Matador Motel

3800 South Zarzamora Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78225, United States
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Travel Tips for San Antonio

Sidewalk Bargains

by Jmill42

A short drive from the Riverwalk and Alamo area lies the Market Square. With items from across the Mexican border, this is the biggest Mexican market outside of Mexico. The market sells native food and various items, such as, pottery, jewelry, and a large selection of leather goods.

Salsa in the City

by BellaMora about Lackland AFB Gateway Club

Ok. Im updating this San Antonio section because there is so much more to offer in this city since Ive been back.

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, the NCO club has a VERY nice Salsa night. Pleasant and safe ambiance and very cheap drinks!

The DJ played better music here than at some clubs off base Ive been to.

They also have a dance instructor that gives a free lesson from 9:30 - 10pm if you want to learn with Yari Santiago.

Anything goes. There are people from all over the world on base training for all types of things. Hence, all types of attire.

Food n Drink
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by PookieRabbit

Food n Drink
San Antonio is a great eating and drinking spot. You won?t be surprised to hear that San Antonio excels in Mexican, Tex-Mex and BBQ but there is everything else too from the humble hamburger to fine French cuisine.
I am sure the locals and guidebooks will tell you to eat away from the tourist hot spots of the River Walk and to a lesser extent the Market Square but I shall concentrate on these areas ? after all most of us are tourists.
I should say that I found the food on the River Walk surprisingly good for an area that in truth could pretty much serve any old rubbish and still get away with it. The same goes for service.
Of course you probably either cant afford to eat at a restaurant each day or simply don't want to. There are fast food options too - downtown you will find a McDonalds and Taco Bell.
I shall not bother trying to review every restaurant in San Antonio just a few we tried -
County Line - A Texas chain. If you can BBQ something it will be here. I can recommend the mixed platter if you want to try a bit of everything.
Joe's Crab Shack - a countrywide seafood chain with pretty good food which to be fair I ordered incorrectly. Not quite as good as the Red Lobster chain in my opinion but maybe a bit more fun.
Hard Rock Cafe - the worldwide chain with the usual range of above average burgers where you pay a bit of a premium for the name and memorabilia.
Rio Rio Cantina - miss the starters if you dare as you can stuff your face with the complimentary taco chips and sauce but don?t miss the mains whatever you do! Tex Mex menu with some of the best ribs I have ever had.
Mi Tierra - a bit of an institution in the Market Place which offers home style Mexican cooking 24 hours a day. I found the service a little surly but the locals seem to swear by it - can?t be bad.
Margaritas - a great spot for a quick bite and drink in the Market Square. Put me down for a half a dozen ice cold gulf shrimp and a Margarita.
Finally if you are after breakfast there is a Denny?s pretty much downtown.
The local beers are Lone Star, Pearl and Shiner, my favorite. I would go for the Bock - our waiter on the first night said he wouldn't wish Pearl on his worst enemy.
Most of the restaurants have bars mostly used by patrons waiting for tables - the Hard Rock cafe being a notable exception.
However if I had to recommend a couple of drinking spots downtown they would be the bar at the Menger Hotel and that the bar at the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum. Neither cheap however.


by Stellaluna

The San Antonio River flows throughout the center of the town. Architect Robert Hugman designed the River Walk. The River Walk (2.8 mile) area is a vision of Venice with its many caf├ęs, saloons and bars. Grab a margarita and your sweetheart and settle in for romance.

Step Back in Time

by starrlot

Being a major in art history, the missions were like an interactive textbook. Romanesque, Gothic influence and tradition Spanish-Colonial accents are the three major influences to be found throughout the missions.

You would not expect driving down the road in a run down area of San Antonio that these majestic missions rest on grassy hills just a block away. The most majestic of the missions is the Mission San Jose. The interior is majestic in it's simplicity, however the facade of the mission is decorative with jamb sculptures and portal niches with preserved sculptures within them. The rose window is not present anymore, instead replaced by a wooden window, however once can imagine what was once there. On the sides of the mission, painted frescoes still remain to show that the missions were not just made of stone, but painted in bright colors.

Mission Concepcion is usually being used for some event or gathering, so if you are able to get inside you are lucky. However, the gem of the mission is located in the adjoining convent where frescoes on the barrel vaults and above doors are being uncovered and brought back to life.

Mission San Juan and Espada are similiar with their three bell tower on the facade and simple single aisle naves inside. At the Mission Espada, enjoy the landscaping and glassworks done by Brother John.

Make sure to visit the Visitor's Center as they have many books that explain the history of the missions.

The missions are handicapped accessible for the most part with easy access from parking at each mission.


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