Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Antonio

Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in San Antonio

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in San Antonio? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Sidecar at Prince Solms Inn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (464)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
New Braunfels
About the restaurant
"Where craft meets quality. An evening at Sidecar, located in the heart of New Braunfels at the historic Prince Solms Inn, is like stepping back in time. The ambiently lit speakeasy features an extensive whiskey selection, live jazz and fantastic tapas. Whether you're enjoying the live music downstairs or imbibing in one of the private party rooms upstairs, the beauty of the building does not disappoint."

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Best-kept secret in South Texas. Fantastic venue, great jazz, awesome food, amazing craft cocktails…and true Southern hospitality!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🏆🥇
A photo of Fife & Farro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (14)
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
WOOD-FIRED PIZZA AND FRESH PASTA

Nestled inside the market, let us hold your groceries while you take a break and enjoy wood-fired sourdough pizzas and handmade heritage grain pastas. This family-friendly space is great to relax and enjoy lunch and dinner.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
What a treat to have hand made pasta and a wonderful wine list to accompany it! Tiramisu was a must, I was blown away by the Penne a la Vodka and focaccia. Will be back to taste more, thank you to the staff for making my visit exceptional.
A photo of Conversa Elevated restaurant
4.7
4.7 (9)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
La Cantera
About the restaurant
Conversa Elevated is San Antonio’s haven of exclusivity and innovation. We invite you and your friends to gather, unwind, and indulge in an atmosphere and culinary menu that reflects our values of diversity, friendship, and sheer culinary pleasure. Certainly, a place for friends.

With cutting-edge technology and a team of dedicated staff, we ensure that every moment spent in our establishment is an unforgettable, elevated experience tailored precisely to your preferences.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 3, 2024
This was a wonderful experience for value and quality! We went back 3 days in a row for their happy hour. I want to keep this place secret but I want this place to thrive! Quality staff that cares. Thank you for caring about your quality of beverages!
A photo of Santa Diabla restaurant
4.6
4.6 (25)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Downtown
About the restaurant
Santa Diabla offers an explosion of Authentic flavors that will take you on a journey to Mexico.

At Santa Diabla - Cocina Mexicana we embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the past, embraces the present, and envisions a flavorful future.

Come experience the true essence of Mexico through our inspired dishes, warm hospitality, and unmistakable passion that drives us forward.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Surprisingly busy for a Wednesday evening but our server (wish I could remember her name) was outstanding and very attentive. Food was authentic and very delicious. We will definitely return soon!
A photo of Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas restaurant
4.6
4.6 (85)
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican
Downtown
About the restaurant
Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine right in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas, is a family owned restaurant that will give you an experience you won't soon forget! Your senses will be entertained and appetite will be pleased.
el sabor de la vida...
The savory pernil y arroz con ganudules, mofongo, sorullitos, tostones and more. From Spain, we will offer the amazing paellas, tapas and sangria. The Tapas concept offers patrons the option to choose from a variety of tasty dishes to share. We offer a fully stocked bar specializing in a variety signature Puerto Rican rum cocktails, tropical margaritas and a selection of tintos and white wines.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Best Puerto Rican restaurant I have been to. My Puerto Rican parents came to visit from Florida and said hands down best PR restaurant hands down!
A photo of Anaqua Garden Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (15)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Sanctuary In The Shade. Outdoor Garden Bar at The Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa. Deep flavors and deep connections are cultivated at Anaqua Garden Bar, where the city’s electric energy finds its zen. With roots firmly planted in San Antonio’s vibrant nightlife scene, Anaqua tempts you with the chance to escape into a lush, natural refuge that’s worlds away from the ordinary.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 3, 2024
First time we went there. Wow what a hidden gem in San Antonio with a cool, hip vibe. The food was equally amazing.
A photo of The River’s Edge Café & Patio restaurant
4.3
4.3 (111)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Downtown
About the restaurant
Situated on the famed San Antonio River Walk, River's Edge offers the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a delicious cocktail to relax and enjoy the view. Executive Chef Benjamin Callahan and his team create traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern flare and presentation.
Top review
CindyMvip
Dined on Mar 17, 2024
Great place to eat inside the hotel! We loved our server Leslie. We asked for her when returned the next morning for breakfast.
A photo of Qulturé restaurant
4.3
4.3 (19)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Stone Oak
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of urban upscale dining and the vibrant energy of a modern lounge at Qulturé. We pride ourselves on our commitment to bridging the gap between traditional fine dining and a lively, contemporary atmosphere. Indulge in an array of contemporary American/Southern-inspired dishes, each crafted with a meticulous attention to flavor and presentation. In the evening, Qulturé creates a sophisticated and yet lively atmosphere, with bottle service and the serving of expertly crafted cocktails.

**IMPORTANT BOTTLE SERVICE EXPERIENCE INFORMATION**
When booking our bottle service, please remember there is a nonrefundable $1 fee at booking. Selecting an add-on is REQUIRED to secure your section reservation. If you don't choose an add-on, your reservation will be forfeited. Please select a table option from the add-on page and pay the deposit amount to avoid any inconvenience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
Went for a party went friends. The evening was lit. Great atmosphere. The staff interaction was everything. Definitely a must return.
A photo of Boutique Speakeasy in Taqueria Los Cuates restaurant
4.3
4.3 (22)
$31 to $50
Speakeasy
Downtown
About the restaurant
Speakeasy bar with 18 members. Open to the public thru OpenTable only!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
Great atmosphere! Service was excellent, and food was delicious.
A photo of La Margarita restaurant
4.2
4.2 (509)
$30 and under
Mexican
Downtown
About the restaurant
La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar is proud to be a part of Market Square, “The Heartbeat of Mexico,” where locals and visitors alike enjoy spectacular fiestas, shopping as diverse as produce and piñatas, and the romantic music of strolling Mexican troubadours.

In San Antonio, “The Mecca of Mexican Cuisine,” the Cortez Family and the entire staff of La Margarita welcomes you to the “Home of the Sizzling Fajitas.” Here, the most exciting dishes from across the border are presented to the most discriminating tastes.

Top review
HiStandards
Dined on Apr 8, 2024
Excellent service, food and atmosphere. A great place for taking out-of-town guests.
Explore Diners' Choice best of San Antonio
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo