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Take a Bite out of these Restaurants on the River Walk

  • March 09, 2023
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Top-Rated Restaurants on the River Walk

The River Walk is San Antonio’s top attraction in the city for numerous reasons. It’s a great place to walk around, enjoy music, dance, and sing the night away. Most importantly though, you can’t miss eating at one of the top-rated restaurants on the River Walk.

Eating on the San Antonio River Walk is always a must at any time of the year. The light flow of the river, combined with the ambience of the trees and natural surroundings, make it a perfect place to grab a well-deserved breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you want to impress your out-of-town guests, or you just feel like something hip and cool, we have you covered.

📸: Hotel Havana


Food with a vibe is exactly what you’ll find at this top-rated restaurant. Ocho has a Latin-inspired menu situated in a stunning glass conservatory that overlooks the River Walk. From their flavorful tacos de carnitas confit to their spice-filled chile Relleno, and their so sweet you’ll go bananas Pan De Platano, you’ll find something new and exciting to try. Behind these amazing dishes is the equally talented Chef Jesse Kuykendall, who won season 47, episode 13 of “Chopped” on the Food Network in 2021. 

Grab a bite and drink at Ocho today! Open daily for lunch and dinner, drinks, late-night snacks, and Sunday brunch.

Location & Hours:

Breakfast Service

Monday-Friday, 8 – 11 AM

Dinner Service   

  • Monday – Sunday, 5 – 10 PM

Dinner Service   

  • Saturday & Sunday, 8 AM – 1 PM

📍 1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205

fig tree restaurant on the River Walk
📸: Fig Tree

Fig Tree

If you’re looking for a restaurant with the perfect ambience, Fig Tree is an excellent option. The newly updated restaurant on the River Walk has created a space that is magical and sophisticated on the inside and outside terrace overlooking the River Walk. At Fig Tree, you’ll find a vibrant and locally sourced French menu curated by Chef Luis Colón. The restaurant provides a menu for both dinner goers and for those looking to have a drink and a snack and enjoy the warm company. Some of the menu items include French classics such as lamb tartar and Gnocchi Au gratin with delicious desserts such as rice pudding and chocolate mouse.
Fig Tree is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner service.

Location & Hours

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday – Sunday: 4pm – 9pm

📍 515 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

acenar one of the top rated restaurants on the River Walk.
📸: Ácenar


Ácenar is a multi-level dining experience that offers a spacious patio, balcony, and indoor seating right next to a more quiet section of the River Walk. This top-rated River Walk restaurant offers a modern take on Tex-Mex cuisine. From classic dishes, such as enchiladas and tableside guacamole, to more unique dishes such as buttermilk fried oysters and crab tinga tacos, your taste buds are bound to thank you. You will also find equally fun and premium cocktails at the bar. Ácenar is the brainchild of San Antonio restaurateurs, Lisa Wong (Rosarios) and Pete Selig (Big on the Banks), who came together and wanted to create something unique and good, which is what you’ll find here.

Location & Hours


Tue-Thu 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Fri & Sat 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sun 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

📍 146 E. Houston St. San Antonio, Texas 78205

schilo's german restaurant on the River Walk
📸: Schilo's


When people ask where to get the best Reuben sandwiches, the first thing that should come to mind is Schilo’s. Schilo’s is a German-Texan restaurant and is also one of the oldest restaurants in San Antonio. They have a variety of tasty and comforting German food, including split pea soup, Wienerschnitzel, and German potato salad. They also brew their root beer that is incomparable to anything you’ll find on the grocery store shelves. Schilo’s is a nice, casual dining spot that provides a friendly atmosphere as you eat your Reuben sandwich and enjoy your time on the River Walk.
Enjoy Schilo’s daily breakfast and lunch!

Location & Hours

Open daily  8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

📍 424 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Boudro's Exterior
📸: Boudro's


Step into one of the most cherished Texas bistros on the River Walk since 1986. At Boudro’s, you can settle into a table along the River Walk and enjoy tableside guacamole to go along with your prickly pear margarita. This top-rated restaurant on the River Walk pulls flavors from South Texas and fine dining with the help of Chef Danny Ibarra. You’ll enjoy Boudro’s take and elevation on classic dishes, such as their blue crab tostada and chicken fried ribeye.
You’ll find everything you never knew you wanted in a beautiful atmosphere at Boudro’s. Boudro’s is open every day for lunch and dinner.

Location & Hours

Sunday through Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10:30pm

📍 421 E Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205

Fiume Pizzeria & Wine Bar restaurant on the River Walk
📸: Fiume Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Fiume Pizzeria & Wine Bar

If you’re in the mood for a good pizza while on the River Walk, look no further! Fiume connects its deep local roots and hyperlocal culinary craftsmanship. Their Texas-crafted pizza incorporates local flavors that complement the Neapolitan style in what they define as Texapoletana. Fiume showcases pizzas for all different tastes, including the sweet and delicious Sweet Texas Heat pizza and their Funghi pizza.
You can enjoy their array of pizzas with a nice wine that they source from local wineries, farms, and other partners that are from right here in Texas. And if drinking isn’t your thing, they also have a nice gelato selection for dessert.

Location & Hours

Sunday – Wednesday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Thursday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

📍 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

supper at hotel emma outside
📸: Supper


Located on The Pearl side of the River Walk, Supper at the Hotel Emma offers an elevated American cuisine experience. At Supper, you’ll find classic American dishes mixed with a hint of more, such as their poached salmon or their chorizo melt. And you can’t go wrong with an espresso cream-cheese kolache for breakfast. The mastermind behind these creations is Chef Jorge Hernández, who is a San Antonio native with over 15 years of industry experience.
You’ll enjoy the ambience of the Hotel Emma, mixed with the scenery of the River Walk as you enjoy your breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktail.

Location & Hours

Sunday through Thursday: 7AM – 10PM

Friday – Saturday: 7AM -11PM

📍 136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215

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