San Antonio

Demo’s Greek Food

Jul 23, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Whether you’re talking about the gyro with fluffy pita or the big Greek salad, the robust flavors at Demo’s can’t be beat.

Con Safos

May 8, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Finally: a hip food truck vibe with comfortable chairs (and fine Mexican fare).


May 7, 2018 By Texas Monthly

German tradition weds modern substance at Hotel Emma’s Supper.

La Fogata

Feb 16, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Shady oaks and shiny digs enhance classic Mexican cuisine at La Fogata at the Dominion.

Silo Prime

Feb 16, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Silo Prime puts classic steaks front and center in the Fairmount Hotel.


Feb 15, 2018 By Texas Monthly

France and Vietnam meet congenially at a white-linen-clad table at formal Frederick's.

El Mirasol

Nov 14, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Holds true to the Mexican standards with excellent margaritas and a wonderful menu of interior dishes.


Nov 14, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Prime steaks and seafood are seasoned with old-world style at this elegant institution.


Nov 13, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Soul-satisfying New Orleans food just a few steps off bar-laden St. Mary’s.

2M Smokehouse

Oct 18, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In 2015 Esaul Ramos left San Antonio for Austin and became the lead pitmaster at La Barbecue. Now he’s back in his hometown with a barbecue joint of his own. 2M Smokehouse opened last year and quickly gained traction. Ramos could have done a La Barbecue copycat, but he went…

Big’z Burger Joint

Sep 11, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Children and adults alike love the party-barn atmosphere, not to mention burgers that are much better than average.

Cajun Crawfish

Aug 21, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Cajun Crawfish offers the Texas coast’s unique fusion fare: Cajun-Vietnamese vittles.

Azuca Nuevo Latino

Jul 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This outpost of all things tostones has moved a tiny step north into a smaller dining room with a somewhat larger patio—all good. With attentive service and chef Rene Fernandez’s expertise, we landed deliciously on a redfish veracruzano and a tender chicken breast with…


Jul 25, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Looking at the sturdy old brick fire station from the outside, you’d never expect to find a glitzy, Las Vegas–style dining room on the inside. The transformation comes courtesy of owner Andrew Goodman and chef-owner Stefan Bowers, who are also the majordomos of Feast and Rebelle. Start with small plates,…

Southtown Pizzeria

Jun 30, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This recently transformed space echoes a rustic cousin somewhere “over there”: two small dining rooms have a handmade charm (no doubt because of the owner’s own hand in the furniture and decor), and the menu goes far beyond the promised pizzas (which are, by the way, fabulous). Blackboard menus promise…

Biga on the Banks

Jun 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Big celebrations, buzzy business dinners, romantic trysts—Biga brings the glamour and a menu to match (all the better if you can get a perch on the balcony over the river). Our fave rave this visit: wild game packets on radicchio and Bibb, chicken-fried oysters on beet “noodles,” and an…

Toro Kitchen + Bar

Jun 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Toro takes a powerful stance with food that lands us right in Madrid—or maybe Valencia. Stylish tapas include such surprises as a thin, tender slice of eggplant, flash fried with just a dust of panko and smeared with local honey. And then there are the croquetas, creamy concoctions…


Jun 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Neighborhood barbarians toss good pizzas, salads, and cocktails.


Mar 1, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Follow the starlight to Bliss, for celebratory dining just south of downtown.

The Well

Feb 3, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This new venue near UTSA is 20,000 square feet of dance hall, glittery bar, and picnic tables. Perhaps, you think at first blush, this is a place likely to depend on trucked-in fry-ables and ho-hum burgers. Not so fast. Chemo Barrera and wife Margeaux Alcorta, formerly with the Jason Dady…


Dec 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The change from “comida latina” to “alt-Mex” reflects a bit of a turn beyond Beto’s signature empanadas; the menu now extols the glories of Mexican street food and Latin American soul food. Whatever the genre, we still hold the empanadas in high esteem, particularly the savory flaky chicken poblano and…

The Magnolia Pancake Haus

Dec 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Whether you’re hankering for an all-American short stack, a fluffy fruit-topped Belgian waffle, or one of a global array of omelets, breakfast (and a bunch of salads, burgers, and sandwiches too) is lined up and at the ready daily. They don’t take reservations, but they’ll text you if you want…

El Marinero

Dec 6, 2016 By Texas Monthly

This sparkling new Mexican seafood establishment brightens up a section of McCullough not renowned for evening fare. On our first few visits we were impressed with everything except the fried items (shrimp and oysters ended up sadly overcooked and tough). Other offerings, however, were quite promising, from the oysters on…

Hop & Vine

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The Great Northwest welcomes this small but powerful locally owned gastropub in the Alamo Ranch shopping center, an oasis in a sandy expanse of burgers, barbecue, and franchises. The menu is as small as the space, but what’s there is just as chic, and on-trend. Between our table and the…

Cafe Dijon

Nov 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

An offbeat French outpost has settled into the Lincoln Heights area, and we have feasted happily so far. Top billing has to go to the Duck Club, a sizable wedge of said fowl in a brioche-like bread, but also notable is the hefty roast beef sandwich with horseradish aioli. Weekend…

El Bucanero

Jun 21, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Imagine you’re in Acapulco at this lively, colorful seafood restaurant, with its dining room about the size of half a soccer field and a bar to match. The menu is just as imposing; everything is swimmingly on order, from authentic ceviches and campechanas to boiled shrimp, fresh oysters, and every…

Mediterranean Turkish Grill

Jun 20, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Turkish cuisine rivals other Old World culinary traditions with its tabletop of nibbles, complex stews, and pilafs. This modestly furnished family-owned restaurant has an impressive menu illustrating the A to Z of Turkish cookery, each dish nicely portioned for a table of friends to share. We started with a meze…