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Biga on the Banks

American 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This is one of the only fine-dining spots on the River Walk worth visiting. Biga on the Banks serves international cuisine with a nod to local flavors. — Frommer's

This is one of the most justifiably praised restaurants in town, run by chef Bruce Auden. — Lonely Planet

This is one of the best spots for a leisurely dinner on the River Walk, if you can get a reservation. — Fodor's

"First-rate all the way" – and San Antonio's Most Popular restaurant – this "sophisticated" River Walk respite puts out an "excellent", "innovative" mix of New American and Southwest fare. — Zagat

Menu standouts include 11-spice Axis venison and grilled quail served with parsnip puree, as well as the always-popular Sticky Toffee Pudding with English custard. — Travel + Leisure

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery

Delis 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Once a small waiting area, it has been expanded to 2,000-plus square feet to accommodate live bands, a dance floor, happy regulars and clamorous tourists — Where

If you've come to San Antonio with the idea of tasting traditional Tex-Mex, this is a great place. — Frommer's

In the heart of Market Square lies one of San Antonio's most venerable culinary landmarks. — Fodor's

Dishing out traditional Mexican food since 1941, this 500-seat behemoth in Market Square sprawls across several dining areas, giving the busy wait staff and strolling mariachis quite a workout. — Lonely Planet

This local favourite serves everything from breakfast huevos rancheros to late-night enchiladas. — Insight Guides

Boudro's on the Riverwalk

American 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This brightly colored restaurant is hugely popular with locals. Fresh guacamole is made right at your table. — Lonely Planet

The dinner menu at Boudro's Texas Bistro is a perfect blend of bistro cuisine and Texan sensibilities. — Afar Magazine

This stylish River Walk Tex-Mex bistro serves creative New American/Southwestern entrees, a wonderful guacamole made at your table and killer prickly-pear margaritas. — Rough Guide

Take a break for a prickly-pear margarita and guacamole prepared tableside. — Travel + Leisure

Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk. The kitchen uses fresh local ingredients -- Gulf Coast seafood, Texas beef, Hill Country produce -- and the preparations and presentations do them justice. — Frommer's

Silo Elevated Cuisine

French 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For my money, this is one of the best places for fine dining when you want something other than French food. — Frommer's

Silo has beautiful views of the city from its sleek first-floor bar and second-floor restaurant. The dining room is modern and modestly glamorous. — Fodor's

While seminal Silo has endured several changes in the kitchen over the years, standards such as the chicken-fried oysters remain. — Gayot

A glance at the Web Site will tell you that this upscale restaurant takes its cuisine very seriously, with top-of-the-line fare prepared by acclaimed chef Mark Bliss — Where

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Il Sogno Osteria

Italian 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The authentic Italian cuisine ranges from an antipasti bar and appetizer pizza to house-cured salmon and pasta arrabiata with calamari. — Where

It's "pricey", but service is "impeccable", making entree into the "always" a-"buzz" industrial dining room "worth waiting" for. — Zagat

Excellent, well-executed Italian food matched by flawless service in a cozy, unpretentious bistro-style environment. — Fodor's

When Andrew Weissman made the move from downtown, he decided to close his highly acclaimed Le Reve and open a simpler Italian restaurant instead. — Frommer's

This stylish former warehouse space in the Pearl complex is frequently packed with people vying for a shot at the fresh, house-made pastas. — Lonely Planet

Acenar

Mexican 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Creative Texas regional specialties like achiote-marinated pork in banana leaves, served with cilantro rice. — Where

From the moment you walk into Acenar, the cavernous, modern space tells you this isn't your average South Texan-Mexican restaurant. — Afar Magazine

This "hipster" Mexican beyond the "touristy" part of the River Walk boasts a spacious patio that's lots of "fun". — Zagat

This nouvelle Tex-Mex hot spot sits astride a less-traveled section of the San Antonio River Walk. — Fodor's

