In a Takeout Rut? We Asked 15 San Antonio Chefs What They've Been Ordering While Quarantined

As of Friday, San Antonio restaurants are able to open their dining rooms at 50% capacity under Phase 2 of Governor Abbott's plan to reopen the Texas economy.

If you're still worried about eating out at a restaurant right now, we've got you covered. We asked 15 chefs what local spots they've been ordering takeout from, and man, did they deliver.
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The MVP:  Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
The fact that five out of 15 chefs recommended Sichuan House is all you need to know. Some dishes that were specifically called out? The cumin beef, twice cooked pork and spicy & savory jumbo shrimp. 
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The MVP: Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
The fact that five out of 15 chefs recommended Sichuan House is all you need to know. Some dishes that were specifically called out? The cumin beef, twice cooked pork and spicy & savory jumbo shrimp.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Leo Davila, Chef/Owner of Catch the Wave
facebook.com/catchthewave.io/
Photo via Instagram / sangriaontheburg
Leo Davila, Chef/Owner of Catch the Wave
facebook.com/catchthewave.io/
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Smack’s Chicken Shack
2222 N St. Mary’s St., (575) 637-5057, facebook.com/smackerelsa
If you’re having a tough time deciding, chef Leo Davila says “literally any weekly special sando” at Smack’s Chicken Shack will hit the spot. 
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smackschickenshack
Smack’s Chicken Shack
2222 N St. Mary’s St., (575) 637-5057, facebook.com/smackerelsa
If you’re having a tough time deciding, chef Leo Davila says “literally any weekly special sando” at Smack’s Chicken Shack will hit the spot.
Photo via Instagram / smackschickenshack
Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 265-3763, sangriaontheburg.com
Chef Davila also says that “the tacos from Sangria on the Burg always hit the spot, and the crispy pata is a MUST.” 
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sangriaontheburg
Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 265-3763, sangriaontheburg.com
Chef Davila also says that “the tacos from Sangria on the Burg always hit the spot, and the crispy pata is a MUST.”
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Ceasar Zepeda, Chef/Owner of Sangria on the Burg and Alamo Biscuit Company & Panaderia 
sangriaontheburg.com
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Ceasar Zepeda, Chef/Owner of Sangria on the Burg and Alamo Biscuit Company & Panaderia
sangriaontheburg.com
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Halftime Pizza
Various Locations, halftimepizzasatx.com/#/
“Halftime Pizza pizza rolls and wings, of course,” says chef Ceasar Zepeda. “But the Asian Beef Salad… we order that every time we go there.” 
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Halftime Pizza
Various Locations, halftimepizzasatx.com/#/
“Halftime Pizza pizza rolls and wings, of course,” says chef Ceasar Zepeda. “But the Asian Beef Salad… we order that every time we go there.”
Photo via Instagram / theroadsideradish
Tre Trattoria
200 W Jones Ave. #501, (210) 805-0333, tretrattoria.com
“Tre Trattoria’s Beef Bolognese, it’s home-cooked goodness,” said chef Ceasar Zepeda. “Man, it's my guilty pleasure.” 
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tre_trattoria
Tre Trattoria
200 W Jones Ave. #501, (210) 805-0333, tretrattoria.com
“Tre Trattoria’s Beef Bolognese, it’s home-cooked goodness,” said chef Ceasar Zepeda. “Man, it's my guilty pleasure.”
Photo via Instagram / tre_trattoria
Tim McDiarmid, Chef/Owner of Tim the Girl Catering, The Good Kind, and Ivy Hall in Southtown
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Photo Courtesy of Tim the Girl
Tim McDiarmid, Chef/Owner of Tim the Girl Catering, The Good Kind, and Ivy Hall in Southtown
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Photo Courtesy of Tim the Girl
Singh’s Vietnamese
2805 N St. Mary's St.,(512) 940-9662, squareup.com/store/singhsvietnamese
Tim McDiarmid shared a few go-to takeout spots: “Singh’s veggie rice bowl is my go to. Although I also love Sichuan House and Barbaro. We also had an excellent meal from Attagirl the other day. There are lots of great options!” 
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singhs_sa
Singh’s Vietnamese
2805 N St. Mary's St.,(512) 940-9662, squareup.com/store/singhsvietnamese
Tim McDiarmid shared a few go-to takeout spots: “Singh’s veggie rice bowl is my go to. Although I also love Sichuan House and Barbaro. We also had an excellent meal from Attagirl the other day. There are lots of great options!”
Photo via Instagram / singhs_sa
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
“Scrumptious,” “thoughtful,” and “always a win” are just a few descriptions these chefs used to describe Barbaro’s takeout situation. They’re also selling full bottles of booze to-go, so get on that. 
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sabarbaro
Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
“Scrumptious,” “thoughtful,” and “always a win” are just a few descriptions these chefs used to describe Barbaro’s takeout situation. They’re also selling full bottles of booze to-go, so get on that.
Photo via Instagram / sabarbaro