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Best San Antonio Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in San Antonio.

Asia Kitchen Thai
11/20
Westlakes Mercado Mall
1739 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78227
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Asia Kitchen draws diners with Thai cuisine on the edge of exotic and Chinese that steps back from the brink. More...

Augie's Barbed Wire Smokehouse Barbecue
Quick Bite
3709 N. St. Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Foot-long dogs are understandably upstaged by brisket, ribs and pulled pork at this atmospheric citadel of smoke. More...

The Barbecue Station Barbecue
11/20
1610 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Another former gas station now fuels folks with barbecue. More...

Beto's Comida Latina Mexican
11/20
8142 Broadway Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Empanadas are preeminent at this casual emporium of laid-back Latin. More...

Big'z Burger Joint Burgers
Quick Bite
2303 N. Loop 1604 W.
San Antonio, TX 78258
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Big’z sports a swing-set-friendly environment but offers big-person burgers and fries with grownup sauces. More...

Cappyccino's Bistro & Bar Bistro
10/20
5003 Broadway Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Primo pub grub joins sophisticated spirits at this upscale neighborhood watering hole. More...

Copper Kitchen American
Quick Bite
Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
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The Southwest School of Art’s lunchroom fare is upstaged by the setting. More...

The Cove American
10/20
606 W. Cypress St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Do your laundry, wash your car, let the dog run, and knock back a burger and brew almost simultaneously. More...

Dona Tota Gorditas Mexican
Quick Bite
7053 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78216

A Mexican chain hooks us on an addictive fast food. More...

El Mirador Mexican
No Rating
722 S. St. Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78204
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El Mirador seems to have weathered the transition to new owners without missing a beat or losing a customer. More...

El 7 Mares Mexican
11/20
3831 W. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Coastal Mexico invades Westside SA---get ready for fish in unfamiliar forms. More...

John the Greek Greek
10/20
16602 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78232
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Go for the belly dancing if you must, but stay for the home-style cooking; it needs no baubles or bangles. More...

Kim Wah Chinese BBQ Chinese
12/20
7080 Bandera Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238
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Ignore the standard Chinese menu and go straight for the unique (and sometimes scary) specials. More...

La Gloria Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at La Gloria, San Antonio, TX 100 E. Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Chef Johnny Hernandez has brought upscaled street foods of Mexico to the Pearl. More...

La Michoacana #5 Mexican
Quick Bite
1224 N. Flores St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Bountiful, basic fare served inside a Mexican supermarket boasting curious cuts of meat and classic bakery goods. More...

Pico de Gallo Tex-Mex
11/20
111 S. Leona St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
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Madcap mariachis and aromas of sizzling fajitas attract tourists and locals alike. More...

Rosario's Mexican
12/20
Dining Room at Rosario 910 S. Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Rosario’s mostly-Mex cuisine matches the restaurant’s riotous color scheme and daunting decibel level. More...

Saigon Express Vietnamese
10/20
1626 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212

Saigon Express offers baguette-based French sandwiches, grilled, skewered meats and classic pho. More...

Schilo's Delicatessen German
11/20
424 E. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Reeking of history and scented with sauerkraut, Schilo’s is the city’s standard-bearer for German food. More...

The Smokehouse Barbecue
13/20
3306 Roland Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78210
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The Smokehouse remains a destination for classic ’cue. More...

Sompong's Thai & Chinese Cuisine Thai
11/20
8110 Fredricksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78229
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Sompong's is a pioneer local purveyor of Thai cuisine, and it still surprises with such specialties as steamed seafood curry. More...

Taco Haven Mexican
11/20
1032 S. Presa St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
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Taco Haven is puro San Antonio: colorful, crazy-loud and especially boisterous at breakfast. More...

Thai Chili Thai
12/20
2950 Thousand Oaks Dr., Ste. 10
San Antonio, TX 78247
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Thai Chili tantalizes with inventive chef specials and caution-flagged curries. More...

Two Bros. BBQ Market Barbecue
12/20
12656 West Ave., Ste. B
San Antonio, TX 78216
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Chef Jason Dady lets his hair down with this ’cue spot in a bucolic setting. More...

W.D. Deli Deli
11/20
3123 Broadway St.
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Soups, salads and sandwiches star at this haven for drag queens and dowagers alike. More...


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