Restaurants in Northern Hills

$11 for $20 Worth of Seafood and Mediterranean Cuisine for Two at Gypsy Cafe

Gypsy Cafe

North Central Thousand Oaks

$20 $11

Pita bread and hummus dip warm up diners for a main entree of lamb, beef, or chicken kebabs prepared with a special blend of spices

$14 for a Mexican Meal for Two with Fountain Drinks at El San Luis Mexican Restaurant (Up to $23.56 Value)

El San Luis Mexican Restaurant

Northeast San Antonio

$23.56 $14

Steak and shrimp plates, stuffed tacos, and enchiladas for lunch, with breakfast entrees such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros

European Cuisine at Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery (Up to 45% Off)

Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery

Oakwell Farms

$55 $30

European entrees and live music on select nights at award-winning eatery by scenic creek and woodlands

$11 for a Four-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $5 at The Great Taste Cafe ($20 Value)

The Great Taste Cafe

San Antonio

$20 $11

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Sweet and savory crepes, spicy tamales, organic coffee, bagels, and salads

Burger Combo for Two, Breakfast Plate for Two, or Taco Plate for Two at Flaco's Burgers & Tacos (Up to 47% Off)

Flaco's Burgers & Tacos

Live Oak

$16.90 $9

Burgers topped with cheese, bacon, and grilled onions are served with fresh-cut fries; breakfast plate and two taco plate meals

Mexican Cuisine at El Jarro de Arturo (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

El Jarro De Arturo

Northeast San Antonio

$25 $15

Cooks update Tex-Mex staples by creating dishes such as pasta with grilled shrimp and a cilantro-pesto cream sauce and portobello enchiladas

Sushi and Teppanyaki Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki (50% Off)

Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki

Stone Oak

$14 $7

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Specialty sushi rolls and seafood, shrimp, and chicken teppanyaki meals for lunch or dinner

$10 for $20 Worth of Shareable Small Plates at Nosh

Nosh

San Antonio

$20 $10

Shareable servings of truffle-oil-drizzled french fries, margherita pizza, and burrata with fresh veggies on homemade bread

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

Elevated Cuisine for Two or Four at Silo Elevated Cuisine (Up to 45% Off)

Silo Elevated Cuisine

Alamo Heights

$60 $35

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Chicken-fried oysters headline a menu of globally accented beef, yellowfin tuna, and duck; voted one of OpenTable's top 100 restaurants

European Cuisine for Two or Four at Mesón European Dining (42% Off)

Mesón European Dining

Stone Oak

$50 $29

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French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine; fettuccine alfredo with escargot and chicken marsala

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Tilo Tex Mex ($20 Total Value)

Tilo Tex Mex

Far North Central

$10 $5.50

Shredded-chicken enchiladas draped in housemade mole sauce and melted cheese; sizzling shrimp fajitas; plates of carne asada tacos

Sushi at Bean Sprout (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Bean Sprout

San Antonio

$20 $11

Modern and traditional sushi selections such as California, dragon, and spicy tuna rolls alongside Chinese entrees

Gourmet Comfort Food for Dinner at MAX's Wine Dive (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Max's Wine Dive

Alamo Heights

$45 $30

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Wine restaurant lauded by OpenTable diners tinges comfort food with gourmet twists

Mediterranean Lunch or Dinner for Two at Mediterranean Turkish Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Mediterranean Turkish Grill

Uptown Loop

$10 $5

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Traditional Turkish dishes such as kebabs, wraps, and stuffed eggplant are served at BYOB eatery

$15 for $30 Worth of Bar Food at Play Sports + Kitchen

Play Sports + Kitchen

Stone Oak

$30 $15

Spacious sports bar with 18 high definition televisions and seven projection screens, Offers a lot of delicious drinks and food

One or Two Groupons, Each Valid for $15 Worth of Pizza at Trilogy Pizza & Wine Bistro (47% Off)

Trilogy Pizza & Wine Bistro

Stone Oak

$15 $8

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Brick oven pizzas are decorated with specialty toppings on Traditional New York, Chicago Deep Dish, and California Wheat crusts

$10 for a Large One-Topping Pizza with Two Fountain Drinks at Poppys Pizza ($17.65 Value)

Poppys Pizza

San Antonio

$17.65 $10

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Large New York style pizzas topped with ingredients such as pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, pineapple, mushrooms, spinach, etc

Thai Cuisine at Thai Topaz (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Thai Topaz Castle Hills

San Antonio

$14 $8

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Original recipes, such as spicy basil fried rice and salmon in a green curry sauce, plus standbys, such as pad thai and panang curry

