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Rita's on the River

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
+1 210-227-7482
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (116 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is one of my favorite places to eat when I'm down in San Antonio. This place serves authentic Tex Mex style Mexican food and reminds me of the style of food I ate growing up. Be sure to try the margaritas at least...More

Thank Hector T
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. W look forward to serving you again when your in town

Reviewed 1 week ago

Late lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. Fresh and delicious and our waiter was attentive but not obnoxious. Best Marachi band on San Antonio.

Thank Elisabeth B
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I shared queso cheese and chips. The cheese was thick but good. We also shared chicken and beef fajitas. The meat was well seasoned and very tender. More than enough food for two, we have leftovers too. Would recommend. Service was fast and...More

Thank LJ K
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for stopping in and trying our famous sizzling fajitas. We look forward to serving you again in the future

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in once for margaritas and the table side guacamole. Very yummy and smooth margaritas. Came back later with another couple and had the sour cream enchiladas and more margaritas. Food was really good, service was quick. Their salsa had too much kick for me,so...More

Thank rgomao
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We look forward to serving you again when your in the area

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rita’s has always been one of my favorite stops in San Antonio. In the past, the food and service have been excellent. My recent experience was completely disappointing. Our server, JT, was rude. He was complaining as we sat down about the number of kids...More

Thank Calvin557
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for being a loyal guest at Ritas. I apologize that JT did not provide you with the experience you have always had and what we expect our servers to give. If you could email brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com with the date you dined and if a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered fajita street tacos and pork street tacos. Meat was cold and tough. We told the waiter and they discounted our meal.

Thank Debbie M
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We strive to serve the best tasting TeMex on the river. I apologioze we were not able to fulfill that experience. I am glad they were able to take care of you when you were there

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the tableside guacamole. If you love fresh guac. This is your place!! I had the sour cream chicken enchiladas. YUM! It’s not super fancy, but reasonable priced, cleaner than some and very tasty!! ((Excellent top shelf margarita!!))

Thank Frightenedbunny
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You cant go wrong with a fresh tableside guacamole and a margarita. Thank you for stopping in. We look forward to serving you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere: fun, bright, your regular Tex-Mex restaurant/bar. Mariachi bands serenading parties and couples - very fun and relaxed! Option to dine outside by the Riverwalk or inside. We chose outside and it was very pleasant. The Riverwalk looks so cute at night. Anywhere would be...More

Thank ijchow
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for providing your feedback about your dining experience. Sitting on the patio with a drink in hand and great company is the perfect night.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a less than enjoyable Mexican food experience on the River Walk a few days earlier and needed to get that taste out of our mouths. Rita's was a good choice. We had a coupon for free queso from our hotel, so we started...More

Thank jayares2015
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ritas is pleased to have recovered your riverwalk experience with TexMex food. Be sure to tell your family and friends about us. And we look forward to serving yall again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had better mexican food, but the location was nice. staff was nice although you do have to watch out for birds/ pigeons trying to get your food. we even sat "indoors." the plus side is that there was a coupon at the little shop...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for providing feedback about your dining experience. We do our best to keep the pigeons out however at times they do come in due to us having roll up doors. We look forward to serving you again

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Robin P
25 December 2016|
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Response from photojohn | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but I would think all of the restaurants on the river would be open for business.
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Mister V
16 September 2016|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Outside and indoor seating open to everyone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-227-7482
  • E-mail
Description
Delicious Tex-Mex is only the beginning! From wonderful sizzling fajitas to world-famous margaritas and plenty of other options, Rita's on the River has become popular on the River Walk as the place "Where we take our friends from out of town." Complete with live mariachis, indoor and patio seating along the river, we serve up delicious local favorites. We are located only three blocks from the Alamo and offer stairs and an elevator to assist you from the street level down to the river level. Bring the whole family and enjoy the complete Tex-Mex River Walk experience at Rita's on the River!
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