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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in San Antonio

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in San Antonio? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of La Fonda on Main restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4754)
$30 and under
Mexican
North Central
About the restaurant
Located just a few minutes from downtown in architecturally rich Monte Vista neighborhood, La Fonda on Main is the oldest Mexican food restaurant in San Antonio. La Fonda serves both the best of Tex-Mex cuisine as well as authentic dishes of interior Mexico in a fun and casual setting with beautiful patio dining. We're open 7 days a week offering our full menu as well as family meals and catering options on curbside. Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday from 3pm-6pm. We offer a full bar with a wide variety of liquor, beer and wine. Saturday's and Sunday's we serve brunch from 10:00am-3:00pm. Our fabulous margaritas are made with hand-squeezed limes and your choice of a large selection of tequilas and mezcals. Our famous patio is heated from the ground up for chilly nights under the stars and lights in the trees.
Top review
NoNickname
Dined 4 days ago
Always great food and nice to see such a packed lunch group!
A photo of Little Em's Oyster Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (775)
$31 to $50
Oyster Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Little Em's Oyster Bar, Southtown's premier destination for oysters on the half shell, lobster rolls, and a burger that some say, is among the best in the city. We also have a wonderful rotating wine and beer selection! We look forward to serving you!✨

Due to the size of our "little" restaurant, we will do our best to accommodate your inside and outside preference, however, your selection is not guaranteed. Thank you for understanding!

Keep on Shuckin'

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
everything was awesome !! edward was awesome . your service was awesome. food amazing
A photo of Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1122)
$30 and under
Mexican
Alamo Heights
About the restaurant
Since 1997, Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine has become well-known for offering much more than traditional "Tex-Mex" fare. Tempting offerings include items as varied as grilled snapper, enchiladas verdes, pozole soup, hand made flautas and tacos al pastor. For margaritas by a cool fountain, a relaxing dinner on the terrace or appetizers in our hacienda-style dining rooms, Paloma Blanca invites you to enjoy our autentico brand of Mexican cuisine and hospitality.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The entry into the restaurant was breathtaking with the doves on the tree. The food was good.
A photo of La Fogata - Vance Jackson restaurant
4.5
4.5 (515)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Northwest
About the restaurant
San Antonio is populated with hundreds of Mexican Restaurants, but none compare to the dining experience of La Fogata. Enjoy authentic Mexican dishes such as chile en nogada or shrimp tacos al pastor in a setting like no other. La Fogata has repeatedly won "Best Outdoor Dining" with its lushly planted patios, splashing fountains and cantera stone columns. Choose something different, choose something extraordinary, choose La Fogata. If you do not see your desired reservation time please call or just head our way. We encourage walk-in business!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
La Fogata is always fantastic.
A photo of La Margarita restaurant
4.5
4.5 (503)
$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
JamesB
Dined on 16 Feb 2024
I am a food enthusiast, particularly Mexican food. This was hands down the best Mexican food I have had! Highly recommend!! Service was great, nice energy....but the food!!!!! Outstanding!!! A must for anyone in or visiting San Antonio.
A photo of Domingo Restaurante restaurant
4.5
4.5 (516)
$31 to $50
Mexican / Southwestern
Downtown
About the restaurant
Join us in our open-air restaurant on the Historic San Antonio River Walk with a natural ambiance where curated contemporary art intersects with a historical setting. Domingo's menus offer the flavors of South Texas and an agave-forward beverage program celebrating the culture of San Antonio with modern culinary flair.

Top review
RGALCA
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food and service. The Signature Margarita was the best I ever had. Highly recommend.
A photo of Fiume Pizzeria and Wine Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (99)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
Downtown
About the restaurant
Comming Soon-

Fiume - in English meaning river - is a restaurant concept that merges the authentic flavors of Italy with traditional Texas ingredients. The artisan, Texas-crafted pizza incorporates local flavors that highlight Neapolitan-style pizza in what we define as Texapoletana.
Fiume - also once a city in Italy - was known as a cultural melting pot in the height of its existence. Similarly, the San Antonio River is the core of our dynamic and culturally diverse city of San Antonio. Our vision and menu are exemplary of an elevated dining experience revered for its deep local roots and hyperlocal culinary craftsmanship

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 Feb 2024
Pizzas & service were fabulous! Sat outdoors next to the river, great location!
A photo of Palomar Comida & Cantina restaurant
4.4
4.4 (57)
$30 and under
Mexican
North San Antonio
About the restaurant
Authentic Mexican and Elevated Tex-Mex cuisine. Join Us For A Meal to Remember!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
Great food and very friendly staff. Which is perfect for the first time experience. The menu has any options encouraging you to come back for more!
A photo of The Power Plant Texas Grill restaurant
4.1
4.1 (280)
$30 and under
American
New Braunfels
About the restaurant
Unique River Front Property with great comfort food for the entire family or the couple in search of a beautiful, romantic dinner!!
Top review
RyanS
Dined on 11 Feb 2024
We had a wonderful time. They put us at a great table. The food was wonderful and the portions were perfect. Making the reservation was easy and I appreciated the confirmation reminders. We will definitely be back.
A photo of Guillermo's restaurant
3.9
3.9 (108)
$30 and under
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Guillermo's Restaurant is an eclectic restaurant located in the business district of San Antonio near the Museum Reach River walk area. We serve lunch and dinner. Counter service is from 11 am until 2 pm M-F and waiter service from 2 pm until closing. Wait service on the weekends. Guillermo's morphs into a relaxed casual five star service restaurant at 5 pm. We serve primarily Italian fare but do offer selected items that would be classified as non - Italian. All of our food attempts to culturally connect to San Antonio. Our environment goal is to be calm and relaxed however our patio is intentionally designed to be more lively with with television and for sporting events and often softer live music. Our wall decorations are intended to highlight our crooked 100 + year old homes significance and works of local artist. Greenery and plants are also a big part in creating a positive environment.

Top review
JimDvip
Dined on 9 Feb 2024
I gave Guillermo’s 4 stars but would go to 4.5 if the rating system allowed for half points. This place has a good Italian vibe with very good food. The drink menu is a little limited, but what they did serve was very good. The amenities in the place are fairly basic and not overly fancy, but you won’t go away disappointed if you like really good food, nice service, and simple ambiance. Very good place!
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