Winner: La Gloria
Multiple locations, chefjohnnyhernandez.com
La Gloria is a shining gem of the San Antonio culinary experience. The upscale, yet homey, restaurant showcases the genius of Chef Johnny Hernandez as he's brought traditional Mexican street food to the city and made it hip. La Gloria maintains the authenticity of its influences while expanding on the formula to provide delicious food at affordable prices served in an atmosphere that mixes the best of Mexican and American culture. Guests who visit one of La Gloria's three Alamo City locations can enjoy food straight from Oaxaca, Mexico City and Veracruz while watching a Spurs game or taking a break from shopping at the local farmers market. La Gloria offers a hometown experience while serving Hernandez's tasty twists on tacos al pastor and cocteles de mariscos, tastes that originated from the chef's memories of Mexican vendors mixed with his own personal tastes. Bar enthusiasts will also be happy to find that although the restaurant is family-friendly, the bar is always stocked with a variety of wines, cocktails and margaritas, perfect for an after-work treat or a night out with friends. So grab a drink and set up on the patio that we just can't get enough of.
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