Mexican Dinner at Encanto Mexican Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Encanto Mexican Cuisine

Schertz

$20 $11

Traditional Mexican cuisine prepared with modern cooking techniques; dishes range from mahi-mahi fish tacos to certified Angus beef fajitas

Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four at Myron's Prime Steakhouse (Half Off)

Myron's Prime Steakhouse

San Antonio

$60 $30

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Bone-in USDA Prime fillets, Kansas City strip steaks, and savory sides such as creamed spinach or mashed potatoes with roasted garlic

Cafe Food at Hearthstone Express (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Hearthstone Express

San Antonio

$12 $7

Fresh cafe choices include turbacca panini, turkey artichoke panini, tomato basil soup, and a signature caesar salad

Italian Dinner at Milano on Wurzbach (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Milano on Wurzbach

Whispering Oaks

$20 $12

Classic Italian dishes such as linguine di mare, beef ravioli, margherita pizza, tender filet mignon, and seared scallops

Sushi-Making Class and Dinner for One, Two, or Four at Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine (Up to 67% Off)

Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine

Northwest Side

$99 $39

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Students enjoy edamame and green tea while preparing two sushi rolls before eating them; 90-minute classes offered Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

1 or 2 Groupons, Each for $18 Worth of Authentic Mexican Cuisine at Los Frogs Mexican Bar-N-Grill (44% Off)

Los Frogs Mexican Bar-N-Grill

Tobin Hill

$18 $10

Casual, authentic Mexican street food; pastor and barbacoa taquitos, chilaquiles, huaraches, and chipotle-infused meatballs

$8 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at El Nogal Mexican Restaurant

El Nogal Mexican Restaurant

Downtown

$15 $8

Restaurant serves up classic Mexican favorites, as well as specials such as San Antonio beef short ribs and brisket ranchero

$12 for $20 Worth of Sichuan Food at Yum Wok

Yum Wok

San Antonio

$20 $12

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Twice-cooked beef with leeks, kung pao chicken and shrimp, Sichuan tea-smoked duck, moo-shu pork, and lamb with spicy sauce and cumin

Traditional American Grill Food for Lunch or Dinner for Two, Four, or More (Up to 50% Off)

Mid-Point Grill

Five Points

$20 $12

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Burgers, fries, and other American favorites crafted by chefs who rely on organic produce and all-natural beef sans hormones and antibiotics

Latin Cuisine at La Paloma Riverwalk (Up to Half Off). Three Options Available.

La Paloma Riverwalk

Downtown

$20 $11

Scenic eatery that abuts the river serves Latin-inspired eats such as chile poblano and steak fajitas

$25 for $40 Worth of Cajun Pub Food for Two at Pat O'Brien's

Pat O'Briens

San Antonio

$40 $25

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Cajun favorites such as jambalaya and fried alligator at a New Orleans-inspired speakeasy-turned-local-pub

Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Food for Two People at Ruby Tuesday San Antonio ($32 Value)

Ruby Tuesday San Antonio

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Baby-back ribs roasted to fall-off-the-bone tenderness, hickory bourbon salmon, and a famous garden bar

Upscale American Fare at Houston St. Bistro (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Houston St. Bistro

Downtown

$30 $17

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Cozy bistro near Majestic Theatre serves up classic steaks, seafood, and chops alongside an extensive wine list.

Mediterranean Cuisine for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Amore Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Amore Cafe

Northwest Side

$20 $11

Aromatics from flavorful hookah smoke mingle with Mediterranean cuisine such as beef shawarma and spiced falafel in lounge-like eatery

$11 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean and Halal Cuisine at Darna

Darna

Northwest Side

$20 $11

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Dolmas and fried eggplant accompany sandwiches filled with falafel, lamb tikka, or chicken or beef shawarma

Mexican Meals for Two or Take-Out at Taco Haven (Up to 44% Off)

Taco Haven

Lavaca

$18 $10

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NY Times- and Food Network-praised Mexican eatery has been satisfying hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner appetites for 40+ years

$16 for 2 Sandwiches or Salads, Soups, & Fountain Drinks at Druthers Cafe and Catering ($28.28 Value)

Druthers Cafe and Catering

Northwest Side

$28.28 $16

Sandwiches such as the Unforgettable Druthers and salads like tarragon chicken salad, paired with daily cups of soup and fountain drinks

$12 for $20 worth Mediterranean Cuisine at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill (40%)

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Northwest Side

$20 $12

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Made-from-scratch pitas, all-natural chicken shwarma, and more

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food, Including Vegetarian Options, at Mision De San Antonio

