22 Essential Blanco Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now 

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From Stone Oak to all the way down to the Fredericksburg intersection, we've rounded up all the Blanco Road eateries that are either loved by most or are must-trys.
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Wild Goji
7115 Blanco Road, Suite #110, (210) 277-0638, wildgojisatx.com
Offering bento boxes, dozens of sushi rolls, ramen and more, Wild Goji brings tasty Japanese fare to you in a chic eating space. Stop by during the week for happy hour specials.
Photo via Instagram / sun_n_sea
Las Nieves
4310 Blanco Road, (210) 735-9884, lasnievesfruitcupssa.com
Though better known for its Hildebrand location, you’ll find plenty of shaved ice, fruit cups, aguas frescas, changos, rusas and more. If you can’t choose just one (or even two or three), be sure to keep on coming back to try it all. (You won’t be able to resist this antojo. Trust us.)
Photo via Instagram / hannahnoelle
Blanco BBQ
13259 Blanco Road, (210) 251-2602, blancobbq.com
Whether you go for the combo or order by the pound, your stomach will be treated to some good ass barbecue at this Blanco spot. Whatever you order – chicken, ribs, brisket, ham, pulled pork, and sausage – will have you lickin’ your fingers and keep you coming back for more.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Ilsong Garden
6905 Blanco Road, (210) 366-4508, ilsonggarden.com
Stop by for delicious, guilt-free Korean fare made with vegetable oil. Whether you go the noodle or stir-fry route, we promise you’ll love every bite. If you really want to go all out, order up the Korean-style BBQ and prepare to be amazed.
Photo via Instagram / jillflores
Bedoy’s Bakery
803 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-2253, bedoysbakery.com
With more than 50 years in the business, Bedoy’s brings homemade goodies as a family-owned business. Known for its traditional Rosca de Reyes and Pan De Muerto, this pan dulce is made fresh daily and never disappoints.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Lucky Noodle
8525 Blanco Road, (210) 267-9717
A sister location to Kungfu Noodle, this Blanco spot makes hand-pulled noodles for that extra fresh taste. Featuring an open kitchen area, you’ll be amazed to see the process and will appreciate the noodles even more after the first slurp.
Photo via Instagram / lovebriecheese
Guajillo’s The Shortcut to Mexico
1001 Northwest Loop 410, (210) 344-4119, guajillos.com
Guajillo’s is the spot to go whenever you want traditional Mexican fare or creative twists on classic dishes. Oh, and you can also indulge in a Margarita Lunch (any lunch special paired with a margarita).
Photo via Instagram / sarahnowareeves
Choke Canyon Bar-B-Q
21510 Blanco Road, (210) 497-7235
With an original location between Pleasanton and Three Rivers in an even smaller town, Choke Canyon comes to the big city with its delicious meats and sides in tow. Yes, it’s a drive, but it’s also worth it.
Photo via Instagram / thelifeofslick
Sawasdee Thai Cuisine
6407 Blanco Road, (210) 979-9110, sawasdeethaicuisinetx.com
This menu, largely vegetarian-friendly, offers plenty of Thai options for lovers of the cuisine as well as curious newbies. If you’re at all intrigued, stop by for weekly lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photo via Instagram / t21d
El Mirasol
13489 Blanco Road, (210) 479-8765, elmirasolsa.com
A sister eatery to Alamo Heights’ Soluna, El Mirasol offers an elevated (but still traditional) take on the Mexican cuisine. Opened in 1979, this post lets you take advantage of lunch specials as well as authentic bites like nopalitos and ceviche.
Photo via Instagram / treat_yoself_
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Valentino The Bistro
14357 Blanco Road, (210) 314-7883, facebook.com
If you’re looking for legitimate Italian fare, look no further than Valentino The Bistro. This menu, which is refreshed fairly often, lets you stick to the classic dishes as well as venture off to more exciting dishes.
