Visiting Alta Vista, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this San Antonio neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a coffee house to food trucks that serve Philly cheesesteaks to crabs and shrimp.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Alta Vista, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Outlaw Kitchens
Topping the list is cafe and New American spot Outlaw Kitchens. Located at 2919 N. Flores St., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 71 reviews on Yelp.
The menu is dependent on the season, as well as the fresh produce and meats that are available each week. Expect a different selection of cuisine on each trip and experience at every meal. The restaurant, which has limited seating, also offers takeout. (Click here to visit the Outlaw Kitchens website.)
2. Scratch Kitchen
Next up is bakery and breakfast and brunch spot Scratch Kitchen, serving sandwiches and more, situated at 607 W. Russell Place. With 4.5 stars out of 104 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Menu standouts include the Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl (chopped Kalmata olives, baby tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and red wine vinaigrette), Ham and Brie Sandwich (smoked maple ham, brie, dijon mustard and apricot jam) and the Monte Cristo (pepper mill turkey, maple honey ham, Havarti cheese and dijon mustard).
3. Philly's Phamous Cheesesteaks
Food truck Philly's Phamous Cheesesteaks, which offers cheesesteaks and sandwiches, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2301 San Pedro Ave., four stars out of 134 reviews.
Go with the Original Philly Cheesesteak that includes grilled onions and white American cheese on an Amoroso roll or the Bacon Ranch Cheesesteak with grilled onions, ranch dressing, bacon and white American cheese. Add a side of Large Philly Fries with melted cheddar cheese, bacon and grilled ribeye steak.
PhiloÇoffee, a cafe that offers coffee and tea and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 43 Yelp reviews. Head over to 606 W. French Place to see for yourself.
There are more than a dozen types of coffee, including drip, french press, cappuccino and shakerato, plus hot and iced brewed tea as well as other drinks like kombucha, Mexican Coke and Topo Chico. The food menu has breakfast and lunch fare like croissant sandwiches and avocado toast in the morning and Pesto Grilled Cheese and a soup and salad combo in the afternoon. (Click here for the full menu.)
5. Krab Kingz
Finally, check out Krab Kingz, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp. You can find the food truck and Cajun/Creole spot, which offers seafood and more, at 2301 San Pedro Ave.
Customers have a choice of crab clusters and shrimp as the main dishes with add-ons such as sausage, corn, a boiled egg and potatoes. The Krab Kingz Snow Crab & Shrimp platter includes everything on the menu.