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Cantina del Rio

€€ - €€€Mexican, ,
1299 Gruene Rd, Overlooking Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-620-5801
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (26 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
€€ - €€€
1299 Gruene Rd, Overlooking Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Owned by Grist Mill, lunch or dinner here is in the Grist Mill tradition of excellence. Service is outstanding. Lots of youngsters alert and happy to take care of you. Food comes fast, bar is outside and uncrowded. Wonderful colored lights - a real fiesta...More

Thank hbdanvers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was late and we just wanted a little bit to eat. We ordered a large chicken nachos. It was perfect and very tasty. We also ordered frozen margaritas. I wouldn't waste my money on them again unless it is happy hour. The size was...More

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the restaurants where we ate while in the Austin Texas area, this was our favorite. The Tex-Mex food was excellent and very fresh. We had the fish tacos with beans and rice.....so good!! Our waitress was friendly and fun with lots of good...More

Thank Blooms65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with some friends and sat outside, beautiful fall day and could see the Guadalupe River flowing by. They bought us out chips and salsa and our drinks. We ordered The Fish Tacos with boracho beans. It was more than enough for us and tasted...More

Thank jim1mari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the fajitas dinner and it was pretty good, meat was tender. Beans were a little plain but the rice was very bland. Service was great and enjoyed the outdoor patio.

Thank torino7788564
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Sunday lunch here and found the place to be a good value for the money. It had good salsa and chips and great margaritas.

Thank wagonerfamily2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We normally eat at the Gristmill when we come to Gruene, but we didn't want to wait the 45 minutes for two this time. Cantina del Rio was busy, but only had to wait 15 minutes at the bar and had some delicious chips and...More

Thank Gringo-Master
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had lunch on a hot Saturday afternoon. Nice crispy, warm chips and great salsa but the first basket of chips were a lot of small broken pieces making it difficult to scoop any salsa. The second basket that was brought was much better. Beef...More

Thank likenmo
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

First time here and ordered the beef fajitas for 2 which came with your choice of beans, rice, choice of tortillas and a side plate of toppings. We found it really good and also too much, had to take some home. Staff was friendly and...More

Thank BruceKingshott
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Not a fan of TexMex but tried this place because we got a coupon in the mail for a 2 for 1 meal offer. Read the reviews about it being hot but luckily they had their window air conditioners running the day we were there....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Gruene Rd, Overlooking Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-620-5801
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