Mision De San Antonio

San Antonio

$20 $12

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Caldo de res soup jam-packed with beef and veggies; mini asada or barbacoa tacos; vegetarian dishes sub out meat for zucchini and soy

Mexican Dinner for 2 or 4, Valid Any Day or Sunday–Thursday at Matamoros Restaurante Y Cantina (Up to 44% Off)

Matamoros Restaurante Y Cantina

Northwest Side

$44.97 $27

Dinners for two or four include appetizers, such as stuffed jalapeños with steak tampiqueño and chimichangas, amid TVs and live music

Mexican Food at Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available

Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria

Donaldson Terrace

$20 $11

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Highlights of the Mexican-inspired menu include crispy tacos, mini taquitos, tortas, and aguas frescas such as mango and horchata

Barbecue or Barbecue Meal at Fatso's Sports Garden (Up to 48% Off)

Fatso's Sports Garden

Inspiration Hills

$25 $13

Slow-smoked meats and savory sides create barbecue feasts at a sports pub outfitted with satellite TVs and outdoor volleyball courts

Thai Food for Lunch or Dinner at Thai Topaz Medical Center (Up to 44% Off)

Thai Topaz Medical Center

Northwest Side

$14 $8

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Native Thai couple folds fresh herbs and produce into menu of authentic curries, noodle dishes, and innovative specialties

Steakhouse Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Tejas Rodeo Company (Up to 42% Off)

Tejas Rodeo Company

Bulverde

$30 $18

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Cuts of Prime Akaushi beef and USDA Choice Angus from Beeman Family Ranch, seasoned with a signature rub and seared to order

Mexican Food at Tink-A-Tako (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Tink-A-Tako

Oakland Estates

$20 $11

Traditional Mexican cuisine with a selection of different enchilada sauces and chilaquiles lauded on Great Day SA

Modern Mediterranean Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Sustenio (50% Off)

Sustenio

San Antonio

$30 $15

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Celebrity chef Stephan Pyles collaborates with Mike Collins to infuse Mediterranean dishes with a distinctly Texan flair

Burgers, Wings, Sandwiches, Seafood, and More for Two or Four at Malibu Shack Grill & Beach Bar

Malibu Shack Grill & Beach Bar

Thunderbird Hills

$20 $11

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100% beef burgers, wings with 10 different sauces, and battered seafood amid surfboards and potted fronds

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Combo Meal at Papa's Burgers ($24 Value)

Papa's Burgers

Los Jardines

$8 $4

Casual dining stop serves up savory old-fashioned burgers, fries, and more

$2 for $3 Worth of Pizza — Stoneys pizzeria

Stoneys Pizzeria

Leon Valley

$3 $2

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Seafood at Mariscos Del Puerto ($30 Total Value)

Mariscos Del Puerto

Northwest San Antonio

$15 $9

Central American–style seafood dishes include poached tilapia, ceviche, and pasta de camarones

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Fajita Express (45% Off)

Fajita Express

Far West Side

$20 $11

Fast, yet authentic Mexican dishes including tacos, tortas, fajitas, and tostadas, plus meats such as barbacoa and carnitas by-the-pound

$14 for Two Burgers with Fries and One Appetizer at The Guadalupe Grillhouse ($23.45 Value)

The Guadalupe Grillhouse

Seguin

$23.45 $14

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Enjoy appetizers such as nachos, paired with fries and freshly made burgers, with toppings such as American cheese and chili

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican and American Cuisine at Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

San Marcos

$20 $12

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Eatery dishes out Mexican and American food such as nachos, wings, chicken fried steak, quesadillas, burritos, and jalapeño avocado burgers

$11 for $21 Worth of Casual American Cuisine and Drinks at Cypress Creek Cafe

Cypress Creek Cafe

Wimberley

$21 $11

A cozy restaurant by day and rocking concert venue by night, Cypress Creek Cafe pairs hearty casual American cuisine with local music

Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill

San Marcos

$20 $11

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While games play on 25 flat-screen TVs, guests dine on wings, fried shrimp baskets, burgers, and regional hot dogs, including The Chicago

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Diner Food at Huddle House ($20 Value)

Huddle House

Lockhart

$10 $5.50

Southern smothered biscuits topped with cheese and sausage gravy; Triple Huddle burgers with three beef patties each; country-fried steak

Asian-Polynesian Fusion Food at Rockadive Austin (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rockadive Austin

Native South Food Park (Next to Moontower Saloon)

$20 $10

Food truck blends Asian, Polynesian, Filipino, and Latin flavors into dishes such sweet pulled pork, fish tacos, Spam sandwiches, and lumpia

