Sweetfire Kitchen - La Cantera Resort and Spa

4.2
451 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sweet Fire Kitchen, located on the lobby level of the La Cantera Resort & Spa, features an open-air exhibition style kitchen with a wood fired pizza oven. Guests will enjoy a twist on regional, home-style cuisine along with signature dishes from our fire-roasted oven. The casual dining venue offers indoor seating with spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country and al fresco dining overlooking Plaza San Saba. Whether you're craving an unexpected take on deviled eggs or a classic wood-fired pizza, SweetFire Kitchen guests can have it all. The restaurant also offers a full-service bar with unique craft cocktails, an extensive wine list and draught beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 451 people are saying
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vipBillC
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Local couple for Thursday nite date night. Our server Karl was absolutely phenomenal. Thanks Karl for a wonderful event!!

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Lvgirl12
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The service was good, but the food was pricey and blah. Started out with sweet cornbread, but center was cold. Ordered the bbq Shrimp and grits, the bbq sauce made it taste weird, had to remove it to eat it. Husband ordered the burger and truffle fries, the kitchen sent regular fries and had to correct it. We will not be dining here again.

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MarcusM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service got 3 starts because I ordered corn bread as an appetizer and it arrived after the entree. But it was one of the best ribeye of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful night. The food and a drinks were great. The service was great. And the sunset views were great. Will definitely come back again.

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OlgaS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

cuando se pide entrada como plato de frutas y luego omelete; traen todo junto. Se les pide por favor respetar el orden de los tiempos pero no lo hacen llega todo junto.

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Victor
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really exceptional and attentive. Delicious food and a great overall experience. Crab beignets and New York strip with chimichurri were the highlights.

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lindah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was tasty and presented well! Service was superior.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. They even brought out a special dessert for my birthday. Great experience!

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vipSalH
San Antonio
159 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly an wonderful delicious delight. Recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Staff is great. Food is typical hotel food. Not good Not bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Munich
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!! This is one of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We wanted a nice meal experience and something different so we went to Sweetfire. We decided to try their buffet style meal, worse decision we could have made. The best thing about the meal was the salad and dessert. All the meal dishes: chicken, ribs, and beef, although supposed to be hot were all ‘cold’. Very disappointing.

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PamT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Personalized Service - excellent location for Birthday Brunch!

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finedininghobby
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here for dinner, lunch and breakfast. Most of the staff is friendly. Clean. Food good. One of the best lobster tail I have had in a long time. This is a good place to come to.

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ElizabethJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious. Portions were huge. The cornbread skillet was a nice touch.

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bntadventures2014
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Wrong place for a special occasion. This is the family restaurant at the La Cantera resort. My wife had a heirloom tomato salad which was five slices of tomato and a serving of soft cheese. $14 I think. I had a half chicken with a half a alad. The chicken was $24 for a very small half chicken and the salad was $7. The bill including tip was $60, we were there for 30 minutes because it was just a barrage of kids and noise and not really the right place for a date. The food was good but given what we had, it was overpriced. Overall, a great option for well healed families who are bringing the kids along, otherwise stay clear.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was something new

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Mariah
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and laid back seating , delicious food and amazing dessert; first time at this restaurant in the hotel . Pretty awesome will definitely come back .

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

From the time we ordered to the time we received our food it took over 2 hours. Our server never came to check on us we had to ask another server to bring us our salads and refill our waters and then again for our entrees. Once received our food was cold and over cooked. We asked for the manager and 45 min later she came by our table. Overall it was a negative experience.

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Sister
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

There was no fan for outdoor seating, which almost year-round is needed in Texas for heat and flies. Also the food was decent but not great by any stretch.

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AndrewC
Mobile
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Dined here for dinner during a visit to La Cantera in celebration on my wife’s birthday. Actually ate breakfast here each day and dinner one night. Dinner was subpar. Breakfast fluctuated in quality, from having Dara one morning with perfect service to two other mornings with decent service. Ordered the same food each day, but it would be slightly different each day. That may be the one big elephant in the room is the consistency of service and food prep. Definitely don’t waste your time doing dinner here, but breakfast was all in all pretty good for the price. My wife compared dinner to Applebee’s.

