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TexasBreeze Jul 9, 2009 06:49 AM

We're going to San Antonio these weekend. Please suggest great restaurants there.

Most of a previous post about their restaurants were 6 years old. We can't afford La Reve, but would appreciate any suggestions. We like Mexican, Italian, and steak restaurants.

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    saeyedoc Jul 9, 2009 11:04 AM

    Where are you staying? Do you have a car?
    My current favorite for Italian is Tre Trattoria, next to The Witte Museum
    For MX, do you want authentic or tex/mex? I really like Guajillos at 410 and Blanco and Celito Lindo at Stone Oak and Huebner.
    For steak, if you have a large budget, Bohanans is good. Otherwise the only other steak joints I know are chains like Ruths Chris, Mortons, The Palm, Kirbys

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      TexasBreeze Jul 9, 2009 06:52 PM

      We have a car -- we'll be at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort to the west, but can drive to different places. I see that Tre was recommended twice, so I'll check out the menu online.

      I'm interested in authentic MX -- were the restaurants you listed tex/mex or interior MX?

      Thanks for the steak recommendations -- some I'm familiar with, others I'm not.

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        saeyedoc Jul 10, 2009 06:52 AM

        Interior, Mexico City. Guajillos is a kindof a hole in the wall. Celito Lindo more upscale, great Chili Relleno, Mole, Tampiquena, etc.
        There are 3 rests right at 1601/Huebner which are really good.
        Wildfish for fresh seafood, Roaring Fork has good happy hour prices for apps and Brasserie Pavil, beer tastings (extensive Belgian beers including 4 on tap), Moules Frites, Steak Frites.

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      amazinc Jul 9, 2009 12:58 PM

      I'll second the post for Tre, but if you are downtown, hop on the trolley and go to LeFritte, Azuca, or Rosarios all on S. Alamo. If you have a car, you can drive to Bistro Vatel or Ciao Lavendaria on Olmos or to the slew of new, good restaurants in the Stone Oak/Loop 1604 area such as Bistro Pavil, Ciel, Ciao II, Meson, or Bistro Thyme. A favorite of mine is Grissini in the Lincoln park shopping center on Broadway. If any of these appeal, most of the menus and directions can be accessed on-line. Have a great weekend and don't croak from heat stroke. It's darned hot in SA!

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        TexasBreeze Jul 9, 2009 07:03 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions -- I'll definitely access them online to study their menus. It's been awhile since I've been in SA, so I'm not familiar with the new restaurants.

        Yep, I haven't seen heat like this ever -- pool time is in order this weekend.

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        saeyedoc Jul 10, 2009 11:43 AM

        I'd add Dough pizza to the mix. Certified Neapolitan pizza maker at Blanco and 410. Expensive for pizza, but delicious. Other items on menu also excellent

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