This restaurant on the River Walk below the Hotel Valencia is a collaboration between Lisa Wong of Rosario's and Bruce Auden of Biga. — Frommer's

Liberty Bar

American 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Even though it's been in continuous operation since 1890, Liberty Bar is anything but predictable — Where

This inexpensive restaurant is so old that the building actually leans. Rotating menus feature specials like wild boar sausage. — Rough Guide

The Liberty Bar has just completed the move from the old, leaning saloon building on Josephine Street to its new location on South Alamo. — Frommer's

This "old favorite" provides loads of "fun" with a "creative" Eclectic menu, "warm" hospitality and a lively bar scene. — Zagat

The building itself is spectacular: an 1883 home that became a Benedictine convent in 1939 and has now been painted circus-peanut orange. — Lonely Planet

Little Rhein Steakhouse

Steakhouses 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For 45 years, the Little Rhein, a River Walk mainstay, has been serving Prime steaks in an ultra-atmospheric historic house in the shadow of the hulking Hilton Palacio del Rio. — Gayot

Close to the Riverwalk and within La Villita, this historic steakhouse is located in a two-story limestone home built in the mid-1800s. — Lonely Planet

Housed in a structure built in 1847, this rustic restaurant was originally used as a residence and store by German immigrant Otto Bombach. — Fodor's

This rustic, charming steakhouse offers an extensive wine list and warm atmosphere and is located in La Villita on the River Walk. — Where

If you're looking for a steakhouse that's on the River Walk, or one that's homey and less formal, this place will work for you. — Frommer's

The Guenther House

American 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Guenther House is a warm and inviting restaurant that is located in the elegant former home of Pioneer Flour Mills’ founding family, the Guenthers — Where

This popular restaurant in downtown San Antonio is housed in a stately 1860 home built by the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills. — Fodor's

Light lunches, cookies and cakes in an airy flour-mill- cum-museum in the King William Historic District. — Rough Guide

The pioneer biscuits and waffles are also a favorite best enjoyed riverside. Come for the food, but linger for the history lesson. — Afar Magazine

Historic venue serving breakfast & lunch — Zagat

Las Canarias Restaurant

French 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Omni La Mansión del Rio epitomizes the San Antonio River Walk experience, and its fine dining restaurant perfectly complements that classy, old world style. — Frommer's

"Excellent scenery" from the tables overlooking the River Walk earn this romantic New American in the Omni the city's top Decor score. — Zagat

Located in the Omni La Mansion del Rio, this elegant restaurant is known for its farm-to-table fare, River Walk views and champagne brunch. — Where

In the Omni La Mansion del Rio, this three-level restaurant is known for its sophistication and romance, and has one of the most relaxing and beautiful outdoor dining areas on the San Antonio River. — Fodor's

There's no question that Las Canarias is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio. — Afar Magazine

Bistro Vatel

French 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In 1671, the great French chef Vatel killed himself out of shame because the fish for a banquet he was preparing for Louis XIV wasn't delivered on time. — Frommer's

The bistro is named Vatel, the chef is named Watel, but no matter how you spell it, this up-and-coming spot takes fine French dining to new levels. — Fodor's

"Super", "high-quality" French fare from Damien Watel earn it San Antonio's No. 1 Food rating. — Zagat

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Zinc Champagne & Wine Bar

French 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Working nicely with lusty reds and elegant whites from the international wine list is the Zinc burger and larger plates such as the Gulf blue crab cakes with tarragon butter. — Gayot

The emphasis is on the grapes at this Southwestern-tinged wine bar — Where

Chic spot for New American fare & drinks — Zagat

Ask locals about this restaurant and wine bar and you'll hear about the Zinc burger, popularly known as the "crack burger" because it's supposedly so addictive. — Frommer's

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Aldo's Ristorante Italiano

Italian 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

"You'd never guess you're still in the city" at this Med Center Italian "gem" in a "lovely old home". — Zagat

