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10 Best San Antonio Restaurants for Dinner Under $20

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If you’re like us, it’s not often that you go out pining for some fine dining and instead look for crafty foods and drinks that won’t hit you where it hurts: your pocketbook. That’s why we’ve taken a close look at some of San Antonio’s most authentic spots for flavorful food that’ll set you back $20 bucks or less. And, while we could probably eat San Antonio BBQ every night at Texas Hill Country, the list here is one that’s inclusive to fare with recipe roots from all over.

1. Kimura

In Japanese, kimura means “tree village.”  When Chef Michael Sohocki started this homey, urban-style Japanese restaurant, he did it with the thought that transparency is the key ingredient to success: they have their standards of service quite literally written on the wall. And not only is the service great, but the food is too. For under $20, you can get one of the best bowls of Tonkotsu ramen in the city.

2. Dignowity Meats

By combining East Coast deli options with Midwest barbecue flavors, Dignowity Meats has made a name for itself with the lunch crowd. Late last year, they finally opened their doors for dinner and voila! Now you can have a delicious Que Rico or the Burnt End Melt for a price well below your $20 price tag.

3. Barbaro

They call their pizza “upscale” at Barbaro, but to our wallets, it’s anything but. This re-imagined pizza parlor makes a killer pie, combining ingredients creatively. Dinner plates start at just $8.

4. La Sorrentina

How about another Italian option? La Sorrentina does both dine-in and takeout for pizzas, calzones, and sandwiches, and you can also grab yourself a shrimp cocktail if you like. And best yet, it’s priced for the students at nearby St. Mary’s, so it easily qualifies for our list of $20 and under favorites.

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