Delectable Dining Along the Riverwalk in San Antonio

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 (, 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! 

The Luxury
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This fairly 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...  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

The Gristmill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 as a part of the Gruene Historic District. Overlooking the Guadalupe River, this former cotton gin has been providing a romantic and relaxing atmosphere for over 30...  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 on the Banks has earned a stellar reputation. Request table 31 when you make a reservation at Biga on the Banks, and you'll end up with the best view in the house. You won't be gazing at the river, but you will have an eye on chef Bruce...  Read More

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The Valencia Hotel's new restaurant, Dorrego's, proves that some hotel restaurants can shine. Although Latin flavors are not rare in San Antonio, Dorrego's showcases Argentinean fare, something you're not likely to run across in the Alamo City....  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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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

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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

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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


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