Down on the Riverwalk is Esquire Tavern. Barring a hiatus from 2006 to 2011, this rustic, dim-lit haven has been a downtown San Antonio staple since 1933. Comfort food is aplenty here with dinner plates such as chicken fried ribeye steak or short rib empanadas. Esquire also caters to the weekend rush on the Riverwalk, with late night specials from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday through Saturday; come in for a cocktail with a side of fried pickles or chilli salt fries.
155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
Owned by gourmet chef Tyler Bliss, Bliss is a high class restaurant that has kept locals in San Antonio coming back for more since its opening in 2012. Bliss encourages a multi-course dining experience of the finest of contemporary American cuisine, ranging from small plates and salads to gourmet entrées. Try any of the delectable platters, ranging from the Vegan Platter to the Australian Lamb Loin Platter. Bliss is the perfect place for a special occasion or intimate evening in San Antonio.
926 South Presa Street, San Antonio, TX 78210, United States +1 210-248-9926
You can’t go to Texas without having a burger and Armadillos does the job right. With burgers ranging up to a pound (and more), Armadillos has what it takes to satisfy any burger craving. And they don’t stop at giant Texas-size burgers either: not only are classic French Fries available, but you could also choose from Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots, Chilli-Cheese Fries or even Bacon-Cheese Fries! With a wide variety of beers also available, enjoy Armadillos while sitting outside on any beautiful San Antonio day.
1423 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States
Everything is bigger in Texas, and at Rolando’s so are the tacos. What’s unique about Rolando’s is that it’s exclusively a breakfast and lunch joint, with daily hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the week and 3 p.m. on weekends. Here, the Super Tacos are an essential purchase, which consist of a giant tortilla stuffed with variations of cheese, eggs, beans and meat. At Rolando’s, you better arrive hungry!
919 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201, United States
In the SouthTown district of San Antonio is Starfish, a seafood lover’s delight. Decorated with a beautiful nautical-themed interior, Starfish offers a fresh seasonal menu of enticing starters and seafood entrées. Indulge in some of their current entrées, which include the red snapper dish and fresh scallops.
709 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
A visit to Chris Madrid’s is a true Texan experience. Opened in 1977 by a student at the University of Texas (unsurprisingly named Chris Madrid), Chris Madrid’s has maintained consistent popularity ever since with their epic burgers that are packed with delicious Tex-Mex flavors. Come here for the famous “tostada burger” consisting of refried beans, onions, chips and cheddar cheese, of course topped off with homemade salsa.
1900 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201, United States