From sizzling Tex-Mex to mouthwatering barbecue, San Antonio’s restaurant scene has something for every palate. While its iconic, well-established restaurants have left an indelible mark on the city’s landscape, there’s no shortage of new eats that are capturing the attention of locals and visitors alike.Read More
7 New Can’t-Miss Restaurants in San Antonio
A seafood wine bar, Peruvian ceviches, and fluffy beignets.
The Beignet Stand
The farmers market stand dedicated to the French doughnut opened a physical stand just south of the San Antonio International Airport, by couple chef Michael Grimes and Elisa Treviño. The drive-thru and walk-up window serve a range of options from churro, strawberry, to Nutella. The spot also serves coffee and more savory additions, such as breakfast beignets with bacon/egg/cheese or ham/egg/cheese, a fried chicken sandwich, and a burger. There are outdoor dine-in areas.
Go Fish Wine Bar
The combination neighborhood seafood market, cafe, and wine bar opened earlier this year in Tobin Hill. There is pizza, freshly fried seasonal fish, and oyster plates, among other small platters. Then there’s a long list of wines and sakes along with beer. There are indoor dine-in services.
Run by the Austin restaurant group behind Emmer & Rye/Hestia/Canje, the Tobin Hill restaurant within the Pearl mixes a broad range of Mediterranean regional cuisines. The menu is full of dishes cooked in wood-burning ovens, including staples like shawarma as well as steaming hot shish barak (Lebanese beef and lamb dumplings in yogurt sauce). Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.
San Antonio restaurateurs Houston and Emily Carpenter’s next venture, in the Government Hill neighborhood, serves French and Louisiana-style Southern cuisine out of a renovated home. Menu highlights include cornbread with smoked wallflower butter, hot honey fried chicken, and duck confit with a butternut squash puree. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.
The Italian comfort food restaurant in the Pearl serves up a cozy menu full of house-made pastas and baked goods. The trattoria’s dishes range from thick spaghetti with braised lamb shank to crispy salmon puttanesca with capers and garlic. For people who’d rather let the kitchen choose, there’s a daily three-course meal available. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.
Azuca Nuevo Latino chef and owner Rene Fernandez opened this lively tapas spot in Southtown not too far from the Riverwalk. The small plates range from crispy calamari to fresh ceviche to juicy jamón iberico. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.
Leche de Tigre
Another Southtown restaurant, this one focuses on Peruvian cuisine. There’s a collection of Peruvian ceviches, cocktails made with pisco, and live-fire dishes like lomo saltado. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.