Dining in San Antonio
Long renowned as the epicenter of Tex-Mex cuisine with some barbecue and
steaks added for good measure San Antonio in recent years has evolved
into a burgeoning cuisine Mecca, with a growing number of high-end restaurants making names for
themselves throughout the southwestern United States and, indeed, across the country.
The development of San Antonio's gastronomic reputation revolves in part around
a new regional cuisine that adds to the multicultural mix of foods available throughout the Alamo City.
Dubbed 'New Southwestern Cooking' in the culinary community, San Antonio's recent
foray into gastronomic circles manifests the city's historical and cultural roots, taking a
healthy portion of traditional Tex-Mex and adding a pinch or two of Lone Star State wild game and fresh,
locally-grown fruits and vegetables, complemented with a wide selection of Texas wines and beers to create
new taste sensations that are enticing palates across the country.
San Antonio's new wave of restaurateurs often uses such exotic ingredients as bison, axis deer, and quail.
Of course, San Antonio is still the nation's hub for Tex-Mex cuisine, with numerous restaurants dishing out such
delicacies as enchiladas, fajitas, gorditas, cabrito al pastor, menudo and barbacoa.
Family-owned restaurants abound in San Antonio, from Produce Row in Market Square to neighborhoods throughout the city.