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A big huge thank you to my best friend, Kourtney Little, for sharing her “Best Of’s” of San Antonio with us! Kourtney is my friend from college whom I studied abroad with, where we became best friends. The beauty of our friendship is not only that we feel like sisters and can trust each other with anything, but also that we both *really love food*. Traveling together is so much fun, so I knew I could trust her to put together a great list of good eats in the lovely San Antonio, Texas.
My friend, Kourtney, and I. In The Pearl District!
I must add, we visit San Antonio fairly often, especially since Kourtney and her family live there, and Clayton and I have decided that if we lived anywhere other than the DFW metroplex, San Antonio would be first on our list. We absolutely love the city, the people that live there, the delicious food, and how family friendly it is. During our last visit, we finally splurged and stayed at The Hotel Emma and I must say, it was my favorite hotel I’ve stayed at in a long time. It’s beautiful, the rooms are lovely, the staff is friendly and helpful, and it’s located right smack dab in the middle of The Pearl district. Kourtney recommends visiting the Pearl District, and I can’t agree with her enough. We loved spending Saturday and Sunday morning walking through the farmers market, shopping, eating and drinking, and letting the kids run around the open lawn and the splash pad.
My girls and my god daughter, Stevie, (Kourtney’s Daughter) at the splash pad in The Pearl!
Okay, without further ado, here is Kourtney’s list! Thank you, Kourtney!
Best Margarita and Queso- Soluna
Best Upscale Mexican- La Fonda on Main (love their patio) or Paloma Blanca
Best Puffy Tacos- Los Barrios
Best Tacos- Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant (get the Brisket Tacos)
Best Breakfast- Twin Sisters Cafe
Best Breakfast Tacos- Taco Taco
Best Acai Bowl- Rise Up
incredddible acai bowls from Rise Up.


Best Juice Shop- Revolucion Coffee+ Juice
Best Bakery- Bakery Lorraine
Best Coffee Shop- Local Coffee or Common Wealth
Best Brunch- Cappy’s Restaurant 
Best Lunch (also pet friendly patio)- Down on Grayson
Yummy appetizers from Down On Grayson. The cheese sliders, brussels sprouts and parmesan fries. YUM!


Best Healthy Lunch Spot- The Good Kind or Pharm Table
Best Sandwich- Zitos (get the Serious)
Best Sushi- Sushiana
Best BBQ- Smoke Shack
Best Charcuterie and Martinis- Cured
Best Italian- Nonna Osteria
Best Burger- Chris Madrid’s or Chesters
Best Thai- Thai Dee
Best Vietnamese- Pho Kim Long
Best Steak House- Bohanan’s
Best River Walk Dinner- Bigga on the Banks
Best place to grab Happy Hour and a Snack (also on river)- Ocho at Hotel Havana
Best Place for a Date- The Historic Pearl
Best Live Music Venue/Eatery – The Rustic or Sam’s Burger Joint
Best Place to Eat with Kids-The Pig Pen or The Cove
Best Activities for Kids- The Farmers Market (Sat/Suns) and Splash Pad at The Pearl, Hemisphere Park, The Doseum, The Zoo, The Kiddie Park and The Botanical Gardens (kid friendly water feature and great cafe/place to picnic)
Have any other San Antonio recommendations? Please share with us in the comments below!!  🙂

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  1. Pretty good list! I only have one point of contention. I’m a huge burger fan, and not to take away from the uniqueness of Chris Madrids or Chesters, but if were arguing “best” here then we need to include Longhorn Cafe in some sense.

  2. This is an amazing list!! So many of me and my family’s favorites. El Mira Sol is my favorite upscale Mexican, and owned by the same family as Soluna! Rosario’s prickly pear margarita may be my favorite in the city though, and they also have phenomenal chicken tortilla soup. Also, Las Palapas is the best when you want late night breakfast tacos–delicious, and open 24 hours a day (except on Sunday’s). 😊