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Culinary Institute of America

312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
+1 210-222-1113
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Pearl is awesome

Can get meals here when they have students doing their practice or competitions I believe check... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Carolina E
San Antonio, Texas
Wonderful Food!!!

We have been to the CIA in Hyde Park, so we were excited about the San Antonio CIA. We were not... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii
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312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
+1 210-222-1113
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Can get meals here when they have students doing their practice or competitions I believe check before you go

Thank Carolina E
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have been to the CIA in Hyde Park, so we were excited about the San Antonio CIA. We were not disappointed. We went to the Bakery in the morning and then had dinner at the Dao Latin Gastro Bar. All of the bakery items...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As a novice foodie, you want to know if you can handle a true food service experience. This one-day class will help you. Our group of 4 jumped in and were presented with an ambitious menu. Hold tight, trust your instincts and let your profile...More

Thank Blake M
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Our visit for lunch was one of the best parts of our trip to San Antonio. We sat at the bar stools up by the salad prep area and showed up right when they opened so the students were relaxed and friendly. They spoke to...More

1  Thank Ninascorner
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We loved the pearl area of the city. This CIA has this cafe where we got a scone and a passion fruit drink the sat outside to people watch. We were there mid morning so did not try their resturaunt. Great food made by the...More

1  Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Pearl district on the River Walk. We were pleasantly surprised to find a CIA. It's restaurant week here and we had a wonderful 3 course meal at a great price.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Yes, this is a culinary school restaurant, but this is not amateur hour. Incredible menu, you cannot make a bad choice. Great service. Fabulously inexpensive. This was perhaps the best meal we've had in a week in San Antonio

Thank bluto011
Reviewed 8 August 2016

July 19, 2016, myself and eleven ladies made reservations at Nao, Culinary Institute at 5;30PM. When we arrived our table was not ready. Once seated we had to make the decision between Family Style or individual menu orders. Family Style is available only if everyone...More

Thank mops339
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We started the evening at the bar .... drinks awesome - bar keepers attitude leaves room for improvement Then we were seated at a nice table ... hostess was great - interior design lacks a little inspiration The food was exciting and exceptionally good; we...More

Thank nonameavailablehere
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Here they offer some classes for lovers of cooking. Generally the class has 10 people with a Chef instructor. You can get the feeling of working in a restaurant, and try to be a chef for the day.

Thank Sharon_zz
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24 January 2016|
Response from Rob M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no. There used to be a cafe and bakery last year. That went away and was replaced by an ice cream shop (which is really good). There is an excellent bakery and coffee shop in the Pearl, a couple buildings away... More