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Mexican, Southwestern
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the area and wanted Mexican food. We used TripAdvisor reviews to eat here and it was obviously a lie. The chips were oily, however, the queso and guacamole were good. We had combination fajitas, fajita beef nachos, tortilla soup and tacos....Overall, our family didn’t like over 90% of it and I ended up going to bed complaining about my stomach hurting and throwing up in the middle of the night.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2021

Best customer service!!! Delicious hot food, fast service, the best chicken fried steak ever!!! Couldn't have asked for a better place to eat!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 30, 2021

I have been in Boerne for 5 years and had not heard of Rio Cantina until Oct. 2020. Not sure what about the negative reviews, but I have been a fan ever since my first visit. You have to keep in mind that Boerne is...a small town, and the work force in Boerne is not large and has an effect on restaurant staffing at times. The owners are a mom and pop team, and are very hands on thru out the day and very friendly. The Mexican food is the best I've had in Boerne, and keeps me from driving to SA for my fix. Combo plates, fajitas, and fried catfish are great, and the tortilla soup is excellent. Short staffed at time's and a bit rushed, but I have never experienced delayed ticket time or rude service. I have been coming in 5-6 times a month since 1st visit and have had nothing but great food. https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowUserReviews-g55505-d5049614-r636387623-El_Rio_Mexican_Restaurant-Boerne_Texas.html#More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 26, 2020 via mobile

Went here for a late dinner and it was adequate but nothing to brag about. The enchiladas and guacamole were the best on the menu but the puffy tacos were total mush and they actually charged more for them. However, the service was good so...that’s a plus! I would not return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 5, 2020 via mobile

Surprised at some of the negative reviews. Quite honestly some if the best Mexican food we've ever had. The salsa was great. I had the chili relleno with cheese and it was excellent. My wife and daughter had various enchiladas which were all good. Even...the lemonade was so good. I had three glasses!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020

We ordered the queso & it tasted like velveeta cheese dip. I sent back my son’s burger because it was burnt. When the new burger came, it looked like a burger from a school cafeteria. The beef fajitas were ok but the tortillas were small...and shaped like a snowman..the chicken flautas were burnt at each end. The cook obviously doesn’t care about quality control! I won’t be back. Not to mention, as we were leaving- the owner was sitting in his usual spot and didn’t say good-bye.. he looked stressed.. I can see why :(More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Favorite Mexican food place in Boerne. The beef chili relleno is amazing. I ask for extra cheese. Love dining outdoors in the patio, perfect in the evening. Good service, family owned restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Looking for a place to grab a bite of Mexican food And this place did not disappoint! I had spinach enchiladas And he had an enchilada plate Great salsa and chips Excellent food

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Never been disappointed in the food or service. Lots of menu options, and a bar is available. Salsa has decent flavor, but I wish it had more of a kick. But other than that, El Rio is a great place to grab some Mexican/Tex-Mex food.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 21, 2019

While this is an unassuming Tex-Mex restaurant in a shopping center, the food is anything but unassuming. They have a menu full of Tex-Mex favorites, with large, delicious portions. On our visit, the waiter was brand new. So he was slow and forgot a lot...of items. But, the owner came over and talked with us and was very apologetic and friendly. We weren't in a rush, and they were very busy, so we didn't mind. If you're traveling through Boerne and in the mood for Tex-Mex, El Rio is a great place to stop!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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El Rio Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5