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

When it comes to discovering new dining spots, Yelp can be a handy place to see which are building a buzz. While…

By San Antonio Current Staff

21. Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard, Suite 101, (210) 233-6371, noodletreetx.com
"I think this might be the best ramen we have tried in Texas so far.. I know, a big statement to make. It is an unassuming little spot in the corner of a residential building complex but the food quality and flavor is amazing." – Jessica C. 
Photo via Instagram / matt__klein
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26 essential spots in and around San Antonio for chicken wings

You'll find little argument that chicken wings are the perfect pub food, and the Alamo City has no shortage of spots that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tycoon Flats
2926 N St Mary's St., (210) 320-0819, tycoonflats.net
If you’re looking to grab classic wings without the frills, look no further than Tycoon Flats. The eatery offers Buffalo, Honey BBQ or Garlic Buffalo wings with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Photo via Google Maps
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The 27 best places in San Antonio to eat when you're alone

There's something to be said for enjoying a high-quality meal while basking in your own company. While San Antonio operates with a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
Incredibly authentic with tatami-style seating, Niki’s Tokyo Inn is a solid choice for genuine Japanese eats. Whether you take a seat on the floor or grab a stool at the bar, you can enjoy freshly-made sushi and other classic Japanese dishes all by your lonesome.
Photo via Instagram / mrs.a_w15
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22 new, must-try bars and restaurants in San Antonio's Stone Oak area

San Antonio is a rapidly growing metro, and nowhere is the city's robust growth more evident than the North Side's sprawling Stone…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Screaming Goat Yard and Tap
4 Sun Valley Road, Spring Branch, (830) 885-2209, screaminggoatyard.com
The dog- and family-friendly restaurant opens bright and early at 7 a.m. on weekdays, serving up coffee and breakfast bites such as chorizo and egg empanadas and an array of croissants. Throughout the afternoon and evening, folks can indulge in Southern Louisiana style food such as a muffuletta sandwich, shrimp po’ boy or chicken and sausage gumbo.
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24 San Antonio restaurants that are always worth the wait

Delicious dishes, gorgeous atmosphere and impeccable service make each of these sought-after spots difficult to get into on a whim. Sometimes, you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Toro Kitchen + Bar
Multiple Locations,torokitchenandbar.com
Toro Kitchen and Bar is a local mini-chain with two locations in the Alamo City. With authentic Spanish tapas and live music every Friday and Saturday night, it's a great spot to meet up with friends — or take a date. So let the red wine and tapas flow, but be sure to book a table in advance. 
Photo by enriquevmedia via Instagram / torokitchenandbar
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Everything we saw as San Antonio Hell's Kitchen chef Mary Lou Davis held a going-away pop-up

Mary Lou Davis, the San Antonio chef who took second place in the past season of cooking contest TV show Hell's Kitchen,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as San Antonio Hell's Kitchen chef Mary Lou Davis held a going-away pop-up
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The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

Last year, Travel and Leisure readers named San Antonio one of the top destinations in the country, and it’s easy to see why:…

By San Antonio Current Staff

14. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333, facebook.com/eatbilia
"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
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24 bars and restaurants to take out-of-towners that show the real San Antonio

It can be hard choosing a place to take friends or family visiting from out of town — or if you're just…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Esquire Tavern
155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521 esquiretavern-sa.com
Though not the first cocktail bar in San Antonio, The Esquire earns points for several great traits. From its storied history as the longest bar in Texas, to its thoughtful decor, to its amazing food menu, to its extensive mezcal list, and yes, classic and inventive cocktails, there's a bit of everything to find here. 
Photo via Facebook / EsquireTavernSA
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20 great San Antonio restaurants for late-night eats

Whether you're dining with friends after a show, looking for something to fill your belly after carousing or just picking up to-go…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Mi Tierra
    218 Produce Row, (210) 225-1262, mitierracafe.com
    Have some breakfast tacos or chow down on some fajitas, and don’t forget to take a bag of pan dulce for the next morning. You can’t go wrong hitting up this local legend — open til 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. .
    Photo via Instagram, lezzzl3y_
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The 25 highest-rated steakhouses in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

Whether you think steak is best reserved for a special occasion or you're fine with ordering one any old day, the Alamo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

1. Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood
219 E Houston Street, (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com
“I've eaten at most of the steakhouses in San Antonio and Bohanan's is by far the best in service, ambiance, wine selection/service and food quality/presentation… The ONLY steakhouse I recommend while in San Antonio.” - Gerald H..
Photo via Instagram / jason_risner_photography
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The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

