A Guide to San Antonio Food Trucks

Let’s talk about San Antonio food trucks! This niche group has exploded on the national food scene over the last decade, opening up the doors of great food to the masses who might not otherwise venture into a restaurant for the traditional experience.

Without the constraints of a ton of overhead or a physical location to manage, food trucks have been free to experiment with food in ways that were not previously seen as profitable, and the results are a newish breed of eatery that is super popular, affordable, and just plain fun.  

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San Antonio Food Trucks are Rock and Roll

In the world of cuisine, food trucks are most definitely rock and roll. They are a little bit edgy. They step outside of the conventional restaurant box. They don’t look like normal places to sit down and enjoy a meal.

They are highly unpredictable – constantly changing locations and keeping weird hours that don’t always correspond to their posted operating times. They specialize in a focused menu not trying to offer too much, but what they do offer, they do exceptionally well.

And like rock and roll, there is something for everyone – whether you like your food light and fresh or fried and heavy, there’s a food truck out there for you.

How to Tackle the World of San Antonio Food Trucks

…this gets tricky. Given the unpredictability of food trucks, chasing them down can require some effort and finesse. There are basically two approaches to trying food trucks in San Antonio – the relaxed way or the proactive way.

Whether you are in the mood to sit back, order a beer, and have the food trucks come to you, or whether you are a determined road warrior who is ready to hit the pavement and track down these sometimes elusive beasts, we have got you covered. 

The Easy/Relaxed/Lazy Approach to Trying the Food Trucks of San Antonio

Food truck parks! San Antonio is home to a number of food truck parks that bring food trucks to the people. Food truck parks offer a number of pros including

  • Taking the guesswork out of food truck times and locations 
  • Ambiance and experience – food truck parks turn a meal into a whole evening of entertainment and fun
  • Offering a variety of food choices from multiple different trucks, as well as alcohol options

Food truck parks, provide the whole “food truck culture” experience that you don’t get from chasing down a single food truck. 

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Most Popular Food Truck Parks in San Antonio

Below is a list of the most popular food truck parks in SA. Unless otherwise stated, they are all very family and pet friendly. At each one, you will find yard games, playgrounds, lots of leashed pets, and large flat-screen televisions so you can pair your sports time with your eating time.

El Camino

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El Camino food truck park is located on Avenue B on the north side of downtown with a view overlooking the river. El Camino is one of only a few SA food truck parks that operates a full bar in addition to hosting anywhere from 3-8 different food trucks on a nightly basis. Given El Camino’s location, parking is only available on residential side streets.

WEBSITE | 1009 Avenue B, San Antonio, TX 78215

Alamo Ranch Food Truck Park

Alamo Ranch Food Truck Park sets itself apart by offering frequent special events throughout the year such as a pumpkin patch, karaoke nights, or end-of-summer parties.

WEBSITE | 5615 Lone Star Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78253

Rancho 181

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San Antonio’s newest food truck park, Rancho 181, opened to the public in September 2022. With colorful picnic tables and 5 food trucks to choose from, Rancho 181 offers a great space to relax and enjoy the big game. Regular entertainment events, weekly live music, and a full-service bar round out the offerings at this food truck park. {Photo Credit: Facebook}

WEBSITE | 13514 US-181, San Antonio, TX 78223

The Point Park

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The Point Park is located on the far northwest side of the city off of Boerne Stage Rd. The Point Park is open 6 days a week with daily coffee service as well as beer and wine. Live music, entertainment, and 6+ food trucks are available on the weekends. {Photo Credit: Facebook}

WEBSITE | 24188 Boerne Stage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255

Area 51 Food Park

In addition to having what we think is the coolest name of all the food truck parks, Area 51 offers regular live music as well as Thursday/Sunday/Monday night football specials.

WEBSITE | 12275 Potranco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78253

The Block Food Park and Patio Bar

The Block Food Park is located just a few blocks south of the UT San Antonio campus. While families and pets are most common during the daytime, this food truck park’s proximity to UTSA has resulted in it developing a distinct college vibe in the evenings with regular live music and a full bar.

WEBSITE | 14530 Roadrunner Way, San Antonio, TX 78249

The Divide

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The Divide operates Thursday through Sunday with 4 food trucks, live music, and craft beer and wine. They are extremely pet friendly, offering an enclosed dog park so the fur babies can run and romp off-leash. {Photo Credit: Facebook}

WEBSITE | 21880 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255

The Determined / Proactive / Road Warrior Approach to Trying the Food Trucks of San Antonio

The single biggest drawback to the food truck parks is that you cannot choose what trucks will be on site. Guests at food parks may find great variety depending on what trucks are scheduled to show up, but for a person who has their heart set on something specific, a little more effort is required to hunt down the desired food truck. It can be done – just be prepared to do a little sleuthing.

Given the unpredictability of food trucks, the answer to tracking them down isn’t a quick and painless google search.  A few of the more tech-savvy food trucks do operate their own websites and some will even include a calendar with monthly info on times and locations.

However, the best way to locate a specific food truck is to hop on their social media pages and start scrolling.  Typically, a food truck will maintain an Instagram profile or a Facebook page and will upload a weekly, or sometimes day-to-day, schedule to their news feed.

(If you hit up one account and can’t find any information on their schedule, try the next one as they may prefer one platform over another.)

You can also try checking the food truck parks’ accounts and websites as they will occasionally post the schedules of the trucks that will be on their properties. Just bear in mind that the information isn’t always updated in a timely fashion and can change on a dime.

Below is a list of 13 of San Antonio’s best food trucks – these are trucks that we believe are worth the drive and effort of locating. 

