River Walk Roundup

The 8 best River Walk restaurants that locals love too

The 8 best River Walk restaurants that locals love too

Fig Tree San Antonio river walk restaurant
Beautiful views and tasteful experiences define the River Walk's Fig Tree Restaurant. Fig Tree/Facebook
Bella on the River
Bella on the River is a romantic spot with plates for every palate. Bella on the River/Facebook
Restaurant Gwendolyn
Enjoy views for days at the upscale Restaurant Gwendolyn. Restaurant Gwendolyn/Facebook
Luke San Antonio restaurant chicken
If you dream of authentic New Orleans fare, head to Lüke. Lüke San Antonio/Facebook
Acenar Mexican Restaurant tacos plate
All of Acenar's tacos are must-tries. Acenar Mexican Restaurant/Facebook
Fig Tree San Antonio river walk restaurant
Bella on the River
Restaurant Gwendolyn
Luke San Antonio restaurant chicken
Acenar Mexican Restaurant tacos plate

You don't have to be a tourist to enjoy San Antonio's beautiful River Walk. There are many choices when it comes to dining, and each one provides some type of magic you don't want to miss.

Here are eight of our favorite River Walk restaurants that are so good even locals love them: 

Acenar
The view alone is worth sitting on Acenar's lively and charming patio, but the food is great too. We suggest tacos, margaritas, and guacamole to get you started, best enjoyed with your most fabulous friends. We are inclined to the happy hour, which takes place Sunday through Thursday from 3 to 6 pm.

Bella on the River
So very romantic with dishes for every palate. You'll find a lot of Mediterranean plates at this river eatery, along with great gluten-free and vegetarian selections and the added bonus of an outstanding wine list.

Biga on the Banks
Chef Bruce Auden always brings the flavor you would expect from a James Beard Award semifinalist. Biga is only open for dinner, so grab a reservation for this high-end option. It's also a prime spot to dine alone with a glass of wine and a delicious dessert.

Las Canarias
Beautiful and meticulous creations from Spain are the driving force behind this River Walk staple. The service is spectacular, and you should most definitely enjoy the beef tenderloin with the corn polenta.

Fig Tree Restaurant
Beautiful views and tasteful experiences define this prized River Walk locale. All beef dishes, anything quail, and desserts are a must-do. It also makes for perfect people watching during San Antonio events.

Lüke
If you dream of authentic New Orleans fare, head to Lüke for some Chef John Russ flair. Lüke is always a top stop for locals and tourists who crave strong and memorable flavors. Tip: Never skip the oysters or the gumbo.

Las Ramblas
Start with a drink outside — it's possible you'll see a wedding on Marriage Island. After drinks, head inside for a detailed tour of the menu from one of the servers. Las Ramblas is great for sharing plates with your dining companions, and the flavor profiles are on point.

Restaurant Gwendolyn
Old-world practices meet locally sourced ingredients at Restaurant Gwendolyn. Fresh and local always dictate the offerings. Make a reservation and see what's on the daily rotating menu. 

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