Restaurants on the River Walk and the Downtown San Antonio area.

Paloma Riverwalk

215 Losoya, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 212-0566
http://lapalomariverwalk.com/

La Paloma Riverwalk, a blending of culture and time, is housed in an historical building circa 1900. Set on the most charming stretch of the San Antonio Riverwalk, La Paloma offers indoor as well as riverside seating, a scenic view of pedestrian bridges, and the shade of sprawling Cypress and Magnolia trees.

Inside, La Paloma provides a welcoming atmosphere of richly colored walls, tile floors, and a quaint river level cantina. Original works of contemporary art adorn the walls adding to the warm aesthetic feeling and welcoming atmosphere of its owners and staff. La Paloma Riverwalk is owned and operated by the Flores family, whose restaurant expertise spans over 50 years. The staff and welcoming ambiance reflect the family’s commitment to quality, outstanding service and unique dining.

Original Mexican Restaurant

415 E. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-9951
http://www.originalmexican.com

The Original Mexican Restaurant has been on the Paseo del Rio since 1988, making it the third longest standing Mexican Restaurant on the River Walk. We have all the Tex-Mex favorites sizzling fajitas, nine different types of enchiladas, chalupas, tacos, and chile con queso. Our house specialties are sirloin kabobs, bacon-wrapped shrimp-stuffed chicken, tender pork shanks, and chiles rellenos. We offer delicious deserts including the world-famous Kangaroo Court Cheesecake, a dense Cuban-style flan, and the only sopapillas available on the River Walk. We have a lively and entertaining atmosphere that is family friendly. Mariachis are available for your tableside entertainment. The restaurant is open for dining 24 hours a day. So come down with your friends and family to enjoy yourselves on the beautiful San Antonio River Walk.

Mi Tierra Café

218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 225-1262
http://www.mitierracafe.com

In 1941, Pete and Cruz Cortez opened a little three-table café for early-rising farmers and workers at San Antonio’s Mercado. Sixty years later, Mi Tierra Café is a world-famous landmark – the place hometown regulars and hungry tourists go for authentic Mexican food and a warm Texas welcome. Pete and Cruz’s children and grandchildren continue the family tradition of good food and big-hearted hospitality at Mi Tierra, which now seats over 500 and is still located in Market Square, El Mercado. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year.

Mexican Manhattan

110 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-3913
http://www.mexicanmanhattan.com

Nestled in the corner overlooking a junction in the San Antonio River, you’ll find the Mexican Manhattan Restaurant – San Antonio’s finest Mexican food restaurant. Stop by and join us for lunch, happy hour, dinner, or anytime you want delicious Mexican food, fast and friendly service, and a relaxing atmosphere. The Mexican Manhattan Restaurant has been family owned and operated since the doors first opened back in 1958. The Karam family takes great pride in ensuring every one of their patrons has the best possible experience with every bite of food.

La Margarita

120 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 227-7140
http://www.lamargarita.com

La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar is proud to be a part of Market Square, “The Heartbeat of Mexico,” where locals and visitors alike, enjoy spectacular fiestas, shopping as diverse as produce and piñatas, and the romantic music of strolling Mexican troubadours.

In San Antonio, “The Mecca of Mexican Cuisine,” the Cortez Family and the entire staff of La Margarita welcomes you to the “Home of the Sizzling Fajitas.” Here, the most exciting dishes from across the border are presented to the most discriminating tastes.

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 [...]