December 27, 2019

The 20 Best San Antonio Restaurant Openings of the 2010s

The decade led to major changes within the food and drink scene. These restaurants were considerable stand outs among all the changes.
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2M Smokehouse
2731 S WW White Road, (210) 885-9352, 2msmokehouse.com
You don’t have to travel far for great barbecue, thanks to 2M Smokehouse. Pitmaster Esaul Ramos opened the BBQ joint in late 2016 with fatty brisket, tender ribs, smoky sandwiches and tacos, and has since garnered national praise from publications including Texas Monthly.
Photo via Instagram / ashleahalpern
2M Smokehouse
2731 S WW White Road, (210) 885-9352, 2msmokehouse.com
You don’t have to travel far for great barbecue, thanks to 2M Smokehouse. Pitmaster Esaul Ramos opened the BBQ joint in late 2016 with fatty brisket, tender ribs, smoky sandwiches and tacos, and has since garnered national praise from publications including Texas Monthly.
Photo via Instagram / ashleahalpern
Kimura
152 E Pecan St #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Ramen has come a long way in San Antonio since Kimura opened in 2013. Chef Michael Sohocki’s downtown spot offers a customizable approach to ramen — inviting guests to choose their broth and protein in addition to a soft-boiled eggs, fresh bean sprouts, seaweed and pickled mushrooms. 
Photo via Instagram / 2hungrygals
Kimura
152 E Pecan St #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Ramen has come a long way in San Antonio since Kimura opened in 2013. Chef Michael Sohocki’s downtown spot offers a customizable approach to ramen — inviting guests to choose their broth and protein in addition to a soft-boiled eggs, fresh bean sprouts, seaweed and pickled mushrooms.
Photo via Instagram / 2hungrygals
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave, (210) 648-3303, bestpollosasados.com
The restaurant – Pollos Asados Los Norteños — opened two years ago with its signature marinated chicken, charbroiled over a large wooden grills. Often imitated but never duplicated, Pollos Asados promises smoky, savory flavors and an incredible yet affordable dining experience you won’t soon forget.
Photo via Instagram / brunchclubpa
Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Ave, (210) 648-3303, bestpollosasados.com
The restaurant – Pollos Asados Los Norteños — opened two years ago with its signature marinated chicken, charbroiled over a large wooden grills. Often imitated but never duplicated, Pollos Asados promises smoky, savory flavors and an incredible yet affordable dining experience you won’t soon forget.
Photo via Instagram / brunchclubpa
Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
Sichuan House has been highlighting Chinese cuisine since 2015, featuring an assortment of classic and San Antonio-inspired dishes like salt-and-pepper shrimp, crispy chicken dumplings, han shao bai pork belly and the spicy and savory tripas.
Photo via Instagram / susiethefoodie
Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
Sichuan House has been highlighting Chinese cuisine since 2015, featuring an assortment of classic and San Antonio-inspired dishes like salt-and-pepper shrimp, crispy chicken dumplings, han shao bai pork belly and the spicy and savory tripas.
Photo via Instagram / susiethefoodie
Rebelle
300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
Since Rebelle opened inside the historic St. Anthony hotel in 2015, the restaurant has evolved to serve some of the best seafood in the city. You’ll find everything from chargrilled octopus to fresh East Coast oysters inside this beautiful eclectic restaurant.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Rebelle
300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
Since Rebelle opened inside the historic St. Anthony hotel in 2015, the restaurant has evolved to serve some of the best seafood in the city. You’ll find everything from chargrilled octopus to fresh East Coast oysters inside this beautiful eclectic restaurant.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Clementine
2195 NW Military Hwy, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com
Chefs John and Elise Russ launched Clementine in 2018, bringing fresh, exciting food to local diners. The restaurant’s contemporary take on Southern cuisine includes plates like the white mushroom salad, ricotta cavatelli and brick chicken.
Photo via Instagram / bryanrindfuss
Clementine
2195 NW Military Hwy, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com
Chefs John and Elise Russ launched Clementine in 2018, bringing fresh, exciting food to local diners. The restaurant’s contemporary take on Southern cuisine includes plates like the white mushroom salad, ricotta cavatelli and brick chicken.
Photo via Instagram / bryanrindfuss
The Jerk Shack
117 Matyear St, (210) 776-7780, facebook.com/thejerkshacksatx
A West Side gem, The Jerk Shack opened in 2018 with Caribbean classics such as the signature jerk chicken and braised oxtails. The eatery was named one of the best new restaurants in America by Eater in 2019. 
Photo via Instagram / joeyyeatts
The Jerk Shack
117 Matyear St, (210) 776-7780, facebook.com/thejerkshacksatx
A West Side gem, The Jerk Shack opened in 2018 with Caribbean classics such as the signature jerk chicken and braised oxtails. The eatery was named one of the best new restaurants in America by Eater in 2019.
Photo via Instagram / joeyyeatts
La Boulangerie
207 Broadway St, (210) 639-3165, facebook.com/laboulangeriesa
Master Boulanger Guillaume Boulard’s expertise shines inside this family-owned bakery, which opened in 2015, bringing flaky croissants, buttery brioche and an assortment of traditional pastries to downtown San Antonio. Regardless of what you choose, it’s sure to satisfy anyone with a savory or sweet tooth.
Photo via Instagram / laboulangeriesa
La Boulangerie
207 Broadway St, (210) 639-3165, facebook.com/laboulangeriesa
Master Boulanger Guillaume Boulard’s expertise shines inside this family-owned bakery, which opened in 2015, bringing flaky croissants, buttery brioche and an assortment of traditional pastries to downtown San Antonio. Regardless of what you choose, it’s sure to satisfy anyone with a savory or sweet tooth.
Photo via Instagram / laboulangeriesa
Carnitas Lonja
1107 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 612-3626, facebook.com/Lonja17
This South Side pork paradise has few frills, but the restaurant makes up for it with incredible Michoacán-style carnitas and tortillas made from scratch. The eatery opened in 2018, and has already won national acclaim from publications including Eater and Esquire Magazine. 
Photo via Instagram / rubyrubeee
Carnitas Lonja
1107 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 612-3626, facebook.com/Lonja17
This South Side pork paradise has few frills, but the restaurant makes up for it with incredible Michoacán-style carnitas and tortillas made from scratch. The eatery opened in 2018, and has already won national acclaim from publications including Eater and Esquire Magazine.
Photo via Instagram / rubyrubeee
Signature
16401 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 247-0176, signaturerestaurant.com
Signature opened in 2016, marking chef Andrew Weissman’s return to the world of fine dining. Located at La Cantera, the restaurant offers a mix of coastal and Texas Hill Country influences in dishes such as roasted pheasant, pan seared sea scallops and Texas blue crab cake.
Photo via Instagram / femme_foodie
Signature
16401 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 247-0176, signaturerestaurant.com
Signature opened in 2016, marking chef Andrew Weissman’s return to the world of fine dining. Located at La Cantera, the restaurant offers a mix of coastal and Texas Hill Country influences in dishes such as roasted pheasant, pan seared sea scallops and Texas blue crab cake.
Photo via Instagram / femme_foodie