September 28, 2018

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

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
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
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.
Photo via Instagram / k4rin.4p
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.
Photo via Instagram / k4rin.4p
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.
Photo via Instagram / lapanaderia
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.
Photo via Instagram / lapanaderia
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.
Photo via Instagram / ourfoodiefamilylife
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.
Photo via Instagram / ourfoodiefamilylife
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.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
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.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
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.
Photo via Instagram / timdisaster
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.
Photo via Instagram / timdisaster
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.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
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.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
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
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
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