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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
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (123 reviews)
“street tacos” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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 yesterday

The food is fine. But the atmosphere is great. I loved sitting alone the river enjoying the wonderful margaritas. This is a true San Antonio experience. I can't wait to go back. My only suggestion would be a larger selection of appetizers.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a party of 12 Thad great fun at this touristy Mexican restaurant. The staff was very helpful and friendly with my reservations. And the decor, atmosphere and music were great. But the food was average (overall- I enjoyed my fish tacos) and the...More

Thank 174halb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was quick and friendly. They were also very helpful when my granddaughter spilled her milk all over the floor (concrete so not an issue). The food however….. I had the Chicken and Steak Fajita Combo. The meat was overcooked and lacked flavor, and...More

Thank Diane W
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. At Ritas we take pride in serving the best tasting TexMex on the River. I apologize that our fajitas lacked flavor, I will look into further. We do hope you will stop...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the atmosphere and décor along with the singer musicians. Good house margaritas and the Mexican Martini was excellent. We liked the chips non greasy and the salsa was just good enough, needing a bit more flavour we thought. The tortilla soup was large enough...More

Thank CS1Portland
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. We will pass this along to Leo and look forward to serving you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for apps and a beer. The salsa had a little heat but very “from the jar” tasting. Salsa is always the true test of a good Mexican restaurant. We order chicken nachos which came smothered in quest and shredded cheese so the chips...More

Thank Olivia M
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for [providing feedback about your dining experience. I apologize if the chips were soggy, we do not add beans to our nachos but that is a great idea. We look forwad to serving you again if you are in the area try our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right on the riverwalk just steps from our hotel. We went for the Rita Platter listed in their Trip Advisor menu but they discontinued it. We ended up ordering the shredded chicken nachos. Tons of queso no beans. The salsa and chips were...More

Thank Jason M
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping in and giving us a try. We appreciate your business

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 8 people were well taken care of by Jose. Our service was quick and the food was very good. If we are ever back in San Antonio we will eat here again.

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

Doug we appreciate your business and look forward to having you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here after hitting up a comedy show at the Aztec theater nearby. My husband got the Patronarita and I got a Pomegranate margarita. Both were good! We sat outside at the bar and ordered some steak nachos as well. It was a good...More

Thank MissKissy05
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sounds like you had a fun filled evening with great entertainment, eats and drinks. We look forward to having you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have your choice of seating outside or inside. Pick inside, there was a lot of active bugs flying around. The service and the food was great.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Beverages and split a Beef skirt fajita order for one. That was more than plenty of food for 2. The fajitas were very tender skirt steak and the vegetables were cooked and still slightly firm, which was great. Chips and salsa were very...More

Thank Bill63131
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed our sizzling fajitas. Be sure to stop by and visit us again soon

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JF951
17 December 2017|
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Response from Ritas T | Property representative |
We are closed on Christmas Eve to allow our staff time with family.
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Robin P
24 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
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 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
10:30 - 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
  • 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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