Recipes for Classic San Antonio Foods That You Can Make at Home

These days, a lot of San Antonians are making the smart call to hunker down to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. But just because you're staying at home more — and missing Fiesta, among other excuses to gorge — doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of your favorite local dishes.

From Los Barrios puffy taco shells to Magnolia Pancake Haus apple pancakes, we gathered 26 recipes for puro SA eats you can make in the comfort of your own casa. Some are straight from the restaurants themselves, while others have been painstakingly engineered by home chefs to taste just like the originals. 
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Boudro’s Guacamole
The classic table-side app is easy to prepare at home!
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Photo via Instagram /  boudrostexasbistro
Boudro’s Guacamole
The classic table-side app is easy to prepare at home!
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram / boudrostexasbistro
Aldo’s Ristorante-Inspired House Vinaigrette
Light and flavorful, perfect for a simple salad or marinade. From CopyKat.com.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/  kodymelton
Aldo’s Ristorante-Inspired House Vinaigrette
Light and flavorful, perfect for a simple salad or marinade. From CopyKat.com.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/ kodymelton
NIOSA-Inspired Anticuchos
SA Woman shared this NIOSA-inspired recipe for marinated beef kabobs.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/  plenocook
NIOSA-Inspired Anticuchos
SA Woman shared this NIOSA-inspired recipe for marinated beef kabobs.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/ plenocook
Ninfa’s Banana Empanadas
Y’all remember Ninfa’s? The SA location may have closed in the ‘80s but there’s something to be said for the longevity of pastries. From CopyKat.com.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram /  Nessa_bbarros
Ninfa’s Banana Empanadas
Y’all remember Ninfa’s? The SA location may have closed in the ‘80s but there’s something to be said for the longevity of pastries. From CopyKat.com.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram / Nessa_bbarros
Magnolia Pancake Haus Apple Pancakes
Gluten free version!
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Flickr /  jeffreyw
Magnolia Pancake Haus Apple Pancakes
Gluten free version!
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Flickr / jeffreyw
Los Barrios Puffy Taco Shells
This is Diana Barrios Trevino’s original puffy taco shell recipe. Fill with your favorite fixins!
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram /  losbarriosrestaurant
Los Barrios Puffy Taco Shells
This is Diana Barrios Trevino’s original puffy taco shell recipe. Fill with your favorite fixins!
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram / losbarriosrestaurant
Bird Bakery Decadent Bourbon Balls
How can you go wrong with chocolate and bourbon?
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/  Mangiamangia12
Bird Bakery Decadent Bourbon Balls
How can you go wrong with chocolate and bourbon?
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/ Mangiamangia12
Almost-Jim’s Canadian Cheese Soup
This copycat recipe uses three cheeses and a whole lotta butter.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/ Madiipaii
Almost-Jim’s Canadian Cheese Soup
This copycat recipe uses three cheeses and a whole lotta butter.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/ Madiipaii
Lulu's Bakery & Cafe Chicken Fried Steak Stand-In
This recipe is heavy on the black pepper, just like Lulu’s — you’d almost think it was the original. This copycat recipe gets it right.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram /  Lulus_bakery_and_cafe
Lulu's Bakery & Cafe Chicken Fried Steak Stand-In
This recipe is heavy on the black pepper, just like Lulu’s — you’d almost think it was the original. This copycat recipe gets it right.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram / Lulus_bakery_and_cafe
Earl Abel's Coconut Meringue Pie
This copycat recipe is chock-full of coconut flavor.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/  earlabels_restaurant
Earl Abel's Coconut Meringue Pie
This copycat recipe is chock-full of coconut flavor.
Find the recipe here.
Photo via Instagram/ earlabels_restaurant