Insider's Guide to San Antonio


The Alamo
The Alamo Mission, commonly called the Alamo and originally known as the Misión San Antonio de Valero, is an historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States.

The River Walk
San Antonio’s center for shopping, eating, and recreation

Market Square/El Mercado
Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists for generations. Explore over 100 locally owned businesses that provide a unique market place experience.

Japanese Tea Garden and Brackenridge Park
A breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of a limestone quarry that will delight your photoreceptors and olfactory nerves. The park is a work of natural splendor, perfect for wandering and wondering

The McNay Art Museum
A beautiful mansion as artistic as it the artwork it houses

The Pearl
Amazing food scene, river, and people watching

Thanks to ASRS member and San Antonio insider R. Gary Lane, MD, for these recommendations

Restaurants By Area  

Near hotel 

Silo at 1604 --  Continental ($$$)

La Hacienda -- Mexican ($)

Burnwood 68 -- BBQ ($)

Chama Gaucha -- Brazilian Steak House ($$$)

J Prime Steak House ($$$)

Snooze  -- Breakfast food ($)

Galpao Gaucho -- Brazilian Steakhouse ($$)

Paesanos -- Italian ($$$)

Within 20 Minutes of Hotel

La Gloria Pearl -- Mexican ($$)

Silo Oyster Bar -- Continental ($$$)

Papa Nachos Cantina -- Mexican ($$)

The Grill at Leon Springs ($$)

Rudy’s BBQ ($)

Fredericks Bistro -- Fusion ($$)

La Fogata -- Mexican ($$)

Signature -- Continental ($$$$)


Bliss Biga on the Banks -- Continental ($$$)

Silo Prime -- Steakhouse ($$$)

Nonna Osteria -- Italian ($$$)

Rosarios -- Mexican ($$)

Charthouse Tower of the Americas (View of city) ($$$)


Boudros -- Continental ($$$)

Rio RIO -- Mexican ($$)

County Line BBQ ($$)

Howl at the Moon Piano Bar

The Pearl Area

Cured BBQ ($$$)

Botika at the Pearl -- Asian Fusion ($$)

Southerleigh -- American ($$)

Maverick Texas Brasserie -- French ($$$)

Thanks to ASRS member and San Antonio insider, Michael Singer, MD, FASRS, for these restaurant recommendations.