Photo via Facebook / Valentino The Bistro
Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, nikistokyoinn.com
Niki’s prides itself in being SA’s first family-owned Japanese restaurant. That means you can score traditional Japanese fare that you know is made with love. Even if you’re not a fan of the cuisine, just one visit and you’ll have a soft spot for this cozy inn.
Photo via Instagram / klarissatoca
Ray's Pizzaria
7214 Blanco Road, (210) 348-9090, rayspizzaria.com
Along with two other locations, this Blanco outpost offers authentic Italian cuisine, particularly freshly-made pizza. Nearly a decade old, this family-owned spot also cooks up calzones, stromboli, pasta, subs and more.
Photo via Instagram / _lismarie13_
Sake Cafe
19179 Blanco Road #101, (210) 408-6388, sakesushisa.com
These happy hour specials will draw you in – you’ll get 20 percent off your meal and drink! Even without the more than generous discount, Sake Cafe has dozens of sushi rolls for you to choose from as well as its share of noodle options.
Photo via Instagram / dekane43
Blanco Cafe
1720 Blanco Road, (210) 732-6480, facebook.com
This classic spot is a go-to for diner/taqueria vibes (seriously – it can do both). Here you’ll find American fare as well as Mexican staples. Whether you’re a longtime fan or first-time visitor, you can’t go wrong with the enchiladas.
Photo via Instagram / djtherapy
Frostbites Shaved Ice
11743 West Ave &, Blanco Road, (210) 717-7131, frostbitesshavedice.com
San Antonio is known for its raspas, but New Orleans is prized for its sno-balls (among other things). Here at Frostbites you’ll find finely-shaved ice that will cool you down and satisfy any cold treat antojo you may have.
Photo via Instagram / journeybadass
El Bucanero
16505 Blanco Road, (210) 408-9297, el-bucanero.com
Basically a city-wide favorite for Mexican seafood, El Bucanero is a go-to for many San Antonians. But for the small population that isn’t as acquainted with Bucanero, pay a visit soon and feast on the La Gran Panchanga.
Photo via Instagram / popeofbbq
Thai Dee
5307 Blanco Road, (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com
From Thai noodles to salads and saneesha to curry, Thai Dee has plenty to offer and makes it all incredibly delicious. Best of all is that this spot is DIY.
Photo via Instagram / djnut_eats
Rock & Roll Sub Sandwich Shop
5510 Blanco Road, Suite #101, (210) 943-0018, rockandrollsubshop.com
This neighborhood joint brings rock star vibes and subs that go even harder. Take advantage of specials like Teacher Tuesdays, First Responders Fridays and Double Meat Sundays to enjoy your sandwiches even more.
Photo via Instagram / rocksubs
Hon Machi Japanese & Korean BBQ
19186 Blanco Road #103, (210) 670-7128, koreanbbqsa.com
In true style of Japanese cuisine, Hon Machi lets guests order their protein of choice – and cook it themselves at their table. Don’t feel intimidated – you can also choose from noodle and soup varieties as well as your share of appetizers and desserts.
Photo via Instagram / ricecakecutie
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Chris Madrid’s
830 W Hollywood Ave, (210) 735-3552, chrismadrids.com
Though thrown off course after a fire last fall, Chris Madrid’s has bounced back with the opening of a truck while renovations are being made. This San Antonio staple is no longer family-owned but still packs in plenty of flavor (and cheese!) into every burger.
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
San Antonio's Incredible Pizza Company
11743 West Ave, (210) 610-6086, incrediblepizza.com
Though not fine dining by any measure, this spot is essential for the kiddos. With a roller coaster, bouncing areas, laser tag, go-karts, bumper cars, mini golf, mini bowling, plenty of games, and of course plenty of pizza, Incredible Pizza is perfect for some family-friendly fun.
Photo via Instagram / tally.dilbert
Wild Goji
7115 Blanco Road, Suite #110, (210) 277-0638, wildgojisatx.com
Offering bento boxes, dozens of sushi rolls, ramen and more, Wild Goji brings tasty Japanese fare to you in a chic eating space. Stop by during the week for happy hour specials.
Photo via Instagram / sun_n_sea

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