Enjoy Dining Al Fresco in the Alamo City



San Antonio takes pride in its weather - it's what Texans do. You can eat outside here almost all year-round, if you don't mind the sweltering sun. However, for non-Texans, now's the time to truly enjoy dining al fresco in the Alamo City. Grab your friends and get ready for some fresh air, fantastic food, and hopefully, a nice bottle of wine or great local beer!

When it comes to al fresco dining, Maverick  may have the rest of the city beat. Although the restaurant itself is spectacular, dining out on their patio is simply a must. This Texas brasserie isn't just for Francophiles, although it certainly has a wistful French feel to it. However, the menu is very versatile, from Texas Quail to Pan-Seared Lake Trout to Rotisserie Crispy Duck. 

If you're in the mood for Mexican food, La Fonda has a beautiful, lush patio, perfect for sipping margaritas on. Their cuisine is mindful, with healthy options. This is not your typical Tex-Mex restaurant, and they have some of the best fish tacos in the city. 

For something more chill, head to The Luxury or Big'z Burger Joint, where they have giant outdoor eating areas, inexpensive eats, not to mention room for the kids and the dogs. What are you waiting for?!


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Big'z Burger Joint


 

Tucker's Kozy Korner is an institution and has been a part of the downtown eastside for as long as most people can remember. It's been around since the 1940s. This restaurant and bar has been known for it's soul food. Now, with a new chef at the...  Read More


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Tucker's Kozy Korner
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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


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20 Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar
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20 Nine's new Chef, Jerry Toomey, came on board in June of 2014 and has, in just months, transformed it into one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in San Antonio. Toomey, a San Antonio native who resided in Seattle for a time, has brought...  Read More


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The Luxury
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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


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The Cookhouse
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20 Nine's new Chef, Jerry Toomey, came on board in June of 2014 and has, in just months, transformed it into one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in San Antonio. Toomey, a San Antonio native who resided in Seattle for a time, has brought...  Read More


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Feast
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The Cookhouse just opened their doors in early September of 2014 but is already the talk of the town, which comes as no surprise as it's the only restaurant in San Antonio that showcases traditional New Orleans cuisine, the kind you might find...  Read More


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Tribeca 212
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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


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Cappy's


 

Enjoy a little bit of France in San Antonio at this absolutely lovely Texas Brasserie, featuring specialty wines, meats and beer. One of the newest restaurants to open in the Southtown arts district, it's quickly become a local's favorite, as it...  Read More


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What's wonderful about Feast is their original perspective on food, not to mention their amazing execution of said perspective. They have divided their dishes into six categories, those being Oceanic, Heat, Chilled, Grilled, Crispy, Hearty....  Read More


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Maverick
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Enjoy a little bit of France in San Antonio at this absolutely lovely Texas Brasserie, featuring specialty wines, meats and beer. One of the newest restaurants to open in the Southtown arts district, it's quickly become a local's favorite, as it...  Read More


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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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