The Esquire Tavern was first opened in 1933, fuelled by the end of Prohibition in the United States. More than 80 years later, the tavern still caters to the tippling needs of its aficionados, ready to serve them the best beers and a wide choice of imaginatively-named cocktails. Among Desert Birds, Waking the Deads and Capone’s Revolvers, don’t overlook the pub’s flagship nuestra margarita, an explosive concoction of lowland blanco, highland reposado, French triple sec, and key lime. In turn, it was voted one of America’s best margaritas. The Esquire Tavern boasts a lavish, dark design and most notably the original tin ceiling, the floral wallpaper, and the 108-foot-long wooden bar top, the longest in all Texas.
The Esquire Tavern, 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX, USA, +1 210 222 2521
Consistently numbered among San Antonio’s best Mexican restaurants, Rosario’s offers the classics of traditional Mexican fare cooked to perfection. Try a tasty chorizo quesadilla or the popular shrimp nacho, or go for the Aztec soup with smoky chipotle tomato and shredded chicken, the succulent Anita’s steak topped with poblano pepper and ranchero sauce, or the mouth-watering three cheese enchilada. Rosario’s is also popular thanks to the lively ambiance of its spacious, light-filled and colorful corner venue. In the restaurant, a bar awaits those looking to liven up the night with a few deftly-prepared drinks. The bar menu lists a whole choice of specialty margaritas set aside for dedicated fans of this Mexican drink.
Rosario’s, 910 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX, USA, +1 210 223 1806
Before opening his pizzeria, Dough’s owner Doug Horn flew all the way to Naples, Italy, to learn the tricks of pizza-making from the masters. When he went back to San Antonio, he brought along invaluable experience, as well as an original Italian oven. In that oven, he has been baking mouth-watering pizzas since 2007, serving them to the swarms of customers lured in by the terrific selection of pizzas on the menu. The ‘pork love’ pizza, topped with sopressata salami, sausage, pancetta, speck, mozzarella and tomato sauce, and is an undying favorite. Besides the pizzas, Dough also offers an array of Italian culinary highlights as appetizers, ranging from the delicate caprese to the creamy burrata cheese.
Dough, 6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX, USA, +1 210 979 6565