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Casa Rio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
+1 210-225-6718
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (234 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (189 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch and ordered a variety of dishes. All tasted great. Service was great. View amazing.

Thank DirtiSanche3
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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of bad Mexican food places on the river walk for tourists, but this is not one! This is my favorite place to get Mexican food on the river walk. It's nothing fancy, but it's also not way overpriced like most.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

As with any restaurant there, it was nice sitting along the Riverwalk. The food was average, nothing wrong with it, just average Mexican.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate there during graduation weekend - very crowded but did not take long. Good food - good service . We ate dinner inside could not get on the river. The only negative is the mariachi’s was way too loud - almost ear bursting- 😳

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can’t pass up this little gem. Take a seat right by the river or inside in the AC and can still view the river. Food was very good. Got the taco salad. Loaded down with everything.

Thank Tpl3ss
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed on the Riverwalk for 5 days. So I walked it everyday. Friday and Saturday is the music days. So fun. I was by myself and it was great to have everyone else have the band play around me. I felt like Snow White...More

1  Thank Anna N
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the oldest restaurant on the river walk and takes its reputation seriously. Food is the best as well as the service. It is on the on of the best spots on the River. They have great music, great service. I suggest waiting till...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The first time I visited San Antonio was as a kid in 1954, and we headed to the River Walk, which back then was not quite so fancy but nevertheless a great place to visit and eat. We chose the 8-year-old Casa Rio. It was...More

Thank Gabriel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with red Sangria, nibbling on chips and salsa. Got an order of guacamole but would recommend. My family and I were surprised at how quickly our entrees came out. If you want to sit and relax, don’t order right away.

Thank Meagan M
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Meagan! We also have an excellent peach sangria to try next time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Casa Rio is a real gem right on the River Walk. The service and food were both great, the chips and salsa were plentiful and the guacamole was outstanding.. prepared with just a touch of balsamic, we highly recommend it. The steak fajitas were great,...More

Thank Mark S
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the five star review, Mark!

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July 10, 2017|
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Response from marycathyjoneslmp | Reviewed this property |
Yes & sooo good
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I didn't, must be Trip Advisor. Hope you had a good time.
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Yes- everything is fresh and authentic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-6718
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Over the centuries, all who found their way to this area have been blessed by the river and the abundance of life that its water has provided. For the native American hunters and gatherers, the numerous deer, bear, mountain lions, alligators, raccoons, squirrels, cats, coyote and javelinas provided ample meat along with fish and water fowl. The Spaniards, exploring their way north out of Mexico through deserts and semi-arid South Texas, found the timber, fertile soil, and clear water well suited for their purposes of settlement and colonization. The river, first named St. Anthony de Padua, was soon diverted into channels and acequias for irrigation of fields and household use. The first bridge built to span the river was here at Commerce Street. The priests at the Alamo were afraid the easy access by the soldiers from the garrison would endanger the women of the mission. The bugle call of "El Deguello", from Santa Anna's army came from these banks. It signaled, no quarters, utter destruction, and no mercy for the defenders of the Alamo. As the mission period gave way to a more established society, the river was used for numerous bath houses natatoriums, breweries, and mills. San Antonio began a romance with the river with festivals, fairs, parties and picnics on the banks. The restaurant founded in 1946 by Alfred F. Beyer, sits on land first granted title in 1777 by the King of Spain. The Spanish Colonial period hacienda became the core of the new business. The cedar door and window lintels, the fireplace, and thick rock walls, are still evident inside the building. Casa Rio was the first San Antonio business to open its doors to the River and take advantage of the River's setting. Canoes, gondolas, and paddle boats, evolving into tour and dinner boats, began here and helped create the Riverwalk of today.
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