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“Great local place”
Review of La Tuna

La Tuna
Ranked #151 of 4,727 Restaurants in San Antonio
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed February 3, 2013

La Tuna is a bit out of town but well worth a visit. Its a great place to sit outside and have a beer (they have a wide selection of craft beers) and is the type of plpace that the San Antonio locals go to. Outside of the part that sells the beer the ground is covered in old bottle tops which is a little bizarre but adds real character, The food was god too. I had the Shrimp PO Boy which was real good. If you're happy to head away from the Riverwalk then this place is totally worth it.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Came here for the beer. Nice outside, under the trees watering hole that could get addictive if not for raunchy clientele at times. Have limited myself to lunch or early afternoon visits and do nothing but enjoy an ice cold beer in the shade, just keepin' the faith . . . .

Food offerings are available but that is not why you come here. This is as close to the old watering holes south Texas used to be known for without actually selling ice out of a machine on the premises.

JUst try not to trip as you walk around the place or you may end up with an imprint of "Lone Star" on your forehead.. There are literally thousands of bottle caps covering the premises.

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Thank OmniEpicurean
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I love La Tuna. The food, the atmosphere, the beer. La Tuna has moved into one of our standards when out and about. Located near Southtown, it's got great outdoor seating and after a fire, a newer inside. They do NOT have servers so you have to order at the counter but the food more than makes up for that. I love their beer battered fish and fries. I think they have super fish tacos and their burgers are awesome. My wife is a vegatarian and they have a homemade bean burger she craves. Best of all... best Bread Pudding outside of the Big Easy. They also share an outside space with La Tuna beer shake. Super cool! Only knock, closed on Sunday and open for dinner only on Sat. Check it out... you will not be disappointed!

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Thank Chadsaeswt
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

This place is where locals come to enjoy a burger or fish tacos with beer. There are two parts to this establishment: 1) La Tuna Grill has a small menu and they are known for their burgers and fish tacos!!! These two items are great. They do accept credit cards.
2) La Tuna Ice House is a small outside bar that serves only beer. They only accept cash and all of their beer is bottled. If you want some special beer do not go here. They have the usuall beers.

These two establishments share an outside picnic area that you can relax under that large trees. Please note that this is not an UPSCALE place but a nice get away from the tourist. I highly recommend it!!

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Thank rsdebate
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

La Tuna is an outside SA ice house selling beer in the bottle. They also have a restaurant serving lunch and dinner from a limited menu. The food is upscale sandwiches and other plates such as fish tacos, etc. I have eaten there many times and have found the food delicious and plentiful. While the food may be common pub type it is upscale. There is seating in the small restaurant and outside in the patio area on wooden tables. The building next door burned down last year and the restaurant was heavily damaged as the fire spread. So the restaurant has been guted and redone now making it much better than before. If you are into handcrafted beer or imported beer, this is not your place. The Blue Star is across the street. This is a SA hangout for the common folk.

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Thank satxdiver
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