Alamo Pizza – San Antonio, Texas

I have two favorite food tips when traveling as a family.  The first is to pack a lunch and when that is not possible, order pizza for a treat!!  You can eat it in your hotel room if you want.  You don’t need anything but a napkin to eat it (unless you have to have a fork!).  You can feed a family of four for 10-18 dollars, which I can’t even do at McDonald’s anymore. 

After a long day of sightseeing and running around, we were exhausted.  Our kids were showing every sign that they were done and were not having any more Forced Family Fun.  We decided to get a pizza but the pizza place that was recommended to us was closed so we had to come up with a backup plan.  I came across a link to Alamo Pizza.  The website said that it was recently awarded San Antonio’s Best San Antonio Style Pizza.  How could we not try it?

We were surprised when we pulled up to this little building because the website made me think it was a chain type restaurant.  Had I explored the locations link, I would have seen that there were only two locations!

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As soon as the door opened, we heard knew we had picked the right place.  It was teeming with locals speaking several different languages but acting as one community.  We walked up to order our pizza as the customers smiled at our children.  That is when my son chose to punch his little sister, thus ensuing a meltdown.  My husband took the kids out to the car while I ordered the pizza to go.  While I waited in the restaurant, my husband waited in the car with the kids.  I was asked several times if we needed anything during the 20m we waited for our pizza. 

The pizza came out and I was given several little packets of red peppers and paremsan already pre-packaged.  That made my heart sing! 

We made the quick trip back to the hotel while the car filled with the smell of pizza.  When we got back to the hotel, we knew that it was totally worth the trip:

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This was one of the best tasting pizzas I have ever had.  Ever.

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  1. 1

    Pizza is a perfect food when traveling–especially with kids!

  2. 2

    Ok I’m getting hungry now. Tonight pizza is on the menu!

  3. 3

    That was one well-earned pizza! What makes it “San Antonio style”?

  4. 4

    Yum! Can’t go wrong with a good pizza! 🙂

  5. 5

    Pizza always makes us happy too. I agree, great travel food!


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