Local Favorites in San Antonio

If there’s one thing locals know all about, it’s the best spots in town to eat. Those places aren’t always the flashiest, and they’re often found off the beaten path, but that’s exactly what makes them so special.

San Antonio locals know that for the best comfort food around, there’s no better hangout than Josephine Street Café, where a friendly staff serves up classic comfort foods like pot roast, pork chops, chicken-fried steak, and homemade desserts. This San Antonio mainstay is as quirky as it is popular, with neon signs guiding hungry diners in, an uneven wooden floor, and a 500-year old tree in the middle of the restaurant.

Texans are loud and proud about their barbecue — ribs and brisket are tops on the menus here. Local taxi and Uber drivers will steer you to the Smoke Shack, a food truck turned restaurant where the sweet and savory sauces bring out the best flavor in a wide variety of meats, and where good ol’ southern sides like fried okra, green beans, and mac and cheese are the real deal.

Texas is renowned for more than its BBQ; they’ve also captivated palates with authentic Mexican cuisine, and there’s no shortage of favorite Mexican restaurants here. Ask ten locals and you’re likely to get ten different answers on who has the best Mexican food. But The Original Blanco Café just may be the one. You’ll find this no frills, unfussy Tex-Mex restaurant packed with locals all vying for a place to savor their famous enchiladas. Don’t forget to try one of their breakfast plates — served all day.

Whether it’s daily plate specials and homemade root beer at German deli Schilo’s, pan-fried noodles at Thai Kitchen, or homemade salsas and chiles rellenos at Acenar on the River Walk, the diverse mixture of San Antonio’s cultures makes this town a foodie’s dream.

When you join us at our Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch, you can enjoy takeout from a local favorite in the comfort of your suite, or hit the Texas-sized buffet and try regional specialties at Springhouse Café and JB’s Poolside Restaurant, located in the adjacent Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa. And with your own fully equipped kitchen and relaxed living and dining areas right in your suite, you can enjoy everything from quick morning breakfasts to easy family meals to late-night snacks — even from the privacy of your own balcony.