This list doesn’t even come close to including everything (at last count, there were approximately a bazillion food trucks in SA) but will get you started on a few of the highlights.

If you’re in the mood for delicious food and prepared to sweat a little acquiring it, you can’t go wrong with any of the options below.  Happy hunting!

Best Food Trucks In San Antonio

Krazy Katsu

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We’ll start with an easy one. Krazy Katsu isn’t technically a food truck as it is located in a stationary trailer at the Yard Shopping Center in Olmos Park and therefore easy to get to, but functionally operates like a food truck – and a delicious one at that! Krazy Katsu is a relatively new addition to the food truck scene having opened in July 2022 to immediate success. Their focus is on Japanese-style fried chicken which has been herb brined and breaded in panko crumbs and is then served up on freshly made Hawaiian buns. Guests can choose from 10 different ginormous sandwiches and a few side options. 

WEBSITE | 5257 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Milpa

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Easy option #2 – Milpa. Located in the food trailer directly next door to Krazy Katsu, Milpa has cemented its place on the list of San Antonio’s best food trucks. They are known for serving up authentic Mexican street tacos, or mini tacos, and were just named one of the top 25 new(ish) taquerias in Texas by Texas Monthly. We recommend giving their specialty Arabes tacos a try as they marry the flavors of Mexico and the Mediterranean together in a spectacular way. Milpa also offers a few quality vegetarian options which are noteworthy in the typically meat-heavy world of tacos.

WEBSITE | 5253 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

What the Waffle

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Food Trucks

What the Waffle is a veteran-owned and black-owned, chicken and waffle truck. And while that sounds pretty basic, What the Waffle is anything but. On the chicken side, you can choose from either wings or boneless tenders, both of which have been deep-fried to perfection and come smothered in a tangy sauce of your choosing (we liked the honey bourbon).  On the waffle side, you can choose from up to 10 different flavors of waffle including very berry, shakin bacon, s'mores, and the ridiculously tasty Nutella waffle. Ridiculously tasty.

Tacos El Regio

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Tacos El Regio has been around since 2007 and offers two taco truck locations where they dish out the cuisine of Monterrey, Mexico. The menu includes a variety of tacos, quesadillas, tortas, and tostadas. Food is hot, fresh, fast, and consistent. Tacos El Regio works with Doordash and depending on where you live, you may be able to have a taco delivered directly to your front door. Tacos El Regio is open until the wee hours of the morning so they are the perfect choice for a late-night snack. {Photo Credit: Ben H, Yelp}

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

Carnitas Don Raul

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Carnitas Don Raul pride themselves on preparing carnitas the traditional Michoacán way, and that attention to tradition has not gone unnoticed. Carnitas Don Raul has been featured in a number of taco-loving publications over the years from the Taco Chronicles on Netflix to the Texas Monthly to Eater Austin. General consensus is – go eat at Carnitas Don Raul. Definitely order the carnitas tacos, and then take home some carnitas by the pound to share with your family. {Photo Credit: Facebook}

WEBSITE | 2202 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215

Masshole Food Truck

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Food Trucks

The cheekily named Masshole Food Truck brings the flavors of the northeast to South Texas with both lobster rolls and lobster sandwiches. We highly recommend the lobster grilled cheese – poached lobster, mascarpone, gruyere, and lemon, all grilled up on potato bread. It’s so good you may forget you’re not in Massachusetts.

WEBSITE | 1009 Avenue B, San Antonio, TX 78215

Theory Coffee

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Food Trucks

One of the best places to get coffee in San Antonio happens to be a food truck. Theory Coffee operates from its home base at 410 and Nacogdoches where they brew beans sourced from Austin coffee roasters, Wild Gift Coffee. This one is listed on our map of the best coffee shops in San Antonio. 

WEBSITE | 2347 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

El Jefe Baja Style

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Flavorful and beautiful – the best words to describe El Jefe Baja Style. El Jefe kicks out colorful, authentic, west coast, Baja-style mariscos from their seafood truck outside Porta Rossa Bar. Ceviches and shrimp cocktails comprise the bulk of the menu with the occasional tostada special thrown in. {Photo Credit: Facebook}

WEBSITE |1221 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215

The Pita Chick

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Food Trucks

Fresh Mediterranean has found a food truck home at The Pita Chick.  Guests can sample pita wraps, shawarma fries, and freshly prepared hummus. We recommend the chicken shawarma wrap and if you’re hungry, make it a combo with hummus, tabbouleh, or fries.

WEBSITE | 1009 Avenue B, San Antonio, TX 78215

Satisfried

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Food Trucks

Billing themselves as “healthy-ish fat kid food,” Satisfried lives up to its name by offering burgers, tacos, grilled cheese, and loaded fries (basically all the foods you wanted to eat as a kid), but made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. Highly recommend the Spicy Texan Loaded Fries. They’re positively huge!

WEBSITE | 1916 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78218

Jeepney Street Eats

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Food Trucks

Filipino food truck, Jeepney Street Eats, has established a dedicated following with its Filipino street food offerings. Guests can enjoy fried lumpia, pancit noodle bowls, or savory sisig, as well as the super popular ube cookies and waffles. 

WEBSITE | 1009 Avenue B, San Antonio, TX 78215

Bob and Timmy’s On Wheels

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No food truck list would be complete without some kind of pizza truck and Bob and Timmy’s fits the bill. Specializing in grilled pizza and pasta, Bob and Timmy’s regularly offers unique specialty pizzas including options like lasagna pizza, gyro pizza, or buffalo chicken pizza.

WEBSITE | 1916 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78217

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