November 17, 2017

10 Restaurants on the River Walk You Should Be Eating at this Weekend

There are a lot of restaurants options in the River Walk area, but most of it is just noise catering to tourists. Here are some restaurants with waterfront views or just a block away from the River Walk that might change your views on grub in this slice of Downtown.
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Ácenar
146 E. Houston St., (210) 222-2362
If you’re going to have Tex-Mex, head to Ácenar where the views are as great as the salads and the shrimp tacos.
Photo via Ácenar Mexican Restaurant/Facebook
Ácenar
146 E. Houston St., (210) 222-2362
If you’re going to have Tex-Mex, head to Ácenar where the views are as great as the salads and the shrimp tacos.

Photo via Ácenar Mexican Restaurant/Facebook
What to get: Every taco is special in its own way, but some are just better than others. Grilled and sauteed in chipotle butter, the shrimp tacos covered with avocado are exploding with flavor. 
Photo via Ácenar Mexican Restaurant/Facebook
What to get: Every taco is special in its own way, but some are just better than others. Grilled and sauteed in chipotle butter, the shrimp tacos covered with avocado are exploding with flavor.

Photo via Ácenar Mexican Restaurant/Facebook
La Panaderia
301 E. Houston St., (210) 592-6264
This is truly the place of all your carbohydrate dreams. You’ll be so mesmerized by all the warm, flaky bread surrounding you that it won’t even occur to you that there’s beautifully exposed brick on the wall and wonderful hardwood floors all throughout.
Photo via La Panadería/Facebook
La Panaderia
301 E. Houston St., (210) 592-6264
This is truly the place of all your carbohydrate dreams. You’ll be so mesmerized by all the warm, flaky bread surrounding you that it won’t even occur to you that there’s beautifully exposed brick on the wall and wonderful hardwood floors all throughout.

Photo via La Panadería/Facebook
What to get: What’s not to love about fresh-baked bread? The pan dulce wooed the likes of Guy Fieri this summer, and the sandwiches and salads aren’t to be missed.
Photo via La Panadería/Facebook
What to get: What’s not to love about fresh-baked bread? The pan dulce wooed the likes of Guy Fieri this summer, and the sandwiches and salads aren’t to be missed.

Photo via La Panadería/Facebook
Bohanan’s
219 E. Houston St., (210) 472-2600
Just a block from the River Walk sits the utterly gorgeous and elegant Bohanan’s. This second-story steakhouse also features an Old World inspired bar with live jazz performances.
Photo via southtexasjazz_official/Instagram
Bohanan’s
219 E. Houston St., (210) 472-2600
Just a block from the River Walk sits the utterly gorgeous and elegant Bohanan’s. This second-story steakhouse also features an Old World inspired bar with live jazz performances.

Photo via southtexasjazz_official/Instagram
What to get: Quality cocktails are the cherry on top of this classic steakhouse that nails seafood fare just as well. The Mediterranean tuna salad or buttery grilled cheese sandwich should be your lunch go-to.
Photo via Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood/Facebook
What to get: Quality cocktails are the cherry on top of this classic steakhouse that nails seafood fare just as well. The Mediterranean tuna salad or buttery grilled cheese sandwich should be your lunch go-to.

Photo via Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood/Facebook
Rosella at the Rand
114 E. Houston St.
Rosella at the Rand is new to the scene, but its triple threat with a cafe, full bar and a restaurant makes it a top contender in Downtown. You could order a juicy burger to go with your latte if you wanted to at Rosella — beats the heck out of Starbucks.
Photo via Rosella at the Rand/Facebook
Rosella at the Rand
114 E. Houston St.
Rosella at the Rand is new to the scene, but its triple threat with a cafe, full bar and a restaurant makes it a top contender in Downtown. You could order a juicy burger to go with your latte if you wanted to at Rosella — beats the heck out of Starbucks.

Photo via Rosella at the Rand/Facebook
What to get: Great coffee made way for an equally boastful breakfast and lunch menu at the original location, but now, chef Rafael Pena is working his magic with happy hour and dinner. Split the slider triplets, trust us.
Photo via sanantoniomunchies/Instagram
What to get: Great coffee made way for an equally boastful breakfast and lunch menu at the original location, but now, chef Rafael Pena is working his magic with happy hour and dinner. Split the slider triplets, trust us.

Photo via sanantoniomunchies/Instagram
Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar
124 N. Main Ave., (210) 971-7774
Opened by best buds Andrew Ho and Sean Wen, Pinch adds Vietnamese flair to the Downtown area. With wall-to-wall windows and a city vibe to match the menu, this is a great spot for lunch by the River Walk
Photo via Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar/Facebook
Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar
124 N. Main Ave., (210) 971-7774
Opened by best buds Andrew Ho and Sean Wen, Pinch adds Vietnamese flair to the Downtown area. With wall-to-wall windows and a city vibe to match the menu, this is a great spot for lunch by the River Walk

Photo via Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar/Facebook
What to get: Stop in for a seafood feast, or grab one of their sandwich specials like the bánh mì sandwich, which comes stuffed with pork loin, chicken thigh or marinated tofu. 
Photo via Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar/Facebook
What to get: Stop in for a seafood feast, or grab one of their sandwich specials like the bánh mì sandwich, which comes stuffed with pork loin, chicken thigh or marinated tofu.

Photo via Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar/Facebook