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30 Essential Northeast San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now 

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From Austin Highway to Rittiman, we rounded up some of the best go-to Northeast San Antonio restaurants that you're bound to love.
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Wayne’s Wings
2427 Austin Hwy, (210) 300-3891,
This spot may still be considered a hidden gem, and we’re not quite sure how. With dozens of flavor of wings (both sauces and rubs) and good-as-heck limeade, Wayne’s Wings will have you stopping by regularly.
Photo via Instagram / durstcrewofficial
L & L Hawaiian Grill
1302 Austin Hwy #1, (210) 474-6699,
Served in to-go containers in true Hawaiian fashion, L & L will have you feeling like you’re kicking back on the beach. Go for the ramen burger or opt for something more traditional like Spam & eggs or Loco Moco (hamburger patties over white rice, topped with eggs and covered with brown gravy).
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
The Big Bib BBQ
104 Lanark Dr, (210) 654-8400,
The O.G. Big Bib keeps the barbecue coming out fresh and smokey – thanks to cooking for up to 14 hours. Order by the pound or for yourself, it’s good either way. Be sure to visit on Chicken Wing Wednesday, when you get to choose as many as you want at $1.65 each.
Photo via Instagram / atif
Erick’s Tacos
12715 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 590-0994
Open until 4 a.m., Erick’s Tacos hits the spot whether you’re drunk off your ass or sober. If you stop by during the day, take advantage of the fruteria next door.
Photo via Instagram / ayo_vinnie
Moseley’s Burger House
13777 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 598-2463,
Looking for a tasty, yet affordable burger? Moseley’s delivers just that with $6.49 combos with a burger, side item and drink.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
Kosta’s Greek Food
12606 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 590-6969
San Antonio has its share of Greek fare, and Kosta’s definitely makes its mark on the food scene. Opt for the daily gyro sandwich combos for less than $7.
Photo via Instagram / patty_garcia228
2154 Austin Hwy, (210) 650-3845,
This Austin Highway spot should be on your shortlist for tasty Korean bites. With special lunch and late-night menus, Arirang will keep you coming back for more – even if that means a trek across the city.
Photo via Instagram / heavy_breather
Teka Molino
1007 Rittiman Rd, (210) 257-5514,
More than 60 years in the business and two San Antonio locations means Teka Molino knows what it’s doing. That, and the fact that the breakfast tacos always come through. Trust us, you’ll want to visit this spot soon.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
The Last Slice
3021 MacArthur View, (210) 994-5661,
Order to choose by the slice during lunch (or happy hour from 4-5 p.m.), or customize a pie for you and the fam/squad. Don’t worry, on top of delicious pizza, this spot is affordable, too.
Photo via Instagram / franktheref
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Long Tieng Barbeque
10259 O'Connor Rd #4, (210) 374-7352,
Give a different style of barbecue a try and visit Long Tieng, which uses seasoning popular in Laos. Expect the same meats – brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken – but with a twist.
Photo via Yelp / P. Luly W.
Pompeii Italian Grill
16109 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 946-5518,
You’ll find all the classic Italian dishes on Pompeii’s menu, as well as less-common items like Sausage Cacciatore and Chicken Napolitana. Happy hour means cocktails for $5 or less, so we’ll see y’all there.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Las Carretas
3975 Perrin Central Blvd, (210) 590-6254
Get your fix of authentic Mexican fare on the North Side of SA here, your gas tank will thank you.
Photo via Instagram / thelukeschulte
3261 Nacogdoches Rd #101, (281) 824-2448
If you need a fix of Cuban food, look no further than Guajira. Whether you go with the simple Cuban sandwich or juicy ropa vieja (trust us), these entrees will have you shaking your hips.
Photo via Instagram / peteschoice
Munch On and Beyond
13469 Wetmore Rd, (210) 592-8366,
Finding food good for you on the Northeast side of SA is easy thanks to Munch On. With housemade dishes, desserts and snacks, Munch On also serves as a storefront for health-conscious vendors.
Photo via Instagram / shotsxgabe
Pho La
13777 Nacogdoches Rd #101, (210) 590-1882,
Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. This Vietnamese spot makes 8 varieties of pho – vegetable, tofu, chicken, steak, meatball, fat brisket, seafood and shrimp. Pair your bowl with Thai tea or bubble tea to get the full experience.
