San Antonio’s 2022 was packed with restaurant and bar openings

San Antonio filled its plate with new food and beverage options during the first quarter of 2022. Populations in the city explored Filipino food in the center of the evening club, introduced it to national chains and found new places to drink to wash everything down.

The first months of the year led to new expansions and locations for popular San Antonio names like The Jerk Shack and Sari Sari, which are now neighbors at an address in the Sea World area. Smoke, a growing bar in San Antonio, added River Walk Station. Suck It, which has been around since 2010, has also made an addition downtown.

Since the beginning of the new year, new venues like Chifladas Bar, Zaxby’s, Make Ready Market, Tech Port Provisions, Conversa and more have been announced as opening later in 2022.

While the city will have to wait for the premiere of these businesses, the list below is full of new places you can try now.

The spicy Firebird Biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Co.

The spicy Firebird Biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Co.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com

The Tennessee chain opened the first of its three San Antonio restaurants in Quarry Village on March 14th. Since then, a second location at 10650 Culebra Road has opened on April 9th. Another Maple Street Biscuit Co. is planned for 17202 Bulverde Road.

Dimassi's newest location in San Antonio at 12858 West Interstate 10 Frontage Road is now open.

Dimassi’s newest location in San Antonio at 12858 West Interstate 10 Frontage Road is now open.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com

The family-owned chain of Mediterranean buffets opened in Houston in 1992 and has since grown into a Texas-sized footprint. San Antonio is now home to two Dimassi locations, at 111 SW Loop 410 and 12858 West Interstate 10 Frontage Road, which opened in March.

Naranja is open Thursday through Sunday.

Naranja is open Thursday through Sunday.

Valencia Hotel

The new tequila and mazcal bar at the Valencia Hotel opens in March. It serves a curated menu of Blanco, Rapusado, Anju and Cristallino tequilas in addition to an extensive list of fireworks right next to the San Antonio River Walk.

Suck It now has an outpost downtown.  Expansion of owner Vinh Hoang's brand means a new bar and restaurant for St. Paul's Square.

Suck It now has an outpost downtown. Expansion of owner Vinh Hoang’s brand means a new bar and restaurant for St. Paul’s Square.

Courtesy, Vin Huang

Suck It, a slanderous name that has been part of San Antonio since 2010, added a spot in St. Paul Square in March. Owner Vinh Hoang has reopened Suck It Mixology and is preparing an Asian cuisine that will open in the neighborhood’s growing food and beverage neighborhood.

Arrosta, the pearl café serving Italian food on the street, is now open later.

Arrosta, the pearl café serving Italian food on the street, is now open later.

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The Italian street restaurant opened in February near Broadway near Pearl. Rotisserie chicken, sandwiches, salads, parfait and snatch and ride items are all on the menu.

Fried veal and salads are part of the menu at the new Italian restaurant Allora at the Pearl.

Fried veal and salads are part of the menu at the new Italian restaurant Allora at the Pearl.

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Allora is the more prestigious full-service sister concept of Arrosta that opened in March. Chef Ruby Nolin’s menu includes salads, seafood, homemade pastas and steak.

Smoke's new Riverwalk space at 511 Villita Street.

Smoke’s new Riverwalk space at 511 Villita Street.

Courtesy, Adrian Martinez

Smoke owner Adrian Martinez has teamed up with Sam Puncher, owner of Sam’s Burger Joint and the Aztec Theater, to add a “river bar” to a patio-focused property near the Arenson River Theater. The bar is an extension of Smoke Skybar. The new bar opens on March 15th.

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar hosted a two-day grand opening on February 16-17 at the Alamo Quarries Market.

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar hosted a two-day grand opening on February 16-17 at the Alamo Quarries Market.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com

The San Antonio episode of Kura Revolving Sushi Bar opens at Alamo Quarry Market after so much anticipation in February.

El Honky Tony, a new downtown country bar in 316 North Flores, opened later this month.

El Honky Tony, a new downtown country bar in 316 North Flores, opened later this month.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com

The new bar near Frost Tower had a soft opening in February. It is not clear when the grand opening will take place.

Taqueria Los Cuates has just opened in Southtown at 732 South Alamo Street.  The no-frills menu offers authentic tacos straight from the game with all the options under $ 5.

Taqueria Los Cuates has just opened in Southtown at 732 South Alamo Street. The no-frills menu offers authentic tacos straight from the game with all the options under $ 5.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com

Taqueria Los Cuates, named in honor of owner Eric Rosales’ twin babies, officially opened Jan. 20 at 732S Alamo Street. The intimate taco venue joins Rosales’ group of restaurants and bars conveniently located across the road: The Pipe Corner, Queso Pan y Vino, and the Back Room in the Pipe Corner.

The newest location of the Pluckers Wing Bar officially opens near the North Star Mall on Monday, February 7th.

The newest location of the Pluckers Wing Bar officially opens near the North Star Mall on Monday, February 7th.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com

The Texas-based divisional network already had two locations in the San Antonio area, near UTSA and Live Oak. The location of the third restaurant is the first within Loop 410. The doors officially opened on Monday, February 7th.

The Stuffed Surf and Turf burrito comes with carna asada, French fries, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese and guacamole.

The Stuffed Surf and Turf burrito comes with carna asada, French fries, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese and guacamole.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com

Stuffed, a joint burrito from California, opened with Chan Sonny and co-owner Dimitri Crimbakas at the top at 4963 NW Loop 410 January.

The new location of Chef Nicola Black's famed restaurant, The Jerk Shack, will open Friday, Jan. 14, at 10234 Texas 151.

The new location of Chef Nicola Black’s famed restaurant, The Jerk Shack, will open Friday, Jan. 14, at 10234 Texas 151.

Courtesy, Jason Reisner

Fans of The Jerk Shack reunited with the restaurant’s favorite Caribbean flavors four months after the original West Side location closed the store. Chef owner Nicola Black has reopened her famed restaurant in a new space near SeaWorld on Friday, January 14th.

Hands Down is located at 1012 S. Presa St.

Hands Down is located at 1012 S. Presa St.

Amda Claire Miller

Bar hands down

The new Southtown bar by San Antonio artist Amda Claire Miller and Chad Carrie from the Empty Stomach group opened in February.

A first look at the Sari-Sari dining club in Westover Hills.

A first look at the Sari-Sari dining club in Westover Hills.

Madeline Mendoza, MySA.com


The Sari-Sari Dinner Club officially opens for lunch and dinner in January. Far Westside Restaurant is the latest opening in Adrian and Camille de los Rice’s business network that includes Leon Valley Restaurant, Stone Oak Market and a food truck.




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