We know, with all the great dining options San Marcos has, it can be a struggle to pick your next bite or cold craft beverage.  But don’t worry, we are here to make the dining and going out process a little bit easier for you with our savory, sweet, sips, and spirits guide to Downtown San Marcos! 

A brightly colored table full of delicious food from North Street in Downtown San Marcos, Texas

Something Savory in Downtown San Marcos

Oh, the delicious dishes of Downtown San Marcos... Makes us hungry just thinking about it!  Whether you need breakfast, lunch, or dinner, San Marcos has something special to indulge in. From incredible Tex-Mex to local favorite gastropubs offering creative twists on classic dishes, there is something to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Whether you’re craving a good brunch, juicy burgers, tacos, Italian, or farm-to-table cuisine, this savory section will guide you to the best savory spots in town.

Delish Dishes

The Sweet Side of Downtown SMTX 

After indulging in the savories of San Marcos, it’s time to feed that sweet tooth. Sweet treat lovers have a plethora of delicious options ranging from ice cream shops serving unique flavors, (Big Red and Animal Cookie, anyone?) to cozy bakeries offering fresh pastries and more. Discover where to find the delightfully decadent desserts that will make your visit to San Marcos super sweet!

Sweet Treats

Barista making coffee pour-over

Something to Sip  

Now, no dining experience is complete without something refreshing to sip on. SMTX is home to a vibrant beverage scene, featuring local coffee shops brewing the finest beans, trendy juice bars blending refreshing concoctions, and a craft brewery pouring unique beers and seltzers. Whether you’re feeling a smooth espresso, refreshing smoothie, or a unique matcha, this section will highlight the best places to quench your thirst. 


Sippin' Spots

That's the San Marcos Spirits 

As the San Marcos sun sets, Downtown comes alive! From cozy cocktail lounges crafting artisanal drinks to popping bars pouring signature cocktails and local spirits, there is no shortage of places to unwind, and enjoy an evening or happy hour.  


Lounges & Bars