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16 San Antonio Restaurants You Need To Visit this Summer

The City of San Antonio is lucky to have thousands of unique restaurants for every palate. This summer is the perfect time to change into your stretchy pants and tour the city for some good eats and treats, so grab a foodie friend and head out to these 16 San Antonio restaurants!


Contemporary Mexican, right on the River walk. What more could you ask for? Happy hour specials and a convenient walk to the Majestic Theatre make Acenar the perfect date night dinner spot.

Alambres Mini Skewers via twitter @AcenarSA

Sangria on the Burg

Relax on the patio with specialty sangrias and upscale bar food. This San Antonio treasure is exactly where you need to be this summer, with a Jameson Ginger Sangria in hand .

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Smoothies Extreme Nutrition and Oxygen Bar

This isn’t your average blended fruit smoothie joint. Smoothies Extreme offers a menu of healthy eats and drinks that are biochemist-approved, giving you an opportunity to sip on something naturally sweet while infusing your body with body-boosting oxygen.

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Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

If you haven’t experienced pizza in Naples, Italy, your next best bet is going to be a heavenly pizza from this friendly neighborhood restaurant. Dough’s well-trained staff has mastered the centuries-old technique of wood-fired pizza, bringing a little piece of Italy to San Antonio.

via Dough Pizzeria

Fletcher’s Hamburgers

A trip to the Pearl wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Fletcher’s. This restaurant, located in the Bottling Department food hall, offers a primo burger made with short rib, chuck, and brisket, along with old-fashioned milkshakes to visitors of San Antonio’s booming Pearl district. Take a break from the heat and head to Fletcher’s!

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Galpao Gaucho

The modern, casual atmosphere combined with an all-star menu and wine bar makes Galpao Gaucho the best place for a night out with good friends. Open-fire roasted Brazilian meats are served table side, and the gourmet salad bar full of imported goods ensures there is something special for everyone.


La Gloria

San Antonio plays hardball when it comes to Mexican restaurants, and this treasure is no exception to the rule. Mexican street foods are brought to life at this colorful, festive restaurant. Enjoy fresh fish tacos, cervezas, and more at this “heavenly” establishment.


Nadler’s Bakery and Deli

This SA-icon has been providing its loyal customers with sweet treats and handmade goodies for half a century. Aside from their famous cakes and cookies, Nadler’s is also home to a deli packed with fresh meats and cheeses, handmade into savory sandwiches worth bragging about.



San Antonio restaurateur Lisa Wong has done it again at Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant. With two locations – one in North SA and one in South SA- Rosario’s hosts crowds of visitors craving classic award-winning Mexican meals and refreshing cocktails.


Sabor CocinaBar

Owner Frederico Guillen has brought a piece of his Mexican hometown to San Antonio when he opened Sabor CocinaBar. Enjoy upscale Mexican food at a reasonable price while dining at this Olmos Park gem.



Pack up and head out to Castroville, Texas, to this restaurant worth the drive. Sammy’s serves a little bit of everything – steaks, seafood, burgers, and more. They try to source as much as possible from local establishments, including Haby’s Bakery, and Dzuik’s Meat Market.

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El Mirasol

Since 1979, El Mirasol has been gaining the trust and loyalty of natives with their classic Mexican offerings and their contemporary atmosphere. For a really fun brunch experience, head to the Alon location, which now serves breakfast food (and breakfast beverages, of course).



Sitting on the patio of SoLuna is the next best thing to sitting on the patio in a breezy, seaside Mexican town. Head there a little early to snag a seat outside to enjoy crispy homemade chips with fresh salsa, and another San Antonio favorite – a traditional margarita.


The Fruteria

Chef Johnny Hernandez is killing it over in Southtown at his creation, The Fruteria, with freshly squeezed fruit juices, and upscale Mexican lunch options. This bright, colorful, festive location will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on a beautiful SA day.



Who would have thought to take an American classic, the hamburger, and infuse it with popular flavors from the interiors of Mexico? We’re sad that we haven’t been putting chilaquiles on our burgers for longer. Mix it up at Burgereteca.


Cookie Cab

Just when you think you’re going to pop from eating all around the great SA, remember to save a little bit of room for warm, handmade cookies made by Cookie Cab. The only thing better than warm cookies is when they are DELIVERED to your door.


If visiting this list of top-notch restaurants has you inspired to finally open that restaurant you’ve always dreamed of starting, remember that SOGO provides thorough restaurant insurance and liquor liability insurance, so contact an agent to get that lifelong dream covered! If you already own a restaurant and are interested in having our specialized agents create a policy for you, get in touch with us soon.