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The 25 Best San Antonio Restaurants in 2018, According to Yelp 

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As we ready to close out the year, we wanted to take a look at the best restaurants in the city – according to Yelp users. We last rounded up the top eateries by Yelp in June, and since then some eateries have fallen off the list entirely while others have fought to rank higher.

Here are the top (translation: highest-rated) places to eat in the San Antonio area according to Yelp users. Do what you will with this information.
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25. Avocado Cafe & Juice Bar
18771 FM 2252, (210) 441-8338,
"Feels like you are dining at a family members home, with great food items that are vegan and gluten free friendly. Paninis, soups and salads are the main staples but they also have chili on fridays and Sunday brunch menu." – Andrew M.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
24. Williams Confectionery Crafts
12107 Toepperwein Road # 5A, Live Oak, (210) 967-5200
"Love this place! The service was great and they were so friendly. Biscuits and gravy did not disappoint. The loaded omelette was delicious as well. All the pastries look scrumptious! Check this place out!" – Diana L.
Photo via Instagram / lauranicole07
23. Outlaw Kitchens
2919 North Flores, (210) 300-4728,
"Delicious food. Creative menu. Great customer service. Highly recommend if you're looking for a place with a chill atmosphere but fancy food." – Angel B.
Photo via Instagram / outlawkitchens
22. Alamo Hot Dog
Downtown San Antonio, (210) 831-2409,
"If you're craving a hotdog it doesn't get any better than this. Once I tried my first dog it was love at first bite. The hotdog is very filling. Love the grilled onions and jalapeños. The food is great but the service is even better. Stop by and visit Rene in front of Hard Rock. He'll definitely take care of you and is a cool guy to chat with. He's also the DJ providing tunes while you eat." – Antonio L.
Photo via Instagram / miss_eater_tx
21. Taqueria El Trompo
3253 Harry Wurzbach Road, (210) 780-1017,
"THE BEST TACOS I'VE HAD IN SAN ANTONIO. And that's saying A LOT. The owners are the cutest little family and they are so kind every time my husband and I go eat. I highly recommend." – Mary-Catherine Z.
Photo via Instagram / miss_eater_tx
20. Wrigleyville Grill
602 Northwest Loop 410 #146, (210) 369-9833,
"Excellent! I was born and raised in Chicago and this is THE go to place for authentic Chicago favorites! The service is excellent; friendly staff create a vibe that make this place just like home. The ingredients are fresh every time, regardless of what you order." – Kathryn A.
Photo via Instagram / champagne_chunky
19. Ernesto’s Mexican Specialties
2559 Jackson Keller Road, (210) 344-1248
"Wow!!! Hidden gem in San Antonio. From being greeted by the owner when you walk in the door to him giving a history of his establishment. The food was excellent and service to boot. Do not miss or overlook this place." – Shandon D.
Photo via Instagram / dot6767
18. Duck Donuts
11703 Huebner Road #113, (210) 476-5500,

