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Your ultimate guide to outdoor dining in San Antonio

Make the most of good weather by taking your meals al fresco on one of San Antonio’s many beautiful patios.

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Step into the lush outdoor oasis of the Anaqua Garden Bar for drinks and light bites.

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Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better? Catch some rays or laze in the shade at one of these San Antonio patios.

Coffee spots

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Spend the morning outside sipping on coffee at Cafe La Lele.

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Aftersome Coffee, 11530 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
Allyson LeBleu and Ali Corbitt are serving up one-of-a-kind drinks out of their moblie coffee trailer including The Shawty with salted caramel + pistachio and the Baristas Choice for a surprise drink.

Breton Organic Coffee Bar, 6422 Babcock Rd.
Nestled on the northwest side of San Antonio is this organic coffee truck that’s serving up Frappe Taro + Honey Lavender, Organic Hibiscus Chia Ice Tea, cakes, and empanadas.

Cafe La Lele, 6505 Grissom Rd.
Enjoy the sun on your skin while sipping an Iced Honeycomb Banana Latte from San Antonio’s newest coffee trailer in Leon Valley.

Halcyon Southtown,1414 S. Alamo St.
Located in the Blue Star District, sip on a cup of coffee, or a drink of your choice, while catching up with friends, people watching, or get caught up on work emails that never seem to end.

Revolución Coffee, 5846 Worth Pkwy. Suite 109
Grab a coffee, cold pressed juice, an açaí bowl, and other healthy eating options at this coffee spot in The RIM. Then make your way up to its rooftop to take in the view of the north side of San Antonio.

Restaurants

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Grab a margarita with a plate of nachos and enjoy the weather on the patio at Carriqui.

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Carriqui, 239 E. Grayson St.
Celebrate the regional flavors of Texas (Rio Grande Valley, Texas coast, and the Hill Country) on the restaurant’s patio. Split a plate of the Classic Nachos, sip on margaritas, and order an entree off the dinner menu.

Dignowity Meats, 1701 E. Houston St.
Featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives,” visit this barbecue joint on the city’s east side for the Burnt End Melt Sandwich that includes smoked brisket burnt ends, sharp cheddar mac n cheese, sliced pear, cheddar cheese, house BBQ sauce and pressed on Ciabatta Bread. Don’t knock it until your try it.

The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S. Saint Mary’s St.
Whether you go for free yoga or trivia during the week, don’t forget to order from the restaurant’s menu that highlights fresh comfort food — good for the body and for the environment.

La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, multiple locations
Serving up traditional Mexican recipes for over 35 years, make plans to visit its Vance Jackson location and sit on the patio to enjoy its plates + award-winning margaritas on the lush patio.

Landino, 200 E. Grayson St. #100
Take a trip to the Mediterranean, via the Historic Pearl, to enjoy a vibrant food menu and weekday happy hour. Pro tip: Try out the Mezas de Alegria to have to restaurant curate your dining experience for $60 per person.

Food truck parks

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Step into the San Antonio Yacht Club and try the City Editor-approved Naco Grayson.

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1604 Cantina, 1850 W. Loop 1604
Home to 13 different food trucks, customers can enjoy loaded fries, funnel cake, pizza, tostadas, drink towers, and margaritas. Pro tip: This food truck park is kid + dog-friendly.

Area 51 Food Park, 12275 Potranco Rd.
This family-friendly food park on the city’s northwest side has a little bit of everything, depending on the night. Bring the family out for dinner (tacos, tamales, barbecue chicken and more) and stay for live music, soccer, sand volleyball, and a kids play area. The best part? Parking is free.

Besame, 511 E. Grayson St.
Within walking distance from the Pearl (just down Grayson Street), is a food truck park offering smash burgers, Nashville Hot Chicken, birria tacos, Aguas Frescas, and Brazilian food. Don’t forget to stop by the bar for beers and cocktails. Keep an eye on their socials for new food trucks.

The Block SA, 14530 Roadrunner Way
Steps from UTSA on San Antonio’s northside, come out for street tacos, vegan burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, empanadas, and Bulgogi fries + plates. On Tuesdays, enjoy $1 tacos from La Carcacha Food Truck (7 p.m. to sell out) and $3 margaritas at the bar (3 p.m. to midnight).

El Camino, 1009 Avenue B
Enjoy a full outdoor bar with craft beer + margarita slushies and food including wood fire pizza, elote, tacos, and barbecue brisket. Don’t miss: Sunday markets featuring local vendors.

San Antonio Yacht Club, 310 W. Grayson
Just minutes west of the Historic Pearl, you’ll find the Alamo City’s very own yacht club — without boats and water. This shipping container food park features local vendors and trucks including Sippy’s beer + wine, Drippy’s Coffee, Naco Grayson (Mexican), Jeepney Street Eats (Filipino fusion) and Outland Provision (leather goods).

Bars and breweries

A tropical-themed bar with people sitting and ordering drinks.

Sip a frozen Mai Tai after your shopping haul.

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Anaqua Garden Bar, 555 S. Alamo St.
Step into the recently-opened hidden oasis and lush garden of the Plaza San Antonio Hotel. Here you can sip on a flaming Pretty Fly for a Mai Tai while enjoying some Lobster Street Corn.

Bombay Bicycle Club, multiple locations
This 40-year-old restaurant is the perfect balance of happy hour, late night food, and socializing. Pro tip: Check out is newly open sophomore location in Hemisfair.

Hops ‘n Hounds, 1119 Avenue B.
After its big move to the downtown area (next to Elsewhere), this recently opened dog-friendly bar + eatery gives pet parents the opportunity to let their dog run wild while sipping on a margarita flight and grabbing a bite to eat. Don’t miss: This bar has monthly dog breed meet-ups.

The Moon’s Daughters, 15 Lexington Ave.
Take in rooftop views of downtown at this bar inside the Thompson San Antonio. Inspired by the Greek goddess of the moon, the lounge and bar offers plenty of outdoor and indoor seating perfect for enjoying its Mediterranean-inspired bites menu + craft cocktail (and mocktail) sips.

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Store, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy. #25105
Kick up your feet after a long day of shopping through The Shops at La Cantera and enjoy its tropical drink menu paired with light bites. Check out our recommendations.

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