Where to Eat in San Antonio – The Best Restaurants in the City

Where to Eat in San Antonio

Picking a place to eat in San Antonio can be difficult given the great foodie scene. These are some of the best restaurants in San Antonio!

Our relaxing weekend in San Antonio turned out exactly as planned. We sampled tons of food, took lazy strolls on the Riverwalk and I got to experience my first Volcanic Stone Massage.

It turns out that San Antonio, Texas is the perfect place to unwind for the weekend. Here are a few of our favorite San Antonio restaurants.


Where to Eat in San Antonio


The Liberty Bar

Where to Eat in San Antonio

Where to Eat in San Antonio


With a name like The Liberty Bar, I didn’t expect this place to have much in the way of food. But come to find out, the chefs excel at preparing tasty breakfasts. We also indulged in a little pre-afternoon Bloody Mary. (Is there any other kind?)

They offer Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials until 1:45 on Saturdays. That way you can drink all morning and head back to your hotel for a nap before you explore the rest of the city.

Where to Eat in San Antonio


From the outside, The Liberty Bar doesn’t look much like a restaurant. If it weren’t for the ‘Sunday Brunch’ sign out front, I would have thought I was walking into someone’s house. I dig the pink though and give them props for not looking like every other restaurant on the block.

Where to Eat in San Antonio


We loved this place so much that we ate here for breakfast two days in a row.

The Huevos Revueltos Mexicanos includes scrambled eggs with green onion, tomato and chile serrano. This dish did not disappoint.

Where to Eat in San Antonio


On our second trip to the Liberty Bar, we enjoyed this mouth Watering Fried Egg Sandwich and my favorite, Huevos Rancheros. I have high expectations when it comes to Huevos Rancheros, but theirs was so good that I ordered it twice.


The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar

We had originally wanted to eat at Casa Rio on the Riverwalk because this place was packed every time we walked by and it’s the place with all the pretty umbrellas outside, but it was Saturday night and the wait was close to an hour. Instead, we stumbled upon The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar who could seat us right away.

Not to say this place wasn’t busy. I think we just got lucky and since there were only two of us, they were able to seat us at an extremely small table.

Where to Eat in San Antonio


The Enchiladas Suizas were smothered in a cilantro cream sauce and filled with pulled chicken and melted cheese.

Where to Eat in San Antonio


We also ordered a huge quesadilla with chicken, sour cream and guacamole and possibly the best Flan we have ever had for dessert.


La Gloria Ice House

Since we won this trip to San Antonio, we had a gift certificate for the La Gloria Ice House restaurant. This place serves street foods of Mexico. It was different than any other Mexican restaurant we have been to. We ordered a shredded beef chalupa (also known as a tostada) and fresh ceviche.

The service was great and our server is the one who suggested we make the 45 minute walk back to our hotel via the Riverwalk. The concierge at our hotel didn’t suggest it, but I’m glad this girl did. It also saved us a $25 cab fare.


Achiote River Cafe

Last but not least, we got drinks and appetizers at the Achiote River Cafe which was right next to our hotel.

The Duck Tacos were to die for! We obviously didn’t even have time to take a photo of them before they were gone.

What are your favorite places to eat in San Antonio?



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  1. I’ll have to try the Duck Tacos

  2. John Gregory says:

    We love this… and can’t wait to go back to San Antonio! So much culture and the best food in the country, well besides in Alabama 😉 Let’s say best west of the Mississippi.. oh yeah and Austin isn’t a bad visit either!

  3. Daniel Wall says:

    The river walk amazing, not the least of reasons being that particular Mexican restaurant.

  4. visit my county says:

    very useful this post, thanks for the info! 

  5. NancydBrown says:

    You won a trip to San Antonio. Sweet! I’m headed there for Fiesta in late April. I’ll link to this post when my review goes live. 

  6. Ayngelina says:

    Duck tacos? Maybe I need to add San Antonio to my road trip this summer…

  7. All that Mexican food looks amazing! thankfully I just ate some Mexican food in my favorite Mexican place in London on the weekend, otherwise I might be in trouble now! That being said, I could use a quesadilla right about now…

  8. Wonderful pictures – you’re making me hungry. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of duck tacos before…sounds interesting

    1. Ordinary Traveler says:

      They were sooooo good! 🙂 Thanks, John!

  9. Wow, this is such a tasteful post. 🙂

  10. Scott - Quirky Travel Guy says:

    You take some of the best food photos! San Antonio is the one big Texas city I missed, and I think I need to make an appointment to check it out.

    1. Ordinary Traveler says:

      Wow! That’s quite a compliment. I usually think I suck at taking food photos. San Antonio is awesome if you want to get your grub on.

  11. thetravelchica says:

    Wow!  All of this food looks incredible, especially those bloody marys.  

    1. Ordinary Traveler says:

      I know. I want to go back! 🙂

  12. Technosyncratic says:

    You’re killing me! We haven’t had amazing Mexican food in a long time, and huevos rancheros are my absolute favorite breakfast dish. I tried ordering it a few weeks ago, and it was a hot mess.  And I’m not even going to let Kali see this post….

    1. Ordinary Traveler says:

      It’s too funny that we share an awesome name and a love of huevos rancheros. Next time you guys are in San Diego I will make my famous huevos rancheros for you. 🙂 Bad HR are such a disappointment. I feel for you. I really do.

  13. I really enjoyed eating at Feast in the King William Historic District. The restaurant space is amazing; trendy, modern and clean. And their food is worth every calorie 😉

    1. Ordinary Traveler says:

      Thanks, Annette! We will have to try it on our next visit.

  14. Ooh, I’m going to have to bookmark this! My husband is in law school in San Antonio, but I’m still based in Austin (about 1 hour 15 minute-drive away) most of the time. I do spend some time in San Antonio, but I don’t know much about restaurants there, so I will definitely try these! I’ve also heard from several people that La Fonda on Main is awesome.

    1. Ordinary Traveler says:

      Thanks for the tip about La Fonda! I’m sure this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to delicious restaurants in San Antonio. I could spend a month just trying them all!