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The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp 

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We get it. Choosing which local dining spots to check out can be a daunting task. With a slew of new eateries recently opened in the Alamo City, you may want to focus on places rated highly by other hungry San Antonians.

We pulled together SA's 25 current highest-rated restaurants on crowdsourced review site Yelp. The results range from cozy diners to a fancy AF steakhouse — and everything in between.
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25. Comfort Café
5616 Bandera Rd, (512) 575-0348,
"Great meals. Staff is friendly. Some of us had breakfast items, and others had lunch. Each plate had a good amount and enough to take home leftovers. It was well worth the wait." – Lamar G.
Photo via Instagram / comfortcafesatx
24. 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
23. 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
22. Outlaw Kitchens
2919 N Flores St, (210) 300-4728,
"I highly recommend this place. The food is delicious it really tastes like a nice home made meal. The staff is also very nice and did a great job explaining the menu to us and everything. Please check it out!!" – Austin G.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
21. The Magpie
1602 East Houston St. Suite 106, (210) 389-1584,
"Um... hello! This place is incredible. The atmosphere is amazing. Husband and wife team killing it. Food is On point! Wine is on point! We've got a new regular spot for sure." – Rachel W..
Photo via Instagram / magpiesanantonio
20. 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
19. 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
18. Papa’s Burgers
6900 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 101, (210) 781-9171,
"These burgers are next level! Very possible that you've never had burgers this good. It you like a little spice, try the #6. The flavors and textures are right on the mark. Very friendly staff. Incredibly welcoming." – Leah J.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniostephanie
17. Taquitos México
7491 Grissom Rd., (210) 548-4626,
"My favorite place for taquitos! I've been going there for years. I like their current location due to the convenience of their aguas frescas, corn in the cup, and other goodies!" – Le P.
Photo via Instagram / jesus.peralta22
16. 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
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15. 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
14. 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
13. Fat Tummy Empanadas
2922 W Commerce St, (210) 396-7288,
"Absolutely delicious!!! The service was fast and the food was hot. We ordered the spicy chicken, spicy beef and a beef and cheese. All had great flavor! I can't wait to come back." – Laurie C.
Photo via Instagram / fattummyempanadas
12. Comfort Café East
2015 NE Loop 410, (512) 321-8336,
"The food was amazing and staff so friendly. Can't wait to come back and try something different. I love their mission and the place is so welcoming." – Sheila E.
Photo via Instagram / melissa_o_sue
11. Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse
19210 W. I-10, (210) 233-6868,
"Hands down one of the best Brazilian Steakhouses we have attended. What really stands out here is the service. Bar none you will not find hardly any establishment that will give you the attention you deserve and you get here at Brasao." – Kevin T.
Photo via Instagram / brasaosanantonio
10. The Shack
7431 Northwest Loop 410 #115, (210) 375-4097,
"So far I have tried their hot dog, grilled cheese, grilled cheese with ham, I had a sample of my son's burger, Philly cheese steak and their fries. They were all tasty. You definitely wouldn't be disappointed at all. Their shaved ice is just as good too. The prices are very reasonable. I would highly recommend" – Mary Ann C.
Photo via Instagram / nochunksplease
9. 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
8. 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
7. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333,
"You will regret not eating here. In addition to their delicious sandwiches, they also make a bomb spicy sauce that is out of this world! Service was great and the restaurant seems to be well kept." – Michael C.
Photo via Instagram / biliaeatery
6. El Chivito Tortas Ahogadas
204 Crossroads Blvd., (210) 369-9638,
"The food here was SO GOOD. Everything I wanted and more. The staff are friendly as well- definitely look forward to coming back soon! Really happy that there was a drive-thru with prompt and friendly service. Highly recommend!!" – Sonal P.
Photo via Instagram / ilovemangojuice
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5. 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
4. Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard, Suite 101, (210) 233-6371,
"Absolutely stellar ramen, some of the best I've had this side of San Francisco. One caveat, when they say spicy they mean it! We ordered the second level "kicking" of 5 levels and was seriously spicy, and we aren't spice wusses at all — so consider yourself warned. The ramen is amazing the hakata and curry ramen were excellent, the noodles had the right amount of chew, you can taste the tlc that goes into the broth and the toppings we're supremely fresh. Small place, cool interior, waitresses was kind of blah but we were there before the food and it more than exceeded our expectations. 5 well earned stars, highly and spicily recommended." – Corey M.
Photo via Instagram noodletreetx
3. Barrio Barista
3735 Culebra Road, (210) 519-5403,
"Never been to a place that felt so cozy. Definitely a place where you can grab a coffee and a quick meal and just relax and read a book. The brisket grilled cheese was sooo yummy and the coffee was so delicious! I enjoyed a nice breakfast date with my mother as sister who both enjoyed this place so much! I will definitely be back and can't wait to try everything this place has to offer." – Jessica A.
Photo via Instagram / barriobarista
2. Danny Boy's Hamburgers
1537 W. Summit Ave., (210) 736-1665,
"Amazing burgers!!! Best in the world! After trying burgers in France, Australia, UK, NYC, San Fran, Kansas City, Austin, Houston and many other places. This is the BEST!!!" – Andy A.
Photo via Instagram / dreynicole
1. 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
25. Comfort Café
5616 Bandera Rd, (512) 575-0348,
"Great meals. Staff is friendly. Some of us had breakfast items, and others had lunch. Each plate had a good amount and enough to take home leftovers. It was well worth the wait." – Lamar G.
Photo via Instagram / comfortcafesatx

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