Find the Tastiest Gems Along San Antonio's Riverwalk

Some folks think San Antonio's riverwalk is overrated. Not true! This historic attraction, and many of the buildings that line its banks, have great stories to tell. It's quite picturesque, peppered with an array of shops, bars and restaurants. Now, it can be a challenge finding a restaurant that is as tasty as it is kitschy, but that's what we're here for!

For an over-the-top stunning restaurant with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that opens up to the riverwalk and features a local celebrity chef (host of Homegrown Chef), there's nowhere else to go except Ocho, situated in the historic Hotel Havana. Even National Geographic recommends this gem. Feel like you're a world away in this Latin-themed restaurant featuring surprisingly affordable dishes. Do yourself a favor and make time to visit their speakeasy-esque bar. You can enjoy some nibbles there too!

For fine dining like the French do, right here in the Alamo City, take your sweetheart to the Fig Tree for delicious French classics served on fine china with fine wine on their villa-style terrace overlooking the riverwalk. Paris has nothing on this place! 

Bella on the River
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Bella's inviting staff and intimate atmosphere set the tone for one of the finest meals you'll ever have while visiting San Antonio. Owner, David Snyder, has combined his love and experience abroad with the genius of Executive Chef, Sean...  Read More

The Luxury
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This recent addition to San Antonio eateries is just one example of why San Antonio is a supreme vacation destination. The Luxury is Chef Andrew Weissman's (one of San Antonio's finest) newest restaurants. Located across the river from the San...  Read More



Boudro's Texas Bistro is the ideal spot for intimate lunches or dinners as well as large parties and convention groups. They can accommodate you inside or on one of their special river barges, catered exactly to your taste. The Chef offers...  Read More

Biga on the Banks
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Biga's is perfect for a theater evening downtown. They offer a three- or four-course selection from their menu at a prix fixe price. The Seasonal Menu is available daily, for orders placed before 6:30 or after 9:30 pm. Chef Bruce Auden's daily...  Read More

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Hotel Emma showcases its culinary prowess in multiple ways, but it's on-site restaurant, Supper; located along the northern extension of the San Antonio river walk, is their best representation of what good food is all about. This farm-to-table...  Read More



Acenar, located downtown on the Riverwalk, is a spectacularly innovative and contemporary Tex-Mex restaurant that Zagat has noted for their "killer food." Lisa Wong (who also owns Rosario's) and her partners took special care with this...  Read More



Gwendolyn, located downtown along the Riverwalk, is a fine-dining American restaurant that, like the Grandmother it's named for, inspires deep love and devotion. A cozy, romantic venue, Gwendolyn is an ideal place for a first date, anniversary...  Read More

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Owned by San Antonio celebrity Chef, Johnny Hernandez, Burgerteca, is a new restaurant and the first to open up along the Mission Trail extension of the river walk, south of downtown. The concept itself is also the first of its kind, a burger...  Read More

Fig Tree


For fine dining in the heart of La Villita where you'll find an array of cute shops and boutiques, try the Fig Tree. This classy yet quaint little restaurant offers exceptional food, servers dressed iin suits, tableside bottle service, a lovely...  Read More

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Not only is this Pan-Latin restaurant and bar located along San Antonio's picturesque riverwalk, but it has one of the most stunning dining rooms in the country, with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall the opens up when the weather's cool enough to...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly