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Rita's on the River

$$ - $$$
Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
+1 210-227-7482
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rita's serves traditional tex mex options. The poblano chicken enchiladas were good. The Longhorn Margarita is worth the extra dollar over the house Margarita.

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Thank Karen K
Riverside Cty
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had eaten here a couple years ago on a previous trip and loved the margaritas. The Texas sized one was big and at just under $15 not a bad deal though more mix and ice than tequila....would order an extra shot next time......chips and salsa were good and service was attentive. We had street tacos that came with a... More 

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Thank mrsanderson
Englewood, Colorado
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was hoping toget a taste of authentic Tex-Mex food during visit. Rita's was a poor choice. The service was slow, even though it was not very busy when we entered. The food was actually fairly bland. Would not recommend

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Thank DenverJim48
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chile relleno with beef and cheese sauce is pretty good, my wife's favorite restaurant, she likes the margaritas and fajita plate the guacamole is on point fresh made at table.

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Plover
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived there was a 30 minute wait for a table but the hostess offered a place in the bar to order some appetizers. We had an excellent server who suggested margaritas and 2 fantastic appetizers.....the beef nachos..super delicious & a quesadilla. We enjoyed the service,drinks and food so much that we bought their T-shirts. On the back of... More 

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Thank SaundraPlover
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we love our Got Ritas? shirts, be sure to stop in again and try our fajitas they are amazing More 

New York City
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend and I recently ate at Rita's. Being a New Yorker, I was excited for some authentic Tex Mex. Sadly, we didn't get it! The chicken fajitas were absolutely terrible-the chicken was rubbery and inedible. In addition, the margaritas were weak, even though I ordered a top shelf one. The service was slow and they messed up two different... More 

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Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I would like to hear more about your experience if you could email the servers name, date and time you dined with us to brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com More 

Richland, Washington
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here for lunch today after we were told to give this place a try by a couple of locals. We shared the river walk platter. 2 enchiladas a crisp taco and a tostada rice and beans. They also brought out fresh chips and salsa. The food looked like standard Mexican food but I was... More 

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Thank DJSparks45
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are happy you enjoyed and we look forward to serving you again More 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the River Walk was beautiful while having Guacamole made fresh at the table by Derek. What a perfect day.

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Thank Judy T
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, I will pass this along to Derek More 

Minnesota
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201 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like loud and lively places like I do,you will like this place. The decibel level of conveersations is high and the roving Mariachi band certainly adds to the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the food is quite ordinary. About what you would expect from an average Mexican-type restaurant. Fortunately, we got good service so we still had an enjoyable evening even... More 

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Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback we are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. I would like to know what entrees you tried and what we could maybe do differently. Email brandy@ritasontheriver.com More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a FUN place to eat. The vibe is energetic and the staff is very polite and accommodating. The food and margaritas were delicious! We would certainly return for more delicious Mexican food.

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Thank Ashley L
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we look forward ot serving you again. Be sure to tell your family and friends about us More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?