A northwest San Antonio favorite, Aldo's offers good, old-fashioned Italian food in a pretty, old-fashioned setting. — Frommer's

Aldo's presents classy, comfortable Italian cuisine with a continental cast. — Gayot

This outpost of northern Italian fare near the Southwest Texas Medical Center and USAA is in a warm and homey century-old house. — Fodor's

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County Line

Barbecue 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This place serves the best barbecue on the River Walk. — Frommer's

Roadhouse-themed barbecue eatery & bar — Zagat

Other meaty options include sausage, chicken and a 12-ounce County Line special rib-eye; fish lovers, who are advised to remember where they are, are limited to grilled salmon. — Gayot

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Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Italian 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Distinguished pies include a Fontina, mushroom and caramelized onion; a lofty prosciutto and arugula with truffle oil; and the infamous "Pork Love" flaunting salami, sausage, pancetta and speck. — Gayot

Castle Hills pizzeria plying “superlative”, “thin-crust” Neapolitan pies and other “fab” Italian items “with panache”, including a “not-to-be-missed” housemade burrata. — Zagat

Dough Pizzeria makes use of fresh ingredients to produce a pizza for which people are willing to wait. — Afar Magazine

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Rosario's

81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Trendy Mexican haunt with cocktails — Zagat

This colorful restaurant is a favorite meeting place for happy hour and dinner. — Frommer's

Some usual suspects, such as chicken with mole, appear on the dinner menu, but this is one of the few places in town to sample sweetbreads, battered, pan-grilled and served with salsa ranchera. — Gayot

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Fig Tree Restaurant

French 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Exquisite food and impeccable service are mainstays of this French-inspired restaurant with a cozy interior and an outdoor villa-style terrace overlooking the San Antonio River. — Fodor's

Possibly the most romantic restaurant on the River Walk, this pricey but enchanting place is always full of well-heeled locals and proposal-popping lovers. — Frommer's

One of "the most elegant" entries along the River Walk is this "romantic" (and costly) Continental. — Zagat

Everything about Fig Tree Restaurant is great. — Afar Magazine

This romantic upscale restaurant is a perfect getaway for affectionate couples looking for an intimate River Walk location — Where

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Schilo's Delicatessen

Delis 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Specialties include wonderful split-pea soup, baked goods, fresh pumpernickel bread, German beer and homemade root beer. — Lonely Planet

This no-frills German-influenced deli serves up kid-friendly cuisine, sandwiches and traditional breakfast and lunch choices such as reubens in a casual environment — Where

A good place to stop... the menu has a large kid-friendly selection and retro low prices. — Frommer's

This venerable downtown institution has been serving up hearty German soul food at breakfast (served daily), lunch, and dinner since 1917. — Fodor's

On the San Antonio scene since 1917, this Downtown deli "landmark" is "the place to go" for "overstuffed sandwiches", soups and other "hearty", "German-style" delicacies. — Zagat

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Luke

French 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Aerves a mostly "excellent" French-German brasserie menu that's "not just the same old, same old". — Zagat

A few years later, this Lüke is our go-to spot for happy hour fun, oysters on the half-shell, a great hamburger, and authentic New Orleans gumbo. — Frommer's

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Bakery Lorraine

Bakeries 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Owners Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng use seasonal and local ingredients to create their ever-changing menu of pastries and cookies. — Condé Nast Traveler

Locals are already addicted to their refined tarts and fluffy macaroons. — Travel + Leisure

From the best flours and seasonal fruits to farm raised eggs and dairy, Bakery Lorraine is elevating the way we see cookies and croissants in San Antonio. — Where

This charming little craftsman-style house a few blocks from The Pearl is the product of two former Bouchon Bakery alums. — Fodor's

Their croissants and pains au chocolate, though pricey, are exemplary. It'™s hard to choose between savory quiches and sweet tarts featuring luminous fruits. — Gayot

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