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San Antonio's Secret Chocolate Scene

Decadent cakes, rich mole sauces and chocolate infused tequila are just a few treats being cooked up on the culinary streets of Alamo City.
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After savoring some of the finest BBQ and Tex-Mex, indulge your sweet tooth with San Antonio's lesser known confectionery specialties. Decadent cakes, rich mole sauces and chocolate infused tequila are just a few treats being cooked up on the culinary streets of Alamo City. Hotel search serves up the must-try sweets and eats in San Antonio for chocoholics and foodies alike.

Mole Old Fashioned
© Omni La Mansion del Rio

Taste it at: El Colegio (Omni La Mansion del Rio)

From the innovative mind of Chef Cary Burrescia comes a new twist on the chocolate cocktail. El Colegio's signature Mole Old Fashioned combines chocolate mole bitters with Gentlemen Jack Whiskey and a muddled sugar cube for a sinfully smooth drink that is guaranteed to start the night out right.

Nutella Sweet Potato Fries
© Orderup San Antonio

Taste it at: Orderup

Salty meets sweet in this decadent fast-food favorite. Orderup drizzles a generous portion of chocolatey Nutella over fresh hand-cut sweet potato fries for a food that is as messy as it is fun to eat.

Valrhona Chocolate Mousse Cake
© Mokara Hotel & Spa

Taste it at: Ostra (Mokara Hotel & Spa)

Rich chocolate is perfectly paired with a savory berry compote in Ostra's Valrhona Chocolate Mousse Cake. Chef Ben Knack's lighter than air dessert is served alongside fresh strawberries and sweet raspberries.

Infused Cazadores Silver Tequila
© Tacos and Tequila

Taste it at: Tacos and Tequila

TNT takes tequila to a whole new level with a premium tequila infused with the sweet flavors of chocolate, coconut, and pecans. Pair it with bold Tex-Mex flavors right off the grill like Ahi tuna wraps, chimichurri beef tenderloin or classic breakfast tacos, served all day!

Enchiladas de Mole
© Ácenar HotMex/CoolBar

Taste it at: Ácenar

Tender chicken-filled tortillas are smothered in a sumptuously thick mole de poblano sauce and topped with Chihuahua cheese and queso fresco at Ácenar. Beautifully situated along the Riverwalk, Ácenar is a chic Mexican restaurant whose cool ambiance and modern décor perfectly compliment its craft cocktails and regional Mexican dishes.

Chocolate Brownie S'more
© Hyatt Regency Riverwalk

Taste it at: Q Kitchen (Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk)

Indulge in the ultimate fudgy brownie smothered in fluffy, melted marshmallow, no campfire required! Q Kitchen's mouthwatering Chocolate Brownie S'more is an irresistible treat to share!

Brandy Alexander & Chocolate Raspberry Martini
© Paesanos Restaurant Group

Taste it at: Paesanos Riverwalk

Sip on a velvety Brandy Alexander made with Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur or a creamy Chocolate Raspberry Martini at Paesanos. Pair one of these divine cocktails with a slice of gourmet chocolate cream cake studded with chocolate chips, nuts, and turtle cheesecake.

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