In response to COVID-19, many restaurants are closed, have modified hours or are offering delivery and to-go. You can find a list of current options HERE.

Tasty fare. San Marcos flair.

The infusion of cultures and lifestyles in San Marcos brings a surprising range of flavors to the table. Soak up some local art while sipping your perfectly blended cup of joe. Grab a bite from a food trailer at one of the mobile eateries before hitting the river. Enjoy a freshly crafted dinner at a local restaurant then stroll the Downtown Square to catch live music or an adult beverage from a rooftop view. From home-cooked treats and comfort food, to international cuisine, and lunch on the go, you’ll find just what your belly is looking for. Even your four-legged friends are welcome at many locations that have an outdoor patio or deck. Just look for a paw print on the restaurant listing photo.

Temporary Restaurant Modifications

Out of an abundance of caution business are modifying their operating procedures and hours. Please call ahead to your favorite business for details. Here is a list created by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. 


Downtown | Live music, craft beer, artisanal cuisine and a large beer garden and patio - what more could you want in a culinary SMTXperience? 

Blue Dahlia Bistro

Downtown | A European bistro serving beautifully simple, healthy food. Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner is served from a menu featuring breads, salads, sandwiches and cheeses. The freshest ingredients, including organic and local whenever it's available.


Downtown | Industry's "everyday" menu offers smoked specialties, healthy bowls and salads, chef crafted veggies and plates, draft cocktails and local beers. 

Ivar's River Pub

Ivar's River Pub has a great view to go along with a stellar menu.  

Palmer's Restaurant

Downtown | Enjoy Texas Hill Country cuisine, luscious cocktails and a carefully selected beer and wine list that includes some of Texas' best. Now serving Sunday brunch. 

Pie Society

Temporarily Closed

Pie Society is a locally owned pizzeria serving New York-style pies made with the highest quality fresh ingredients.

Root Cellar Cafe

Temporarily Closed
Downtown | 
Root Cellar is proud to be a part of San Marcos culture. The wait staff and experienced chefs are sure to provide an extraordinary experience to keep you coming back time and time again.

San Marcos Food Tours

Downtown | San Marcos Food Tours explores historic downtown San Marcos, TX, visiting local restaurants, led by a local foodie enthusiast with a passion for high quality experiences. Each tour consists of a range of signature menu items, unique to each destination. In addition, visitors will hear historic tales and discover unseen art on the way to each restaurant. Plus, receive behind-the-scenes insight from restaurant owners. Take your appetite on a stroll today and discover your new favorite San Marcos, TX restaurant today.

**All Tours Meet at 145 E Hopkins** Click HERE to schedule your tour

Taqueria El Charro

Downtown | Authentic Mexican Food in the heart of downtown San Marcos. Best known for savory quality and large portions, Taqueria El Charro Tapatio will satisfy the largest of appetites.    

Toro Ramen & Poke Barn

Toro Ramen & Poke Barn is billed as a food lover's paradise with attentive top notch service and atmosphere.