San Antonio is home to world-class entertainment and activities, chief among them its theme parks. Six Flags Fiesta Texas draw thousands of visitors each year who are looking to be amused and exhilarated by Six Flags’ singular blend of heart-stopped thrill rides and rollicking musical performances. But what people DON’T come to Six Flags for is the food. Let’s face it, the dining options at Six Flags are appalling, with subpar burgers, pizza, hot dogs, and funnel cakes largely rounding out the options. The food is unsurprisingly way overpriced, mediocre at best, and barely passable at its worst. While you may be willing to pay for the fun, we suggest looking elsewhere for the food. Here are 5 places to eat near Six Flags Fiesta Texas that both you and your kids will enjoy!
5 Places To Eat Near Six Flags Fiesta Texas
1. La Panadería
We love ourselves some La Panadería! It is an absolute favorite for locals across the city and easily one of the best brunch restaurants in San Antonio.
Luckily, one of its three locations is just a hop, skip, and jump away from the entrance to Six Flags.
This fast-casual panadería is a great place to grab a quick bite but not skimp on flavor or quality. Brunch items, as well as tortas and salads, are all substantial and filling, making La Panadería the perfect place for a midday theme park recharge or end-of-day, cool-down dinner.
The kids will also love this location as they will be greeted by a cooler case with a gorgeous array of colorful pastries and pan dulces that is both a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.
And just go ahead and let them order that Mexican Hot Chocolate. (It doesn’t matter how hot it is outside; it’s always a good time for hot chocolate.)
2. Whiskey Cake
Whiskey Cake, located at the Shops at La Cantera, is a farm-to-table, rustic-chic restaurant that sources all of its ingredients locally, and is, by far, one of the best places to eat near Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Craft cocktails and comfort foods with a gourmet twist are the primary menu offerings and include dishes like shrimp and grits, pork ribs, and wood-grilled salmon.
Burgers and salads round out the varied menu here, making it a solid choice for eaters with different tastes and preferences.
And no trip to Whiskey Cake is complete without the namesake piece of whiskey cake, which is drenched in a decadent bourbon anglaise and finished with fresh whipped cream. Each heavenly piece is enough to feed a multitude for a week. But having just walked some serious theme park miles, you can reward yourself.
3. Sweet Paris Crêperie and Café
While crepes may not be the most obvious post-theme park meal, Sweet Paris Crêperie and Café is a lovely little eatery that offers a great place to unwind after a hot day filled with water slides and coasters.
Crepes are the stars of the show here, with both savory and sweet options. Soups, salads, and paninis are also available on the menu.
Children will be delighted to explore their “kid crepe” options which include crepe flavors like pepperoni pizza and peanut butter and jelly.
Be sure to finish off your time here with one of their sweet crepes, Belgian waffles, or milkshakes. Each comes fully loaded (and we do mean FULLY LOADED) with your choice of flavors like dulce de leche, Nutella, or s’mores.
4. The General Public
If family-friendly pub grub near Six Flags is what you’re after, then the General Public is for you.
Located on the east side of I-10 in the Rim, the General Public is a casual sit-down restaurant serving up quality bar food all day long.
House specialty entrees like the fish and chips or bacon burger pair great with one of the General Public’s house specialty cocktails like the house margarita or Lynchburg sour.
And while the menu is pretty pub standard, a few highlights include the daily tots (crispy tater tots with toppings that change daily), the giant pretzel, and the green chile grilled cheese.
Don’t miss their $ 12-weekday lunch specials for an affordable yet delicious lunch.
5. Bakudan Ramen
Bakudan Ramen is a Japanese ramen restaurant boasting a sizeable menu of richly flavored ramen dishes as well as traditional starters like edamame, gyoza, or steamed buns. Each dish packs both a flavor and texture punch and is a great way to finish off a long day of theme park exercise.
We recommend trying the spicy umami miso ramen, garlic tonkotsu ramen, or the cilantro lime chicken ramen. Each is filling, and so, so tasty.
Bakudan is a great place to introduce your kids to the wonders of Japanese ramen while stretching their palates in the process. Order the kid's ramen, which is just unusual enough to push the culinary envelope with them but also tasty enough to hook them on ramen forever.
Given that each one of these restaurants is located in a large shopping complex, parking is not a problem. It’s free, and there is plenty of it, which is precisely what you want after navigating a day at Six Flags – a delicious, hassle-free meal that you don’t have to cook or clean up after.
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