Top Choice Ice Cream in San Antonio

Amy's Ice Cream

Choose your ice cream, pick a topping – then watch the staff pulverize the two into a blended little cup of heaven.
Top Choice American in San Antonio


This weird, wonderful place is a restaurant, bar, laundromat and car wash. As casual as the restaurant is, the food is top-notch, made from organic, sustainable meat and produce. Sure, it's just tacos, burgers, sala…
Top Choice Modern American in San Antonio


In the restaurant-packed Pearl Complex, Southerleigh stands out for its farm-to-table comfort fare. Mac and cheese with crab, cornmeal-crusted catfish, stewed oxtail pie and an enormous gourmet chili dog are recent …
Pan-Latin in San Antonio


Here, a hip, stylish clientele lounges beneath blown-glass chandeliers sipping mojitos and nibbling fabulous New Latin cuisine. Eat at the bar between 16:00 and 19:00, when small plates like smoky-pork sofrito (a Pu…
Tex-Mex in San Antonio

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery

Dishing out traditional Mexican food since 1941, this 500-seat behemoth in Market Square sprawls across several festively decorated dining areas, giving the busy wait staff and strolling mariachis quite a workout. I…
Tex-Mex in San Antonio


This brightly colored waterside restaurant is hugely popular with locals. Fresh guacamole is made right at your table. The upscale Tex-Mex menu reveals some gourmet surprises, such as jumbo shrimp and gulf crab ench…
Mexican in San Antonio

El Mirador

Impossibly tender carne asada (marinated, grilled flank steak) is always on the menu at this traditional Mexican haunt, but changing soups like caldo de rez (beef and cabbage) are the specialty.
Ice Cream in San Antonio

Justin's Ice Cream Company

Ready to stop and rest for a bit? Cool off with a dish of home-made, Italian-style ice cream, gelato or sorbet at a table overlooking the river. Look for it across the river from the Mansion del Rio Hotel.
Mexican in San Antonio

Casa Rio

Down on the Riverwalk, you can't help but notice the colorful array of umbrellas right on the water. One of San Antonio's oldest Mexican restaurants, Casa Rio has been around since 1946, and the building itself is a…
Barbecue in San Antonio

County Line Smokehouse

San Antonio isn't known for its barbecues – it's clearly more of a Tex-Mex kind of town – but this outpost of the Austin minichain scratches the itch nicely with heaping dishes of brisket, ribs and sausages.