Top 10 San Antonio Restaurants I Visited in 2014

Having lived in and around San Antonio for over 3 years has given me an appreciation for good food. San Antonio has some of the best eateries I have ever experienced. There is so much variety here from BBQ to Mexican Food to Mediterranean. This city has so many options. In an effort to help those that live in or around San Antonio or plan to visit, I have compiled my top 10 San Antonio restaurants I visited in 2014.

Top 10 San Antonio Restaurants in 2014

Top 10 San Antonio Restaurants I Visited in 2014:

  1. The Reel Seafood House: This amazing seafood establishment is located right outside of San Antonio in Spring Branch, Texas. It is minutes from San Antonio, so I felt like I could include it. This place is delicious, the seafood is fresh and the service is wonderful.
  2. Mi Tierra Restaurant & Bakery: Located in the Historic Market Square, this is hands down the most festive Mexican restaurant in San Antonio that includes a bakery in its basement that creates amazing baked goods all day long.
  3. Lulu’s Bakery & Cafe: Home of the 3 pound cinnamon roll! This is a must for all tourists, for those that have a sweet tooth and for locals. It’s good and the service is great.
  4. John T Floore Country Store: Once again this restaurant/bar/dance hall is located right outside of San Antonio in Helotes. This establishment is delicious and is known for their tamales and late night music.
  5.  Marianitos Extreme Tex Mex Grill: If you want to take on the 7 pound burrito challenge, this is your place. If you don’t think you can handle the 7 pound burrito by yourself, share it with your family and make it a meal.
  6. Moroccan Bites: This restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive In’s and Dives so I had to visit and see what it was all about. It was delicious and their variety of Moroccan food was great.
  7. La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar: Located at Market Square, this Mexican food establishment is delicious and once again the service is fantastic. If you decide to visit La Margarita, I recommend the fajitas.
  8. Richter’s Antler Cafe: This is another restaurant that is located outside of San Antonio, in Spring Branch, Texas. They are a restaurant that you won’t be able to stop coming back to. They provide down home cooking that includes amazing chicken fried steak and the biggest and juiciest hamburgers you will ever sink your teeth into.
  9. Specht’s Restaurant: Just minutes from San Antonio is a little gem of a building that serves up amazing BBQ in the cutest little building. This place is a must.
  10. JW Marriott: I originally visited the JW Marriott this Christmas to attend the Illumination show, but while I was there I decided to dine at High Velocity located inside the JW Marriott. This is a must eat at establishment. The food is amazing and so is the ambiance.

I cannot wait to start the new year with eating at more amazing places in and around San Antonio. As I said above, there are so many options to choose from and I am very excited to add to my top 10 list of places to eat in San Antonio.

Written by: Aimee Fauci

Comments

  1. Mi Terra is very festive! It was the first place i ever saw a black Elvis.

  2. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    I don’t live in the area but they all sound so good and that picture is making my mouth water lol

  3. Yeah! I have not heard of any of these. That may sound bad but we love to head to San Antonio on day trips from Houston and the best part is eating somewhere new. Thanks for adding to the list!

  4. Great round up! I will have to save this list for the next time I head south to explore and play around in San Antonio! 🙂

  5. We’ve just moved even closer to SA. This list will come in VERY handy!

  6. What a great list they all sound good. I would love to try the 3 pound Cinnamon bun.

  7. We live in Dallas and need to take a road trip to San Antonio. The Moroccan Bites and JW Marriott are on my list to try!

  8. Wow a 3 pound cinnamon bun? That sounds HUGE and well….BIG!!! The restaurants in San Antonio seem to have variety. I would love to try the seafood spot.

  9. These all sound wonderful. I’ve always heard that San Antonio had killer restaurants. Hopefully, I’ll get to visit one day.

  10. We used to live close to San Antonio. I was little though, so I am sure most of these restaurants weren’t around then. They all sound fabulous though!

  11. They all sound like really great places to eat. Never been to San Antonio but I need to go soon, especially for the food!

  12. WHat an awesome list of restaurants, if I ever go around the are I should check some of them out!

  13. I have been to Lulu’s! It took 6 of us to polish off that cinnamon roll! So good. I love Texas smokehouses. I sure miss living in the south sometimes. Such great food.

  14. BBQ is probably my favorite food in the world. But…a 3-lb cinnamon roll? Sign me up for that! Terrific list for locals and visitors!

  15. I’d like to try High Velocity. I haven’t been to a Marriott in forever! Sounds like yours is hoppin’! 🙂

  16. This is a great list of places to eat in San Antonio. I will have to make it to San Antonio sometime soon.

  17. That is quite a list with a nice variety. They all sound great!

  18. I may actually be visiting San Antonio in the spring and will definitely be trying some of these!

  19. I hear San Antonio is the place to vacation and now I have a wonderful list of places to eat when we go. My husband and I have been talking about taking a trip there this year.

  20. I love San Antonio, but I haven’t visited in years. I don’t even remember where we ate when we went! When we get to go back and take the kids, I’ll definitely keep these restaurants in mind.

  21. Looks like a great list if we ever go there to visit. Good restaurants!

  22. Now that you have visited them once, you need to make a trip again and again. I love finding a good restaurant.

  23. It’s a great list!! You should definitely try Pasha 🙂 The 1604 location is my favorite!!

  24. I would love to visit one of these San Antonio restaurants one day. I would like to visit the seafood one as I love seafood

  25. My son in law wants to move to San Antonio. I’ve been there but never hit up any of these places. maybe next time.

  26. I’d love to check out the Moroccan Bites restaurant. Lulu’s Bakery and Cafe sounds really yummy too! Can’t believe you got to go to all of these places!

  27. Wow sounds like lots of great variety! We don’t have a single one of those in Toronto, I feel like we are really missing out! Great round up!

  28. I have never been to any of these places. I plan to check out a couple this year though.

  29. What a delicious round up of restaurants in San Antonio! You’re making me want to book my flight and make a reservation pronto! I agree, finding that one bakery that’s heavenly is a must, and I keep hearing the Mexican food in Texas is to die for! I’m putting this on my bucket list of travel spots and places to eat!

  30. I cannot wait to visit San Antonio. It is on my list of must go to see places. I pinned your list so I would have it when I get there. Awesome list for sure.

  31. I’ve never even been to Texas…LOL! But I have always heard San Antonio is very nice. If I ever make it there, I will have to check out some of these restaurants.

  32. Mi Tierra is always a good idea. I have had many late night meals there after a night out. Also love Mad Hatter’s Tea Room, one of my favorite spots.

  33. My parents LOVE San Antonio–and after you sharing about the food, I want to go! Sounds Fab!

  34. I have never been to the area but I Pinned this post so I would know where to eat if we ever head your way! It’s always best to go where the locals go!

  35. I love San Antonio and would love to go back one day. I’ll have to check out a few of those restaurants if I do get to go back. Thanks for the list.

  36. Sounds great! I’d love to visit Texas someday!

  37. I miss Mexican food SO much! These restaurants are making my mouth water!

  38. This is a great list. I’d love to create one for my city. Thanks for the inspiration.

  39. Angela McKinney says:

    I have not been to this area in a very long time. When I go back to see family I’ll remember these.

  40. Thanks for the recommendations! Pinned it for my next trip to San Antonio. Love Texas foods!

  41. This is a great roundup. I want to visit San Antonio and eat all the things.

  42. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    This is a nice roundup. I am, not sure I will ever be in San Antonio, but I know where to eat if I ever get down there.

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