You don’t have to walk far anywhere in San Antonio to find something that will please your palate. San Antonio cuisine ranges from Texan (think thick spicy barbeque ribs) to Mexican (red hot huevos rancheros). More than 50 restaurants alone sit along the San Antonio River Walk, ranging from casual to gourmet, and most of them allow diners to soak up the rays or the nighttime air with outdoor seating. Biga on the Banks is one of those 50 providing gourmet food and a beautiful view of the River Walk. The unique menu provides a fusion of Asian and Southwest dishes that are as great as the ambiance.
If you don’t mind eating in a renovated Exxon station, you won’t mind dining in a casual restaurant that focuses on good BBQ and friendly staff. The Barbeque Station offers wood-smoked barbeque and sides made from scratch daily.
MadHatter’s Tea House and Café has been featured in National Graphic Traveler, New York Times and Texas Monthly as well as on Rachael Ray’s Vacation 2009, and they stand behind the fame. Specialties include Grilled Artichoke Benedict, smoked jalapeno tuna salad and, of course, a wide variety of tea.
Blanco Café opened in 1974 and is run by the same family that has been serving San Antonio for over 35 years. Traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex foods created by founder Alejandro San Miguel still cover the large menu and the staff always work to make visitors feel like they are a part of the family.
Housed in a building originally built in 1874, the Cadillac Bar Restaurant in San Antonio is one of those local hangouts even the tourists hear about. The menu is extensive and the building is historic. Located in Stumberg Square near the River Walk.