Best Value, Best Eats in San Antonio

When we think of value, we're usually thinking about how it effects our wallets. Fortunately, in San Antonio, there's a number of restaurants that are kind to our wallets as well as our palates. From burgers to baked goods, Latin cuisine to Tex-Mex delights, and even sushi, we've got you covered!

The Luxury has some of the best french fries in town along with a menu of elevated sandwiches and even some salads, but you'll definitely want to throw down with some of their more sinful options. Grab a beer or wine and chill with friends in this outdoor eatery that has stunning views of the riverwalk. There's no better way to spend $10!

For a more upscale experience with still an eye for affordability, try Azuca in Southtown, where they have a wide variety of amazing Latin dishes. Your best bet is to go for happy hour and nosh on an assortment of appetizers and enjoy a few mojitos on their stunning patio. 

Read on to find the best value for you!

Big'z Burger Joint


Bigz claims to have the best burgers in San Antonio, and they may be right! They are certainly worth the drive, no matter where you're staying in San Antonio. Bigz burgers are mouth-watering delights, whether you go whole hog with bacon and...  Read More

Azuca Nuevo Latino Restaurant & Bar
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Azuca Nuevo Latino is not just a restaurant and bar, but an experience. It's a local's favorite for their happy-hour mojitos and caipirinhas. Located just south of downtown in San Antonio's arts district, Azuca offers fantastic drinks you can't...  Read More

Bird Bakery
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Bird Bakery is like a little bakery heaven. The staff is overwhelmingly friendly, encouraging you to try the wide variety of samples, from carrot cake, salted peanut butter cups, and Mexican chocolate brownies. Make sure to ask which items are...  Read More

Piranha Killer Sushi Restaurant
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Piranha Killer Sushi is a trendy Americanized Japanese restaurant with a bit of a twist. There is no confusion in this fusion! Whether for a business lunch or date night, Piranha's nouveau Japanese atmosphere and expansive menu, including a...  Read More

King William District


Rosario's, which has been around now for over 20 years, has transported itself from a local favorite to a critically-acclaimed restaurant. They have been featured in Southern Living, Texas Monthly and The New York Times, and have been listed as...  Read More

San Antonio
Fratello's Deli
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Fratello's is part restaurant, part deli, part market and wholly delicious! It's a great place to grab a quick bite to eat that's not only fresh but affordable. Their dishes come from hearty family recipes that inspire memories of sitting around...  Read More

Magnolia Pancake Haus
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Known for its buttermilk pancakes that started from a recipe called 'The World's Best Pancakes,' the Magnolia Pancake Haus is a favorite among locals. Ask a group of San Antonians what their favorite place for breakfast is and you'll hear the...  Read More

The Luxury
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This recent addition to San Antonio eateries is just one example of why San Antonio is a supreme vacation destination. The Luxury is Chef Andrew Weissman's (one of San Antonio's finest) newest restaurants. Located across the river from the San...  Read More

Panchos and Gringos Deli
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Panchos and Gringos is an unexpected delight. Don't be put off by the dim surroundings. This family-owned and operated restaurant is truly a hidden gem. They offer a large menu of primarily breakfast foods and sandwiches. The food is inexpensive...  Read More

Cafe Dijon
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Somehow Cafe Dijon manages to stay surprisingly affordable while at the same time serving up fresh and flavorful cafe food made with locally-sourced ingredients. This classy little restaurant and bakery has some yummy offerings for breakfast,...  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