Fresh. Made to order. SO tasty. I don't know what else to say about the place. No matter how busy they are, you always get your order pretty fast. There are so many different toppings to choose from and all of their signature donuts are great. If you are looking for a warm, soft, tasty treat then this is the place for you." – Jordan J.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
17. Ro-Ho Pork and Bread
623 Urban Loop, (210) 800-3487,
"The most authentic Torta Ahogada in Texas, delicious sourdough style bread, well cooked pork meat and a unique tomatoes sauce, make it unique." – Rafael S.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
16. 5 Points Local
1017 North Flores St, (210) 267-2652,
"IN LOVE with this place! First amazing restaurant I've found that's completely gluten-free. The atmosphere is great, and the food is delicious. Had chicken and waffles for the first time since I had to cut out wheat. Made my heart and tummy happy" – Jordann Q.
Photo via Instagram / 5pointslocal
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15. Barrio Barista
3735 Culebra Road, (210) 519-5403,
"This place is out of this world. I've never experienced the heavenly creations that they've created! I am obsessed with their iced coffee and the grilled cheese has a westside San Antonio spin on it. You won't be disappointed. I promise." – Sera Q.
Photo via Instagram / stine.eats
14. Paciugo Gelato Caffè
999 E Basse Road #197, (210) 832-8820,
"Paciugo is my all time favorite spot for ice cream/ gelato in San Antonio. There are so many flavors to choose from, and you are allowed to sample flavors too! The portion sizes are huge, and the staff is quite friendly. They even have some unique items on the menu such as spaghetti gelato, donut stuffed with gelato, and a gelato macaron sandwich. 5/5 would definitely recommend with all my heart." – Maham Z.
Photo via Instagram / itsmeanabanana12
13. Bliss
926 South Presa St, (210) 225-2547,
"Simply excellent! The octopus appetizer with crowder peas and tomatoes was the best octopus dish I've had. The prosciutto wrapped monkfish was both light and rich at the same time. Perfect butter and warm bread- overall just perfect!" – Tracey T.
Photo via Instagram / safoodbites
12. Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999,
"The best chinese food in San Antonio! Those spring rolls are insane. They also have the best beef fried rice around. Their won ton soup comes in a big bowl for two. Try their jasmine hot tea." – Trey L.
Photo via Instagram / therefinedsensibility
11. Sabor Cocinabar
5313 McCullough Avenue, (210) 314-7760,
"Very nice restaurant. All the staff is very friendly, the owners are super nice and always there to greet you and the food is amazing. This is my neighborhood restaurant so we visit almost every week. Best chilaquiles in San Antonio!" – Guillermo S.
Photo via Instagram / saborcocinabar
10. Slider Provider
Around San Antonio, (936) 718-3315,
"The reviews on here are accurate - this place is legit. Every one of these burgers are amazingly tasty - tough to pick a favorite. I have to say, I was a bit skeptical about pb&j on a burger, but it's the one I keep going back to. Do yourself a favor and check these guys out." – Geoffrey D.
Photo via Instagram / sliderprovider
9. Sweet Yams
218 N Cherry St, (210) 229-9267,
"Simple food, made with love, good sized portions and feels like you're dining at a good friends backyard bbq." – Todd C.
Photo via Instagram / kodykvictor
8. South Alamode Panini & Gelato Company
1420 South Alamo St, (210) 788-8000,
"The owners and staff here are so friendly (and generous with their gelato serving sizes), and their gelato comes in original flavors and is absolutely delicious- I haven't had a flavor I haven't loved." – Amanda S.
Photo via Instagram / evedaanjur
7. Papa’s Burgers
709 Enrique M Barrera Pkwy, (210) 336-7743,
"This place will change your life and change the way you think a burger should be done!!! You will need a power nap after eating here!! Just simply amazing!!" – Trois B.
Photo via Instagram / feedsthebexar
6. Thyme For Lunch
19141 Stone Oak Pkwy #509, (210) 438-4963,
"BEST sandwiches, BEST ingredients, BEST location for a meal that will be one to remember! Owners are very nice and friendly. They happily explain the menu each time you go in and offer their suggestions on what is particularly delicious that day." – Jane L.
Photo via Instagram / theactiveeater
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5. Pollos Asados Los Norteños
4642 Rigsby Avenue, (210) 648-3303
"God created the world so that this place could exist. Absolutely delicious!!!!!!! The fajitas plate was so incredible, their green salsa was so incredible, their guacamole was so incredible!!!!!" – Daniel S.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
4. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
18318 Sonterra Pl, (210) 564-9400,
"This is by far the best Brazilian steak house in town. The waiters are absolutely amazing, the cuts are really good and the salad bar is also very complete. The manager is always there and everyone is very charismatic and always with a smile on their face. Desserts were really good too and they have an excellent wine list and plenty of cocktails and spirits." – Rod M.
Photo via Instagram / chamagaucha
3. Nelson’s BBQ
7327 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 473-4988,
"Some of the best, if not THE best, barbecue in San Antonio. The Nasty Nate is a sandwich you must try and the barbecue sauce compliments the fatty deliciousness perfectly. Try the sausage, try the brisket, heck try everything." – Mario D.
Photo via Instagram / nelsonsbbq
2. Leon Valley Cafe
6417 Evers Road, Leon Valley, (210) 520-0706,
Amazing environment.
Amazing staff.
That's it. What else can you ask for?
Ps: order their steak and be the happiest you'll ever be." – Fernanda + Justin D.
Photo via Instagram / mllastra
1. Gino’s Deli Stop N Buy
13210 Huebner Road, (210) 764-0602,
"This place is a hidden treasure!! The service was awesome and food was freaking great! So happy I found this place." – Lauren K.
Photo via Instagram / ginosdeli
21. Taqueria El Trompo
3253 Harry Wurzbach Road, (210) 780-1017,
"THE BEST TACOS I'VE HAD IN SAN ANTONIO. And that's saying A LOT. The owners are the cutest little family and they are so kind every time my husband and I go eat. I highly recommend." – Mary-Catherine Z.
Photo via Instagram / miss_eater_tx

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