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“Rockin with rocco”
Review of Acenar

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Ranked #100 of 5,107 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: St. Mary's
Transit: Yes
Description: Acenar...A culinary explosion of flavors created by restaurateur Lisa Wong ...an expression of Latino Passion and Pizzazz! This blend of authentic Mexican recipes and culinary artistic flair has created unique tastes that will ignite your senses... Savor our crab tacos, duck tinga, cabrito, four versions of tantalizing enchiladas, seafood fideo, or three-mole ossobuco. Then cool down the spice with a little ice and sip on a mescal elixir, melon mojito or Acenar's signature hand-shaken margarita. Enjoy these taste sensations in the most unique space on the River Walk - whether you choose to dine on the scenic patio or the below the linticular mural offering up a slice of Latino life... Acenar will serve up an unforgettable sensory experience. Located on Houston Street along the eastern bank of the San Antonio River Walk next to the Hotel Valencia. Acenar... Hot Mex - Cool Bar. Ignite your senses!
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for drinks and apps with a view. Had the Texan Paloma and it was refreshing and tasty! Rocco was our waiter and was super friendly and easy going. Our first stop on the river walk, would recommend it!

Thank Caitlin B
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The food was very good but we should’ve picked a table outside. We were seated in a back room where there were two tables for couples and four large tables for groups. This took away from the enjoyment of our dinner due to the noise level. One table was so loud that our waiter kept apologizing to us for noise. It was too bad because the food was delicious. I suggest if anyone goes to this establishment to ask for outdoor seating.

Thank Bern0554
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Because, it's really, really worth getting in anyways! This is really good and authentic Mexican food. The best ingredients executed excellently. Not the same old fare but to those who want something traditional, Acenar will provide a great experience by providing a higher level of quality.

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We came in an hour before our dinner reservation to catch happy hour. Cocktails were well made- fresh ingredients and well balanced. Empanadas and queso dip were delicious accompaniments to our drinks. Service was excellent. We were greeted as soon as we walked in. Drinks and food were served without delay. Dinner was excellent as well. Starters were fish ceviche and queso flameado. Both were very good! We ordered a Parilladas-poquito de todo for four. It came with guacamole, pico de gallo and tortillas. The meats were well seasoned and not salty. Shrimps were a good size, firm and fresh. This dish was more than enough for four people to share.
This restaurant is located along the river walk. They offer indoor and outdoor dining. There is no parking on premises. Valet parking is available at the hotel close by. Public parking is available 2 blocks away. This is the place to visit if you're looking for a quiet place to have good cocktails and Tex Mex food.

Thank charlieo122
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

We went to the Riverwalk for a meal and based upon the recommendations decided to try Acenar. We were seated on the patio, which was okay but a little dirty and birds everywhere. We opted for the Sample App Plate for $18.95 which was good. There were also complementary chips and good salsa. We also had a Mojito and a Sangria, but the drinks were very weak and not worth the price. $40 total.

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Thank Chuck G
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