Even if you’re saving money for that overseas trip, on a tight budget or just a penny-pinching aficionado, you still have to make your taste buds happy. If you can do so and save a bit of cash, then that’s just great. Here are 10 great San Antonio lunch spots to lunch spots for $10 or less. If you aren’t already aware that this Texas-sized city offers plenty of delicious food at reasonable prices, then saddle up and don’t forget to tip.
Good times and great food are to be had at this German deli on the River Walk. Schilo’s Famous Root Beer is unmatched liken to their lunch specials. I mean, after you’ve had their country breakfast, of course you’d come back for lunch. You’ve heard of their famous split pea soup, right? E Commerce, (210) 223-6692, schilos.com.
Taqueria Chapala Jalisco
It doesn’t matter what you’ve ordered, the food’s authentic qualities are like music to your ears, had you had synesthesia on your lunch break. 1819 McCullough, (210) 735-5352.
You don’t see a Mexican restaurant menu of this caliber everyday. This Medical-area delight dishes the mini tacos to warm your heart this winter. Get some fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine that will not disappoint your craving for the “real deal." 4063 Medical, (210) 615-3644.
Big Bob’s Burgers
Big Bob has three locations to serve burger justice to San Antonio. Try The Big Filthy with a deep fried Twinkie or some fresh-cut fries. Hamburgers have all the major food groups in one bite. It would only make sense for Bob to make a Burger Chef Salad. Multiple locations, bigbobsburgers.com.
Bolner’s Meat Market
The best bang for your barbecue bucks. Meat’s for lunch and this butcher’s shop has been serving San Antonio since 1914. All are welcome to choose their choice lunch of barbecue, burgers or sandwiches fit for the finest champions. 2900 S Flores, (210) 533-5112, bolnersmeatmarket.com.
One-of-a-kind burgers, shakes and crinkle cut fries will beckon you back to the burger legend. This cult-classic has the shakes that make you quake and the fries that cross your eyes. Trust, the burgers are pretty solid there, too. 2323 N St. Mary’s, (210) 735-1955.
The Vietnamese midtown hotspot could become a modern classic credited solely by its name. But don’t let that fool you; you’d bet your bottom dollar for food this good. 741 W Ashby, (210) 733-8473, www.pho-sure.com.
At this café, gourmet sandwiches put all conventional sandwiches to shame. Expect the unexpected mixtures of flavors and ingredients to send your taste buds to new heights, but don’t worry; the atmosphere is wonderful. 4241 Clark, (210) 533-1603.
Thai Taste could be the host with the most, serving generous portions of flavorful authentic Thai cuisine for lunch. Level up your spice level to your burning heart’s content and bring your favorite wine or beer (BYOB). 5520 Evers, (210) 533-1603.
The menu at Thai Dee is creatively effectual to fancy your curiosities when deciding which Thai cuisine to indulge in. 5307 Blanco, (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com.
[Editor's Note: Since we singled out Taqueria Chapala Jalisco and Taqueria Datapoint, it's worth a mention that you can swing lunch under $10 at pretty much any of the ubiquitous taquerias in San Antonio. When it comes to holes-in-the-wall, it's all about personal preference.]