We get it. Choosing which local dining spots to check out can be a daunting task. With a slew of new eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

7. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333, facebook.com/eatbilia
"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
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27 classic San Antonio restaurants that have been around 35 years or longer

The restaurant industry has a high turnover rate. Places come and go. Fast. Every so often, though, gems come along that stand…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Mi Tierra, 1941
Multiple locations, mitierracafe.com
What is there to say about this local cultural gem that hasn’t already been said? The 80-year-old downtown eatery draws thousands of tourists annually, thanks to its festive decor, in-house panaderia and Tex-mex flair.
Photo via Instagram / mitierracafesa
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30 San Antonio restaurants and bars with bike-friendly patios

San Antonio's bar and restaurant scene has no shortage of sun-dappled patio space for cyclists to post up for a beer or…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St., (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
The Friendly Spot is a must-stop on a Southtown ride. 
Photo via Instagram /  
thatspookybitch_
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These San Antonio restaurants are serving up Mom-worthy brunches

Time for a reality check, SA: we are T-minus two weekends from Mother's Day. On the off-chance you're like us and haven't…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Whiskey Cake
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 21200, (210) 236-8095, whiskeycake.com
Need Mother’s Day plans? When in doubt, take her to Whiskey Cake for farm-to-kitchen dishes and their one-of-a-kind cocktails. 
Photo via Instagram / whiskeycakesa
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30 San Antonio bars and restaurants with dog-friendly patios

Spring has officially sprung, bringing with it beaming sunshine and cool breezes. Before we slip into the dog days of summer, doesn't…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Cove
Masks Required
606 W Cypress St, (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
This quirky spot has it all – organic bites, boozy selections, live music, a laundromat, a car wash, a playground for the kids and a patio for the pups! Honestly, the Cove will quickly become a favorite if it isn’t already.
Photo via Instagram / gonzoinsa
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Essential San Antonio restaurants and bars with outdoor patios

With COVID surging again in San Antonio, it makes sense to play it safe and avoid crowded indoor spaces. That's why we…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Jay Moreno

Buckets Burgers and Beer
Masks Not Required for Staff or Customers
2014 S WW White Rd, (210) 251-2232, Facebook.com/Bucketsbeergarden
This family-friendly joint offers ample outdoor seating as well as space for the kiddos to let loose. An outdoor bar, live music and huge burgers — among other scrumptious food items — make this a spot you don’t want to miss when the weather is nice.   
Photo via Facebook / Buckets Burgers and Beer Garden
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22 essential San Antonio seafood restaurants

Many observant San Antonio Catholics abstain from meat during Lent, which is why we're offering up this array of local seafood restaurants…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Costa Pacifica
434 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 491-4497, costapacificausa.com
Known for margaritas and seafood, this morth SA joint has a huge menu of bites from the sea for your Lenten dining needs.
Photo via Instagram / costapacificasa
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Black-owned restaurants and businesses in San Antonio you can support right now

There's no shortage of unique and successful Black-owned businesses in San Antonio. So, in honor of Black History Month, we're choosing to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Latched Support
8102 Midcrown Dr., (210) 504-8015, latchedsupport.com
Latched Support offers free diaper assistance, breast-feeding support, webinars and parenting classes to San Antonio families. Founded by two registered nurses, Latched is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on quality education, critical maternal assistance and advocacy. 
Photo via Instagram  
latched.support
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The 20 best restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

With all the great food in San Antonio, sometimes choosing what’s for dinner can be a bit overwhelming. So, how about a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

14. Clementine San Antonio
2195 NW Military Highway, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com 
Clementine’s Feed-Me Dinner highlights the flavors of the season, with a special four-course meal crafted by eaterie’s top-notch chefs  
Photo via Instagram / clementine.sanantonio
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The 20 hottest new restaurants in San Antonio

New year, new restaurants! At least, that what it feels like in the Alamo City right now. A plethora of new eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
This northwest-side spot features 30 taps loaded with self-serve beers, seltzers and wines, allowing guests to sample a variety of beers without committing to a full pour. Expect a full food menu, outdoor seating for up to nine tables and a kids play area in the coming weeks.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
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25 extremely outdoor dining options in San Antonio

Look, we get it — folks are itching to get out of the house. But they need to do it safely. That's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen 
103 E Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215, (210) 446-9303, elsewheregarden.com 
The dog- and family-friendly spot was voted Best New Bar in 2020 by our readers, and it's easy to see why. Swing seats overlooking the San Antonio River, lush landscaping, a selection of brews and wine, and savory snacks create a perfect urban getaway. 
Photo via Instagram / elsewheresatx
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23 bike-friendly San Antonio bars and restaurants to try on your next ride

