The Best Late-Night Dining Options in Downtown San Antonio

As the sun sets and the city lights up, downtown San Antonio comes alive with a vibrant energy. Whether you're out for a night on the town or just looking for a late-night bite, plenty of restaurants in downtown San Antonio cater to those who are hungry after hours.

The Night Owl's Guide to Downtown San Antonio

As an expert in the food scene of San Antonio, I've scoured the streets to find the best late-night dining options downtown. From classic Tex-Mex to trendy fusion cuisine, there's something for every palate and craving. So grab your friends and get ready to indulge in some delicious late-night eats.

Tacos, Tacos, Tacos

No trip to San Antonio is complete without indulging in some mouth-watering tacos.

And luckily, there are plenty of options for late-night taco cravings downtown. One of my top picks is Taqueria Datapoint, a local favorite serving authentic Mexican street tacos until 2 am on weekends. Their al pastor and carne asada tacos are a must-try. If you want a more upscale taco experience, head to The Esquire Tavern. This historic bar and restaurant serves gourmet tacos until midnight on weekdays and at 1 am on weekends.

Their duck confit tacos and fried avocado tacos are not to be missed.

International Flavors

Downtown San Antonio is also home to diverse international cuisines, perfect for satisfying late-night cravings. For some delicious Italian fare, check out Paesanos Riverwalk. This upscale restaurant is open until midnight on weekdays and 1 am on weekends, serving classic dishes like chicken parmesan and wood-fired pizzas. If you're in the mood for Asian flavors, head to Sichuan House. This Chinese restaurant is open until 2 am every day and offers a variety of spicy Sichuan dishes.

Their map tofu and kung pao chicken are popular late-night choices.

Classic American Eats

For those who crave classic American comfort food, downtown San Antonio has you covered.

The Luxury

is a popular late-night spot that serves gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs until midnight on weekdays and at 1 am on weekends. Their outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a late-night meal with friends. If you're in the mood for some barbecue, head to The Granary 'Cue & Brew. This trendy spot is open until midnight on weekdays and 1 am on weekends, serving up mouth-watering brisket, ribs, and other BBQ favorites.

Don't forget to try their famous smoked quail.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

No meal is complete without dessert, and downtown San Antonio has some delicious options for satisfying your late-night sweet tooth. Lick Honest Ice Creams is open until midnight on weekdays and 1 am on weekends, serving unique flavors like goat cheese thyme and dark chocolate olive oil. Trust me, it's worth the wait in line. If you're in the mood for something more indulgent, head to The Original Mexican Restaurant. This iconic spot is open until 2 am on weekends and serves classic Mexican desserts like flan and tres leches cake.

Don't Go Hungry in Downtown San Antonio

With so many delicious late-night dining options in downtown San Antonio, you'll never have to go hungry again.

From tacos to BBQ to ice cream, there's something for every craving and budget. So, next time you're out late downtown, check out one of these top picks for a satisfying late-night meal.

Jeannette Perelman
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