San Antonio Restaurants: The Best of the Riverfront

Visiting San Antonio is to get immersed in the Tex Mex culture and there is no bettter way to experience this culture than to explore the San Antonio Restaurants. San Antonio's River Walk is a place where traditions and customs from Southern Texas have been passed on for many generations. Right after checking at your San Antonio Bed and Breakfast, BBOnline recommends that you head to one of these historical San Antonio's Riverfront Restaurants to enjoy a tasty meal.


Mexican Manhattan
110 Soledad Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: (210) 223-3913

No other restaurant offers a better happy hour than Mexican Manhattan. At the outside patio of the Mexican Manhattan, visitors can order $2 domestic (and some imported) beers while enjoying free tacos. The Mexican Manhattan has been part of the San Antonio Riverfront scene since 1958, when the Karam family first opened this restaurant to the public. This establishment has over 200 seats, which means that no reservations are needed. A great choice for dinner is the Manhattan Royal, which at just $12, offers a generous portion of guacamole salad, beef taco, enchilada, tamale with chili and rice with beans. If you're curious about Northern Mexican food, try the classic Cabrito Dinner (young goat cooked in its own juices, served with rice).


Biga On the Banks
203 S Saint Marys St # 100
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: (210) 271-7603

Biga On the Banks has been consistently reviewed by Zagat and Gourmet Magazine as one of the top 3 restaurants in the San Antonio Riverwalk. Unlike Mexican Manhattan, where you often do not make a reservation, a visit to Biga On the Banks requires a reservation.  This popular Riverfront Restaurant is always crowded, especially during its "before 6:30 p.m." fixed price menu. BBOnline highly recommends that you try to make a reservation during the hours of the fixed price menu because it offers the best possible bang for your buck at Biga On the Banks. If budget is not an issue, then make a reservation for the Chef's Table, here known as Table 31. At Table 31, one will have a direct view of the action at the kitchen and can order a special menu of up to eight courses, especially designed by Head Chef Bruce Auden.


Paesanos Riverwalk
approximate 111 W Crockett Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: (210) 227-2782


Not as a pricey as Biga On the Banks and a bit more upscale than Mexican Manhattan, Paseanos Riverwalk is a popular choice for local business people to meet for lunch. This restaurant presents an unique approach to Italian cuisine by using local produce and keeping up to date on the latest developments of the Mediterranean cuisine. The most popular dishes at Paseanos Riverwalk are the Shrimp Paseano with Lemon Butter Garlic, the Coriander Crusted Salmon, and the Grilled Chicken with Artichokes, Basil Pesto and Feta Cheese Oven Baked Pizza. The wine list is impressive but many people may find it a bit over priced. Given that the portions at Paseanos Riverwalk are generous, it's always a good idea to take a portion to go, so that you can enjoy it later back at your San Antonio Inn.