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Old 09-16-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Ya that's how a lot of these restaurants are going these days. They call them "Tapas," but as a food lover I actually prefer that. I'd rather drop a decent amount but get to try 3-6 smaller dishes then the same amount for one massive steak.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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Ya that's how a lot of these restaurants are going these days. They call them "Tapas," but as a food lover I actually prefer that. I'd rather drop a decent amount but get to try 3-6 smaller dishes then the same amount for one massive steak.
Well, tapas are a little different, and we do have a tapas restaurant at Blue Star, but close enough.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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Try the Fairmont Hotel right across the street and make sure to go downstairs to see the photos of the hotel being moved from several blocks away. I believe it is the largest building ever moved.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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Try the Fairmont Hotel right across the street and make sure to go downstairs to see the photos of the hotel being moved from several blocks away. I believe it is the largest building ever moved.
Recall seeing in the Restaurant openings/closings thread that Tre restaurant (in the hotel) had closed.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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Turns out I'll be getting a rental car of my own. So if anyone has other restaurants that might be worth checking out let me know please
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Turns out I'll be getting a rental car of my own. So if anyone has other restaurants that might be worth checking out let me know please
90% of the best restaurants in town are within walking distance of there. Be prepared for parking difficulties at the convention center. There is no parking directly at the convention center, you have to use valet parking at one of the nearby hotels or be lucky enough to find a spot on the street. Presuming you're staying near the convention center, if you don't absolutely need a car while you're here, it's not worth it. You'll pay $18+/day to sit in your hotel parking lot, about that to valet park at the convention center and still have to walk a block or two.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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If you have your own car, hit up the Pearl and try the many different restaurants there. The Granary, Cured, Bakery Lorraine, Il Sogno, Midtown Arcade, Green and more.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Go to the Pearl, park there and take the river taxi to the convention center.. Look for the river barges that fly a checkered flag; those are the river taxi's.

It's a great ride on the river and you will experience the river lock that will rise the barge to another level.

It sure beats trying to park downtown and it's super fun!!
Cash only for a river taxi round trip which is much less than parking downtown...

Good luck and have fun!!
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:15 AM
 
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Cocina Heritage.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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90% of the best restaurants in town are within walking distance of there.
This is your opinion and I respect that, but I disagree that 90% of the best restaurants in San Antonio area are in downtown area near Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. If the OP wants to stay in downtown area though, then he/she doesn't really need a car to reach the good restaurants in the area.

ggeorgie and unintentionallyfunny made really good suggestions. The Pearl is your best bet for downtown area.

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