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    Acenar: Hot TexMex Cool Bar

    by apbeaches Written Apr 26, 2014

    Inside was modern & sleek. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. Mariachi band played outdoors. We really enjoyed the large shady patio on the Riverwalk. Mjoito's and Margarita's were perfect. Chips and dips were unique and tasty. Loved our Oysters, fish and duck tacos. Memorable & modern twist on tradition TexMex with fresh ingredients and interesting combinations.

    Favorite Dish: Fish dishes & drinks

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    Schlotzsky's: Favorite Sandwich

    by msbrandysue Written Dec 31, 2012

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it.

    It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they call your number. It's very casual and I'm sure you'll love the food!

    Hours of operation
    Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm at most locations in San Antonio, but check the specific one you will be around

    Various locations include a Cinnabon inside

    Favorite Dish: The highlight is the sandwiches. They make it with thick sourdough bread and very thinly sliced meat. Then they sprinkle cheese (the best is a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella) on one piece of bread and run it through an oven conveyor belt. Therefore the sandwich is warm and very tasty. The Original is their signature sandwich and comes with: “Home of The Original® Sandwich. Lean smoked ham, Genoa and cotto salamis, and melted cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and our signature dressing on toasted Sourdough bread.” (From the website.)

    Their sandwiches are quite large. I’ve never ordered a large, the mediums are quite enough when you’re at your hungriest.

    Their original chips are delicious! Their pizzas are as well. The cheese and pizza is definitely worth trying, also cooked on a sourdough. The bbq chicken looks just as good but it’s hard not to get my favorite sandwich, the turkey and cheese.

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    Luciano Brickoven Pizzeria: Napoletana Certified Pizza! (D.O.C. Pizza)

    by bpwarne Updated Dec 6, 2012

    Wow! Great Italian restaurant with both a gas fired a brick oven. Large menu. Great staff. Best of all: one of only 56 D.O.C certified pizzerias in the entire United State. Certified genuine Napoletana style pizza - the original!

    Favorite Dish: Certified Pizza, of course! Margherita! Try the Caprese Salad also!

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    The Republic of Texas: Amazing Prickly Pear Margaritas

    by ChartIt Written Dec 13, 2011

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    The food is mediocre, and a little pricey. You won’t be hungry however with their portions. The waiters and waitresses are always dressed in Texas colors and cowboy hats. The view of the river is ideal (if you can sit outside). I do not bring people here to eat however as there is better food to be had in the city. I bring them here however for their prickly pear margaritas! You can get coupons on their website for better deals on their food and drinks.

    Favorite Dish: Prickley Pear Margaritas!!! It is actually a cactus not a pear; and I have not had a better margarita of this type anywhere. Their is a wonderful clean crisp and sweet flavor to the drink with a very refreshing and fresh after taste.

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    Chris Madrid's: A hoping Burger Joint

    by ChartIt Written Dec 13, 2011

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    A hopping place with reasonable parking; the lines move quick. You order your food at one place and get a number and have a seat in the often packed main dinning room or patio until your number is called. The fries are great and a large is enough to share with many others.

    Favorite Dish: The fries.

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    SOLUNA: A decent Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio

    by cochinjew Written Dec 11, 2011

    I cringe whenever i am taken to a Cantina or a Taco Bar when I request a Mexican Restaurant. This town is full of tex-mex fast food joints and some wanna be mexican restaurants and others rather with bling. I wanted to have a nice mexican meal at a restaurant with ambience and good service and SOLUNA fitted the bill very well.
    Even at 6 pm on a Sunday the parking lot was full. I was seated quickly at a corner seat with a goo view of what is happening. The place was full with people celebrating. Service was brisque and polite and friendly.
    One thing to note was that none of the diners were mexicans or mexican americans, most of them were middle class white people and some well heeled people.
    the menu is mexican rather than tex mex with some emphasis on the eastern seaboard, tampico, veracruz and puebla, each state represented with their name dishes.

    Favorite Dish: I did not have that obligatory margarita, or the mojito they were offering but chose a glass of sauvignon blanc. the wine selection is next to non existent given the cuisine which goes better with margarita or beer. The wine tasted a California one.
    Lobster Enchillada with rice and sweet plantains. I wanted to try a lobster enchillada since it has never occured to me during visits to other places. there were many dishes i wanted to try but i knew that with crisps with sauce which arrived promptly, and the wine, my stomach wouldnt have much space left for another dish, however small
    I liked the fact that the dishes were presented well and that they were not huge in proportion.
    The average dish is between 15 to 20 dollars each so it makes them more expensive than normal, perhaps an explanation of the lack of diversity of diners.
    Pleased with the service, Florencio, Gracias..

    Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was the companion Lobster enchillada a nice ambience, like a resto rather than cantina

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    Ruth's Chris Steak House: Classy yet cosy

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 18, 2011

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    Nice and elegant place still guests don't need to be classy dressed, casual is welcomed too.
    Great food, tender cooked steaks, fantastic spiced vegetable, great service. Very attentive waiters. I though thought our seats were a little uncomfortable since we sat on a couch pretty low, table instead was pretty high. Nevermind, their menu is too good to not try a bite there.

