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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 yesterday

They served complimentary chips and salsa first then we had a great bottle of wine and then we split nachos which was plenty for the two of us and they were great.

Thank JoeDBoquete
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Casa Rio has the best Mexican food I've ever had the pleasure of trying. When we went we were in a large group and were inside the building rather than on the canal. But the atmosphere was still wonderful and the temperature was cool. Would...More

Thank CarterWale
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nachos with beef fajita, chili con queso, enchiladas...all were terrible, terrible. Ambience and views were nice since most try to embrace the riverwalk when visiting. I had a peach sangria and it was good, not above average. Just good.

Thank pranvera2003
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed. I'm glad you at least enjoyed the peach sangria and the beautiful views. Hope you give us another try!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Mexican cafe is located on the Riverwalk . It has both inside and outside seating . We loved sitting at the river , watching the ducks and boats go by . The food was better than average and reasonably priced . Service was nice...More

Thank laj2e7
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! We make our tortillas freshly everyday!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by Casa Rio when first getting into San Antonio. It is located on the river walk and has tables over looking the river—a very pretty sight. My husband and I enjoyed a pitcher of sangria, it was very tasty. The tacos we ordered were...More

Thank erica_gen1
Reviewed 6 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 6 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the five star review!

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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11 July 2017|
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Response from marycathyjoneslmp | Reviewed this property |
Yes & sooo good
Rachel T
21 June 2017|
Response from Barbvan | Reviewed this property |
I didn't, must be Trip Advisor. Hope you had a good time.
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Yes- everything is fresh and authentic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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