The San Antonio Riverwalk is one of Texas' most popular tourist attractions. In addition to breathtaking views and excellent shopping, the Riverwalk is home to some of San Antonio's finest restaurants.
Opened in 1991, San Antonio's Biga's on the Bank is one of the most popular dining options on the Riverwalk. It features a menu of eclectic contemporary American cuisine. Choose from a three- or four-course pre fixe menu. There's also a seasonal daily menu between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Favorite dishes include: Hill Country venison and grilled quail with tamale tart, apple-braised cabbage, grilled eggplant, and juniper sauce. For dessert, you must order the signature sticky toffee pudding.
Las Canarias Restaurant is built on three levels, each overlooking the San Antonio River and Riverwalk. Famous for its champagne brunch, Las Canarias also serves lunch and dinner. As an added bonus, Las Canarias is part of one of the Riverwalk's premier hotels: the Omni Hotel on the River Walk. It serves hand-made margaritas and American cuisine like grilled whole Gulf prawns with polenta cake, blackened tasso ham sauce, and roasted peppers.
Long considered San Antonio's best Mexican food restaurant, La Margarita's is located in the city's famous Riverwalk district. In addition to serving liberal volumes on their namesake drink, La Margarita's is also roundly recognized as the first American restaurant to serve fajitas.
Located right on San Antonio's Riverwalk, Boudro's is backed by a menu offering unique entrees such as smoked shrimp enchiladas and blackened prime rib. For drinks, try the frozen margaritas made with prickly pear juice, which is excellent with the tableside guac. What really sets this restaurant apart is that you can eat inside the establishment or choose a table on one of their special barges that cruises along the river.
The Republic of Texas Restaurant has just the kind of food people envision Texans eating—big burgers, juicy steaks, fajitas, and more. Given the fact it is located right along the Riverwalk, one of Texas' most popular attractions, makes the Republic of Texas Restaurant a must-stop for visitors to the Lone Star State.
Opened as a three-table cafe in 1941, Mi Tierra Cafe has been a landmark restaurant on the San Antonio Riverwalk ever since. Known for being colorfully adorned in Christmas lights throughout the year and for their excellent Mexican cuisine, Mi Tierra Cafe is a favorite stop for Riverwalk diners. Order the Sonora Special (costillas de res asadas, baked beef ribs served with guacamole, Spanish rice and refried beans).
If you want the best view of the river, Ocho is the place to go. The dining room is set in a glass conservatory with floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking the waterfront, so you'll have front-row seats. The meal is a mix of Cuban, Mexican, and Texan influences with popular dishes such as arroz con pollo or crispy snapper in coconut sauce. The speakeasy bar downstairs also has some of the city's best margaritas.