A few evenings ago I had the good fortune to be invited along on a Ready to Nosh Food Tour along the San Antonio Riverwalk. We met at the Toribio Losoya statue and walked to three different restaurants. Our tour guide was very entertaining and had interesting stories about his other work as a commercial photographer and Amazon reviewer. We had a group of 12 people all from San Antonio. It was fun meeting new people and talking to them about food and travel.
At our first stop, Boudro’s, we shared three appetizers – Guacamole, Salmon Bruchetta and Wild Field Mushrooms with polenta and goat cheese. Iced tea was included or you could purchase margaritas or other alcoholic drinks. Boudro’s is famous for their tableside guacamole but I had never eaten it before. I thought it was definitely worth the hype. I enjoyed all of the appetizers. We had three plates of appetizers to share between four people so I was already getting filled up after just one stop.
Entrees were served at the Iron Cactus restaurant. We tried the Pollo Relleno and the Chile Relleno Rustico plates with rice and beans. We were given a plate of each entree for two of us to share. Our server gave a nice description of the entrees we ate. The chile relleno was good but I really enjoyed the Pollo Relleno with the stuffing wrapped inside the chicken. I also enjoyed a delicious Mango Mint Margarita which avoided being overly sweet.
At each stop on the tour our reserved table was set and waiting. Our servers were all prompt and helpful. Our tour guide said he selected restaurants where the food was all made in-house. He also selected dishes that were easy to share. Our guide also told us about several interesting tours that the company runs in Austin including a food truck tour and a fermented tour. We discussed some ideas he had for additional food tours in San Antonio.
The only thing that would prevent me from going on another Ready To Nosh tour is the Terms and Conditions agreement for customers. I understand that there are risks involved in going on a food tour (choking, allergy attack, breaking a tooth) but eating at restaurants doesn’t usually require such lengthy legal documents.