San Antonio is a city full of popular attractions, culture, and history. They also have a wide range of culinary attractions to choose from. What many don’t know is that San Antonio is also a fantastic place to get authentic, high-quality Greek food.
If that sounds like something you want to know more about, just keep on reading. I went around the city and searched for all the top rated Greek spots in the area so that I could rank them all together on a list. The next time you’re in the mood for Greek cuisine, you have to check out these places.
7159 W US Hwy 90, San Antonio, TX 78227
For a taste of Greece that will remind you of tavern seaside resorts, Mina & Dimi’s Greek House delivers. Located near the Gateway Hills Golf Course off of Highway 90, this restaurant serves up delicious, authentic Greek food. They believe in providing a feast for all five senses and take pride in creating an engaging and memorable atmosphere.
The food at Mina & Dimi’s is incredibly flavorful. During my visit, I started the meal with a serving of spanakopita, two light phyllo dough pies stuffed with spinach and feta served with a side of dill sauce that was both creamy and decadent.
For the main event, I ordered kalamarakia, one of the house specialties. This entree featured fried squid with seasoned fries and two sides of greek salad and pita bread. The portions were large and reasonably priced. There is plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed as well. In addition to on-site belly dancers, they also throw wine tasting parties. Their famous annual Greek Toga Party is a not to be missed event.
2501 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Demo’s has been serving up reliably delicious and authentic Greek food for over four decades. 19-year-old Demo Karagas started the restaurant in 1979. With the help of his first-generation Greek mother, he was able to create a successful restaurant based on family recipes passed down through the generations.
The Meze plate is a great appetizer to kick off your meal, although the combination of spanakopita, tiropita, yalandji dolmas, and kalamata olives is quite large. You might want to split it with a friend or two. They have a variety of pita wraps to try and several samplers and combination plates that combine some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.
Demo’s Plate is a must-try dish, with your choice of protein plus greek salad, dolma, pita, onion, tomatoes, and their signature tzatziki. They also have diet-friendly options and fish plates, so there’s something for everyone.
Thanks to the generous portion sizes, it can be hard to save room for dessert at Demo’s. However, I recommend you try as the desserts are to die for. In addition to the much-loved baklava, they offer finikia, a butter cookie dipped in honey and covered with walnuts.
2110 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78213
North of I-410 near Phil Hardberger Park and Monster Mini Golf sits Zorbas Greek Mediterranean Grill. It’s a casual dining establishment that is great for large groups and families of all age ranges. At Zorbas, you can experience some of the best Mediterranean food in the city. Their menu is extensive. They offer everything from falafel and gyros to kebabs and stuffed pitas.
I tried a couple of appetizers during my visit to Zorbas, the sfiha, a mix of beef, tomatoes, and pickles baked on flatbread, and french fries topped with creamy feta cheese and oregano. I also tried the shawarma club pita, which came with a choice of french fries or potato chips. They only offer a couple of desserts for the end of your meal, including baklava and cheesecake.
602 Northwest Loop 410 #146, San Antonio, TX 78216
If you like the Food Network, you may have seen Wrigleyville Grill featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. This popular family-owned restaurant has been in business since December 2013, serving up a mix of authentic Greek recipes and Chicago street food made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.
On the Chicago-style section of the menu, guests can choose from Chicago hot dogs, Italian sausage, and Polish sausage. For more Greek-style fare, I recommend trying the Krazy Greek Gyros, which come stuffed with rotisserie lamb and fresh vegetables in homemade tzatziki sauce and Greek yogurt.
The food here is simple and satisfies a variety of cravings. Better yet, it is incredibly affordable, with most dishes priced under $10.
145 E Hildebrand Ave Suite B, San Antonio, TX 78212
Helen’s Greek Kitchen is located a short walk away from Rice Stadium off University Boulevard. The owner, Helen, grew up in Greece and learned to cook from her grandmother. This lifelong passion for food, creative cooking, and decades of personal family recipes are the foundation of this restaurant’s success.
The menu is full of complex and authentic dishes bursting with flavor. You don’t want to miss out on the fresh and creamy Greek salad, the incredible grilled seafood, or their top-rated dessert Milfei. You can also enjoy some of Helen’s signature recipes in your own home. You can bring home a container of tzatziki sauce or Greek cooking sauce by ordering from the restaurant’s website.
