Best Restaurants in San Antonio

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Whether you’re living in San Antonio or just passing through, you probably already know that Southern soul food is one of the city’s top selling points. Here, you can find a good meal at every corner. But, some restaurants in San Antonio stand out more than others — either with their original combinations, hearty Southern dishes or excellent flavors they add to every bite.

So, if you want to move to San Antonio and are looking for some great places to grab a bite, here are some of the best restaurants to consider for an unforgettable dining experience.


Up Scale


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Up Scale has a high-end feel to it, with a fair share of seafood, sushi and steaks on the menu. In fact, people who dined at Up Scale went so far as to refer to the sushi as some of the best in San Antonio, while the interior and service also received high praises in online reviews. Recently opened in San Antonio’s Southtown neighborhood, this restaurant is perfect for when you’re feeling a little fancy.


Zeke’s BBQ SmokeHouse

We can’t talk about real Texas food without considering the state’s famous barbecues, and Zeke’s BBQ SmokeHouse is the quintessential Southern restaurant. Here, you can find exactly what you’re looking for if you want to experience true Texan cuisine: from flavorful, tender ribs to BBQ chicken and Spanish rice, this little smoke house has something for everyone. And, with fair prices and a true Southern feel to it, Zeke’s BBQ seems to be a favorite among reviewers.


Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse


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Also highly praised by reviewers, this Brazilian steakhouse has an impressive score of 4.9 out of 8k Google reviews. If that’s not enough to make you book a table on the spot, Chama Gaucha’s menu might just do the trick: choose from 12 types of meats — from bacon-wrapped filet, marinated chicken drumsticks, lamb, pork and beef ribs to the house specialty, Picanha. The restaurant doesn’t shun vegetarians, either: they can find a fine selection of more than 30 items at the salad bar.


Tony G’s Soul Food

As the name suggests, Tony G’s brings soul and comfort food to the table as a true Southern staple. This San Antonio restaurant serves all the hearty food that you could ever imagine and crave — from fried chicken to gumbo, cornbread and dumplings. Other selling points for Tony G’s Soul Food are the large portions and fair prices. What’s not to love about that?




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Back to fine cuisine, Bliss is a contemporary American restaurant specializing in charcuterie, artisanal cheeses and breads, as well as award-winning wines. Located just south of downtown San Antonio, Bliss earned its place on the best restaurants list due to its dedication to finer tastes and fresh ingredients. The restaurant also prides itself with an excellent design; classy, but comfortable atmosphere; and top-notch service.




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 San Antonio has a place for everyone, and fans of desserts can find some of the best and most original sweets at Chocollazo. Near the San Antonio Zoo, this little place of wonders will satisfy even the most particular sweet tooth. Chocollazo’s menu includes chocolates of all kinds, such as truffles, homemade marshmallows and even chocolate skulls. The desserts also vary by season, which means they can bring you pumpkin spice chocolate in the fall and coconut lime truffles in the summer. Just a quick look at Chcolazzo’s website or Facebook page will leave your mouth watering — and that’s a promise!

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Laura Pop-Badiu is a Senior Creative Writer at CoworkingCafe and CoworkingMag, with a degree in Journalism and a background in both hospitality and real estate. Laura is a certified bookworm with a genuine passion for the written word and a keen interest in the coworking sector. Her work has been featured in major publications like Forbes, NBC News, The Business Journals, Chicago Tribune, MSN and Yahoo! Finance, among others.

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