Restaurants in San Antonio

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

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $10

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$6 for $12 Worth of Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at IHOP

IHOP Restaurants

Multiple Locations

Sweet and savory crepes, CINN-A-STACK pancakes, and fruit-topped french toast, as well as burgers, steaks, and salads

$12 $6

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

El Jarro De Arturo

Northeast San Antonio

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

$25 $15

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

Hearthstone Express

San Antonio

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

$12 $7

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

Poppys Pizza

San Antonio

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

$17.65 $10

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

Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria

Donaldson Terrace

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

$20 $11

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$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

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

$20 $11

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Sushi and Teppanyaki Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki (40% Off)

Honmachi Sushi & Teppanyaki

Stone Oak

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

$14 $8.50

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Sushi-Making Class and Dinner for One, Two, or Four at Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine (Up to 71% Off)

Kai Japanese and Asian Cuisine

Northwest Side

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

$99 $35

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

Mariscos Del Puerto

Northwest San Antonio

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

$15 $9

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

Mesón European Dining

Stone Oak

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

$50 $29

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

Silo Elevated Cuisine

Alamo Heights

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

$60 $35

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$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

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

$23.56 $14

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

La Paloma Riverwalk

Downtown

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

$20 $11

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

Gypsy Cafe

North Central Thousand Oaks

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

$20 $11

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

Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery

Oakwell Farms

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

$55 $30

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

Play Sports + Kitchen

Stone Oak

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

$30 $15

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

Max's Wine Dive

Alamo Heights

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

$45 $30

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Mediterranean Cuisine for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Amore Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Amore Cafe

Northwest Side

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

$20 $9.50

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

Myron's Prime Steakhouse

San Antonio

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

$60 $30

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$10 for $20 Worth of Coffee Drinks, Baked Goods, and Sandwiches at Aspen's Brew

Aspen's Brew

Northwest Side

Freshly brewed micro-roasted coffees, savory sandwiches, and homemade muffins served alongside specialty coffee drinks

$20 $10

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

Trilogy Pizza & Wine Bistro

Stone Oak

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

$15 $8

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

Tink-A-Tako

Oakland Estates

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

$20 $11

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

Mid-Point Grill

Five Points

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

$20 $12

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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

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

$44.97 $27

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

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Northwest Side

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

$20 $12

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

Nosh

San Antonio

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

$20 $10

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

Mediterranean Turkish Grill

Uptown Loop

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

$10 $5

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

Bean Sprout

San Antonio

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

$20 $11

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

Mision De San Antonio

San Antonio

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

$20 $12

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

Darna

Northwest Side

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

$20 $11

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

Fajita Express

Far West Side

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

$20 $11

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$15 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Entrees such as beef tenderloin with mild bell peppers, onions, and tomato sauce served alongside guacamole salad and an enchilada

$25 $15

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

Milano on Wurzbach

Whispering Oaks

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

$20 $12

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

Thai Topaz Castle Hills

San Antonio

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

$14 $8

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

Fatso's Sports Garden

Inspiration Hills

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

$25 $13

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

Papa's Burgers

Los Jardines

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

$8 $4

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

El Nogal Mexican Restaurant

Downtown

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

$15 $8

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

Thai Topaz Medical Center

Northwest Side

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

$14 $8

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$9 for $15 Worth of Pakistani Food — Ghareeb Nawaz

Ghareeb Nawaz Restaurant

San Antonio

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

$15 $9

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$9 for $16 Worth of Burritos and Tex-Mex Food at Habanero's Grill. One or Two Groupons.

Habanero's Grill

Multiple Locations

Giant Tex-Mex-style burritos voted among USA Today's best, wrapped in housemade tortillas and spiced with unique salsas

$16 $9

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Mexican Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at Blanco's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Blanco's Mexican Restaurant

Hills of Park North

Chorizo scrambles and huevos rancheros headline the breakfast menu; homemade tortillas support tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas

$12 $6

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Italian Food at Capparelli’s Italian Food (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Capparelli's Italian Food

Pleasanton

Chefs top homemade pizza dough with fresh ingredients, stuff meats and veggies between homemade bread slices, and pile pasta onto plates

