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Culinary Institute of America

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Address: 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone Number: (210) 222-1113

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Latin Fusion at the Culinary Institute of America

This pleasant restaurant is located in the fun Pearl District of San Antonio and staffed by students of the Culinary Institute of America. The cuisine borrows from Central America... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Houston, Texas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are into cooking, baking, food in general.. you need to stop here. If you are really into it.. look into the Boot Camp classes. Completely and totally awesome. I attended the Baking and Pastry camp and it is well worth the money. I learned more than I ever thought and the best part was tasting everything! The instructors... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went here for a kitchen skills bootcamp. I expected to see demos and then do the skill myself. Instead we had a classroom component that consisted of powerpoint and talking for about an hour then we were set loose in the kitchen with a menu to cook after we were split into groups. It was very stressful to work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This pleasant restaurant is located in the fun Pearl District of San Antonio and staffed by students of the Culinary Institute of America. The cuisine borrows from Central America primarily. While there were many young people working hard in the handsome open kitchen, there was just a single staffer serving as both hostess and waitress in the fairly large room.... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our family enjoyed a water taxi ride to the Pearl District to have dinner at this gem. I am a foodie and we were not disappointed. Very good service, beautiful plating and interesting menu. Beautiful decor.I highly recommend.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a fun night out with some fellow foodies. The menu is very eclectic. The food tasted great and was presented beautifully. The staff was very helpful in describing dishes for us as well. It was a great foodie adventure that I highly recommend. The price was not all that high for the quality of food that you receive.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have to admit I live nearby so this is a spot I go frequently. The atmosphere is interesting, new, and upscale. You can wear jeans or a suit to dinner here. The food is fantastic, a great modern take on South and Central American cuisine. The front and back of the house staff are all from the CIA and... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The class was a gift and what a gift! Each person received a chef hat, apron, instruction, group and personalized instruction, and a parting gift. All participants enjoy the fruits of their labor at the completion of the class - excellent meal! Only downside was that their store is only open Monday through Friday and these classes are conducted on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

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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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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Address: 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone Number: (210) 222-1113
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown

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