The Monterey


Chef Quealy Watson of The Monterey - San Antonio, TX

1127 South Saint Marys Street
San Antonio, TX 78210-1243
(210) 745-2581
Hours: Tues-Sat 5pm-midnight; Sun 10am-2pm

“Buckle up girl,” says the sign on the front of The Monterey. Team Monty wants you to sit back, crack open a cold can of beer, and chow down on good, solid food. The Southern gastropub fare comes courtesy of 2012 Rising Star Chef Quealy Watson, who has a way with big, bold flavors (must be the Texas in him) and a certain South of the Mason Dixon Line favorite: fried chicken. Pretensions don’t exist here, in the food or décor. Bobble heads, dolls, and clown figurines rest on shelving above the bar; look-a-like mustachioed and Frida Kahlo grandmas designate the restrooms. Outdoor seats outnumber indoor spots, so on a warm night, you not only can get a plate full of goodness and a brewskie, but also a big, fat slice of the Texas sky.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Menudo-style Fried Beef Tripe, Duck Fat Beans, and Poached Egg
  • Braised Beef Cheek, Green Romesco, Spiced Almonds, and Fenugreek
  • Fried Chicken, Thyme, and Pickled Jalapeno

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