This food-lover's tour begins with a hearty Italian breakfast, promotes walking it off while shopping for gourmet specialties and... more » equipment before hitting a world-renown taco joint for lunch. Then you can head northeast to a foodie's dream grocery store where one could spend hours shopping and learning from the experts. There's even a place to rest your feet in the store, before you head to an excellent American cuisine restaurant for a relaxing dinner.
Did you know that San Antonio is usually considered a mecca for Tex-Mex? Tex-Mex is like most American food, we take something found in another country or culture, in this case Mexico, and make it our own. Tex-Mex tends to be a little saucier, higher in calories, and spicier than the usual Mexican fare.
San Antonio is the Tex-Mex capital, and Tex-Mex is great, particularly at Taco Taco Cafe (the lunch stop on this tour). But there's so much more. San Antonio also boasts a excellent fine Italian restaurant — Il Sogno Osteria — and American cuisine served in a loft-style building — Cappy's.
You'll discover a gourmet grocery store that is, of course, Texas-sized — Central Market — and the best place in town — Melissa Guerra — to find Latin American kitchen equipment and hard to find ingredients. If you visit Melissa Guerra on a Saturday, you may want to check out the producers-only farmers market. less «