Find Some of San Antonio's Finest Restaurants Nestled in Monte Vista

Monte Vista, a historic district, located in the heart of San Antonio is gorgeous, quaint and quiet. The denizens that live here have incredible taste which must be why some of the best restaurants in the city are located in or around this charming neighborhood.

While not exactly a secret, the restaurants found in Monte Vista are all local's favorites and not frequented by tourists and visitors as much as you'd expect. Regardless of the type of cuisine you're craving, you're in luck, as there's a wide variety of choices.

For Mexican, La Fonda not only offers some of the best food in town, but has one of the most amazing outdoor patios. There's simply nothing quite as satisfying as sipping a margarita and dipping into their fresh-made signature salsa while sitting outside under an ancient tree that is as well-known as the restaurant itself. 

For some outstanding pizza, a fresh salad or even just a craft-made cocktail, Barbaro makes a perfect crust topped with an array of unusual yet tasty ingredients. It's a great place to while away the afternoon with friends or family. 

Besides casual favorites, Monte Vista has a nice offering of upscale restaurants, such as Bistro Vatel and Mixti. Both are a treat and shouldn't be overlooked, no matter where you're staying in the Alamo city! Mixtli also has a mezcal bar in the same shopping area, The Yard, that serves up some great food. 

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Niki's Tokyo Inn
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Niki's Tokyo Inn is probably the most authentic Japanese restaurant in San Antonio. Sure, it doesn't look so hot on the outside, but you'll quickly forget about all that once you have a taste of their sushi or any of the number of traditional...  Read More

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Mixtli is so much more than just a satisfying meal, it's truly a journey of the spirit and senses. Owners Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, also chefs, have developed a unique dining experience they're calling progressive Mexican culinaria, which...  Read More

Yaya's offers two locations in San Antonio, but all the same delightful Thai fare. Whether you're a fan of Pad Thai, Green Curry or a steaming hot bowl of Thom Kha, you'll find all of your favorites at Yaya's and then some. They offer a large...  Read More

Capparelli's has several locations around San Antonio where you can enjoy the old world tradition of wholesome, rustic Italian cuisine made with fresh ingredients. The Capparelli name is synonymous with the masterful preparation of great Italian...  Read More

Bistro Vatel

Bistro Vatel has been a round for a long while and has earned the reputation as one of the best, if not the best, French restaurants in town. Chef Damian Watel has French cooking in his blood. Descended from Louis XIV's chef (Francois Vatel, who...  Read More

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Tribeca has managed to find the right balance of great New American cuisine and exceptional service in a warm, cozy atmosphere and all at a surprisingly low price point. They're also open for lunch during the week, brunch on Sundays and happy...  Read More

The Clean Plate
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While the concept of farm-to-table hasn't quite caught fire yet in San Antonio, the fact is, for many people as well as restaurateurs, farm-to-table is the only way to go. There's no doubt that while your farm-to-table choices are limited in the...  Read More

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Barbaro isn't just any pizza joint, think of it more as a pizza speakeasy, a neighborhood bar that features craft beer and absolutely fantastic pizza, salads and desserts showcasing the finest ingredients in combinations you wouldn't come up...  Read More

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Folc provides an intimate and friendly atmosphere full of both staff and patrons who are exhilarated by amazing edibles and luscious libations. Chef Colon starts with American classics and then spins them on their proverbial ear with incredibly...  Read More

La Fonda is the oldest Mexican restaurant in San Antonio. Established in 1932, the restaurant has served at least two American presidents (Teddy Roosevelt and Lyndon B Johnson). However, their primary focus is on serving the city of San...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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