Midtown San Antonio is known for its nightlife and restaurants. It’s the place to go for a night out or drinks with friends. The best way to start a night out in Midtown is to fill up on a delicious meal from one of the local restaurants. If you’re looking for a good Midtown San Antonio restaurant, check out our four best recommendations below.
La Fonda on Main
Location: 2415 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212
Cuisine: Upscale Mexican
Hours: Mon–Thurs and Sun, 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Fri–Sat, 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
The search for the best Tex-Mex in Midtown culminates at La Fonda on Main. This casual fine dining restaurant offers a relaxed and inviting setting, perfect for a dinner date. Menu items include contemporary Mexican cuisine, carefully prepared and plated for an upscale dining experience. Not only is it a great choice for dinner, but they serve lunch seven days a week and Sunday brunch, as well. This restaurant is popular, so reservations are recommended.
Location: 741 W. Ashby Place, San Antonio, TX 78212
Cuisine: Vietnamese, specializing in pho
Hours: Mon–Sat, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun, Closed
Pho, the traditional Vietnamese dish, is becoming quite popular and trendy in Texas, with a number of pho chains popping up everywhere. Pho, pronounced “fuh”, is a soup prepared with rice noodles, broth, herbs, and a meat of your choice. You can add in vegetables and garnishes like bean sprouts, jalapeños, and cilantro. The menu at Pho Sure includes multiple styles of pho, sandwiches, vegetarian specialties, and desserts. You can order side items to go with your entree, including tasty crab rangoons and egg rolls. You can dine in or, if you opt for carryout, you can order online.
Location: 2926 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, and Beer Garden
Hours: Mon–Thurs, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Fri, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
If you’re looking for the best burger in San Antonio, head on down to Tycoon Flats. The famous burgers at Tycoon Flats are loaded with toppings and dense with flavor. The Bacon Balsamic Blue burger and the Stuffed Burger are our personal favorites. We also love to check out their daily burger special board for the newest burger creation. While you eat your meal, you can also enjoy the beautiful beer garden. Their awesome drink menu includes domestic, draft, and craft beers; margaritas; wine; and cocktails. The whole family is welcome at Tycoon. They make sure to keep their atmosphere family friendly, and even include a play area for the kids right in the beer garden.
Burgers from Tycoon Flats, Photo by H. Michael Karshis via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Location: 2403 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Hours: Dinner | Sun–Thurs, 4–11 p.m.; Fri–Sat, 4 p.m.–1 a.m.; Brunch | Sat–Sun, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tasty tacos and cool cocktails are what it’s all about at Chisme. This hip restaurant and bar serves innovative tacos and drink specials in a stylish space with patio seating. They are known for their agave spirits. These artisanal spirits are crafted with raw ingredients that take five to 30 years to mature! Their agave spirits menu changes regularly to offer dozens of different agave varieties, each with its own taste and scent. The food items on their menu are equally creative, with original tacos, seafood plates, and large entrees.