Sangria on the Burg – One of San Antonio’s newest noshery that drew us in with two words: Sangria Flights. When we started researching on where this delightful new restaurant was, we expected one of our local haunts: Pearl, Broadway, Southtown – But in a twist of events, Sangria on the Burg is located north, and cleverly on Frederickburg (get it – on the burg?) If a restaurant could have this much fun with their name, we were excited to see what they could do with their menu. After seeing glimpses of what they had to offer on some of our fave foodie Instagrams, we made our way there on a rainy Saturday to experience what this new restaurant on the berg was all about.
First off – getting here is relatively easy and with a red marquee sign, you’re sure to find it with ease. Sangria on the Burg is a fusion of Texas BBQ and Mexican spices that is sure to leave everyone satisfied when it comes to their menu. They have unique drinks that include an extensive margarita menu, wines and craft brews. Seriously – why even leave after you get here?
We opted for the special of brisket nachos to start (are y’all surprised anymore?). They come BBQ style on a metal tray and parchment, and what it lacks in presentation it makes up for in flavor. Topped with melty cheese, guacamole, smoked brisket and onions – this could have satisfied us on its own. Patricio went for the sliders and went with the Miss Piggy and The Dirty Sanchez. Fun names – even better flavors. The Miss Piggy is a decadent take on the pulled pork slider boasting spicy pulled pork, apple-cabbage slaw and honey-lime vinaigrette. The Dirty Sanchez is a little more unorthodox but lives up to its name with its menagerie of ingredients including fresh ground beef, poblano jack cheese, guacamole, fritos, chorizo salsa and bacon-bean puree. Only in Texas can we top anything with Fritos and guacamole. While Patricio went with sliders, I needed tacos in my life. The Pork Belly and Skirt Steak were great options and held their own in this taco-obsessed town. Each boasting flavorful ingredients, these were the perfect ending to the meal.
But what about drinks? If you’re here – go with the Sangria Flight. You get your choice of four out of the six sangrias, and these little delights can turn a rainy afternoon into something fun. Their menu of hand-crafted sangrias can be found here – but our favorites include the Big Red and The Jameson Ginger. You may need a second flight if you’re truly looking to have a day-drinking afternoon, but one flight was enough to enjoy your meal.
Our verdict? Fun. Sangria on the Burg boasts a wonderful and accommodating staff, a unique menu and accessibility that sometimes our favorite restaurants don’t have. They even have Taco Tuesday ‘you-call-it’s’ where all tacos are $2 – All. Day. Long. Seriously – this place was created out of our very best dreams.