New Braunfels is a city that is famous for fun. Tourists flock here year-round for amazing music, cultural events, boutique shopping, and outdoor recreation. An unsung hero of this perennial popularity is the variety of gastronomical adventures that await visitors at our local restaurants and vineyards.

Conveniently located along the IH-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin, New Braunfels boasts influences from both great cities, as well as plenty of local flavour. From fast food to fine dining, there is something for every palate — and budget.

Those looking to spice things up will enjoy traditional Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Cajun favourites at small family-owned restaurants as well as national chains. Did you know that chili powder was invented in New Braunfels in 1894? Well, today the Phoenix Saloon, home of that delicious development, serves it up by the bowlful.

Visitors seeking finer fare need only look to our world-class steakhouses, seafood, and fusion restaurants, where tantalizing dishes can be paired with wines from local vineyards. Texas Barbeque is in abundance, of course, with several great restaurants competing to be the best. You’ll have to try them all to decide for yourself.

A city that embraces its German heritage and prides itself on its Gemütlichkeit (roughly: Good cheer) can only be expected to offer visitors a taste of the meals, desserts, and beers of the Old Country. There are several über restaurants, bars, and bakeries to choose from.
No matter what your taste, you’ll never go hungry… in New Braunfels.