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The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar

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Downtown
Mexican, American, Cafe
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200 S Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 270-0786
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Relax and enjoy a meal or drinks at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar...
Relax and enjoy a meal or drinks at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar. Where each guest is treated as family and served a superior product sourced from local farms whenever possible. As an approved site for Culinary Institute of America Externs, we support next generation culinary artists, strive to maintain the highest standards of service. We hope you enjoy our food and hospitality!
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Grilled Cheese

I had the grilled cheese with pork belly and garlic fries. It was out of this world. The wait staff were also very attentive and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Bill K
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Willis, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

While attending the Curriculum Conference in San Antonio I was afforded the exceptional opportunity to dine at the River's Edge Cafe each morning for breakfast. I was greeted each day with a polite smile and good morning by Michelle, not always the case at 6:30 am for a complimentary buffet. To make my mornings start off with a smile is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The nachos are huge so share. Decent wine list. Really bad piano bar next door! But high entertainment value sitting along the river watching the boats ram into each other and the drunks and strollers come close to falling in.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I had the grilled cheese with pork belly and garlic fries. It was out of this world. The wait staff were also very attentive and friendly.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very good place for breakfast right on the Riverwalk. Sit so you can watch what is going on. Unique dish is the pumpkin pancakes. Try them.

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Sarasota, FLorida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Ambiance is very nice. My lunch, a veggie panini, had a neutral taste with heavy vinegar side taste. Chips were tasteless. I would not go there again. While I don't mind paying a little more for ambiance, $15.00 plus tip is too much for one piece of flatbread stuffed with vegetables and a side of potato chips. To be fair,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very nice staff!!!! Food and drinks were excellent!!!! My husband and I stayed at the Hilton and came down to get a drink and relax. We could see the Riverwalk and watch the people which is always entertaining!!!

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Cindy M., It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed our restaurant! Our location truly does lend itself to an entertaining evening, and w'e're glad our staff mad you feel at home. Thank you for staying at the Hilton, as well! We hope to have you and your husband back soon. Best wishes, Zain B. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It has a wonderful atmosphere and great staff. You could eat inside or on the river patio. It was fun to sit outside and watch the people and the action on the river with the River Taxi's and River Boats taking the tourists.

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Trish H., Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Just as with your review of the hotel, we are elated to hear of how much you enjoyed our location, many dining options and staff. We greatly appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you back soon! Cheers, Zain B. More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were trying to find a restaurant that had menu items available to people with dietary restrictions. Our daughter is gluten intolerant and is a vegetarian and our granddaughter is allergic to dairy and anything to do with beef. After checking many menus and a dozen or so places we decided that The River's Edge's Vegetarian Fajitas would suffice. Our... More 

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mark W., We are so happy to hear that our menu was able to accommodate your family's dietary requirements. Our goal is to ensure each guest as an enjoyable experience at our restaurant, and it seems as though we achieved this during your visit. Do visit us again soon! Best regards, Zain B. More 

McAllen, Texas
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's pretty pricey, but the view and food was worth it. The wait staff was great, and even gave my girls root beer floats to go.

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Carrie S., We are so glad to hear your family had a wonderful time at our restaurant! We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly establishment, with something for everyone, and your comments further back these claims. Thank you for taking the time to review us! Best wishes, Zain B. More 

NY
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As you sit along the Riverwalk (either inside or outside), you can be assured of an excellent meal and lots of food. The nachos, enchillatas and fahitas were very good and the shrimp fahitas had 1/2 lb of shrimp. Atmosphere is elegant but not formal. We went back another day for lunch (great salads) and another day for a wonderful... More 

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear STraveler2, We are so happy to hear of how much you enjoyed each of your visits to our cafe! Our pride lies in seeing our guests creating memories with us, and I believe its safe to say that we accomplished this during your meals. Your compliments of our staff and culinary creations will be shared with the entire team,... More 

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Additional Information about The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar

Address: 200 S Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: (210) 270-0786
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 S Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (210) 270-0786

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Cafe

Description

Relax and enjoy a meal or drinks at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar. Where each guest is treated as family and served a superior product sourced from local farms whenever possible. As an approved site for Culinary Institute of America Externs, we support next generation culinary artists, strive to maintain the highest standards of service. We hope you enjoy our food and hospitality!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:00 am

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