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jillb
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went off without a hitch. Our waiter was very helpful with recommendations and the food came out in a timely manner.

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Jackmirtexas
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance for date night. Beautiful resort and classy esthetic. Service was incredible. Nothing needed improvement. Perfect place!

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AbrahamB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work conference. Seamless experience from begging to end.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The gulf coast fish is delicious!! We ate there several times and enjoyed all our meals!

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Veebug
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent as always despite being a group of 11. Salmon and BBQ shrimp and grits were flavorful and delicious. Children stated the cajun risotto was alright, more of a fancy mac and cheese. Deducted one star for all the flies that buzzed around the table constantly even though we were dining indoors.

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Susie
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It took us 2 hours to get our food. They comped the meal, which was nice, but

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Beautiful outdoor ambiance, indoors was very loud. Our server was kind and courteous. We had the seafood tower which was excellent but the condiments to complete the tower was lacking.

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Chapin58
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Moderately priced and good quality. lamb was great as was the snapper

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vipKarthikK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

An excellent 4-star hotel continental breakfast with some creative a la carte dishes... not the ultra-wide spread you would expect at a 5-star ultra luxury hotel or some high-end 4-star hotels, but it's not a bad choice for a luxury brunch in a scenic outdoor area. Service is acceptable, but not up to par with the appearance of the rest of the hotel. Food quality is great with some tasty specialties like their breakfast pizza and cheddar biscuits.

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Eric
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Visited on the weekend of the Fourth of July. Had reservations that were made a week earlier but were seated inside at an area that looked like a conference room that had been "converted" to be used as additional seating, although the restaurant was not booked up completely.

It had very little ambience (generic tablecloths thrown over tables that did not appear to be made specifically for dining. My wife and I were initially sat at a table that was probably six feet across by six feet long. So that we would not be completely separated across the super-wide table, we ended up sitting awkwardly directly next to one another. I eventually asked if we could be moved and we sat at a smaller, "normal" sized square table.

There was a BBQ Buffet offered that seemed like a good value - it included a steak option and gulf fish, as well as sides. The food was mostly fine but the steak, the clear entree of the meal, was tough, chewy and incredibly fatty. Not enjoyable at all.

We saw very little of our waitress during the meal, yes we had got the buffet option but it was still a pricey meal and we expected at least a standard amount of attention.

The food on the menu and ambience of the actual restaurant look to be wonderful but unfortunately we had an experience that did not meet our minimum of expectations. For the price we paid, I certainly expected more.

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vipLah814
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipJames
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Was a bit disappointed in the food compared to all of the other food options at La Cantera

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We got sat 30 minutes late for our anniversary even though we had reservations and other tables were open

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite dining experience

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LeahV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always really good. Good value and not as expensive as you would think it would be. They have a new Chef & kitchen staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We came for Father’s Day dinner. We were seated outside to a table that was cleaned but still sticky from the cleaner residue. We were them bombarded with flies swirling around us for the next hour. It grew almost impossible to take a bite of food or sip of a drink without almost inhaling one. We were batting them away the entire evening. On top of it, the food was greasy, the burger very tough, and the menu changed to nothing but steak and seafood. We missed the delicious parpadelle dish we used to get and the greater variety of offerings. Overall this was a huge disappointment especially for $115 for two people. Not going to come back for quite some time.

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kp22
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our waiter was so overwhelmed and told us as much...sadly it was Father's Day for my son-in-law and we were seated on patio (no ceiling fans) flies everywhere...had to wait forever for salads...we ordered main entree yet had boxed to take home. Ruined a great moment/day. I'd come again but not same server...Ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready right on time. The staff was gracious about moving our reservation forward by 1 hour to allow the kids more time to enjoy the pool.
Jordan our waitress was great, she took care of everything we needed and was courteous and kind.
The buffet was great. The kids enjoyed the waffles and the chef who was making the omelettes is the best.
Overall great experience. Fun, family friendly environment

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KevinL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The main and side courses were excellent. We had steaks that were a good value. You can probably skip desert or try the bourbon bread pudding because we didn't try that.

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Sweetfire Kitchen - La Cantera Resort and Spa is rated 4.2 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

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