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How and Where To Discover Exquisite World Class Dining in San Angelo

When it comes to exquisite dining options , San Angolans are incredibly fortunate. There are at least ten incredible restaurants in the area that are widely recognized as tops, not just in our area, but for the entire southwest region of the United States.

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What is “the best” when it comes to a restaurant? Culinary experts will quiver over small things like décor and atmosphere. The closest thing to consensus among  experts as to what constitutes “the best” in the restaurant world is simple: making people happy.  Being best means meeting and beating diners’ expectations. Perhaps the best way to determine this is to look at how long a restaurant has been in business.

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That is even more true today in the Post-Covid World.  Only the best survived.  Only the best continue to deliver on diners’ expectations now with lingering staffing issues and a huge surge in people seeking to “get back to normal”.

So what are the crème-de-la-crème in dining here in San Angelo.  There are many lists, of the top restaurants in San Angelo and this is just another list.  Generally, in discussing great restaurants in San Angelo,  these ten are most generally mentioned.

Armenta’s Café 1325 S. Oakes St. San Angelo

When it comes to Tex-Mex, Armenta’s is a local favorite that has stood the test of time. They’ve been San Angelo favorite since 1994. Armenta’s menu is full of favorites. Classics like fajitas, enchiladas and chile relleno all stand out.

Armenta’s Cafe1325 S. Oakes

Posted by Armenta's Cafe on Monday, January 3, 2022

Perhaps, one of the reasons they’ve been so popular, for so long, is every time you dine there, you find other things on the menu that you just have to try.  When it comes to portion size, no one ever leaves hungry.

Hot meal for a cold day Join us for dinner!! 1325 S. Oakes

Posted by Armenta's Cafe on Friday, January 21, 2022

The Peasant Village Restaurant 23 S. Park St. San Angelo

When it comes to restaurants, a sure sign of their quality is when they continue to stand the test of time.  Opened in 1995, by a father and son with a long family heritage of great cooking, The Peasant Village resides in a beautiful building built in 1927. The vibe is perfect for romantic dinners.  Entrees include everything from burgers to ribeye’s and an amazing seafood menagerie.

In honor of 27 amazing years, Chef Pops and Chef Jason would like to welcome you to join us for dinner! Grab your reservations at

Posted by Peasant Village on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The thing about the Peasant Village, leave room for dessert. You will not be disappointed.

Don't you skip dessert!#sanangelo #sanangelotx #chefjason #peasantvillage #dining #dinner #happyhour #newmenu #menu…

Posted by Peasant Village on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Zero One Alehouse 20 W. Beauregard Ave. San Angelo

Celebrating 10 years, Zero One Alehouse is a downtown San Angelo stand out. Not only do they have a dynamic menu with classic favorites, done with a twist of flavor and flair that is hard to find anywhere else, but they offer house crafted brews. There is true artistry in how they pair their carefully curated menu items in ways that perfectly compliment their ales. You have to try their signature “potatoballs”.  Always ahead of their time, if its trending in brews or chews, Zero One Alehouse will be firmly planted in the middle of “what’s influential right now”. Don’t be late, you will definitely want to enjoy the patio during a magical downtown San Angelo evening.

BIG things coming in the near future!!! We can't wait to share all the details with you!#staytuned #bigthingscoming #exciting #zeroone #localbrewery #downtownsanangelo

Posted by Zero One Ale House on Thursday, April 21, 2022

Twice Baked Fried Potato Balls. Our amazing garlic mashed potatoes, with cheese and bacon inside, fried to perfection! #iykyk #potatoballs #guestfavorites #delicious

Posted by Zero One Ale House on Friday, February 11, 2022

UNA at the Silo 2503 Martin Luther King Dr. San Angelo

The Chicken Farm Art Center is a world renowned destination for art, and culture.  That alone would be enough. When you add UNA at the Silo for dining, it launches the entire venue into the stratospheric next level. The UNA Grand opening was barely a month ago on March 17th and there is already a buzz.  Watch this space, because this venue is poised to  continue its evolution into something ever-more  phenomenal.  Executive Chef Gabriel Gutierrez brings a true  passion for his craft.   For the lucky few who’ve already  tried it,  San Angelo has a new word for fine dining, “UNA”

UNA at the Silo is a brand new fine dining restaurant bringing you a Modern American culinary experience. Limited…

Posted by UNA at the Silo on Thursday, March 24, 2022

Who says you have to travel to Dallas or Austin for the finer things. Here are a few new dishes that are guaranteed to…

Posted by Gabriel A Gutierrez on Thursday, March 24, 2022

Miss Hattie’s Restaurant and Cathouse Lounge 26 E. Concho Ave. San Angelo

The history of this location is inescapable. If walls could talk, these would whisper.  .  Residing in the city’s original National Bank Building, the discovery of a tunnel leading to a neighboring brothel has lead to a lot of conversation. This restaurant serves a menu that includes chicken fried oysters, mesquite smoked ribeye steak and features a a full bar with an impressive wine list and Texas themed signature cocktails.  It is a favorite of the “establishment” in San Angelo.  Even with the historic surroundings and intriguing history, the food still manages to be the star attraction at Miss Hatties.

Friday Funday Downtown Dinner Option: MISS HATTIE’S RESTAURANT AND CATHOUSE LOUNGESip on a fine cocktail or wine…

Posted by Downtown San Angelo, Inc on Friday, June 25, 2021


After long hard day of work in 102 degrees, we enjoyed this delicious dinner together in San Angelo, Texas. Awesome food!!!Definitely will be back!!

