San Antonio Travel Guide

Food

Budget
Mexican Manhattan110 SoledadPhone: +1 210-223-3913Overlooking the San Antonio River.
Casa Rio (Tex-Mex). A great Tex-Mex restaurant if you're on a budget. This is the oldest restaurant on the River Walk, opened in 1946. You can enjoy good local-style dining in a colorful and romantic setting.
Ruthie's Mexican Restaurant11423 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78213Phone: (210) 308-0253Price: $Great Latin food.
Schilo's Deli (German). If you're tired of Tex-Mex, Schilo's is a great place for good German food at budget prices, right above the River Walk (next to Casa Rio). Try their Evening Specialties, available after 5PM, excellent value. Split Pea Soup is a long-time favorite.
Taco Cabana is another great Tex-Mex place in San Antonio. It's a chain located in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
Teka Molino (Tex-Mex). Teka Molino is a famous restaurant located on San Pedro, two blocks from North Star Mall. Locals are familiar with their famous puffy tacos, carne guisada, guacamole cups, bean rolls, and home-made tortillas.
Main Street Pizza1906 N. Main StreetJust east of San Antonio College, about 2 miles north of downtown. Popular with students at San Antonio College (SAC) as well as Trinity University because of its affordable prices, good food, and proximity to the campuses. Offers fried calamari, calzones, pizzas of all sizes, manicotti, and an ecclectic mix of other traditional Italian food. Daily specials are available.
Mid-range
Green1017 N Flores StreetNear Downtown. San Antonio's only all vegetarian eatery, be sure to try the soups and specials. Dinner is $7-$15
Rosario's910 S. Alamo StDinner usually runs $7-15 dollars.
Joe's Crab Shack River Walk, 212 College St #100. Dinner $9-21. A great good time, especially when the waiters all stop and line dance in the aisles. Good food, silly T-shirts, on the north side of the River Walk loop. A great place to host a birthday party or special occasion. The "fish bowl" drinks are fun for two to share.
Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery218 Produce RowIn the Mercado. Open 24 hours. Blow $5 on the Mariachis, they're among the best in town. Good food: Tex-Mex, Mex-Mex and Nuevo Mexicano. Splendid bakery in the front section. Entrees were $9-20. Rumored to have free WiFi. Some of the best mariachi musicians in town (they tune because they care).
Sushi ZushiPhone: +1 210 472-2900203 S. St. Mary's at Market, in the International Center across the street from the Drury Plaza Hotel. Three other locations in San Antonio area. Extensive Japanese sushi menu, including other Japanese dishes like soup, salad, udon, soba, etc. Japanese comfort foods are good value. Tasteful, modern setting.
Yokonyu Sushi Bar & Restaurant301 E Houston StAt Navarro. Across from Walgreen's and the Buckhorn Museum & Saloon, just a block north of the River Walk and a couple of blocks west of the Alamo. Gorgeous lovely modern setting inside; exquisite Japanese food with a Latin flair. Lunch Specials $9-$13, an excellent value.
Paesanos River Walk111 W. Crocket #100Phone: +1 210-227-2782Classic Mediterranean and contemporary Italian dining on the San Antonio River Walk. Paesanos River Walk breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano or Oven-Baked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views to the famed San Antonio River Walk.
Splurge
Boudros421 E. Commerce. From Commerce St. entrance, take the elevator down to the River level and walk through the restaurant to the riverfront entrance. A very popular Texas bistro, with locals and tourists alike, right on the River Walk. Hearty portions. Blackened prime rib is its signature dish. Reservations are advisable, especially weekends.
Zuni Grill223 Losoya. While you can have a splendid local version of a Cobb Salad for $10 here, the daily specials page does not have prices listed (if you have to ask.) - paella and seared ahi tuna arere $35 and $25 respectively, and worthy; good to share with good company. The salsa is smoky and tasty.
AzucaBest tortas de jamon (ham sandwiches) north of Mexico City. 10% discount if you tell the host that Ham Man sent you.
The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills1746 Lockhill SelmaPrice: $50-$75Chef Jason Dady's 4-Diamond Rated New American menu features an array of the freshest meats, poultry, seafood and produce, prepared utilizing country Italian techniques with French influences. Reservations required.
Biga on the Banks203 S. St. Mary's @ MarketPrice: $25-$50San Antonio Riverwalk Restaurant for Fine Dining, Catering and Banquet Rooms San Antonios Riverwalk restaurant, Biga on the Banks, has a reputation for innovation among San Antonio Riverwalk restaurants and we are proud of our role in redefining San Antonio fine dining. Owner and Chef Bruce Auden is known for his culinary creativity, and offers flavors and cuisine that are sure to please. Biga welcomes the opportunity to share our innovative gourmet foods with you and hope that you will consider us when looking for fine dining on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Reservations recommended.
Il Sogno200 E GraysonPhone: +1 210 223-3900Located in the Historic Pearl Brewery Complex, Chef Andrew Weissman offers a contemporary flair to authentic Italian cuisine. Excellent antipasto bar and great wine list. With appetizers and wine, expect $50-100/person.
Little Rhein Steak House231 S. AlamoA friendly gathering place with rustic charm, high quality steaks and its historically significant location. Located on the San Antonio River, the building was erected in 1847 and is basically unaltered since its original construction. Enjoy some of these delicious menu items. Escargots, in Garlic Butter, House Smoked Salmon, Field Greens, Caesar Salad, Prime Strip Loin, Prime Ribeye, Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, Prime Lamb Chops, just to name a few.

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