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Casa Rio

) #57 of 4,049 Restaurants in San Antonio €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Latin
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-225-6718
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“chips and salsa” (161 reviews)
“tamales” (122 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old school San Antonio restaurant on the river walk. So laid back with great food, great staff, and seating right next to the river. Fantastic.

Thank dentalmediator
Reviewed yesterday

We tried and passed over other restaurants due to the overall reviews. I´m sure this was once a very good place for a meal, but we found it mediocre food and horrible service. On the good side we asked for first available and instead of...More

Thank Buceotico
Reviewed 2 days ago

Grew up in South Texas, with San Antonio being the city always the destination for family activities and visits. Have tasted many homemade tamales in those years, and Casa Rio has the best! Besides being a SA institution, it has the best authentic Mexican food...More

Thank gloworm602
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Casa Rio is a staple on the River Walk. Easily recognized by the colored umbrellas. What most people don't know is that it has one of the most affordable menus on the Riverwalk. The restaurant is massive so you are usually sat within 20 minutes...More

Thank roundthaworld
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Casa Rio is in an attractive location on the River Walk where you can eat and take in the action/ambience. The food is ok, but not great. In particular, the guacamole was disappointing. The chicken flautas were not as tasty as most others I have...More

Thank Lee Ann W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our go to restaurant when we visit the river walk. The food is delicious and atmosphere so fun!

Thank marcid12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Meet my cousin from Tx here, you must have a group of 20 to be able to RSVP, but my cousin checked us in waited about 20 minutes for a party of 15. The food was good, waitress was nice and friendly our order was...More

Thank glo_ya81
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must try the breakfast and the orchata juice, lovely place next to the river walk. Price very good, and waitress very friendly.

Thank Jedali05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has gone downhill. We ate here a few times many years ago and it was delicious. It was absolutely sweltering outside but we decided to brave the heat by quenching our thirst with margaritas. The margaritas was expensive at $10.00 for a highball...More

Thank JWYorktown
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Our regular house margaritas are actually $6.75, so I'm not sure which margarita you ordered at $10. Perhaps this was a different restaurant? I appreciate your feedback and have forwarded this on to the appropriate managers regarding...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget about top top quality food, great hygiene, the best service and perfect ambience. This is all about location location location and location. At the heart of the river walk, this is the place to eat and watch millions walk by eyeing up your tex...More

1  Thank AnselmColom
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

This is great. Thank you for such an accurate and awesome review! Come back to see us!

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11 July 2017|
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Response from marycathyjoneslmp | Reviewed this property |
Yes & sooo good
Sally P
28 May 2017|
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Yes- everything is fresh and authentic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-6718
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Over the centuries, all who found their way to this area have been blessed by the river and the abundance of life that its water has provided. For the native American hunters and gatherers, the numerous deer, bear, mountain lions, alligators, raccoons, squirrels, cats, coyote and javelinas provided ample meat along with fish and water fowl. The Spaniards, exploring their way north out of Mexico through deserts and semi-arid South Texas, found the timber, fertile soil, and clear water well suited for their purposes of settlement and colonization. The river, first named St. Anthony de Padua, was soon diverted into channels and acequias for irrigation of fields and household use. The first bridge built to span the river was here at Commerce Street. The priests at the Alamo were afraid the easy access by the soldiers from the garrison would endanger the women of the mission. The bugle call of "El Deguello", from Santa Anna's army came from these banks. It signaled, no quarters, utter destruction, and no mercy for the defenders of the Alamo. As the mission period gave way to a more established society, the river was used for numerous bath houses natatoriums, breweries, and mills. San Antonio began a romance with the river with festivals, fairs, parties and picnics on the banks. The restaurant founded in 1946 by Alfred F. Beyer, sits on land first granted title in 1777 by the King of Spain. The Spanish Colonial period hacienda became the core of the new business. The cedar door and window lintels, the fireplace, and thick rock walls, are still evident inside the building. Casa Rio was the first San Antonio business to open its doors to the River and take advantage of the River's setting. Canoes, gondolas, and paddle boats, evolving into tour and dinner boats, began here and helped create the Riverwalk of today.
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