San Antonio has plenty of dining options to choose from, so you'd have to go out a lot to hit them all up. While you might have your go-to spots, venture out and explore some of the best restaurants (and sometimes hidden gems) that you may or may not have had the pleasure to dine at just yet.
Got a sweet tooth? At Helados Aranda you’ll get your fill of milkshakes, mangonadas, cajeta, paletas and more. Plus, this sweet shop will let you practice up on your Spanish.
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5201 S Flores St., (210) 982-7121
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Monster Burgers doesn’t play around. With names like the chupacabra, zombie and Krueger, these burgers pack in flavor. Just be sure to have plenty of napkins, that’s how juicy these burgers are, y’all.
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Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
4051 Broadway St., (210) 805-8111
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There may be plenty of ramen shops around town, but Koi Kawa’s pork ramen is truly impressive. With both a pork-flavored broth and slices of pork sitting on top of noodles, this generous serving is plenty flavorful.
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If you’re just now learning about Wayne’s Wings, then you’re welcome. Here you’ll find both wet sauces and dry seasoning to pack in all the flavor you could ever want. There’s plenty of traditional and fun flavor to choose from, like funnel cake. Just do yourself a favor and wash it down with the limeade.
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While most people would say to no to freshly made convenience store food, you should always say yes to Gino’s. Go for classics cold sandwiches or a hot sub. You have plenty of options, but you should definitely consider the Philly cheesesteak, a pastrami sandwich or the chicken salad sandwich.
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San Antonio has plenty of taco trucks, but Erick’s Tacos is truly a prize. Open until 4 a.m. on select days, Erick’s offers the staple street taco fillings – al carbon, al pastor, asada – as well tortas.. If you happen to stop by non-nocturnal hours, take advantage of the fruteria (owned by the same peeps) just a few steps away.
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These flavors will have you feeling like you’re right on the island. Go for the traditional options like jerk chicken paired with plantains or choose dishes like curry chicken, red snapper or or roast pork. Jamaica Jamaica has you covered.
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Want some international fare without leaving San Antonio? Stop by John The Greek, the lunch and dinner specials are totally worth it. Choose from a traditional or chicken gyro and make sure to have the spanakopita.
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3330 Culebra Rd., (210) 549-0889
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Though it’s a tight squeeze, this spot is totally worth it. Skip breakfast and enjoy a heart lunch at this Italian spot. Choose from hearty pasta dishes or go for a toppings-filled calzone to let La Sorrentina hit the spot..
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Snack shops are a staple across San Antonio, so make sure to visit our go-to at the moment. Add Lucas and chamoy to your raspa for a puro San Anto snack, or go for something less picoso. Perhaps the strawberries & cream or a paleta? El Tropico won’t disappoint.
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