Seafood in San Antonio Offers Up Surprising Delights

Kimberly Suta

By , Local Expert, San Antonio
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In San Antonio, seafood restaurants may never give Tex-Mex a run for its money, but when you're wanting seafood, we assure you there are some fantastic options out there for you. We've scoured the city to find the best of the best, whether you're in the mood for traditional fare or something off the beaten path. Our top pick is El 7 Mares, which means "The Seven Seas," and has been serving delectable family seafood recipes to San Antonio for twenty years now, which comes as no surprise as the family hails from Michoacán, which runs along the Pacific Ocean. This hidden gem serves up the freshest ceviche in town! For oysters and...  Read more »

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    El 7 Mares

    El Siete Mares is consistently receiving accolades for their fresh fish and amazing food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Honestly, no matter which dish catches your fancy, you can't go wrong at El 7 Mares, but we love the Molcajete de Camarones - shrimp, grilled panela cheese and grilled cactus simmering in a hot stone mortar filled with the most delicious savory tomato and tomatillo sauce!"

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    Saveurs 209

    This is a brand new excellent French restaurant offering superb seafood dishes with fresh ingredients.

    Local Expert Tip: "Always try Chef's daily recommendation! "

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    Sandbar Fish House & Market

    Sandbar is one of the only restaurants in San Antonio whose focus is seafood.

    Local Expert Tip: "They have an extensive wine list, so don't forget to try some!"

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    Piranha Killer Sushi Restaurant

    Piranha's has some of the freshest seafood and sushi in San Antonio.

    Local Expert Tip: "The sushi is so fresh and delicate, you'll want to start with the Crudo of Hamachi, Tuna and Escolar. If you're in the mood for something off the beaten path for dinner, try the Grilled Salmon with Mussels in a Saffron Cream Sauce. It's to-die-for!"

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    Azuca Nuevo Latino Restaurant & Bar

    Azuca is an award-winning bar and restaurant that has been around now for almost 10 years.

    Local Expert Tip: "Chef Rene's paella dish is the best this city has to offer!"

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    La Frite Belgian Bistro

    For local seafood restaurants, La Frite offers a wonderful menu of excellent dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Our favorite mussels dish is the "Bavarian" with bacon, beer, mustard, and yes, bleu cheese!"

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    Il Sogno

    Il Sogno is an extremely popular restaurant and all of their dishes including the seafood is top notch.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to give yourself time to walk around the shops at the Pearl Brewery before or after you're meal, which is located along the new extension of the Riverwalk. Makes for a romantic after-dinner stroll!"

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    J. Alexander's

    J. Alexander's is an upscale restaurant where the food is guaranteed to be excellent, no matter what you order.

    Local Expert Tip: "J. Alexander's is known for their enormous fire-grilled artichokes, so be sure to get one as an appetizer!"

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    Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen

    Pappadeaux's is an extremely popular seafood restaurant that has been around for quite a while.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to get their in time for the "boiled shrimp happy hour." It's deelish!"

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    Niki's Tokyo Inn

    • Cuisine: Asian, Seafood, Sushi
    • Average Main Course Price: $15
    • Neighborhood: North Central

    Niki's offers some of the finest and freshest seafood, Japanese-style, of course!

    Local Expert Tip: "Be daring, go sashimi!"



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