The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Antonio, Texas

Brendan Scully

Deep in the heart of Texas is San Antonio, the second most populated city in the state; full of Spanish, Mexican and American history. With its longstanding and rich mix of cultures, it’s only natural that San Antonio has a wide variety of great restaurants and cuisine. Here are some of the best restaurants to visit in San Antonio.

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Owned by gourmet chef Tyler Bliss, Bliss is a high class restaurant that has kept locals in San Antonio coming back for more since its opening in 2012. Bliss encourages a multi-course dining experience of the finest of contemporary American cuisine, ranging from small plates and salads to gourmet entrées. Try any of the delectable platters, ranging from the Vegan Platter to the Australian Lamb Loin Platter. Bliss is the perfect place for a special occasion or intimate evening in San Antonio.

926 South Presa Street, San Antonio, TX 78210, United States +1 210-248-9926

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1. Two Bros BBQ & Market

Market, Restaurant, American, Gluten-free

Opened in 2008 by brothers Jason and Jake Dady, Two Bros has taken San Antonio by storm with its Texas BBQ-pit style food. With the goal of perfecting the art of smoked meats, Two Bros backyard atmosphere serves family style packages of beef brisket, pork, chicken, ribs and sausages. Come here for some authentic Texas barbecue that will leave you full and never disappointed.

2. Feast Restaurant

Restaurant, American

Its the desserts that really pull in the crowds at Feast
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A New American restaurant sparked with a Mediterranean twist, Feast lies in the King William District. The dinner entrées are refreshing and eclectic, with choices including mussels and lamb kebabs to hearty mac n’ cheese. Feast Restaurant also has a very popular Sunday brunch menu; start out your day with a mimosa and a “San Antonio Breakfast” (eggs over easy and potatoes with tortillas and pico de gallo).

3. Bombay Bicycle Club

Bar, Restaurant, American

In the heart of San Antonio is Bombay Bicycle Club, a bar-restaurant where San Antonians can stay out late every night for a good time. Open until 2 a.m every night of the week, Bombay has enough food options to satisfy any bar food craving. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is always vibrant and the food is among San Antonio’s finest. Watch out for their Saltillo Chicken Sandwich or any kind of BOMBAY Burger, this place is the real deal.

4. Mi Tierra Café

Bakery, Cafe, Market, Restaurant, Mexican

The Chris Madrids Macho Cheese Burger with fries and sides
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A few blocks away from the Riverwalk is Mi Tierra, open 24 hours a day. Upon walking in, you may think you have walked into the middle of a firework: every space is filled with brightly colored lights and lanterns swooping over the ceiling and walls all year round. Tourists and locals alike flock to this busy Market Street location, for good reason. Come here for the crowd favorite ‘huevos rancheros’ or try a variety of Mexican pastries available in the bakery.

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