$20 $12

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$14 for Greek Food for Two at Zorbas Greek Mediterranean Cuisine (Up to $25.36 Value)

Zorbas Greek Mediterranean Cuisine

Castle Hills

Greek food such as grilled kebabs and gyro sandwiches made with fresh ingredients

$25.36 $14

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Thai Food and Sushi for Two or Carryout at Thai Bistro & Sushi (44% Off)

Thai Bistro & Sushi

Northwest Side

Pad Thai, poor man noodles, and basil fried rice join a menu of classic and inventive sushi rolls

$25 $14

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

Taco Haven

Lavaca

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

$18 $10

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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

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

$16 $8

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine for Two at Vida Mia

Vida Mia

Stone Oak

Al pastor tacos, chicken fajitas, and brawny burgers made with family recipes pave the way for Monterrey chocolate cake for dessert

$20 $11

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$22 for $40 Worth of Cajun Pub Food for Two at Pat O'Brien's

Pat O'Briens

San Antonio

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

$40 $22

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Tex-Mex Food for Parties of Two or Four at Norma's Place Mexican Restaurant #2 (Up to 45% Off)

Norma's Place Mexican Restaurant #2

Balcones Heights

Heaping plates of Tex-Mex favorites such as tacos and enchiladas served up in a casual atmosphere

$20 $12

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$2 for $3 Worth of Pizza — Stoneys pizzeria

Stoneys Pizzeria

Leon Valley

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

$3 $2

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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

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

$16.90 $9

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

Encanto Mexican Cuisine

Schertz

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

$20 $11

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Steakhouse Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Tejas Rodeo Company (Up to 48% Off)

Tejas Rodeo Company

Bulverde

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

$30 $16

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Cali-Mex Food at Super Burrito ($20 Total Value)

Super Burrito

Downtown Association

Fresh, natural ingredients inform unique Cali-Mex dishes such as flauta-filled burritos, carne asada pitas, and carne asada-smothered fries

$10 $6

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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

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

$20 $11

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

Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

San Marcos

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

$20 $12

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

Cypress Creek Cafe

Wimberley

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

$21 $11

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

Huddle House

Lockhart

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

$10 $5.50

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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

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

$175.50 $69

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

Buenos Aires Café

Hills Country Galleria

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

$30 $18

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$15 for $30 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Food at Bee Cave Coffee Company

Bee Cave Coffee Company

Hill Country Galleria

Spicewood Local Cuvee Coffee and Portland Original Stumptown Coffee match with breakfast tacos and lunchtime sandwiches

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue Fare at Opie's Barbecue in Spicewood

Opie's Barbecue

Opie's Barbeque

Cooks glaze tender baby back ribs with signature sweet & spicy sauce & scoop servings of golden tater tot casseroles

$20 $12

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Cajun Pizza for Takeout or Dining In at Cajun Pizza Place (Up to 50% Off)

Cajun Pizza Place

Cajun Pizza Place

Thin-crust pizzas customized with a range of toppings, paired with Cajun favorites such as spicy Louisiana sausages and muffulettas

$20 $10

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

Thai Passion

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $11

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

Royal India

Multiple Locations

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

$20 $10

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$10 for $20 Worth of Traditional and Austin-Inspired Sushi at Roll On Sushi Diner

Roll On Sushi Diner

Brentwood/Allendale/Burnet Rd

A variety of flavor-studded sushi bites, including traditional and Austin-inspired maki rolls; new booths and tables for larger parties

$20 $10

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Contemporary American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Eleven Plates (Up to 45% Off)

Eleven Plates

Davenport Village

Large plates such as diver scallops with grilled corn and chorizo or cold-smoked pork steak join small plates such as wild boar wings

$20 $12

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Fondue Meal with Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 49% Off)

The Melting Pot

Northwest Austin

Couples dip entrees, such as filet mignon and ravioli, into smoldering fondue pots and signature dipping sauces

$60.55 $32

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$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Austin

Northern Indian specialties, including tandoori meats and seafood, curries, and biryani

$20 $11

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American Cuisine at Zack's American Bistro (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Zack's American Bistro

