2 Brothers BBQ Market
Texas means barbecue and this is some of the best in the city. Open seven days a week, 2 Brothers serves classic pit barbecue near the heart of San Antonio. 2 Brothers was voted a critics choice in 2009 for their kid friendly environment. All meats are smoked over Texas oak and hardwood charcoal. The secret rubs and smoked meats are sure to entice even the most experienced barbecue enthusiast.
12656 W. Avenue
A Texas bistro on the River Walk; Boudro's is right next to the water. Known for their tableside guacamole, this is one establishment you should not to miss. Enjoy dining inside, or on the River Walk patio. Try the smoked shrimp enchiladas, prime rib or seafood. All ingredients are found in or near the Texas gulf coast region for an authentic Texas flare.
421 E. Commerce St.
Helping to create the River Walk as it stands today, Casa Rio has stood by the Commerce Street Bridge since 1946. This restaurant serves traditional Mexican and tex-mex cuisine. From enchiladas to tacos to fajitas, they serve it all. River boat dining is also available. Call for details.
430 E. Commerce St.
Chris Madrid's Nachos and Burgers
A big favorite among locals for years! There is only one way to describe Chris Madrid's and that's: "great cheeseburgers." Converted from an old gas station the atmosphere is fun and eclectic. Also, the patio has a large dining area adequate for the whole family. Burgers include Texas style variations with jalapenos, refried beans, and hot sauce. But that's not all. Chris Madrid's also has great chicken, fries, and of course delicious nachos.
1900 Blanco Rd.
Fogo De Chao
An authentic Brazilian steak house. The gaucho chefs prepare 15 different cuts of meat with continuous table side service. The awesome gourmet salad bar compliments any steak. Located steps above the River Walk, you'll find the rich southern Brazilian tradition enticing.
849 E. Commerce St.
La Fonda on Main
Considered to be one of San Antonio's oldest restaurants, La Fonda opened its doors in 1932. The decor includes a building untouched by time, resembling old Mexico with its' white walls, wide open doorways and a sprawling patio. Indoor and outdoor patio dining. The atmosphere is casual, but upscale. For great tex-mex cuisine near downtown that's still close to the airport visit La Fonda on Main.
2415 N. Main Ave.
Open twenty four hours, this downtown staple has thrived in Market Square since 1941. Known as a Texas landmark, the strolling mariachis, colorfully dressed wait staff, and festive decor make for an altogether unforgettable visit. Don't forget to visit the panederia (bakery), which offers traditional Mexican pastries made fresh daily.
218 Produce Row
Located on the River Walk, Paesano's offers delicious and authentic Italian food. Try the Shrimp Paesano, the huge pasta dishes or freshly made pizza. The interior reveals a stylish modern ambiance complete with metal and wooden decor. The restaurant scene is upscale and classy, but not to pretentious. The portions are known to be generous, and the atmosphere is always enjoyable.
111 W. Crockett
This is one deli reminiscent of the "old school" New York style delicatessens. Having been open in its current location since 1942, this deli has been a local favorite for years. Be sure to try the Rueben, pea soup and bratwurst. Rumored to serve the best tasting German food in town it is sure to be an instant classic with the whole family. The dining area is spacious, while offering a home-style diner appeal.
424 E. Commerce St.
Here is another one of Chef Jason's Dady's signature restaurants. Here you will find that ordering includes ordering for the whole family. Ingredients are fresh, handmade pasta and entrees are large enough for a big family. Italian style, of course, and meant to be shared. Not one detail has been missed concerning this classic Italian eatery. Great for the family or with a very romantic date.