Top Choice American in San Antonio


Slabs of meat hang smack-dab in the center of the dining room at new-on-the-scene Cured, where the charcuterie platters ($18 to $36) are loaded with meats, spreads, pickles and crackers. At lunch, look for the daily…
Top Choice Ice Cream in San Antonio

Amy's Ice Cream

Choose your ice cream and pick a topping – then watch the staff pulverize the two into a blended little cup of heaven.
Vegetarian in San Antonio

Green Vegetarian Cuisine

Vegetarians rejoice: San Antonio's first vegetarian restaurant has an appealing location in the Pearl Brewery complex. With dishes like a portabella burger, 'fishless' fish and chips, and enchiladas, it's the kind o…
Cuban in San Antonio

Ocho at Hotel Havana

You're never going to stumble across Ocho while roaming the River Walk or checking out the King William District, but this hidden-away lounge next to Hotel Havana is worth seeking out. The Cuban-inspired menu is not…
Tex-Mex in San Antonio


This brightly colored waterside restaurant is hugely popular with locals. Fresh guacamole is made right at your table. The upscale Tex-Mex menu reveals some gourmet surprises, such as jumbo shrimp and gulf crab ench…
American in San Antonio


This weird, wonderful place is a restaurant, bar, laundromat and car wash. As casual as the restaurant is, the food is top-notch, made from organic, sustainable meat and produce. Sure, it's just tacos, burgers, sala…
Bakery in San Antonio

Bakery Lorraine

There's a reason everybody strolling around the Pearl District is carrying a small box labeled Bakery Lorraine – its pastries are delicious. Macaroons. Tarts. Cookies. You won't walk away from this bright place's ba…
Tex-Mex in San Antonio

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery

Strands of Christmas lights keep things festive year-round at Mi Tierra, which has been dishing out traditional Mexican food since 1941. This 500-seat behemoth in Market Square sprawls across several dining areas, g…
Tapas in San Antonio


The seasonally inspired tapas dishes are solid, but the atmosphere alone is worth the trip to the King William District: clear Lucite chairs, sparkly pendant lights and faux taxidermy come together to provide a whim…
Cafe in San Antonio

Madhatters Tea House & Café

A cute neighborhood cafe located in a former house, Madhatters is a pleasingly homey place to stop when you're feeling peckish. Breakfast during the week, brunch on the weekends, and soups, sandwiches and great big …