In the Lone Star State, Dallas and Houston tend to get the most recognition for international dining options.

you can still find Tex-Mex restaurants and barbeque joints on nearly every corner, a plethora of international dining options have popped up over the past decade.

Some are situated along the River Walk and downtown, while others are located in strip malls.

In 2022, San Antonio restaurants accounted for seven James Beard nominations. That's on par with both Dallas and Houston.

New York pizzaiolo Roberto Caporuscio, who has trained more than 300 pizza makers around the country, refers to San Antonio as one of his favorite food cities.

Located in Pearl, just a few dozen steps from the San Antonio CIA campus, Botika is owner and head chef Geronimo Lopez's nod to the chifa cuisine he grew up eating in Caracas.

The rest consists of wok dishes, grilled meat, fish and vegetables, as well as a handful of small plates that would leave some wondering if Asia and Latin America were once connected by land.

The short rib noodles have enough tender meat served over a large bowl of yakisoba noodles to qualify as two separate dishes.

The husband-and-wife team of John and Elise Russ opened Clementine in 2017 after years of experience in the restaurant industry.