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Rio Rio

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Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern
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421 E Commerce St, Ste B, San Antonio, TX 78205-2814
+1 210-226-8462
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09:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank MiMolly
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Mon-ValleyGuy
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server Matt Richard was extremely attentive and friendly, always making sure we were doing ok despite being so busy. My barbacoa tacos and charro beans were delicious, the drinks have a good amount of liquor and are very flavorful!!!

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Thank Marycruz P
Cordova, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spot on the river walk on a beautiful day. The two of us ordered the enchilada special one beef and one chicken. Very bland seemed like a frozen dinner out of microwave. Service was fine and the two guys that were singing were fun.

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Thank Brojoew
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If this Rio Rio is related to the one on Riverwalk which is the one I want to review, then besides having a nice spot along the walk, the rest of it is blah. The margaritas at the Naked Iguana were good but everything from the yukky chips and runny bland salsa to the food was not worth any price.

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1 Thank Gary L
Madison, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress was very pleasant although slow. Food was below average, like something out of a microwave. The chips are just chips and the salsa was like watered down tomato soup with a few green onions thrown in. Plenty of good restaurants below this place and directly across the river.

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1 Thank HKYFAN
Commerce, MI
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

family stop on the river walk, for margaritas and snacks. it was happy hour too. had the queso blanco, margaritas, and the kids had chicken tacos and Quesada. margaritas. were miy bien. I thought it was much better than the trip advisor rating. and we sat on the river. give it a chance

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Thank Chris_From_Mich
Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place was too expensive. $17 for 4 street tacos, with rice and beans, and the tacos weren't very good. The server was friendly and the margaritas tasted good, but I won't return.

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1 Thank Tuc13_13
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Our experience here was a mixed bag. Trying to find a place to eat on the Riverwalk at 5pm during the St. Patrick's day river parade is not a fun experience no matter what. This had the shortest wait, which turned out to be much shorter than quoted. I'm guessing most places quoting an hour wait were just trying to... More 

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Thank Dennydome
Phenix City, Alabama
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nice location on the Riverwalk for a good meal and people watching. The menu has a lot to choose from. I had the Enchilada combo that was good. They have a large drink menu. I was a little disappointed, expecting the food to be different from what I can get back home but what let down.

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Thank qhorne62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 23:00
Monday
09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:00
Thursday
09:30 - 23:00
Friday
09:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?