Everyone wants to visit San Antonio's famed riverwalk the first time they visit, and for good reason. Although locals often avoid the touristy parts of the riverwalk, there are still some restaurants where even the locals will dine.
Ocho, located in the historic Hotel Havana, hits on every level, from the floor-to-ceiling glass wall with views of the riverwalk to the succulent Pan-Latin cuisine and stellar service. One of San Antonio's best chefs and the star of culinary series Homegrown Chef (homegrowncheftv.com), Edward Villarreal, is at the helm of this gorgeous gem. Oh, and did we mention free downtown parking? Enough said.
While you might want to splurge on one of the fine dining restaurants, you don't always have to drain your wallet just to get a view of the river. In fact, Burgerteca is a new restaurant in Southtown right along the new Mission Trail expansion, that offers affordable and fun interior Mexico inspired burgers and ice cream.
For a beautiful view of the northern extension of the river walk, where you don't have to deal with downtown parking, Supper is simply divine, from the cuisine to the ambiance. The menu offers a vast array of veggie option and is mindful of quality ingredients, including locally-sourced. Make sure to ask to sit outside if you really want the view, but the Chef's table is also a great choice!