Posted by Ray Martinez on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Grill 5769 Sherwood Way San Angelo

Great dining definitely runs in families. The Armenta Family is dining royalty around here.  Felipe Armenta has continued his family’s amazing culinary history by making history of his own with The Grill. He combines eclectic Southwest cuisine with a world class wine list and hand crafted cocktails.

Our fabulous Pecan Pie Martini is the perfect cocktail to enjoy as you bring in the season.

Posted by The Grill on Thursday, October 15, 2020

At The Grill, with the highly anticipated arrival of each premium made-to-order menu item on your table,  you experience the purest form of  “love at first sight”. Then, once the flavors dance across your palate, you are left with an indelible memory. The memory of your “first time” at The Grill.

We have some exciting new items on our menu you just HAVE to try.Our Wild-mushroom Meatloaf is savory, salty, and sure…

Posted by The Grill on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Packsaddle Bar-B-Q 6007 Knickerbocker Rd San Angelo

If Bar-B-Q were fine art, The Louvre of West Texas would be at Packsaddle Bar-B-Q. The menu at Packsaddle is unapologetically “Texas” It represents the simple flavors that have defined and nourished our state’s success.  The flavor is in the smoke, and Packsaddle knows smoke. Their meats rise to the top. Add  favorites like famous hand breaded onion rings, fried pickles and “shrooms” and you begin to understand why they’ve been doing what they’re doing successfully since 1984.  Even so, they continue to develop and add delicious new menu items like their fried mashed potato balls.

Their lakeside location and “Q & Cars” event every third Saturday is also a plus.

Yesterday was an AMAZING DAY for "Q & Cars" at Packsaddle Bar-B-Que!!! Thank you San Angelo Cars & Coffee for sharing…

Posted by Packsaddle Bar-B-Que on Sunday, February 20, 2022

There are things we all like to say we’ve done in our lives. When it comes to experiencing true bar-b-q, you might want to add Packsaddle to your list.

Come see us for dinner at Packsaddle Bar-B-Que!Open until 9:00p.m.

Posted by Packsaddle Bar-B-Que on Friday, April 22, 2022

Cork & Pig Tavern 1407 Knickerbocker Rd. San Angelo

The name of the game at this incredible culinary treasure is contemporary chef driven specialty dishes.  With chefs like Felipe Armenta, Virginia Dalbeck and John Nestor, you know there  is art in whatever they create.

Posted by Cork & Pig Tavern on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Whether it be gourmet wood fired pizzas, amazing sandwiches or staples like Steak and potatoes, this restaurant could easily be pictured in the dictionary next to the definition of “enticement”.

This weekend’s feature is Prime Rib Served with a creamy horseradish and au jus paired with one of our new wines to compliment the all the flavors!

Posted by Cork & Pig Tavern on Friday, October 9, 2020


Franco’s Cafe 2218 Martin Luther King Dr. San Angelo

They may not be the biggest Tex-Mex café in San Angelo, but what they may like in size they definitely make up for with flavor.


If you’re looking to add “sizzle” you can’t go wrong at Franco’s Cafe. They offer a great breakfast menu all day including Chiliquinas. It includes two eggs scrambled with crisp tortilla chips, onions, green chile and tomatoes with a topping of cheese and an enchilada sauce.  No matter what time of the day, if you’re craving sizzle, you can’t go wrong with Franco’s.  The menu includes Mexican plates, Taco plates, fajitas, and steaks. There are American plates that include traditional “American cuisine” like chicken fingers and chicken fried steaks and burgers.  We can all use more sizzle.  Fortunately here in San Angelo, it’s never hard to find.

Put a little sizzle in your day! #texmex #fajitas #sharingsanangelo #sanangeloeats #sanangelotx #mexicanfood #francossanangelo

Posted by Francos Cafe, LLC on Thursday, April 21, 2022

Angry Cactus West Texas Bar and Grill 1 W Concho Ave. San Angelo

You always remember the sheep statues all around San Angelo, and now many also remember the iconic angry cactus. Since 2016, this dining experience has become a favorite of locals and travelers alike. It normally takes awhile to get on the radar of national travel websites.  The Angry Cactus did it in record time.  Chef, Timothy W. Condon was born and raised in Omaha.  We’re all pretty glad he brought his talents to San Angelo.

Posted by ANGRY CACTUS-West Texas Bar & Grill on Friday, December 2, 2016

You almost need a whole new name for the traditional items on The Angry Cactus menu. While you will find food names you recognize, like “salad” , “meatloaf”, “chicken fried steak” and “tenderloin”, be prepared to taste a burst of flavor that redefines exactly what those words mean. There are gluten free selections and lighter fare items as well. The Sunday brunch menu is also amazing.  Combine that with a great selection of beer, wines and cocktails and while the cactus may be angry, you surely won’t be.

"I would do anything for love" -Meatloaf

Posted by ANGRY CACTUS-West Texas Bar & Grill on Friday, January 21, 2022

These ten restaurants are just the beginning of your culinary journey in San Angelo.  We arerichly blessed with a culinary tradition that has long established our city as a desired location to refuel and re-charge the physical, but the mental as well.  Enjoy the journey and Bon Appetite!

Photo by bady abbas on Unsplash
Photo by bady abbas on Unsplash

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