In San Antonio, we LOVE food. You will NOT go hungry if you come to RWA. You might go broke trying all these different places, but not hungry.
On the river:
Casa Rio is the Mexican restaurant you see featured in so many San Antonio Riverwalk pictures, with the colorful umbrellas. Tourists like it. It’s not too badly priced, between $10-$15 a plate.
Mexican Manhattan is one of my brother’s favorites. I’ve never been, but I’ve heard good things. Prices average around $15.
Dick’s Last Resort is a rowdy restaurant with barbecue and more. Most meals are between $15 and $20.
County Line Barbecue is good. I LOVE their cole slaw. It’s fairly casual, and between $15 and $20.
Saltgrass Steakhouse is my favorite steakhouse in San Antonio. I’ve not gone to the Riverwalk location, but whenever we go out for steak, it’s to Saltgrass. I like the prime rib. Prices between $15 to $30
In the mall:
Fogo de Chao is our special occasion restaurant, a Brazilian steakhouse where the waiters walk around with spits of meat and carve it off for you at the table. About $50 a person, and you might end up in a meat stupor. But it’s a nice treat.
There’s a food court in the mall as well, on the lower level, and a few restaurants like Tony Roma’s and Hooters.
A hop, skip and a jump away:
Shilo’s is a sandwich shop within walking distance on Commerce. My husband loves their reuben sandwiches. I love their homemade root beer. They’re also open for breakfast. I can’t find prices, and I haven’t been there in awhile, but it’s yummy.
Rainforest Cafe–If you’ve never been to one, it is fun, and atmospheric, but if you’ve been, well, it’s just like the others. Around $20 a person.
Rosario’s–my very favorite Mexican food restaurant. This is more than a hop away, though. It’s about a mile and a half away, down Alamo Street, and it is usually very busy, but so worth the wait! Parking is terrible, but food is good. I love love love the enchiladas suizas. So rich and tasty. Also, wonderful drinks. Around $15 a person.
Blue Star Brewery is a microbrewery in the King William area. It’s about 2 miles away, and doesn’t have a big menu, but has delicious beer and good food. About $15-$20 a person.
Guenther House is my favorite place for breakfast. I always take my out of town company for the delicious biscuits. It’s across the street from the Blue Star, in the home of the founder of Pioneer flour, so all of their food are flour based–biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles. My mom loves their pecan coffee, I love their biscuits. They have a small indoor seating area, and an outdoor area. Not many tables, though, and not really set up for large groups. Still, a definite stop to make!
The Tower of the Americas has a happy hour nightly, from 4:30-7, with drinks and appetizers. I believe if you say you’re going to the happy hour, you don’t have to pay to go up in the tower. I’ll double check with that. Drinks are no more than $7.