San Antonio Travel Guide

USA  #2 in Best Places to Visit in Texas
Credit

Courtesy of None/None

What to Eat in San Antonio

San Antonio dining primarily revolves around two types of food: Tex-Mex and meat. Those craving spicy enchiladas or cheesy chimichangas from below the border are encouraged to dine in the Southtown neighborhood. Recent visitors highly recommend Rosario's, which receives top marks for its prompt service and delectable plates like ceviche and chicken flautas.       

However, the large influx of business and recreational travelers has jumpstarted the diversity of cuisine in San Antonio. Downtown restaurants cater to carnivores, offering local favorites like prime rib and chicken-fried steak, and feature some of the more upscale eateries like Bliss and Bohanan's. When you make your way to the River Walk, consider calling the restaurant you select ahead for a reservation since this area is quite popular. Some visitor favorites along the river include Texas bistro Boudro's for its steaks and Ácenar for its contemporary Mexican cuisine.

Find the Best Restaurants in San Antonio

  • #1
    Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
    #1 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1351 reviewsTripAdvisor (1351)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian
    18318 Sonterra Pl, San Antonio, TX 78258-4175
    Read More »
  • #2
    Bliss
    #2 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 830 reviewsTripAdvisor (830)
    $$ | American, Contemporary
    926 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1460
    Read More »
  • #3
    Pollos Asados Los Nortenos
    #3 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 805 reviewsTripAdvisor (805)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    4642 Rigsby Ave This restaurant has re-opened. I went there a few days ago., San Antonio, TX 78222-1266
    Read More »
  • #4
    Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    #4 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 817 reviewsTripAdvisor (817)
    $$ | American, Seafood, Grill
    1834 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78248
    Read More »
  • #5
    La Panaderia
    #5 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 208 reviewsTripAdvisor (208)
    $ | Cafe
    301 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1802
    Read More »
  • #6
    J Prime Steakhouse
    #6 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 271 reviewsTripAdvisor (271)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    1401 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78258
    Read More »
  • #7
    Biga on the Banks
    #7 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1420 reviewsTripAdvisor (1420)
    $$ | American, International
    203 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2714
    Read More »
  • #8
    Pancake Joes
    #8 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ | American, Cafe, Diner
    1011 Donaldson Ave, San Antonio, TX 78228-5102
    Read More »
  • #9
    Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood
    #9 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1640 reviewsTripAdvisor (1640)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    219 E Houston St 2nd Floor, San Antonio, TX 78205-1854
    Read More »
  • #10
    La Boulangerie
    #10 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 98 reviewsTripAdvisor (98)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    207 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1923
    Read More »
  • #11
    Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar
    #11 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1046 reviewsTripAdvisor (1046)
    $ - $$ | American, Wine Bar
    207 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2635
    Read More »
  • #12
    Texas De Brazil
    #12 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 559 reviewsTripAdvisor (559)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian
    313 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1802
    Read More »
  • #13
    Bella On Houston
    #13 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1031 reviewsTripAdvisor (1031)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    204 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1815
    Read More »
  • #14
    La Panaderia
    #14 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 298 reviewsTripAdvisor (298)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    8305 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-2006
    Read More »
  • #15
    Cappy's Restaurant
    #15 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 548 reviewsTripAdvisor (548)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    5011 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5707
    Read More »
  • #16
    Cured
    #16 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 668 reviewsTripAdvisor (668)
    $ - $$ | American
    306 Pearl Pkwy Ste 101, San Antonio, TX 78215-1290
    Read More »
  • #17
    The Original Blanco Cafe
    #17 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 429 reviewsTripAdvisor (429)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
    419 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1703
    Read More »
  • #18
    18 Oaks
    #18 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 327 reviewsTripAdvisor (327)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    23808 Resort Parkway JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, TX 78261
    Read More »
  • #19
    Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
    #19 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 948 reviewsTripAdvisor (948)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216-6164
    Read More »
  • #20
    Pete's Tako House
    #20 of 5,255 Places to Eat in San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 186 reviewsTripAdvisor (186)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
    502 Brooklyn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215-1700
    Read More »

Explore More of San Antonio

Recommended

The 6 Best New York City Bus Tours

Let a trained driver worry about the traffic while you enjoy the Big Apple's best sights.

Holly JohnsonMay 24, 2019

12 Top Texas Wineries to Visit

From the Texas Hill Country to the Texas High Plains, the Lone Star State offers top-notch wineries for oenophiles.

Kyle McCarthyMay 23, 2019

The 7 Best San Francisco Bus Tours

Visit the top attractions in this hilly city without breaking a sweat.

Lyn MettlerMay 22, 2019

The 15 Best Washington, D.C., Tours

The nation's capital has more to offer than free museums and tons of history.

Kim Foley MacKinnonMay 22, 2019

10 Amazing Montana Vacations

Breathtaking landscapes and year-round outdoor adventures will inspire you to visit Big Sky Country.

Gwen PratesiMay 20, 2019

The 13 Best Savannah Tours

Experience real southern hospitality when visiting Savannah with these top tours.

John RodwanMay 16, 2019

The 15 Best Boston Tours

Get to know one of America's most historic cities with these tours.

Kim Foley MacKinnonMay 14, 2019

The 18 Best New Orleans Tours

With so much to see and do in New Orleans, these tours will help you maximize your time in the Big Easy.

Claire LawtonMay 10, 2019

The 7 Best Chicago Boat Tours

These low-key tours offer unique views of a city famed for its skyline.

Holly JohnsonMay 9, 2019

30 Cheap Weekend Getaways in the USA

From beach destinations to amusement parks, these vacations are perfect for an affordable and quick trip.

Holly JohnsonMay 9, 2019