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Cantina del Rio

) #26 of 217 Restaurants in New Braunfels $$ - $$$ Mexican, ,
1299 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-620-5801
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (33 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
1299 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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11 - 20 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We walked up there was what it seemed 6 hostess in reality 2. The others were waitresses just hanging and talking. They put us on a wait list when there was plenty of empty tables and waitress just standing around. As other people would come...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great frozen margaritas and mouthwatering fajitas! Wonderful homemade salsa and chips too! Don't miss this cute little place in Gruene, Tx on the river banks. Patio dining, very affordable! Yum

Thank Gayle G
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Yuuuuum! Chips, salsa & margarita are delish!!!!! Meal hasn't even arrived yet but wanted to share how good apps were!! Great environment too!

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Since moving to New Braunfels from the west coast, I have been looking for a Mexican restaurant that served good fish tacos. Cantina del Rio has the best and similar to what you would find on the west coast. This also a unique place. It...More

Thank amcruz55
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Followed advice from online and confirmed by inn owner at Gruene River Inn. Good Mexican food, fair prices.

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I ate here with a few friends while on vacation at the Gruene Mansion Inn. It was a short walk, which was nice. It was a hot, humid day, so we sat inside. The 3 of us shared the "fajitas for 2" since we didn't...More

Thank Selena B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

So much in Gruene is really expensive. This is a place where you can wear shorts, have a drink, and taco without breaking the bank. I love the out door seating in the back. You are right next to Gruene Hall and the Gristmill. The...More

Thank Ruthanne S
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The four of us stopped in for lunch. The menu states that the margaritas have been voted the best for a few years. Two of us ordered them and we both thought they were delicious. I had a soft taco and it was ok. The...More

Thank grits4
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Mexican at its best tasty and fresh. Nacho chips were amazing as they are "puffed" and excellant with the spicy salsa. We had Shrimp tacos and seasoned beef tacos. Both with refried beans and rice. All good and of course top shelf margaritas which were...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Food is average, drinks are good. Service was average, bartenders and wait staff good hostess not so much. It's a easy place to grab a bite on Gruene that is priced reasonably.

Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-620-5801
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