Best Restaurants on the San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas

Since we have been to San Antonio several times, we have tried a wide variety of Riverwalk restaurants and can easily advise you on our favorites. Here are some of the best places to try in San Antonio while on a trip to the city.

Bella on the River

Bella on the River is upscale compared to most other restaurants on San Antonio Riverwalk. It is a great option for anniversaries, dates, birthdays, and other fine dining occasions. It has a southern European inspired menu and is a good place to eat.

The Esquire Tavern

This is the oldest bar on the Riverwalk. It was opened the day after Prohibition ended in 1933. Since then it has been serving customers and is known for its longest wooden bar in Texas. Have a cocktail or drink a cold beer on this 100-foot long bar and savor the history of the place as you enjoy the Riverwalk.


For a nice sit-down Tex-Mex meal on the Riverwalk, try Acenar. The restaurant is not directly accessible from the Riverwalk and you need to take an elevator to the entrance. They have indoor seating and a patio that overlooks the Riverwalk.

Schilo’s Delicatessen

Schilo’s Delicatessen is the oldest restaurant on the Riverwalk. The dining room can be accessed at street level. This is popular with locals and professionals who work in the San Antonio downtown.

Casa Rio

Casa Rio is the oldest Riverwalk restaurant. In fact, Casa Rio was the first restaurant to open on the Riverwalk in 1946. It is operated by the same family that owns Schilo’s.

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