Photo via Instagram / heyguysitsedward
Fidelos Mexican Restaurant
10929 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 655-8737
This cozy spot lets you order meats by the pound or go for one the plates. Either way, you’ll be satisfied.
Photo via Instagram / alyssadelgado41
Bayseas Catfish House
13954 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 314-5219,
Family-owned and -operated since 1975, this spot serves up more than just catfish. You’ll find all the usual fish – flounder, cod, tilapia and of course catfish – plus shrimp, oysters and gumbo.
Photo via Instagram / kevinm40
Golden China Cuisine
2032 Austin Hwy, (210) 971-8388,
Get the classic Chinese dishes and some twists, like the corn drop soup. Noodle lovers will definitely want to visit for daily lunch and dinner specials.
Photo via Yelp / Briana H.
Chapala Taco House
1363 Austin Hwy, (210) 829-4111,
Like most taco houses, Chapala closes early, but that shouldn’t stop you from dining in. These tacos, enchiladas and tortas taste homemade, which isn’t always easy to find in this part of town.
Photo via Instagram / piggyphatness
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Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine
2026 Austin Hwy, (210) 590-0515,
If you haven’t stopped by this Caribbean spot, you’re seriously missing out. Do yourself a favor and order up the jerk chicken or any of the curry dishes. Don’t worry, there’s vegetarian options too.
Photo via Instagram / alamofoodie
Thai House Restaurant
4114 Rittiman Rd, (210) 657-9126
Don’t let the outside fool you. Cooking up some of the best Thai fare in the city, Thai House is known for its authentic fare and lunch specials.
Photo via Instagram / s_vered
Alamo Fish & Chips
2367 Austin Hwy, (210) 467-9043,
Pretend to be British and enjoy some freshly-made fish & chips, though you can’t go wrong with the chicken wings here.
Photo via Instagram / rudedogtx
5532 Walzem Rd, (210) 254-9788,
At Taste you’ll be feeling right at home with soul food made with love. The fixins’ especially will have you scraping your plate and ordering more.
Photo via Instagram / coolbreeze25
Thousand Oaks Cafe
Multiple locations,
With three locations all on the Northeast side of town, it’s safe to say that Thousand Oaks Cafe has its fans. This homey spot offers Mexican dishes, but let’s be honest – you either love it or don’t.
Photo via Instagram / pixeldebauchery
Barbecue Station
1610 NE Interstate 410 Loop, (210) 824-9191,
With more than 25 years under its belt, Barbecue Station brings that small-town barbecue goodness to SA. Wood-smoked meats and made-from-scratch sides means good eating, we’re sure of that at Barbecue Station.
Photo via Instagram / bbqstation_sa
Super Pollo Asados
4927 Walzem Rd, (210) 646-0385
Los Norteños isn’t the only spot to get pollos asados. Super Pollo Asados fires up the grill to offer juicy, tasty chicken as well as signature sauces, rice, charro beans and more.
Photo via Yelp / Joseph S.
Seoul Market & Cafe
1005 Rittiman Rd #101, (210) 822-1529
San Antonio markets churning out fresh food are known for delicious grub, and Seoul Market is no different. Buy ingredients to try your hand at Asian fare at home, but be sure to grab a meal while you’re there. With low prices and packed full of flavor, this might just be your new go-to.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
China Sun Restaurant
4107 Naco Perrin Blvd, (210) 646-0939,
Choose from lunch specials $7 or less, or order up noodles or egg foo yung. Vietnamese dishes are also available.
Photo via Instagram / diaryofafoodman
Ollie Ruth Country Kitchen
8014 Cross Creek, (210) 369-9633,
It may be off the beaten path, but this soul food spot is worth the drive. Enjoy home-cooked eats that’ll have you feeling all warm & fuzzy inside.
Photo via Yelp / Mary Lou A.
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Wayne’s Wings
2427 Austin Hwy, (210) 300-3891,
This spot may still be considered a hidden gem, and we’re not quite sure how. With dozens of flavor of wings (both sauces and rubs) and good-as-heck limeade, Wayne’s Wings will have you stopping by regularly.
Photo via Instagram / durstcrewofficial

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