San Antonio, Texas - Dining

Usually countries, not cities, are known for birthing culinary genres, but San Antonio is a cultural melting pot that has spilled Tex-Mex cuisine onto the world’s palate. Kitchens here are steeped in Latino and German roots that have melted together to serve up a way of life.

Influences from around the world have come together in San Antonio. Fresh Gulf Coast seafood meets Mediterranean spices and locally-grown herbs and chiles are sprinkled across French, Italian, and Asian-inspired plates. Dining in this city is about more than just great cuisine, it’s about the juxtaposition of classic and contemporary. It’s the sharing of recipes passed down for generations and the new ingenuity of chefs trained in the world’s finest kitchens. It's dishes in which authenticity is the most sumptuous of ingredients.

One of the most enchanting ways to see the River Walk is from a river cruiser. When you combine a river cruise with dinner and/or cocktails, it’s a night to remember. Not only can you savor the spices of Latino cuisines in San Antonio, but now you can also learn to master these flavors for your own kitchen. Enroll in public classes at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college, which has a Center for Foods of the Americas campus in historic San Antonio.