Steiner Ranch

Upscale American food like crab cakes, Cajun-seasoned burgers with blue cheese, shrimp fra diavolo, and white pizza, made from scratch daily

$20 $11

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

Mekong River Restaurant

Downtown

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

$20 $12

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Thai and Southeast Asian Food at Satay Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Satay Restaurant

North Shoal Creek

MSG-free Thai and Asian dishes such as pad thai, satay, and duck curry from the kitchen of a chef who sells her sauces nationwide

$30 $18

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$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

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

$12 $6

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$12 for $24 Worth of Mexican Cuisine from Hot Box Diner

The Hot Box Diner

Austin

The permanently-stationed food truck's team serves up tacos with a side of fried plantains, custom rice bowls, and other Mexican classics

$8 $4

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Buffet and Drinks at Indian Palace ($20 Value)

Indian Palace

Northwest Hills - Far West

Fresh dinner and lunch buffets lead culinary journeys through northern India with dishes tossed in rich curry or smoked in a tandoor oven

$10 $5

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$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Pub Food at RC Fowlers

RC Fowlers

Northwest Austin

Family-friendly sports bar features wings with more than 25 sauces such at atomic buffalo, as well as burgers, pizzas, and salads

$20 $10

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$13 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Thai Cuisine

Thai Cuisine

Silver Creek Center

Spring rolls, sesame beef, hot basil fried rice, and pad see ewe adorn colorful tables inside an eatery with free Wi-Fi

$20 $13

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

Chisos Grill

Hill Country Galleria

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

$20 $11

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Property Location
With a stay at The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio (Northwest - Six Flags), you'll be convenient to Shops of La Cantera and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Palmer Course at La Cantera and The Rim Shopping Center.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 508 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools or 3 spa tubs. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, wireless Internet access (surcharge), and concierge services. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in San Antonio? This resort has 39,000 square feet (3623 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

16641 La Cantera Pkwy
San Antonio,
TX
US

Albert Friedrich poured the first foamer at The Buckhorn Saloon in 1881. Early in his bartending days, Friedrich began accepting horns and antlers in exchange for whiskey and beer, leading to a unique collection now exhibited in The Buckhorn Museum. The historic tavern claims that Teddy Roosevelt once recruited Rough Riders from among its patrons, and it is also rumored as the place where Pancho Villa plotted the Mexican Revolution. An original handcrafted marble-and-cherry-wood back bar and other historic furnishings still reside in the saloon, where guests now swig locally brewed beers and challenge each other to taser duels. Visitors come face to face with the taxidermal heads and other artifacts from more than 520 species, including a 1,056-pound black marlin and a prehistoric irish-elk skull and antlers. The museum also lays claims to a preserved whitetail deer and the rattlesnake rattle artwork of Friedrich’s wife, which guests can show to their own pet snakes as a cautionary example of what happens to misbehaving reptiles.

Adjacent to The Buckhorn Museum, The Texas Ranger Museum houses Texas Ranger paraphernalia such as sawed-off shotguns, badges, and photographs. At Ranger Town, young whippersnappers delight in glimpses of life during turn-of-the-century San Antonio, as depicted by a re-created jail, smith, and telegraph office, as well as the Bonnie and Clyde exhibit, where a '34 Ford V8 Deluxe sits anxiously awaiting its next adventure. On their way out, visitors can drop in at a museum gift shop that traces its own origins to 1920, when it was a curios store.

318 E Houston St
San Antonio,
TX
US

Even the best chefs have to get their start somewhere, and that somewhere is often a burger joint. This is certainly true of five-time James Beard nominee Bruce Auden. The profile in the San Antonio Express-News traces his meteoric rise from flipping burgers at a cabana to apprenticing under Guy Petit to earning Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chef title in 1988. Since then, Auden has continued to hone his culinary innovation, first at his award-winning restaurant Biga and now at Auden's Kitchen.

Auden’s Kitchen retains a local focus and serves creatively redesigned comfort food. There's buttermilk fried chicken with lemon-pepper marinade, and burgers with dijon aioli and applewood bacon. Pizzas come with house-pulled mozzarella and the hot kiss of a wood-burning oven, which also prepares salmon and whole-roasted trout. In addition to these classics, the seasonal menu saves space for a number of more lavish entrees, such as duck confit blanketed with cherry-zinfandel barbecue sauce. Diners have more than 75 wines to choose from, as well as bar offerings such as martinis and imported beer.

