Explore San Antonio

Visit some of my local favorites

Whether you are moving to San Antonio or a long time resident looking for a new place for dinner, I've compiled a list of my favorite places about living in this city to share with you.

Alamo Drafthouse

Entertainment

This local chain of theaters which started in Austin offers dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Every location offers a strong core of casual dining options to accompany your movie as well as menu specials updated at least every three months.

Merit

Coffee

San Antonio based Local Coffee consistently ranks the best in the city with a highly loyal following.

Rosella

Restaurant

Founded in March 2014, Rosella began as a specialty coffee shop serving quality food, wine, and beet. It soon became a gathering place for entrepreneurs to meet over coffee, friends to catch up over a glass of wine, and everything in between.

Indy Coffee Club

Coffee

Indy C.C. is a specialty coffee shop and espresso bar, lifestyle brand, and clothing/home good retailer. Inspired by the culture of Texas and the American Southwest.

Pharm Table

Restaurant

Since opening its doors in 2015, Pharm Table has received local and national attention for its innovative plant forward cuisine, use of anti-inflammatory super foods.

Rosario’s Mexican Café Y Cantina

Restaurant

Our menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Guest favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas.

Down On Grayson

Restaurant

Down on Grayson is a casual, modern-American restaurant serving a mixture of classic and contemporary dishes in a fresh and fun atmosphere. Nestled in Tobin Hill on the outskirts of the acclaimed Pearl Brewery area.

Hot Joy

Restaurant

This Mexican Chinese fusion restaurant is a one of a kind in San Antonio. With dishes ike Spam Fried Rice, Twice Fried Wings, and Smoked Brisket and Broccoli make this restaurant a must try when looking for adventure and taste!

Boiler House

Restaurant

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is a true Texas original. Situated in the historic Pearl Brewery complex on the San Antonio River Walk, this wine-centric restaurant occupies the former “boiler house” which powered the adjacent brewery. The menu focuses on grilled items from local farms and markets, with a focus on “Texas ranch-style” cuisine.

Los Barrios

Restaurant

This unique way of cooking “from the home” came from years of tradition, pride and heritage handed down from one generation to the next.

Bakery Lorraine

Restaurant

Every item that they put out is handmade with the utmost care and attention to detail. Each ingredient is treated with the proper respect and thoughtfulness it deserves.

Play Land Pizza

Restaurant

Located in Downtown San Antonio, Playland is a one of a kind pizza joint from the minds of Cher Stefan Bowers and Restauranteur Andrew Goodman.

Smoke Shack BBQ

Restaurant

Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives, Smoke Shack BBQ features mouthwatering beef, sausage, pulled-pork and chicken straight from the smokehouse! The Bug Dog is a must try!

The Pearl Complex

Restaurant

Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America.

The Rim

Shopping

Spanning over 2 million square feet of wide open space in one of San Antonio’s most desirable growth areas, The RIM provides the ideal destination for anyone and every taste. Over 100 premier stores, restaurants and service businesses as well as luxury residences and an exclusive boutique hotel.

Shops at La Cantera

Shopping

The Shops at La Cantera is a shopping and dining destination in an area that offers a vibrant mix of cultural and entertainment attractions.

El Mercado (Market Square)

Shopping

The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio's city center.

Vee's Chop Shop

Barbershop

Vee is known for adding a touch of modern style to vintage men’s cuts from the ’60s and ’70s — fades and combovers with hard parts — but his skill set is deep and versatile.

Flix Brewhouse

Entertainment

We believe in delivering every nuance, laugh, thrill and chill in complete comfort, with the right kind of visual and surround-sound audio that makes your hair standup at just the right time.

Palladium IMAX

Entertainment

Features an open fire oven bistro, full bar, live music, valet parking, and much more. Enjoy the full experience in one of 2 story mega IMAX theaters!

Garcia's

Restaurant

The Garcia family has been serving San Antonio for over 58 years. Started by Julio and Yolanda in 1962. Their sons Andrew and John continue their legacy.

Taco Haven

Restaurant

Southtown’s favorite little taco spot! Try the breakfast nachos or barbacoa tacos, you will not be disappointed.

Tommy's

Restaurant

Home of Baracoa and Big Red and plenty of locations in SA to serve you. Tommy's isn't just a restaurant. It's a sample of San Antonio culture!

La Cazadora

Restaurant

For the best little whole-in-the-wall tex mex experience you must try the puffy tacos and homemade salsa. A weekly staple for me and my friends.

The Natural Grocers

Grocery

From the smallest detail to the largest, whether it’s refrigerating our nuts and seeds for freshness or only selling 100% organic and GMO-free produce, pasture-based dairy, and antibiotic and hormone-free meats.

HEB Central Market

Grocery

At Central Market you’ll find an experience unlike anywhere else, with hundreds of cheeses, thousands of wines, acres of produce, aisles of experts, and so much more.