Mexican restaurants on the River Walk and the Downtown San Antonio area.

Iron Cactus

200 Riverwalk Street, #100, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-9835
http://www.ironcactus.com

The Iron Cactus evolution began in 1996 when Gary Manley and Michael Pottorff restored a historic, turn of the century building on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas that became the original Iron Cactus. The mission of creating a warm, friendly and unique environment was accomplished and today our restaurants provide guests with the best Mexican food and fresh lime margaritas in the markets we serve. Our menu is the culmination of years of dedication and passion by our team of chefs and managers. Our combination of unique flavors and proven cooking methods are combined to create cuisine with the spirit and flavor of old Mexico.

We use only the freshest and best ingredients in all of our dishes. The same passion for quality is echoed throughout every element of our restaurant. Signature margaritas and tequila-influenced cocktails are the perfect [...]

Guadalajara Grill

301 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 222-1992
http://www.guadalajaragrill.us

After more than two decades in the restaurant business in Mexico, first in a family-owned business and later as a partner and manager with two well-known Mexican restaurant chains in various resorts and major urban centers, Pépé Hinojosa and his wife Tina joined forces with a local restauranteur, Bill to establish the Guadalajara Grill, Charlie’s Bar and Piojo Café in San Antonio, Texas in 1991.

Since then we have strived to remain a fun and people-oriented place which serves quality authentic Mexican food, seafood, steaks and specialty beverages, including a variety of handmade margaritas, at affordable prices in a gracious, informal atmosphere.

All of our menu items are prepared from scratch daily with the freshest ingredients and using genuine chiles and spices from Mexico. We use only fine quality olive oil in our sautéed recipes and canola oil in our fried [...]

El Mirador

722 S. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-9444
http://www.elmiradorsatx.com

In Short – Tables in the bright, comfortable room start to fill early on the weekends with patrons looking for their weekly bowl of the restaurant’s famed sopa Azteca. El Mirador’s nightly house specialties include such stellar entrees as grilled pork loin crusted with cumin and coriander, served with a slightly tart tamarind sauce, as well as an admirable range of substantial vegetarian fare enchiladas filled with spicy garlic potatoes and sauteed onions.

Café Ole

527 Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-2939
http://www.riverrestaurants.com/

 

The Place to come to satisfy your cravings for delicious Mexican cuisine, the home of the Ultimate Fajita and the 60 oz Margarita.
A perfect festive atmosphere! Come Enjoy our quaint indoor area, featuring murals by San Antonio artist, Adriel McGill or our adjoining patio overlooking the river. Join us for River Boat Dining on Friday or Saturday Nights.

Blanco Cafe

419 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 271-3300
http://blancocafe.net

Blanco Cafe was founded in 1974 by Mr. Alejandro F. San Miguel. Early on he held three jobs. He delivered newspapers in the early hours then reported to his day job at Labatt and in the evenings was a helper and cashier at the Guadalupana Pharmacy. Wanting to go into business for himself, he opened a restaurant in September 1974 at 1720 Blanco Rd as a way of providing a little more for his family, which included his wife Elida and 10 children.

Perhaps, knowing that the fruits of his labor would one day be realized, he believed in hard work and kept his grueling schedule for many years and for the first year, after opening Blanco Cafe, Mr. San Miguel continued to deliver the
newspaper and work at Labatt.

His mission was to provide the public with a [...]

Barriba Cantina

111 W. Crockette, #214, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 228-9876
http://www.barribacantina.com

 

A new spin on an old tradition awaits you at Barriba Cantina. Barriba Cantina serves fresh Mexican food with a flair. Folks come from miles around to sample our slow cooked Mango Pork Carnitas, Baja Pescado and our house specialty Tacos del Ray.

One of the only establishments booking original music/singer-songwriters and bands and it’s on the Riverwalk.  We hear people gripe all the time, “There’s no original music on the Riverwalk”, now there is

Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine

100 Hoefgen, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 222-0561
http://www.aldacos.net

Welcome to Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine in Historic Sunset Station. Blanca Aldaco opened the restaurant in at the original Commerce Street location.  The restaurant quickly grew to be a local favorite, and in 1999, Aldaco’s moved to their current, much larger, location at Historic Sunset Station. Aldaco’s Mexican restaurant and bar serves lunch, happy hour, dinner, cooking classes and events.

Let Aldaco’s transport you to traditional Mexican Cantina-style dining. Aldaco’s has grown to be a favorite destination for San Antonians eager to savor the unique Avocado Margaritas, Traditional Chicken Enchiladas and the Original Pastel Tres Leches.

Azuca Nuevo Latino

713 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-5550
http://www.azuca.net

It would be a great pleasure to welcome you to Azuca, the first Nuevo Latino Restaurant in San Antonio. The idea of our Restaurant was inspired by a desire to unite the cuisine, service and atmosphere of the Caribbean, Central and Latin America with all of its glamour and vitality in one place – Azuca. It is our absolute goal to consistently provide our guests with an enjoyable and unique dining experience. We do this by providing exceptional service, a unique Nuevo Latino Cuisine, and a diverse palette of entertainment.

Achiote River Cafe

600 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-1234
http://www.achioterivercafe.com

 

Hoisin glazed duck quesadillas. Cuban spring rolls. Teriyaki-chipotle chicken sandwiches. And many more inventive, unexpected delights that await your palate. River Walk dining has never seen anything like this. It’s a unique new taste. And an intriguing new Achiote.

Featuring a breathtaking view of the River Walk, our bold color palette imbues the décor with a rich, vibrant feel, while friendly staff offers impeccable service on every visit.

Whether you join us for lunch or dinner, you’ll experience a unique new taste where Latin flavors say hola to Asian influence. We invite you to explore new tastes like the Sansei Tempura Roll, Hoisin Glazed Duck Quesadilla, or Moo Shu Pork Empanada. And save room for dessert. Because with offerings like our Ginger Apple Pie and Yuzu Cheesecake, we promise that you’ll wish you had.

El Mercado-Market Square

514 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 207-8600
Fax: (210) 207-4287
www.marketsquaresa.com

The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio’s city center, Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. It is one of America’s top -ten outdoor markets according to Frommer’s. Dozens of shops sell everything from hand-embroidered dresses to leather belts. Market Square’s working artists, musicians, dancers and major cultural events give it a rich and lively cultural atmosphere. Visitors browse through 32 shops at “El Mercado,” and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza. Market Square is also the scene of many Hispanic festivals where food and beverage booths spring up alongside Guadalajara lamps while the sounds of mariachi music blends with the excitement of Mexican dances