The dining room’s laid-back decor invites guests to relax, rather than worry about whether they’re combing their hair with the right salad fork. Wine bottles and copper pots cluster on shelves lining the dining-room walls, and diners can see right into the kitchen over a stainless-steel countertop shaded by a bevy of frying pans.

700 E Sonterra Blvd
San Antonio,
TX
US

A crackling fire warms guests perched at white-draped tables in the candlelit wine cellar. Upstairs, diners marvel at the picturesque views of the vineyard and rose garden filling the glass-enclosed patio's windows or deeply inhale the aroma of wildflowers drifting onto the vine-covered porch. It's against these intimate backdrops that servers at The Vineyards Restaurant deliver steak, seafood, and other upscale dishes to tables, which come aglow with candlelight as dusk falls.

The chefs work hard to make each bite as special as the surroundings. They age beef-tenderloin fillets for 45 days before plating them atop garlic-and-mushroom sauce and slowly marinate chicken in a spicy chipotle-garlic oil before nestling it in a bed of pasta covered in cilantro cream sauce.

With such food in such a setting, a regular night out at The Vineyards is one to remember, but a special occasion there is truly magical. For marriage proposals, anniversaries, and the reunions of long-lost pairs of socks, staffers lead guests down a candle-strewn path to a private table set for dessert among the vineyard's rows of grapevines. The Vineyards has held more than 500 weddings in its open-air pavilion, and its on-staff wedding coordinator and floral designer help plan picture-perfect ceremonies.

27315 Fm 3009
San Antonio,
TX
US

Visitors to Aspen's Brew might forget they're inside a coffee shop at all, as the family-owned cafe cultivates an ambiance of low-key comfort reminiscent of a classic, all-American living room. Guests can admire and purchase the unique artwork on the walls while lounging on the couch, kick back with the morning paper on an upholstered grandfather chair, or handwrite their emails at one of the wooden tables. As the morning sun gradually suffuses the cozy space with natural light, baristas rustle up six award-winning micro-roasted brews from Dillanos Coffee Roasters while the on-site bakers usher out scones, muffins, croissants, and cinnamon rolls. To add even more homeyness to the mix, they also serve up bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and squares of Grandma's coffee cake, a from-scratch pastry that comes from a secret recipe whispered between generations during games of Telephone at family reunions. In the afternoon, the kitchen staffers keep the hospitality coming with fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and paninis, as well as homemade soups, specialty coffee drinks, and desserts such as carrot cake and brownies.

The folks at Aspen's Brew also cater this down-home cafe fare for events, whether for morning meetings, lunch, or afternoon gatherings. To ensure these special occasions go off without a hitch, they deliver anywhere in the greater San Antonio area.

11255 Huebner Rd, Ste 100
San Antonio,
TX
US

Named one of America's top 10 bread bakers in 2011 by Dessert Professional, The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe kneads a menu of 100% gluten-free breads, cakes, and pizzas. Meaty sandwich stuffings such as rosemary chicken, slow-roasted New Zealand lamb, or tender roast beef swaddle a slice of extra baby swiss in the Big Bloke sandwich, which cradles its tender fixings between the snug halves of a garlicky bun. Voracious vegetarians discover unrivaled variety in the Great Big Aussie Sanger, comprised of layers of roasted bell pepper sauce, chili, peanut butter, yogurt, and fresh veggies––a recipe perfected by the café's sleepwalking gourmet. Blended from rice flour to accommodate sensitive tummies, duos of crumbly cookies draw sweet conclusions as customers savor crisp oatmeal and gooey chocolate chips or iced sugar cookies. Inside the bakery, a sumptuous spread of baked goods satisfies gluten-free appetites with white or whole flax breads, which are also free of eggs, dairy, soy, nuts, or magic beans. Prebaked pizza crusts await dressing in home-dressed toppings, and sweet slice-ables include 5-inch pies in seasonal flavors such as pumpkin, mixed berry, and apple.

3610 Avenue B
San Antonio,
TX
US