15 Authentic Restaurants That Bring the Flavors of Latin America to San Antonio 

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When it comes to food, San Antonio has flavors as eclectic, bountiful and absolutely mouth-watering as the most seasoned spice collector. Here are fifteen restaurants that showcase how Central and South America represent in the Alamo City.
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Rocotos Grill
10555 Culebra Rd, (210) 521-4367, rocotosgrill.com
For refreshing Inca Kola, some pollo a la brasa and alfajores cookies, head on over to this Peruvian joint.
Photo via Facebook / Rocotos Grill
Gloria Latin Cuisine
17623 La Cantera Pkwy, #103, (210) 451-5412, gloriascuisine.com
For cuisine "born out of the traditions of El Salvador" like fresh pupusas, then Gloria and Jose Fuentes' Latin fusion restaurant might be the place to go. They even serve Tex-Mex, so there's something for even the strongest crispy taco fanatics in your dinner party.
Photo via Trip Advisor / OmniEpicurean
150 E Houston St, Valencia Hotel, (210) 227-9700, dorregos.com
This upscale restaurant off the riverwalk boasts the only exclusively Argentinian-inspired menu in the city.
Photo via Instagram / dorregos
Festejo Peruvian Grill
7007 Bandera Rd, (210) 701-5883, facebook.com
Festejo delivers all the Peruvian food staples including yummy Lomo Saltado and Milanesa.
Photo via Instagram / hungrytravelingmama
El Ceviche de Waldito
5526 Evers Rd, (210) 681-8100, facebook.com
This traditional mom and pop Peruvian restaurant is known for friendly customer service as well as the yuca and tostones by Chef Waldo Castro.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Azuca Nuevo Latino
3915 San Pedro Ave, (210) 343-1129, azuca.net
This sweet Southtown spot delivers Central and South American eats with Caribbean flair. Go for the arepas, fried plantains, Peruvian ceviche, their many dance lessons, art and live music.
Photo via Instagram / healthy_sat
Fonda Latina
6714 San Pedro Ave, (210) 824-2544, facebook.com
If you love fried plantains then you should take note of this place specializing in Colombian food. After lunch, you can also swing by a tango lesson.
Photo via Facebook / Fonda Latina Restaurant
Cafe Martinez
7302 Louis Pasteur Drive, (210) 231-0095, cafemartinez.com
This cute cafe is based in Argentina with locations all over the world. Treat yourself to speciality coffee drinks and beef empanadas.
Photo via Instagram / cafemartinezsanantonio
La Playa Seafood
3343 West Ave, (210) 340-2762, laplayseafood.com
You don't have to drive to the coast for seafood, head over to La Playa for tasty fish peppered with Central American flavor.
Photo via Yelp / Vonia P.
Sabor Latino Restaurant
5506 San Pedro Ave, (210) 832-8220, facebook.com This San Pedro Ave stop cooks up traditional Honduran food like this Chuleta con casamiento y tajadas verdes (and fresh pupusas, of course).
Photo via Instagram / muertapaz
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Brasa Chicken
8523 Blanco Rd, (210) 896-4719, brasachickentx.com
You can add this rotisserie to the many Peruvian cuisine options in the Alamo City.
Photo via Yelp / Tim S.
El Gaucho Pancho
1141 E. Commerce St, (512) 387-1141, facebook.com
If you're looking for your street-food fix, this Argentinian food stop will serve up everything from mouth-watering empanadas to choripan.
Photo via Facebook / El Gaucho Poncho
Tienda Centro America
3915 San Pedro ave, (210) 343-1129, tiendacentroamericarestaurante.com
Tienda Centro America is probably the place with the most authentic marriage of Guatemalan, El Salvadorian and Honduran flavors. The restaurant also has a market on site with a variety of Central American signatures. Go for the aqua fracases, pupusas and baleadas (which are basically Honduran gorditas) and much more. Before experiencing it for yourself,you might want to brush up on your Spanish because you won't find a single English menu in sight.
Photo via Twitter / tiendacentroUSA
312 Pearl Pkwy, (210)554-6484 naorestaurant.com
The Culinary Institute of America's high-end Pearl restaurant serves contemporary dishes inspired by Central and South American flavors. The restaurant is serviced by soon to be graduates of the Culinary Institute under the tutelage of Chef-Instructor Vincent Carvalho. Be sure to stop by before Nao closes its doors in September.
Photo via Instagram / naorestaurant
Gus' Empanadas
14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 449-0919, instagram.com
At this tiny stand, you'll discover freshly made gourmet empanadas, cold beer, and other Columbian dishes by Chef Gustavo Guete.
Photo via Instagram / gusempanadas
Rocotos Grill
10555 Culebra Rd, (210) 521-4367, rocotosgrill.com
For refreshing Inca Kola, some pollo a la brasa and alfajores cookies, head on over to this Peruvian joint.
Photo via Facebook / Rocotos Grill

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