Our long history of Mexican culture and influence makes San Antonio an excellent place to find authentic Tex-Mex, Mexican, and Mexican fusion cuisines. Plenty of options are available for you, whether you are looking for classic dishes like tacos or enchiladas or want a modern take on a traditional favorite.

San Antonio is also no stranger to fun fusion restaurants that mix Tex-Mex cuisine with other cultural food offers. So, if you’re in San Antonio and searching for Tex-Mex, look no further - your perfect meal awaits!



Location: 722 S. Saint Mary's St. 

If you are looking for a great taco, you will want to check out Rosario’s. Their Fish Taco was ranked as the No. 2 “Taco You Must Eat Before You Die” by Texas Monthly.

With accolades that also include "Best Salsa" and "Best Margarita" in the Best of San Antonio awards, authentic Tex-Mex you're sure to enjoy is on the menu at Rosario's! And if it's been a while since your last visit, you're going to love their revamped Southtown location with incredible views.



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Location: 239 E Grayson St

Did you know that Carriqui is named after the Carriqui bird, also known as the green jay, which takes flight throughout South Texas? And that's what you'll find at Carriqui restaurant: incredible culinary fusions that are influenced by the different cultures of South Texas! 

While you can't go wrong with any selection at Carriqui, our favorite hands-down is the Smoked Beef Cheek Barbacoa. Complete your meal with a refreshing drink from their selection of cocktails and great ambiance and you have yourself the perfect culinary evening in San Antonio.


Original Mexican Restaurant

Location: 528 River Walk

You can't call yourself the "Original" and back it up with great food. That's why another fantastic Tex-Mex restaurant to check out on the River Walk is Original Mexican Restaurant.

Inspired by the flavors of Old Mexico cuisine, this restaurant has traditional Mexican food in a lively setting. The Original Mexican Restaurant is also spacious, which makes it perfect for parties, group events, or special occasions.


Costa Pacifica

Location: 434 N. Loop 1604 West Ste. 2101

If you like your Tex-Mex fresh and with a seafood twist, then you will enjoy Costa Pacifica. Offering fresh seafood that conjures up memories of coastal villages, such as Mazatlan or Puerto Vallarta, you'll experience dishes like Toree Lida, a layered tuna tower, or Shrimp Aguachile, shrimp cooked with lime juice and spicy aguachile sauce.

Your tastebuds will delight in the restaurant that brings ocean waves to the table.


Cafe Olé

External view of Cafe Ole signage in front of bridge over River Walk

Location: 521 River Walk

If you find yourself walking along the River Walk thinking, "Hey, where can I find the Ultimate Fajita and also satisfy my craving for a 60-ounce Margarita?" we have the answer! Walk yourself over to Cafe Olé.

Indoor and outdoor seating, the musical stylings of strolling mariachis, and of course, some of the greatest Tex-Mex food you'll enjoy, Cafe Olé is a great option for date night, group celebration, and everything in between!


Mi Tierra

Location: 218 Produce Row

Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner - Mi Tierra is the place to go if you want Mexican food. This landmark Mexican café and bakery offer traditional dishes, handmade margaritas, and authentic live music with mariachis onsite. A pitstop at their onsite panadería is a must!

Serving San Antonio for over 75 years, see why Mi Tierra remains a San Antonio staple even after all these years!


Guadalajara Grill

Rib plate with avocado Guadalajara Grill

Location: 301 S Alamo St

Stroll through the beautiful La Villita Historic Arts Village, where you'll find Guadalajara Grill. Not only do they serve up Tex-Mex favorites, but you can also find authentic regional dishes here. Indulge in a culinary must-try: the Molcajete! This incredible dish comes with sizzling strips of beef, shrimp, and chicken fajitas served in a volcanic stone bowl, accompanied by green onions, nopal, cilantro, Monterrey Jack cheese, and salsa ranchers. 


Rita's on the River

Location: 245 E Commerce

Let's say you're craving Tex-Mex, and your large group of traveling companions are also craving incredible Tex-Mex, then Rita's on the River has you covered. Not only are they well-equipped for large groups, but they are also family-friendly.

Great food, and great service make Rita's on the River the perfect Tex-Mex Option. 


Poblanos Mexican Restaurant

Location: 204 E Houston

Located right next to the historic Majestic TheatrePoblanos Mexican Restaurant is a great place to get authentic Tex-Mex right before or after a show.

Grab a grilled fajita, a variety of enchiladas, or one of their fantastic Mexican lunch plates. Poblanos offers margaritas, marmalades, palomas, and other Latin-inspired cocktails if you're looking to grab refreshing drinks as well!


Casa Rio

Location: 430 E. Commerce St.

You know those iconic multi-colored umbrellas you see in some of the most popular images of the San Antonio River Walk? You'll find them at Casa Rio.

Considered one of the oldest restaurants on the River Walk since opening in 1946, at Casa Rio you can find the traditional “regular plate,” which consists of a cheese enchilada, a tamale, Mexican Rice, refried beans, and their famous chili con carne. If you are looking for a sampler plate with everything, this is the dish to try out. Or try out one of Casa Rio’s numerous Tex-Mex offerings.



Location:146 E. Houston Street

Ácenar’s modern take on Texas regional Mexican dishes is one you cannot miss. Here an award-winning menu featuring phenomenal dishes that include fine selections of fresh Gulf fish, crab or shrimp, tableside guacamole, sizzling parrilladas, cabrito, buttermilk fried oysters, and Zagat-rated “killer margaritas” and more await.

Located near the River Walk and Majestic Theatre, this one is sure to be a favorite.


La Gloria

Location:100 E Grayson

La Gloria - Pearl, from the renowned Chef Johnny Hernandez, offers delectable creations influenced by his extensive travels throughout Mexico.

Incredible authentic food isn't all you'll find at La Gloria; if it's drinks you're after, look no further for Mexican beers, fine wines, and a select choice of fine tequilas, mescals, and rums.


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San Antonio is known for its vibrant culture and diverse cuisine; the flavor doesn’t stop at Tex-Mex dishes!

We have plenty of dining options, whether you want savory or sweet, Italian, Asian, or anything in between. Start planning your trip today and experience the culinary wonders of the Alamo City.