Many of t he city’s best restaurants are on t he River Walk and offer catering for t he cruises, and most of t hem are happy to accommodate virtually any request.
You might have the boat pick you and your party up at your River Walk hotel, where you’ll enjoy cocktails as you cruise to your restaurant destination, where they will dock and load the boat with appetizers and entrees before proceeding on your merry way. Perhaps you’d rather partake in your entree on-site at the restaurant before getting back on for dessert? Whichever you choose, the sky is truly the limit for private events. However, many visitors come in small groups, and this is where you can take advantage of the community riverboat dining. Get ready to dig in and sail away! ACENAR Although the Alamo City is full of exceptional options for Sunday brunch, Acenar offers the only community Sunday brunch on a River Walk boat, for the second year in a row, which takes place every Sunday from 10 to 11 am. Acenar
Located along Houston Street next to Hotel Valencia, Acenar has been serving San Antonio inventive Mexican and Latin American fare for far over a decade now, fried boat-shaped corn tortillas called Huaraches, topped with refried beans, lime cabbage slaw, avocado, and chicken or picadillo or huitlacoche. The community brunch offers a 3-course menu for under $30 that includes assorted Mexican breakfast pastries or fresh fruit salad, a choice of Chilaquiles, Huevos Divorciados, Torta de Gallo, Jicama Shrimp thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Tacos or Copitas. Dessert is a choice of Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake) or Mexican Chocolate Mousse. If you want to spice up your brunch with some spirits, you can order an optional bar package for an extra $12. During the holidays, Acenar offers community boat tours with some hot Mexican chocolate, holiday treats, and festive music – all of which turns the already sparkling River Walk into a winter wonderland. BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO Boudro’s, located in the heart of downtown, is a San Antonio staple for South Texasstyle elevated cuisine such as a Gulf Shellfish Platter and HouseSmoked Jumbo Shrimp and Gulf Crab Enchiladas. Boudro’s goes a step beyond to accommodate guests’ requests for private cruise dining. You can embark on a lunch cruise, dinner cruise, dessert cruise, cocktail cruise or even a breakfast cruise, although that’s something they haven’t done for a while. According to the Boudro’s catering team, it’s simply a winning experience and a great way to bring family, friends or business associates together. The weekly community dinner cruises are offered weekly for parties of two or more, with up to 20 people per boat. The classic prix fixe menu consists of their legendary tableside guacamole, along with smoked tomato salsa and a Southwest Caesar Salad to start. Entrée options include a Filet of Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with a Shrimp and Gulf Crab Enchilada RIO Magazine
Official Magazine of the San Antonio River Walk