Southtown

A little bit more of a stroll from the Vista into the celebrated historic districts of King William and LaVaca. Call a pedi-cab for an open-air ride back! 

Azuca Nuevo Latino, 713 S Alamo San Antonio, TX (210)225-5550. http://www.azuca.net/ Chef Rene Hernandez brings you Central American and Caribbean style dishes, in a historic building in Southtown. Features salsa dancing Fri and Sat nights, with lessons from 4-6pm on Saturday. Drink of choice: mojitos. Dining hrs: Mon-Thurs 11am – 9:30pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 10:30pm, Sun 5pm – 9:3-pm. Bar hrs: Mon – Thurs 4pm – 11pm, Fri & Sat 4pm – 2am, Sun 5pm – 9:30pm

Bubblehead Tea, 1035 S Presa San Antonio, TX (210)224-0559.  http://www.bubbleheadtea.com This old location has been reborn as a modern hot spot featuring Asian beverages, smoothies, hookahs, and local art in Southtown across from Taco Haven. If you don’t want one of their featured smoothies, just describe what ingredients you like – it might even get named after you! Two innovative young couples own and run it themselves. Great small meeting place with free wi-fi. Mon-Thur 12pm-8pm, Fri 7pm-2am, Sat 12pm-8pm, Sun closed.

Feast, 1024 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 http://www.feastsa.com/ Feast opened their doors in September 2011 with New American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair in a variety of appetizers, entrees and "small plates". We are located in San Antonio in the King William Historic District

The Filling Station, 701 S St Mary’s St San Antonio, TX (210)444-2200. http://www.thestationsa.com/ This hidden gem is found housed in a vintage filling station (hence the name!), with picnic tables on the side. Owned and run by Jon & Stacie Rowe. Selections are sandwiches, pizza, dressings, soup and desserts, as well as craft beer, and the food is way above average, using fresh breads daily & the finest meats and fillings. Try the carrot cake too! Mon – Fri (sorry, no weekends) 11am – 9pm.

The Friendly Spot, 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX (210)224-BEER. http://www.thefriendlyspot.com Featuring 180 bottled brews, 25 friendly draughts, and a full menu of friendly eats in an outdoor setting under tall old trees. This is where Southtown hangs out – you’ll definitely make new friends! Mon – Fri 3pm – 12midnight , Sat & Sun 11am –12midnight.

The Fruiteria, 1401 S Flores #102 San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104. http://chefjohnnyhernandez.com/thefruteria/ The Frutería – Botanero by Chef Johnny Hernandez is inspired by Mexico's beautiful and colorful fruit stands. The name literally means "green grocer" and the look pays homage to the Mexican "Tree of life" drawings on amate (bark) paper hanging on the walls. The space echoes a Mexican Botanero which is a casual space where people gather after work to get botana-style Mexican tapas and cocktails. The atmosphere of The Frutería tips its hat to Mexico's artisans. The space is contemporary yet casual anchored by the use of vibrant colors and textures. From the furniture, lighting, artwork to the earthenware used to serve food, The Frutería provides an authentic and fresh experience.
By day the menu offerings range from fresh fruit cups, licuados (smoothies) to tortas and tostadas for breakfast and lunch. By night, The Frutería transforms into a Botanero offering Mexican tapas or small plates of botanas or antojitos, ranging from nuts, guacamoles, stuffed peppers to bite-size tostadas or chilapitas. The Frutería drink menu includes a well thought-out list of Tequilas from various regions and fruit infused cocktails. Come in, have a seat and enjoy this new Botanero by Chef Johhny Hernandez.

La Frite, 728 S Alamo San Antonio, TX (210) 224-7555. http://www.lafritesa.com/ Great European food served in a casual, intimate atmosphere. Daily chef selections plus prix fixe menu. Fine wine selection. Lunch Tues–Fri 11:30am–2:15pm. Dining 6pm– 0:15pm. Closed Sun & Mon.

La Tuna Grill, 100 PRobandt St San antonio, TX 78204 (210) 212-6723.  http://latunagrill.com/ Located just across the railroad tracks, this tin-clad eatery dishes up amazing food at great prices. Load up the arteries with the "Loaded Fries," topped with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar - these spuds are worth it! The "La Tuna Trio" is another fave.

Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St San Antonio, TX (210)227-1187. http://www.liberty-bar.com/ Ranging from Texas and Tex-Mex favorites to inventive Southwestern dishes. Your place for serious, comfort food. A long-time favorite with the locals, they are newly located in an historic school building.

The Monterey, 1127 S St Mary’s St San Antonio, TX (210)745-2581. http://www.themontereysa.com This eclectic mix of Texas Southern Mexican styled foods will woo you into submission. Already beloved by locals in its infancy, there are some who would sell their mothers to get a plate of the Barbequed Fried Chicken! All food sources are local, sustainable, or non-factory produced. And the beer list! Unbelievable selections. Here you’ll rub elbows with artists, musicians, and foodies of all types.

Rosario’s, 910 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX  (210) 223-1806. http://www.rosariossa.com Queso Flameado oozes amazing flavor: Tlalpeno sopa de pollo’s smoky chipotle-flavored broth is memorable. You may not know where to start. Well worth the lengthy wait that you’ll find most dinner times at this uber-popular animated hang-out. Sophisticated ambience with colorful local art.

Tito’s, 955 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX (210)212.8226. http://www.titosrestaurant.com Not fancy, but fresh classic Tex-Mex food at affordable prices. You can start your day with a breakfast taco, but expect to stand in line – Tito’s is popular. Then grab a tin-topped table or take it to-go. Fresh handmade flour and corn tortillas are served daily, along with grilled fajitas and an assortment of enchiladas. Tito’s has a full cantina along with the best margaritas around. Open everyday serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Mon - Wed 7am – 9pm, Thurs 7am - 10pm, Fri 7am – 11pm, Sat 8am - 11pm, Sun 8am - 9pm. Happy Hour Mon - Fri 2pm - 7pm (except First Friday).

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