instagram / adriennei3
Capos Pizza
8522 Broadway St #105, (210) 362-1901, capospizzasa.com
Get ready to feast, ‘cause you can order a stromboli or calzone (veggie or meat options) for less than $10. The same goes for pizza slices or a one-topping medium pizza.
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The Luxury
103 E Jones Ave, (210) 354-2274, facebook.com/theluxurysanantonio
On top of getting some major patio time, dining at The Luxury also means you don’t have to spend the big bucks. You have your choice of a few burgers and sandwiches that all ring up for less than $10. May we suggest The Juicy? It’s topped with beer-braised onions, cheese and poblano. All the beers to wash it down with? That’s all on you, bud.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
The Barbecue Station
1610 NE Interstate 410 Loop, (210) 824-9191, barbecuestation.com
Whether you’re ordering for yourself or for a get-together, think about it this year. Barbecue Station is hella affordable either way. A full pound of chopped beef or chicken will only set you back $9, and the same goes for the beef ribs. Sausage links and quarter chicken legs are both $2 each, so whatever plans you have, they should include Barbecue Station.
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Chicago Bagel & Deli
10918 Wurzbach Rd #132, (210) 691-2245, chicagobagelanddeli.com
While great for lunch with super affordable sandwich options, you definitely need to check out this spot for breakfast. Whether you’re grabbing something just for yourself or taking it to have brunch at home, these bagels are baked fresh, super delicious and very affordable. Get a single for a dollar and change, or get a half-dozen for $6.50. Just don’t forget the cream cheese for a few bucks more.
Photo via Instagram / mllastra
Sweet Yams
218 N Cherry St, (210) 229-9267, facebook.com/SweetYamsOrganic
Eating healthy isn’t always the most affordable options (thanks, America), but Sweet Yams is definitely the exception. You can get a number of chicken or shrimp-based entrees, served over organic brown rice and with organic house salad, for $9 or less. May we suggest the sesame ginger chicken breast? Or maybe the sweet potato shrimp?
Photo via Instagram / cherritybar
The Big Bib
104 Lanark Dr, (210) 654-8400, thebigbib.com
Quality barbecue could often cost a pretty penny, but that isn’t the case at The Big Big. Though you can get a plate with any meat, opting for pulled pork or sausage (plus two sides) will be less than $10. You can even get a half-chicken for about $7!
Photo via Instagram / ashleynvaldez21
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Main Street Pizza
1906 N Main Ave, (210) 732-8861, mainstreetsa.com
You can get literally any type of personal pizza and it’ll still be less than $10. Woah. Whether you go plain cheese ($4) or go for the Main St. Combo option ($8), you won’t have to dish out the big bucks.
Photo via Instagram / hungryinsanantonio
Gogi Street
12820 Jones Maltsberger Rd #10, (210) 455-5574, facebook.com
Specializing in Korean barbecue, Gogi Street brings you options that’ll hit the spot without breaking the bank. You can get the Korean barbecue bowls with chicken or beef for less than $9, while the combo will be a few cents shy of $10. If you’re looking for noodle, you can order the ramen for just $8.
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Kostas Greek Food
12606 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 590-6969
In the mood for Greek food and saving a few bucks? Good, ‘cause Kostas lets you do both. There’s the daily $7.35 special that lets you get a gyro sandwich with a side of your choice and a beverage. Don’t fret, you also have the option to swap the traditional gyro for veggie, meatball or chicken options, or even chicken or beef souvlaki.
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Pho Hung Cuong
12730 Frontage Rd, (210) 691-1500, phohungcuong.com
With a second location off of Loop 410, it’s no secret that the folks at Pho Hung Cuong know what they’re doing. Stop by for a taste of Vietnam that won’t be all that expensive. Most noodle dishes (and trust us, there’s plenty to choose from) are about $9 or less, so both your stomach and wallet will be happy.
Photo via Instagram / twentysomethingsa
Kungfu Noodle
6733 Bandera Rd, (210) 451-5586, kungfu-noodle.business.site
While Asian noodle can be super tricky to master, that doesn’t always mean you have to pay $15 for a bowl. Over at Kungfu Noodle, you can score a number of noodle bowl for less than $8. The same goes for dumplings!
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Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
Cured may not seem like the type of place to eat for cheap, but it can be if you play your cards right. Stop by for lunch and order up the single Blue Ribbon burger for just $8. And yes, that comes with fries.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory

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