• Azuca
  • Azuca
  • Azuca


713 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205



Welcome to Azúca, the first truly Latin-themed restaurant and bar in San Antonio! What we have done is taken traditional ingredients used in South and Central America, Spain, as well as the Caribbean and México, and added our own unique yet contemporary air to create delectable, mouthwatering dishes. We delight in the opportunity to present you with original Latin dishes - fresh, rich, bold flavors to give your senses cause for celebration. Although honored to be a local and nationally awardwinning restaurant, we remain dedicated to our patrons and our long-held philosophy that everybody who comes to Azúca leaves with a smile!


713 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205

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11:00 am-9:30 pm
Fri & Sat
11:00 am-10:30 pm
5:00 pm-9:30 pm
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Children's Menu
Extensive Wine List
Terrace/Patio Dining
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Banquet Facilities
Full Service Catering
Meeting Facilities
Private Parties
Private Rooms
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American Express
Master Card
Discover Card
Diners Club Card

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Chef Rene Fernandez

Chef Rene Fernandez discovered he had an exceptional passion for food and the culinary arts as early on as eight years old, when he remembers becoming enamored with the “beautiful and abundant” paella he first sampled in a Spanish restaurant in Mexico City. He did some studies at the Culinary Institute of America, as well as took specialty courses in food and beverage at Cornell University. He is also a proud member of Chaine Des Rotisseurs. Though born and raised in Mexico, Chef Fernandez began his career working as a cook at a country club in Houston. He then joined the Sheraton in Mexico City as their chef Garde Manger, and then on to Manaus, Brazil at the Tropicana Hotel, and again on to the Hyatt Hotel in Acapulco, a 700-room resort where he worked as Sous Chef for three (3) years. Eventually he moved on to Guatemala at the Westin Comino Real where he had finally earned the honorable title and responsibility of executive chef. From there he continued his career as an executive chef working at various exotic locals, from Mexico City and Cancun to Aruba and Puerto Rico. Collectively, Chef Fernandez worked a total of 17 years at Hyatt Hotels alone. In fact, it was circa 1993 at the Hyatt Regency in Merida, what they call the white city in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, where Chef first met Pierre Kranzle, his current business partner. It was during his tenure at the Hyatt Hill Country in San Antonio when Chef Rene and Kranzle chose to partner up their individual expertise and creative energies to form their first endeavor – the Nuevo Latino restaurant, Azuca. Azuca, having quickly proven itself to be a success, enabled these two visionary entrepreneurs to open up Zucchero, a restaurant dedicated to contemporary Italian cuisine. Chef Rene is supported and inspired by his wife, Norma and his two sons, Diego and Daniel. A little known interest of his is ice sculpture, but his true love will always and forever be esculent art for the palate.


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