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Rio Rio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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421 E Commerce St, Ste B, San Antonio, TX 78205-2814
+1 210-226-8462
09:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The margaritas were the best we had all day. The tacos, chips, and salsa were delicious. Our waitress, Vanessa, took very good care of us.

Thank pearl163
RHOME, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Note to those staying on the Riverwalk, not many places are open for breakfast unless you want to spend $25/person at the higher end hotel restaurants. The Rio Rio had really good view, enjoyable setting next to the river, but the service was horrible. We waited a very long time to be served and checked on and it wasn't because... More 

Thank angelat676
Rochester, Michigan
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here unexpectedly. It was chosen impulsively due to convenience, hunger, and desire for Mexican food. The hostess was very pleasant and eager to accommodate us with a table either inside or outside on the patio. The server was gracious, but slow to take our orders and serve us. The food was acceptable, but not exceptional. The chips... More 

Thank RayNS1914
Atlanta, Georgia
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845 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just going to come here for drinks and apps. Then we sat down, ordered apps and it was so good, we kept going. Everything we ate we amazing and the drinks were even better! The grilled shrimp tacos were amazing. Our server was so friendly and recommended items for us to eat as we went. Highly recommend!

Thank Nina1940
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 of us for $72 (including tip). Fajitas, enchilada plate, 2 drinks. Server was kind and quick. Food was not good.

Thank FredandDiegoventues
Denver, Colorado
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174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Margaritas and great mexican dishes at this Riverwalk restaurant. An extensive menu give you a lot of choices and monster drinks of all flavors round out the meal. Popular place. Fun to watch the folks on the river and on the River Walk.

Thank Hoffmnron
Level Contributor
63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped here on the riverwalk was seated promptly. had beers and appetizers flatas came with queso, guacamole and sour cream. our waiter joseph was by himself and he did a awesome job getting our order in and serving it. it was very busy.

Thank cwyo
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lesson learned. Thought this looked good and smelled good, but that was the extent of what this place has to offer...Service was Terrible. Never got chips and salsa desire them being "complementary". Took 15 minutes to get the water order. ordered chimichanga fajita beef without onions or peppers. friend ordered chicken burrito. Mine had 4 pieces of beef total that... More 

Thank Kim W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

First of all, finding the entrance can be a challenge depending on the direction from which you come. The food is awful: bland, poorly presented, the tables wobble and the chairs are uncomfortable. Parking is a nightmare. There really is nothing to recommend this place, and I mean nothing.

Thank MiMolly
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and a few beers on a whim. The atmosphere is great as we sat on the elevated balcony and "people watched" as people walked along the river walk below. That made it nice. The food was good. It was about as I expected. I had the mixed fajitas (angus beef and chicken). The chicken was... More 

Thank Mon-ValleyGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 E Commerce St, Ste B, San Antonio, TX 78205-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-226-8462
This is where the San Antonio River Walk turns up the heat on Mexican food.
Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night tacos, Rio Rio Cantina will indulge your cravings
with a fiesta of flavors. Our fresh Tex-Mex recipes with ingredients from farm-to-table and our
homemade flour tortillas bring the taste of Mexico across the border to you.

Happy Hour daily 3 - 6 p.M. And 9 p.M. - 11 P.M.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?