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Culinary Institute of America

312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215 (Woodlawn Lake)
(210) 222-1113
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Ranked #42 of 67 Activities in San Antonio
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- Oct 22, 2013
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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Of course it's new. Almosat all the staff are students. Try a cartel cocktail, tequila, mezcal cucumber and serraano pepper, it's a kick. The scallops were incredible.

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This place is a little hard to find, but it was definitely worth the trouble. The food is prepared by the students, who also run the cafe. They serve sandwiches, coffee, juice and soda. I ordered the grilled chicken with cucumbers on homemade bread, which was very tasty. But the reason that we went was for the desserts, and we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

while standing outside looking in window (where a sign was posted that said viewing area to watch students as they work) came out and told me I had to leave I was bothering his students. I was only there 15 min. Chef seemd full of himself not friendly or customer oriented. the desserts on display looked awesome..I didn't however buy... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

In the Pearl Brewery district, accessed by the water taxi, don't miss the Culinary Institute of America's Cafe and Bakery. They serve sandwiches and soups, paninis and to die for desserts. There is a free tour of the CIA offered infrequently so call ahead if you are interested. It's not that great, though. But those desserts are worth the trip.... More

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