San Antonio is a busy city. It is the seventh most populated city in the United States and second most populated city in Texas. They have a wonderfully diverse culture that is rich with the Old West and Mexico.

Whether you want down-home comfort food, Tex-Mex, or authentic Mexican food, you will find what you are looking for here. There are upscale restaurants for the discerning diner, family restaurants, and places to pop in for a quick and tasty bite.

Below we will give you a list of some of our favorites. But, don’t take our word for it. Try them for yourself.

Biga On The Banks

This is an exquisite upscale restaurant which overlooks the San Antonio Riverwalk. While the food is elegant, Chef and Owner Bruce Auden and PemyShea urge people to dress comfortably and enjoy the luxurious ambiance.

Biga On The Banks serves New American food. They have a large selection of fine wine, and they are well known for the superior service they provide.

Come for dinner or enjoy the full bar on site. This is a must-try restaurant if you are in the San Antonio area.

Bella On The River

Bella On The River is another popular restaurant on the Riverwalk. This family-owned and operated restaurant is known for legendary steaks. They serve Mediterranean food as well as Southern European dishes. Chef Sean Fletcher ensures that all the dishes provided are expertly prepared and served quickly.

The Original Blanco Cafe

Are you ready for some Tex-Mex? This is the place to go. This is a quick no-frills diner where the emphasis is on the food. The food is great, and the prices are good. They have daily lunch deals and serve traditional breakfast all day.

Smoke Shack BBQ

This rustic BBQ joint is like stepping back in time when Texans threw huge shindigs, and the recipe for the sauce was kept under lock and key. Belly up to the bar and sink your teeth into the best BBQ you have ever tasted.

Magnolia Pancake Haus

Here you will find the best pancakes and waffles in town with all the trimmings. This laid-back restaurant features good sandwiches and salads. They are well known in Texas for the pancakes, and when combined with a well-trained and attentive staff, you will soon see why no one stays a stranger in Magnolias Pancake Haus.

Big Lou’s Pizza

Do you want something unique, fun, and delicious? Take the crew to Big Lou’s Pizza. This is the home of the 42” pizza. Yes, 42” and it is the best pizza you will ever find. They have a wide range of toppings, and with a pizza that size, there is plenty of room to customize your pie.

For something a bit different try:

  • Max & Louie’s New York Diner
  • Pancho& Gringo’s (deli, breakfast, and brunch)
  • 410 Diner (best French Silk Pie in the state, be prepared to wait, but it’s worth it)

There are many restaurants to choose from in San Antonio, Texas. Wherever you go, you will find some spicy dishes on the menu. After all, you are in Texas!