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Explore the 4 top spots in San Antonio's Lavaca neighborhood

Explore the 4 top spots in San Antonio's Lavaca neighborhood
Bliss. | Photo: Ryu C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 09, 2019.

Visiting Lavaca, 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 New American restaurant to a vegan eatery.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Lavaca, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Bliss

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Topping the list is New American spot Bliss. Located at 926 S. Presa St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 545 reviews on Yelp.

According to the business' website, the restaurant "serves upscale, contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and fresh local ingredients."

Look for the shareable selection of roasted bone marrow and beef tenderloin tartare with Dijon mustard, shallots, capers, Italian parsley, micro salad, toasted baguette crisps and sea salt, as well as the roasted Lockhart Quail stuffed with spicy Cajun dirty rice, caramelized onion & apple compote, turnip puree, braised greens, roasted vegetables and black pepper cider sauce. (Find the full menu here.)

2. Southtown Pizzeria

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Next up is Italian spot Southtown Pizzeria, which offers pizza and more, situated at 728 S. Presa St. With 4.5 stars out of 324 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

The restaurant offers a wide selection of Italian favorites, such as pasta, seafood, chicken and pizza. On the menu, look for the classic spaghetti & meatballs entree, the shrimp Italiano and the hand-tossed four-cheese pizza with mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan and asiago. (Check out the entire menu here.)

3. Señor Veggie

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Vegan spot Señor Veggie is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 620 S. Presa St., four stars out of 449 reviews.

According to the business's Yelp page, Senor Veggie specializes in "local, handcrafted cuisine that is delicious, unique and vegan."

Look for the veggie street tacos with jackfruit carnitas, slaw and cashew crema, along with the black bean nachos with crumbled tempeh, cashew crema, guacamole, pico de gallo and jalapeños. (Explore the entire menu here.)

4. Battalion

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Finally, check out Battalion, which has earned four stars out of 394 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Italian spot at 604 S. Alamo St.

The restaurant is located inside a converted firehouse. Menu standouts include Italian favorites like spinach manicotti, chicken Parmesan and Parmesan herb-crusted lamb chops. (Check out the full menu here.)


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