Get Your Grub on During CHEST 2018!

June 21, 2018 by Taylor Pecko-Reid

San Antonio is known for its sports teams, the River Walk, and of course the Alamo, but one thing that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves is the food. San Antonio offers a variety of must-try food items that you simply can’t find anywhere else. Ready to get your grub on? Here are just a few picks to try out while visiting the Alamo City.

Bella on the River

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Bella on the River

A 13-minute walk from the Convention Center along the River Walk will land you at this San Antonio hotspot. Bella on the River is known for its “Texas Style Italian food,” which means bigger flavor-packed portions with an Italian twist. From antipasto to paella, you’re sure to find something on the menu to feast on. Be sure to take a look at their extensive wine list as well.






Who says you can’t get a little taste of New Orleans while in Texas? The Cookhouse is serving up cajun favorites just a 6-minute drive from the Convention Center. Known for its New Orleans Barbequed Shrimp, fried boudin balls, and Po’ Boys, it’ll be hard to pick which one to feast on for dinner.



El Mirador

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El Mirador

Just a 4-minute Uber from the Convention Center, you’ll find El Mirador, known for its deliciously authentic Mexican food. El Mirador has been serving up chicharrones, fresh breakfast tacos, and other savory dishes to the San Antonio community since 1968. Be sure to grab a seat on their outdoor patio and take a look at the nearby shops and bars while enjoying your delicious meal.



La Fonda on Main Fonda on Main

La Fonda on Main

Take a trip to the Alta Vista neighborhood post-CHEST and visit the oldest Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, open since 1932. La Fonda on Main is known for its lively atmosphere and of course its traditional Tex-Mex food options. Be sure to take your dinner outside and sit along their tree-lined patio. As this is one of San Antonio’s most recommended restaurants, we suggest making reservations.



Restaurant Gwendolyn Gwendolyn

Restaurant Gwendolyn

Tired out from the latest in medical advancements and tech? Kick it old school and grab a seat at Restaurant Gwendolyn along the River Walk and feast on local, seasonal, and handmade food from around the San Antonio area. This restaurant’s mission is to serve food entirely old school, which means using what they had and creating food like it was prepared prior to the industrial revolution in 1850. If you like surprises, you’re in luck, as the menu constantly changes based on what is available at that time!

Keep in mind, these are just some of the many delicious restaurants San Antonio has to offer. Any other restaurants we should add to our list? Leave suggestions in the comments below!

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