16602 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232
Near Airtopia Adventure Park is John the Greek Restaurant, an authentic, family-owned dining establishment that has been in San Antonio since the summer of 1988. The restaurant has seen its ups and downs over the years but has continually offered some of the highest quality Greek food in the city.
This restaurant is as fun as its food is delicious. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and they even have belly dancers perform on Friday and Saturday nights. They are open for lunch and dinner, serving up affordable meals for both.
My experience at John The Greek Restaurant was exceptional. Not only were the staff friendly and helpful, but the food was also wonderful. I had a hearty slice of moussaka with a side of avgolemono soup and Greek salad. I left the table incredibly full, already dreaming of the next time I could stop by for more.
5450 Babcock Rd #112, San Antonio, TX 78240
Just down the street from Christus Santa Rosa Hospital sits Dallah Mediterranean Cuisine, a delightful Greek restaurant that serves up large portions and artfully arranged dishes. The atmosphere is pleasant and aesthetically pleasing, and the staff is both knowledgeable and hospitable.
They also offer outdoor dining for those warm summer evenings or romantic date nights. The menu is quite extensive. In addition to starters like hummus, baba ganoush, spanakopita, and falafels, they offer incredible kebab skewers, shawarma, and gyros.
I tried the koobideh (kofta) kebab, which came with spiced ground beef and fresh onion relish with a side of crispy french fries. If you still have room after your meal, they also offer dessert in the form of baklava and cheesecake.
11224 Huebner Rd #201, San Antonio, TX 78230
If you want to enjoy an authentic Greek meal in a welcoming, hospitable environment, you must check out Papouli’s Greek Grill. The restaurant has been passed down from son to son since 1912. Papouli’s Greek Grill menu features both traditional Greek cuisine and more contemporary fare.
Whether you try one of their Greek-style sandwich wraps, their signature sandwich, the Greco Roman, or any of their Greektown burgers, you are guaranteed to have an exceptional meal. I was extremely pleased with The Yia Yia plate, a combo plate that came with a choice of gyro, chicken, or falafel with orzo, as well as Greek salad and half a pita.
It was filling and flavorful. If you don’t have time to stop into the restaurant, you can also order the Family Feast for Home, which feeds up to four people.
12606 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217
Kostas Greek Food is a small, homey restaurant located a few blocks away from the Northern Hills Golf Club. I was impressed with the size and quality of food offered on the menu. In addition to unique dishes such as the Loukaniko Sausage, fried calamari, or saganaki, they offer incredible gyros, Greek lamb chops, green peppers stuffed with ground beef and rice, and rich moussaka.
The house special was delicious. It features a giant skirt steak grilled the way you prefer it, smothered in grilled mushrooms and onions. You can also order a side of jumbo shrimp to accompany the steak.
8132 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229
Cedar Mediterranean Grill is open Monday through Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm. They pride themselves on providing high-quality food made with the freshest of ingredients. Popular items on the menu include basic dishes like chicken shawarma, chicken gyro, falafel, hummus dip, dolma, and baba ghanoush.
If you’re in the mood for a sandwich next time you’re in for lunch, try the Mediterranean burger or the beef gyro. The entrees are numerous and fit a wide range of individual tastes and cravings. In addition to mixed grill skewers stacked with flavorful chunks of lamb, beef, and chicken, they have delicious kebabs.
I highly recommend the lamb shank, which is not only seasoned to perfection but comes with two sides and is served over a warm bed of rice.
7400 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
Opah Greek Flavor is located inside the North Star Mall food court. Here you can enjoy a variety of quick Greek food items to satisfy your post-shopping cravings. Opah Rollups are a signature dish at Opah Greek Flavor. They are relatively simple: pita bread, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, and hummus with your choice of lamb, beef, or chicken.
They offer plenty of vegetarian dishes as well, including falafel on pita, the falafel rollup, or Greek salad. If you’re going to sample only a few items during your visit to Opah Greek Flavor, whatever you try must be accompanied by their signature yogurt sauce. It is creamy and bursting with incredible flavor you won’t find anywhere else.