San Antonio’s culinary palette derives from the influence of European and Mexican traditions of generations ago. New arrivals who settled here introduced us to fragrant spices, cooking styles reflecting both heritage and innovation, and foods of exotic lands. Many of our acclaimed chefs who studied elsewhere bring their world-class training back to our culinary landscape. Talented new chefs are honing their skills every day at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America—San Antonio.
As of October 31, 2017, San Antonio is a designated Creative City of Gastronomy and is a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). This designation signifies San Antonio’s place as an international culinary destination. Our deep, culturally diverse, culinary traditions began with the innovative agricultural techniques of Native American peoples who lived here for thousands of years and continue to showcase innovation and growth.
Imagine a destination where delicious heritage meets culinary innovation. Where time-honored family recipes simmer with the creative inspiration of passionate chefs. Sip an iconic cocktail infused with a world of new flavors. Welcome to the current flavor of San Antonio. We’ve evolved into a wildly exciting place to eat and drink—plan to arrive hungry.