Dining in San Antonio

Whether you are a part time gourmet or a full-fledged foodie, the dining options in San Antonio will not disappoint. The city’s cultural diversity – along with its proximity to Mexico and the Gulf Coast – provides San Antonio with a varied range of cuisines sure to satisfy any craving.


Fans of freshly caught seafood will find that San Antonio offers many diverse – and delicious – options. Located on the top floor of the Tower of the Americas (some 750 feet above the street) the elegant Chart House Restaurant has been providing diners with perfectly prepared seafood and steaks – as well as one of the most breathtaking views of the city – since 1968. Their signature dishes include Wicked Tuna and Scallops Italia, while their cocktail lounge specializes in agave margaritas and appetizers including tempura shrimp and ahi tuna nachos. If Cajun-style seafood is more to your liking, River City Seafood and Grill has been serving up the boiled crawfish, catfish, grilled salmon, and gumbo in the Stone Oak section of the city for almost 50 years. Fans of sushi will definitely want to check out Niki’s Tokyo Inn which offers authentic Japanese cuisine; the portions are generous, traditional non-sushi Japanese dishes are also available, and the eel is the specialty of the house!

San Antonio is for Meat Lovers

The entire state of Texas is heaven for meat lovers, and San Antonio is no exception. Traditional barbecue lovers will want to visit Smoke Shack, which is located in the Alamo Heights section of the city. Those interested in a more unique barbeque experience should check out The Granary ‘Cue & Brew’, which offers diners different barbeque dishes (and styles) from around the world as well as their own hand-crafted freshly brewed beer and root beer.

If a steakhouse is more your side of beef you can’t go wrong with Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden. Located on the San Antonio River Walk, Boiler House specializes in “Texas ranch-style” grilled cuisine sourced from local farms as well as an extensive selection of wines from around the world. If you are interested in something a little different, Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse offers authentic Brazilian steakhouse cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere; the food is affordably priced, and the restaurant is located in the Stone Oak area.

Diverse Dining Options

San Antonio also offers a wide range of international dining options. Fans of Mexican food will want to check out La Fonda on Main, which has been serving traditional Mexican food and Tex-Mex dishes since 1932; Mixtli, which specializes in offering a completely unique experience that the owners call “progressive Mexican culinaria”; and Cascabel Mexican Patio, which specializes in dishes from various interior regions of Mexico. Asian cuisine options include Chinese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, and Asian Fusion restaurants. Those looking for a taste of Europe can visit Saveurs 209 for French cuisine, Edera Osteria Enoteca for fine Italian dining, the Bavarian Brauhaus for traditional German food … the list goes on and on.

Whether you are looking for take-out barbeque wrapped in butcher paper or a five-course meal in a top-end restaurant, San Antonio has you covered. So, what do you feel like eating tonight?