$13 for $24 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Drinks at Austin Pizza Garden

Austin Pizza Garden

East Oak Hill

$24 $13

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Chefs create classic and unique pizzas from award-winning recipes and other Italian specialties from stromboli to eggplant-parm sandwiches

Cajun Cuisine at Cypress Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Cypress Grill

East Oak Hill

$20 $11

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Jambalaya and fried catfish served on shaded patio amid live Cajun and jazz music at restaurant voted one of Austin’s best

4-Course Meal with Beef, Cornish Game Hen, or Beef and Lobster for 2 at The Emerald Restaurant (Up to 61% Off)

The Emerald Restaurant

West Austin

$175.50 $69

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Chateaubriand beef, cornish game hen, or chateaubriand beef and lobster tail served in a cottage setting with soup, salad, and dessert

Southwestern Cuisine at Chisos Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Chisos Grill

Hill Country Galleria

$20 $11

Southwest-inspired cuisine includes steaks, burgers, fresh seafood, and a menu 80% naturally gluten free

Argentinean Dinner Cuisine at Buenos Aires Café (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Buenos Aires Café

Hills Country Galleria

$30 $18

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Empanadas filled with spiced beef and raisins, housemade cinnamon-pumpkin gnocchi, and roasted pork tenderloin topped with chimichurri

$6 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food or Enchiladas for 2 at Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar

Sweetbriar

$12 $6

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Orange-tinged walls and live music evoke a pastoral cantina as diners feast on dishes such as beef enchiladas, chicken mole, and carne asada

$10 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Royal India

Royal India

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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A tandoor oven roasts chicken and ground lamb; eight types of curry season meats; vegetarian options feature housemade cheese

Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Habesha Restaurant & Bar

Windsor Park

$30 $16

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Traditional Ethiopian vegetarian and meat dishes served with injera, a type of flatbread used to scoop up bites of food

$11 for $20 Worth of Southern Food for Two or More at Bill & Rosa’s Steakhouse

Bill & Rosa’s Steakhouse

D'Hanis

$20 $11

Steak house hosts live music and serves up Southern-style cuisine such as chicken-fried steak and shrimp and catfish platters

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Trai Mai Thai ($24 Total Value)

Trai Mai Thai

Austin

$12 $6

Food trailer slings crab rangoon, pad thai, curries, and other Thai-style cuisine that “reeks of authenticity” according to Austin Monthly

Deli Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks at G's Dynamite Deli (50% Off). Two Options Available.

G’s Dynamite Deli

Bouldin

$30 $15

Made using only the freshest ingredients deli sandwiches made on a panini press or with soft bread are served with your choice of side

Breakfast or Lunch Food at Freddie's Place (Up to 45% Off)

Freddie's Place

Bouldin

$20 $11

Relax outdoors beneath a grove of oak trees or inside near a fireplace while filling up on pancakes and frittatas or burgers and sandwiches

50% Off All Coffee and Tea Drinks at Café Crème

Café Crème

Austin

$4 $2

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Baristas whip up steaming cups white chocolate mocha, lattes, and frozen specialties such as caramel frappé, while customers enjoy free wifi

$15 for $30 Worth of Chef Ian Kokkeler's Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Imperia

Imperia

Imperia Asian Kitchen + Sushi

$30 $15

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Acclaimed sushi chef rolls creative seafood in colorful combinations to go with Asian salads, edamame, pad thai, and more

Eclectic, Locally-Sourced Cuisine at Crave

Crave

Austin

$30 $15

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Diverse menus offer diners a plethora of dining options, from tacos to sushi and weekend brunch; 20+ gluten-free options available

Southern Comfort Food at TenOak (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

TenOak

Downtown

$20 $11

Crispy chicken and waffles, pulled-pork sliders, and small-batch bourbon served amid polished wood tables and sturdy metal chandeliers

Home or Office Murder Mystery Party for Up to 80 People from Murder for Hire, Inc. (50% Off)

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

Caviar Tasting Menu or $17 for $30 Worth of Russian Cuisine at Russian House

Russian House

Downtown

$30 $17

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Classic Russian dishes, including beef stroganoff and stuffed cabbage; caviar tasting menu with red caviar and premium sturgeon black caviar

Thai Food at Thai Passion (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Thai Passion

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Artfully crafted, traditional Thai cuisine served in a dining room bedecked with the chef-owner’s original carved artwork

Vietnamese and Thai Cuisine at Mekong River Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mekong River Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $12

Vietnamese and Thai specialties abound, including pho, noodle soup, vermicelli bowls, and banh mi stuffed with shrimp, pork, or tofu

Italian Fare or Large Takeout Specialty Pizza at Roppolo's Pizza (Up to 52% Off)

Roppolo's Pizza

Downtown

$20 $11

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In honor of his Sicilian mother, Marc Hill serves up pastas & 6-pound, 22-inch pizzas at eatery with second-story Mediterranean patio.

