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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
+1 210-222-2362
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (152 reviews)
“duck crepes” (26 reviews)
“tinga” (20 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had lunch after walking around the Riverwalk. The pigeons were all over- walking on the tables and under the tables. We had the appetizer sampler and it was very good. Will not return because of the birds.

Thank DianeB730
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So, the hotel recommended this place. We think they know the owners or workers-maybe? The view of the river is nice but having birds land ON your table, come up to your feet to beg, land on other tables and pick at the wrapped napkins,...More

Thank bsnestrvler
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at Acenar on a Thursday evening. It was not crowded since we went early. The appetizer we had was cheese, chorizo, onions and peppers. The Queso Flameado was delicious. I had the short rib tacos which were great too, but I was full...More

Thank NMSU92
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was okay, nothing to really get excited about. Decent food, a bit overpriced for portion sizes and selections, but it is on the Riverwalk, nice view with patio seating. Spacious area inside.

Thank darklaura2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nicely located a little bit above the river. Fancy location in a somewhat 70ties style. Bustling with many guests although on s Tuesday evening. Pretty nice and bid drink menu. We had the chicken with chocolate sauce and crab tacos. Our little son had the...More

Thank Georg S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bright, almost electric surroundings are the first clue this is a different kind of Mexican restaurant. Beans and rice which, in other places are just garnishes, are elevated to gourmet bites. Try the chili relleno with almost a pastry/cake coating and almonds and golden raisins...More

Thank Cj C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do not usually review hometown places, but since this was a new place for me I thought I would. It is on the river but off the beaten path of the normal river walk spots. But it is worth going to visit. Food was excellent...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and drinks were excellent. We had the carnitas and flank steak. The frozen Margarita I believed was called the Tuna was very good also. The ambiance was good but very loud hard to have a serious conversation.

Thank Vernon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for the FoodK and they were offering sopapillas as their dish. The sopapilla was delicious and was served with ice cream and a berry sauce. It was crispier and more like a chip than most sopapillas. They were not at all prepared...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice locals spot nestled off Houston Street and backing onto the Riverwalk. Seating in the bar, dining room or outside on the Riverwalk. I had the Chile Relleno which was nicely done and a side of refired beans and rice. My other...More

Thank John R
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Molly H
24 December 2016|
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Response from DianaP71 | Reviewed this property |
Here's a link to their homepage. You can download a menu as a .pdf from there. Lunches are generally in the $9 - $12 range. Enjoy!!
linda s
17 July 2015|
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Response from JoyceTeel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help. I'm sure the restaurant would be happy to answer your question !! Salut !!!
linda s
17 July 2015|
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Response from Richardhencke | Reviewed this property |
I don't know; I had a beer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
    (St. Mary's)
  • Public Transportation: Yes
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-222-2362
  • E-mail
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!
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