Since the pandemic began, a whole lot of us tuned up that bike that's been hanging in our garage for the past…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bombay Bicycle Club
3506 N St Mary's St., (210) 737-2411, bombaybicycleclubsa.com
After a scenic ride through Brackenridge Park, stop at Bombay Bicycle Club for one of their famous burgers. They’ve been slinging burgers at the St Mary’s location since 1973, but have plans to open a second location at Hemisfair next Spring. 
Photo via Instagram /  
bombays_sa
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26 Black-owned San Antonio businesses you can support right now

There's no shortage of ways to stand up for racial justice and show solidarity with the Black community — from marching in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Latched Support
8102 Midcrown Dr., (210) 504-8015, latchedsupport.com
Latched Support offers free diaper assistance, breast-feeding support, webinars and parenting classes to San Antonio families. Founded by two registered nurses, Latched is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on quality education, critical maternal assistance and advocacy. 
Photo via Instagram  
latched.support
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Everything We Saw as San Antonio Bars Reopened on Friday

Bars across Texas reopened at 25% occupancy Friday after Gov. Greg Abbott's latest order restarting the state's economy. Clearly, lots of Alamo…

By Sanford Nowlin

Everything We Saw as San Antonio Bars Reopened on Friday
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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…

By Nina Rangel

Botika
303 Pearl Parkway #111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
The Dragon Dinner at Botika has become chef Geronimo Lopez’s go-to when he needs a meal to-go. The meal feeds four, and includes all of his favorite things: whole roasted chicken with anticuchero marinade & chimichurri, potstickers, egg rolls, steamed rice, corn salsa, salad and dessert. 
Photo courtesy Geronimo Lopez
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30 essential San Antonio taco joints open right now

Is there anything more quintessentially San Antonio than starting your day with a taco or two? We think not. But, hey, tacos…

By Nina Rangel

Taco House
6307 San Pedro Ave, (210) 341-3136, facebook.com/tacohousesa
Another contender in the puffy taco arena, Taco House on San Pedro is known for their fresh tortillas and hearty fajitas. Call the restaurant to place your take-out or curbside order, or find them on Grubhub. 
Photo via Instagram /  
cheatdayswithjojo
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All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' Restaurants Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Guy Fieri’s frosted tips and kooky catchphrases have captivated audiences for years. If you're a self-described foodie, we bet you'll want to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Manchaca Road, (512) 221-4248, valentinastexmexbbq.com
Operating out of a food truck in South Austin, Valentina’s offers both classic barbecue meats and Mexican staples. If you’re trying to eat like Guy, get there early and score the Real Deal Holyfield, made with fried egg, beans, potato, bacon, tomato-serrano salsa and, of course, a generous slice of fatty brisket.
Photo via Instagram / valentinastexmexbbq
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San Antonio Restaurants That Accommodate Diners with a Gluten-Free Diet

Dining out when you have a gluten-intolerance can be super annoying, and even dangerous. Thankfully, there's quite a few restaurants that cater…

By San Antonio Current Staff

5 Points Local
1017 N Flores St, (210) 267-2652, 5pointslocal.com
Fortunately for those living with celiac disease, 5 Points overflows with fresh gluten-free bowls, plates and pastries — and is super strict about making it a safe space for special diet diners. For those looking to expand their wellness horizons, the restaurant also offers an upstairs yoga studio and healthy, refreshing drinks to cool down with afterward.
Photo via Instagram / _sasha.williams_
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21 Essential San Pedro Restaurants You Should've Already Tried By Now

There's lots of places to eat in San Antonio, and quite a few notable restaurants are on San Pedro Avenue. From downtown…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Taco House
6307 San Pedro Ave, (210) 341-3136, facebook.com
They aren’t skimpy at Taco House. Yeah, you might not find anything crazy on the menu, but you will find puffy tacos, which you can’t get everywhere, and generous portions for affordable prices. People also brag about the fabulous chile relleno, if you’re into that. Be sure to go for the breakfast and lunch specials.
Photo via Instagram / stripmallepicure
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All the Bingeable Bites at Dulce: Candy Land

On Friday, Nov. 22, the 3rd annual Dulce event transforms the DoSeum into a candy land for adults age 21+, complete with…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cakes By Felicia
Photo courtesy of Cakes By Felicia
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