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at El Sol y La Luna Restaurant (45% Off)

El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $11

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Iconic Mexican restaurant serves traditional and modern takes on the classics; occasional live entertainment

Cafe Meal for Two with Drinks, Cheese, and Dessert, or Espresso and Café Cuisine at Lavazza Espression (50% Off)

Lavazza Espression

Downtown

$5 $2.50

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Espresso, gelato, ciabatta-bread sandwiches, & torta salata served alongside dessert coffee innovations; meals of cheese, desserts, & coffee

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Rice Asian Take-out’s cooks ladle sauces such as red coconut curry, pinoy adobo, and spicy sesame over meats and veggies prepared in Chinese, Filipino, and Thai traditions. Pork ribs in a citrusy tamarind broth vie for citrus supremacy with black mussels flavored with basil and lemongrass, and rice dishes include tocino—cured pork—with fried eggs. Contrary to what its name might imply, Rice Asian Take-out hosts a dining room awash in bright golden hues that cover the walls and catch sunlight on each table and chair. Two tall plants, stationed in front of gauzy purple curtains, guard the door from Mongolian invaders, and a frieze of framed pictures above the windows entertains eyes.

13032 Nacogdoches Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

Chefs Shibasaki San and Michael Luna rely on decades of culinary experience and an ever-changing supply of seasonal ingredients to craft Japanese and Chinese staples. The menu includes 58 specialty sushi rolls that feature thin-sliced fish along with a slew of premium fillings such as roasted jalape?os, red-chili sauce, and scraps of Julia Childs?s first shopping list. The rest of the pages highlight a pan-Asian selection that ranges from teriyaki entrees to yakisoba noodles and sweet and sour chicken.

12146 Nacogdoches Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

Since 1999, Rami's Pizza has packed its signature marinara sauce with fresh ingredients, filling calzones and topping pizzas, pastas, and Italian-style sandwiches made daily. Stone-baked pizzas crowned with traditional ingredients are made to-order, eliminating the need for tricks used by other pizzerias, such as hotboxes and adult-sized Easy-Bake Ovens.

4189 Naco Perrin Blvd
San Antonio,
TX
US

At Tiger Pop, kimchi and other traditional Korean ingredients mingle with influences from the Americas. Chefs layer authentic Korean KimPop rolls, which resemble sushi but contain only cooked ingredients, with pineapple-sautéed ham and american cheese, and draw from Mexican recipes to whip up spicy burritos and tacos with Korean kogi steak. Sunlight pours through the eatery’s tall windows, and cheerful bright walls and an absence of haunted suits of armor create a welcoming atmosphere.:m]]

3830 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio,
TX
US

Schugga Bakery tickles tongues with quintessentially Teutonic delights such as apple strudel, raisin-sprinkled schneckennudel, and Danube wave cake, filled with sour cherries and topped with chocolate. Savory options such as schnitzel sandwiches, potato soup, and daily lunch specials offer more substantial lunch options. Specialty cakes come in custom designs, cleverly disguised as beloved animals, favorite cartoons, or slightly different flavors of cake.

5531 Randolph Boulevard
San Antonio,
TX
US

Farmhand. Army mule tender. Insurance salesman. Ferryboat entrepreneur. Failed political candidate. Motel operator. This unconventional resumé belonged to Harland Sanders before he founded KFC at age 65. He opened his restaurant alongside a new highway interstate, serving up what he called “Sunday dinner, seven days a week” to those on the go. The highlight of his menu was—and still is—the top-secret spice blend coating his crispy fried chicken. He kept the recipe under lock and key, but word of his irresistible chicken quickly spread across the country. In 1935, Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon recognized Sanders's contributions to the state's cuisine by awarding him the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel.

The Colonel passed in 1980, though he lived long enough to see his humble restaurant rise to worldwide prominence. Diners still dig into buckets of his crave-worthy fried chicken, though the menu has expanded to encompass extra-crispy and grilled chicken as well as hot wings and chicken sandwiches. And it wouldn’t be Sunday dinner seven days a week without trusty southern sides such as mac 'n' cheese, mashed potatoes, and biscuits. In keeping with the down-home theme, chocolate chips dot cake and cookie desserts, honoring the 13 chocolate stars Betsy Ross sewed onto the first American flag.

2907 Thousand Oaks Dr
San Antonio,
TX
US