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1410 Guadalupe St # 113, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
San Antonio's west side is one of the city's cultural hubs. Latin and Mexican-American influences are vibrantly displayed through public art and murals. The area around Guadalupe Street is an especially rich place to explore. You'll find art...
10003 NW Military Hwy #2115, San Antonio, TX 78231, USA
We saw signs that this trend is changing, but healthy food is hard to come by in San Antonio. It's a city where Mexican food, Tex-Mex, and soul food prevail. Queso and fried food tend to dominate the menus in this fine city where good, tasty food...
919 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201, USA
I did some research before our trip to San Antonio and reached out to some friends that are San Antonio natives. One friend who grew up in San Antonio said that Rolando's Super Taco is the "most authentic place in San Antonio" and we had to agree!...
Avenida Guadalupe, San Antonio, TX, USA
La Chiquita is one of the many family-owned panaderías (Mexican bakeries) found on the west side of San Antonio, but this is one of the oldest and has been in the neighborhood for more than 40 years. You'll find fresh pastries, bread, empanadas,...
245 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
San Antonio is famous for its mariachi, or Mexican folk music. The city hosts several mariachi competitions throughout the year and has a number of resident mariachi bands that roam along the River Walk, ready to serenade a family or couple. Don't...
112 College St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
There's no question that Las Canarias is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio. It offers a unique, relaxed, and romantic dining experience for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (note that the restaurant is closed from 2-5:30 p.m.). Its location...
418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
The Arneson River Theatre is a beautiful, open-air amphitheater nestled on the banks of the San Antonio River. Live music, dance, and other performances are frequently held here. You'll often find music during the day and dance performances in the...
515 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Everything about Fig Tree Restaurant is great. The food is delicious, the menu is creative and eclectic, and the ambiance is memorable thanks to a historic building with a cozy interior and a riverside terrace. We always make a point to eat here...
205 N Presa St B201, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
A river tour with Rio San Antonio Cruises is a great, affordable, and quick (35 minutes) tour of downtown San Antonio. The boat guides are well-versed in the history of the River Walk and the city and are up to speed on current events, including...
849 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
While many cities have rivers, few take advantage of their waterways quite like San Antonio does. One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the River Walk runs along the San Antonio River and features both quiet stretches for...
514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
No visit to San Antonio is complete without spending at least a few hours in Market Square, a sprawling indoor mall that’s among the largest of its kind outside of Mexico. Stroll past wares ranging from piñatas and pottery to...
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
You haven’t truly experienced Texas until you’ve visited the hallowed grounds of the Alamo. Established in 1718 as the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the building is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a 13-day...
2559 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
Ernesto's, tucked away in a strip mall in San Antonio, is a little gem of a family-run restaurant that is known for personable, friendly service and great food. (Having been in business for some 32 years, they must be doing something right.) The...
526 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
You didn't come to Texas to eat small salads in petite dining rooms, did you? The Republic of Texas restaurant preserves the state's larger-than-life reputation by offering exactly what visitors expect: half-pound burgers, huge fajita plates, and...
155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
When a place has not only the longest wooden bar in Texas (100+ feet) and is the oldest watering hole on the Riverwalk, you just know it's worth a visit. But rather than rest on the above laurels, Esquire Tavern churns out some terrific and...
4421 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Sol Y Luna is what a local bakery should be—a winning combination of fresh breads, pastries, and confections, along with a friendly and courteous atmosphere. It's a good place to stop by for a croissant and a coffee in the morning; or even stock...
205 E Guenther St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
In the mid-1800s, the Pioneer Mills family helped found San Antonio's active flour milling industry. It's fitting that their private residence, the Guenther House, is now home to a local history museum and a delicious restaurant that serves some...
218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
As soon as you walk in to Mi Tierra, there's no doubt you've entered somewhere special. Located in San Antonio, and family-owned since 1941, Mi Tierra is open 24-hours a day and is adorned with Christmas decorations year round—so it’s always a...
24152 Interstate 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257, USA
As a friend of mine once said, "The state motto of Texas should be, 'Texas: Where the barbecue in our airports is better than any you'll find in your home state.'" It just wouldn't be a visit to Texas without some barbecue beef brisket, and Rudy's...
822 SW 19th St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
“What is a puffy taco?” you may ask when you hear about this dish that’s popular in San Antonio. Well, Ray’s Drive Inn is the place to get them, and Arturo Lopez is the man who’s responsible for this unique taco’s popularity. He trademarked the...
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