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    Pat O'Brien's: Food and fun for honeymooners

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 18, 2011

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    Had caesar salad with ranch dressing, water & lemon, and a Budweiser taken at the restaurant's terrace. Beautiful spot their outdoor seats. Then later that evening, at the restaurant's piano bar, an entertaining dude were playing piano for a couple on their honeymoon, with their ten or so of buddies, surrounding them. Very funny, almost like a stand up comedy.

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    Denny's Restaurant: Perfect for early risers

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 18, 2011

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    Grand Slam, coffee, strawberry-mango lemonade. Denny's is a very, very nice and relaxing place, very attentive waitresses/waiters, and simply very yummy breakfast.

    We are open, all right. We are open every hour of every day and you are welcome here whenever the whim hits you. We are open to good prices, so that everyone can leave satisfied. We’re open to all kinds of food for all kinds of tastes, with new specials all the time. We’re open to your suggestions. We’re open to your feedback.

    http://www.dennys.com

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    Lonestar Cafe: Taste of Texas

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 18, 2011

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    Lonestar Cafe/Restaurant is an awesome place, truly terrific, truly Texan, family friendly, and generally friendly with any of their customers. In addition they do live music. When I was there, they had a great dude doing some great country tracks. I was welcomed to chose a song, and he actually played Trace Adkins. Place is quite packed and popular. Food is fantastic! Had a Lone Star Country fried steak, well done yet very tender. Additionally caesar salad with ranch dressing, strawberry lemonade. All absolutely awesome.

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    Mister Ice Cream: Nice yet little creamy

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 18, 2011

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    Mister Ice Cream is a nice, little cafe right on busy Commerce Street. It's a cute and cosy place with nice sales folks. Yet their ice cream is not that nice tasting. It does taste ok but not more than just ok - compared to the creamy, typical Italian made ice cream.

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    The Buckhorn Saloon & Cafe: Taste of the Old West

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 18, 2011

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    The Buckhorn Saloon & Café is open daily for lunch only from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm or later. The Café offers everything from salads to mouth-watering burgers. The Buckhorn Burger is a local favorite. This is where it all started, where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders and Pancho Villa is rumored to have planned the Mexican Revolution. Many of the original furnishings still grace today's Buckhorn Saloon, including the back bar which was hand-crafted of marble and cherry wood. The bar features 7 locally brewed beers on draft including, Shiner Bock, Lone Star Beer, Alamo Beer, and 4 seasonal Real Ale craft beers.

    We've had ice tea, chili burger, very yummy, very rich, very stuffing, absolutely tasty, with a vegetable plate, and yes, their meal is great, down-home cooking made from scratch, burgers pattied up, hand-battered.

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    Paloma Blanca: Great Mexican Food, relaxed ambience.

    by rsleisk Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Paloma Blanca is an eclectic restaurant with great atmoshphere and ambience. I had been to the restaurant when it was at its first location and it was good then. But the new location is even more inviting.

    Waiting for our table we sat in the lounge area and had drinks. We sat on comfortable leather sofas and our mood was enhanced by a Guitarist strumming Mexican tunes. We sat on the patio next to a fountain and enjoyed the delicious Mexican food.

    Favorite Dish: Don't be discouraged by the name, Enchiladas Divorciadas, is a great entree of chicken enchiladas. Wash it all down with a Negro Modelo or a margarita.

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    The Metropolitain: Best Black Forest Cake

    by lisa_lise Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a beautiful French restaurant with not much square footage but massive vaulted ceilings and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. There's also a patio that's perfect for hanging out with some girlfriends on a spring/summer/fall night. (Texas doesn't have much distinction between seasons.) Not so great for entrees (the crepes are dry and the quiche is filling but still slightly dry), but the dessert is fabulous. Most people I know go there strictly for dessert. See web link at the end of this tip for review.

    Favorite Dish: 3 words: black forest cake.

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    Cafe Ole: Mexican, Margaritas and Mariachi on the Riverwalk

    by msbrandysue Written Feb 16, 2011

    Everyone has to try to eat dinner on a Friday and Saturday night on the Riverwalk at least once! The crowded lilttle waterfront, extremely packed bars and LONG waiting times are all part of the "fun." No really, it's the experience that you come away with...even if you never do it EVER again. :)

    So, when I went it was HOPPING on a Friday night. The waiting time was about an hour but that is about normal on the Riverwalk. But there's really no place to wait...so you're just standing along the Riverwalk dodging the walkers or you're standing in their landscaping! The bar was too crowded for me, too.

    But, we did get to eat outside. The breeze was nice, even in late July, although it is a bit muggy. The majority of their seating is outdoors, though, because...you're on the Riverwalk! But it's nice to get that experience and not get stuck inside. Also, another fun part was definitely the mariachi band and the margaritas! They even have a SIXTY (60) ounce margarita! Bottoms up!

    ***If you're looking for a really fun, or extra special experience try one of their dinner cruises on the water of the Riverwalk. As you cruise around the river you're eating a three course dinner. I defintely have to partake on this next time. Just make sure to make reservations well in advance.

    Favorite Dish: You come for the ambiance, not the food. But saying that, I was very pleased with my meal. Everything tasted good and was pleasantly fulfilled.

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