EVOlution Restaurant

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$50 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
Mexican Contemporary Cuisine at its finest.

This 30-seat restaurant, located at the heart of Olmos Park, features seasonal dishes in Chef Arturo Fernández Tasting Menus, as well as select à la carte items, where he shows off his immaculate talent and passion for Mexican Gastronomy.

For parties larger than six (6) guests you need to call the restaurant to make arrangements.

We are still taking on-line and phone orders for Curbside pick-up.

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What 73 people are saying
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4.9
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michaelb
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is excellent. From the Hostess thru finishing you can not ask for a more attentive staff. The food was rather amazing.
The attention to detail in the presentation to the taste was top notch. We will be return often.
It's a must visit.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked our friends to take pictures of our food so I could share it with my hairdresser who recommended EVO.
I sent her the pictures and she is going for her anniversary next week.🍷

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
44 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we have had in a really long time. An awesome birthday surprise dinner. Everything was spectacular! Every course only kept getting better. Thank you EVO staff. And a special thank you to Alex & Aston.

JT
JosephThadeus
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, great cocktails and great service. Alex recommended the perfect cocktails, Afton provided great service and the food was beautiful. Overall wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! It’s not what you would expect- it’s much better. Service was amazing, perfect for a night out with friends or a date. Best Mexican contemporary cuisine in San Antonio. You’ll think you’re in Mexico City. And don’t forget to try the speakeasy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always! This is our favorite restaurant in San Antonio.

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Happy
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful summer tasing menu and creative, refreshing cocktails. We had a lovely time experience.

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vipLloydG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. I’ll be back.

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vipIndiaM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. We had the crab cannoli and we did the summer tasting menu! Every course was absolutely delicious.

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LuzS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for a date night ! The chef make at outstanding food

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vipGregS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining at EVOlution and was just as outstanding as the first time. The avocado cannoli stuffed with crab alone was worth the night. The lamb and Ribeye were both perfect. Will be back next month when I'm in San Antonio.

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JaneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The over all experience was outstanding. We enjoyed it all .. the food was very good and the presentation was exquisite.. My favorite was the beef carpaccio and the lamb.

DA
vipDavidA
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and overall atmosphere. Felt very comfortable with their social distancing, masks, etc. The pared down 4 course menu was excellent, we ordered one extra course, so the two of us were able to get one of everything on the tasting menu. Especially loved the pulpo tacos, rib eye and fish. No liquor license right now, so they gave us two free drinks, had Mexcal with served in a Jicara with Chile with Chapulines and supremes of orange.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Evolution is outstanding. From the excellent chef Arturo to the manager Jean Paul, both guys are doing some magic at the kitchen and at the front end of the restaurant. If you are looking for gastronomy Mexican food; this is the place.

LB
LarryB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Second time for us. Food, service very good. But very limited wine list: only 3 red wines of which 1 could only be bought by the glass

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IsbetN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and elegant service. Tru e Mexican gourmet experience. We had the Chef’s Spring tasting menu and it was a perfect blend of the restaurant’s specialties . Compliments to the Chef. A must visit when in San Antonio.

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vipShakenNotStirred
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing unique gourmet Mexican cuisine! Everything about this restaurant makes it a must visit. We tried several appetizers and a couple of entrees and everything was as great as it was unique. The staff was also perfect - knowledgeable, professional and the right amount of attention. The atmosphere was also very upscale and quiet and very much socially distanced. We look forward to going back very soon.

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KellerH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mexico City service in a NYC level dining room, always an outstanding evening.

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CharlesH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, just wow! There is no fusion of flavors more dynamic than EVO! We had the best experience and nothing can beat the combination of flavors and atmosphere! The cocktails and tasting menu were superior to many other top tier restaurants in San Antonio!

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Caseofbeer
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were well taken care of. The food was excellent and authentic. If you are looking for a genuine Mexico City dining experience I recommend Evo.

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vipGregS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. The avocado cannoli stuffed with crab is worth the entire night. Will definitely being going back every time I'm in San Antonio.

CB
CelesteB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You wouldn’t guess from the outside, but inside that building is MAGICAL. My husband and I ordered the tasting menu, and the portion sizes were all nice! The meal was excellent, and the menu is clearly well thought-out. While I do think the cocktail menu is a little too complex, unfamiliar and allllmost undesirable, we did get the cucumber cocktail and liked it. The steak with black mole is excellent. The snapper in green mole is excellent. The desserts are excellent. Beet salad is very good, pork belly tacos very good, tortilla soup is nice with a hearty texture. The staff is warm, welcoming, friendly! I’m pregnant and my baby was dancing throughout the dinner. Can’t wait to go back on vacation and visit this place. Hopefully they’re able to secure a new venue— the riverwalk needs more restaurants like these.

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stacyp
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 4 course tasting menu and it was fantastic. Every single plate was beautiful and tasted amazing. Service was also above and beyond. We will most certainly be back.

ML
vipMatthewL
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and nice ambience.
The service is good in that they are quite attentive but it can feel a bit stiff and borderline awkward at times.

SA
vipSAlva
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at EVO, and everything was impeccable just like the first time. If you are looking for upscale, gourmet Mexican food look no further. This is the perfect dining experience.

SM
ShariM
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing from start to finish. My husband and I got the 4 course spring menu. Every course was even better than the last. I would highly recommend this restaurant!! We are definitely going back soon!!

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vipLonghornmd
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really don’t want to tell anyone about this place because it is so good I don’t want it to get crowded. Most amazing cuisine from a very talented kitchen led by an outstanding young chef, Arturo. Each dish was so good and so unique. Foodies will talk for days about this place. Will come back as often as I can. So spectacular. I have been t I Chicago, New York and San Francisco. This place is better than most of the places there. Enjoy and try the coffee!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience unlike any other in San Antonio. Highly recommend.

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Shaun
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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William
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, start to finish. Whole team was wearing masks, tables spaced far apart (only three tables seated). Brought hand sanitizer to the table, obeyed the safety guidelines.

More importantly- the food was fantastic (the crab canoli is to die for!!!), the service was exceptional and the chef is seriously talented. Please keep this small local business alive by ordering to-go or dining in. They are taking safety very seriously and I felt 100% comfortable dining in here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely my favorite restaurant in all of San Antonio! Every time is a wonderful experience including food and service. I highly recommend!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Service was exceptional. The owner took us on a tour of their bar that will open soon. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Enjoyed everything. We will definitely be back!

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SheilaR
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fabulous, and the presentation is artistry. The level of service and the general ambiance are that of a five-star Michelin-rated restaurant and the wine steward is knowledgeable and helpful. Cannot say enough! A lovely, atmoshperic and beautiful eatery which will not disappoint. The fusion of flavors and the eclectic nouvelle Mexican style food are haute cuisine.

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vipFoodieExpert
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time in 2 weeks for us - keeps getting better.
Arturo’s food is very advanced.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I do wish there were more vegetarian options. Everything was delicious but I would like to come more often and few choices for variety. I would like to have tasting menu with my friends, but most are meat dishes which means the table cannot have tasting menu.

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vipFoodieExpert
San Antonio
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!
Arturo is a top notch molecular gastronomist- has cooked in the 3 top restaurants in the world and features a tasting menu for a fraction of what it would cost (hundreds ) in Europe.
A must try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great

Entree portions small

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vipFoodieExpert
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time in 3 days. The good here is indescribably delicious.
We already have reservations for next week!!!
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FAQs

EVOlution Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. EVOlution Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 236-8752.

EVOlution Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

EVOlution Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/evolution-restaurant-218-e-olmos-dr/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.