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Sep 18, 2012 09:56 PM

Moving to San Antonio

My husband and I are about to move to San Antonio. We are going to need to find new places to eat, I would love some suggestions. We love all types of food, so anything is welcome.


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  1. What part of town are you moving to? It's a big area, hard to come up with suggestions without something to narrow it down.

    1. And where are you moving from? What sort of dining are you accustomed to and what are you hoping to find?

      1. Read all the San Antonio posts, they have covered everything, from chefs to Tex Mex. There is not much of a changing scene here (unlike San Francisco or New York, say).

        1. Great points made by all the replies so far. Good news is that nothing here is really inconveniently far by Dallas or Houston standards. You can even do the BBQ pilgrimage,hill country wine trail, or lunch in Austin as a day trip. We're definitely weighted heavily (excuse the awful pun) towards tex-mex (1,113 locations is today's count per urbanspoon) but you should find something here to satisfy any palate. Welcome to SA!

          1. Not to mention that the Gulf coast and excellent seafood is just a quick jaunt away. And, although I'm probably the only one still going, it's only a couple of hours to the border. I don't go to Del Rio or Laredo anymore, but I've never had any trouble at Progreso. And I go there several times a year for the food, shopping, and mi dentista, Dr. Portillo.

            As I said, I don't know where you're coming from, but I've lived a lot of places, and I mean a whole lot of places and, for my money anyway, Central Texas is a damn fine place to be.

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            1. re: Jaymes

              We've been to Nuevo Progresso numerous times without a problem. Go to Arturo's for original Tex Mex nachos, fried speckled trout, and killer premium margaritas for less than two bucks. Ask for Joaquin.


              1. re: Jaymes

                Yes Jaymes Central Texas is awesome. I urge the original poster Vmkleck to get out and explore the Hill Country, go beyond Austin, and hit west Texas, specifically Big Bend National Park, and south to the coast as you said. Texas has so much to offer.