Local Eats Along the River Walk
September 26, 2023
San Antonio’s iconic River Walk is a must-visit destination for both tourists and locals alike. From savory Tex-Mex cuisine to craft breweries and garden bars, the River Walk has it all. Check out some of the local eateries we recommend to explore during your visit:
Downtown River Walk
Paesanos River Walk — Located at the heart of the River Walk, Paesanos is known for its Italian-inspired dishes and stunning riverfront views. Whether you’re in the mood for pasta, seafood, or a juicy steak, this Italian eatery will satisfy your cravings.
Schilo’s Deli — For a quick and satisfying sandwich, head over to School’s Deli. This cozy spot offers a variety of deli classics and fresh ingredients, making it the perfect stop for a casual lunch.
Smoke Texas River Walk — If you’re a fan of barbecue, Smoke River Walk is your go-to spot. With mouthwatering smoked meats and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s a fantastic place to savor the flavors of Texas. BONUS: After your meal, explore La Villita Historic Arts Village and the Arneson Theatre located right next door!
Elsewhere Garden Bar and Kitchen — Nestled along the Museum Reach portion of the River Walk, Elsewhere Garden Bar and Kitchen offers a tranquil escape with its lush garden setting. Enjoy craft cocktails and a menu inspired by local, seasonal ingredients.
Carriqui — Located within the Pearl District, the restaurant’s name is inspired by the Carriqui bird, also known as the green jay. Influenced by the Carriqui’s flight across the Texas region, the menu showcases beloved Rio Grande Valley, the Texas Coast, and San Antonio dishes.
Go Fish Market — A short walking distance from the Museum Reach, Go Fish Market combines a counter-service market with a chic wine bar. The menu features dry-aged fish dishes like the Tuna Sando and Salmon Lox on Sourdough + so much more!
The Guenther House — This charming eatery serves up daily breakfast, lunch, and bakery delights, all while preserving the historic charm of the original kitchen, tea room, dining area, and outdoor arbor. We definitely recommend getting there early as it can be a lengthy wait on the weekends!
Burgerteca — If you’re a burger enthusiast, Burgerteca is a must-visit. This burger joint is located right along the Mission Reach and offers a creative twist on classic burgers, incorporating bold flavors and unique ingredients inspired by Mexican flavors.
Kuenstler Brewing — Craft beer aficionados shouldn’t miss Kuenstler Brewing. A short walk from the Mission Reach, here you’ll savor an exceptional fusion of German and Texan beers and cuisine in a cozy, neighborhood setting.