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The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar

200 S Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
(210) 270-0786
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Ranked #144 of 4,104 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Serving American and South Texas inspired cuisine on the banks of the San Antonio River Walk.
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Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Palacio several nights and had breakfast and a night cap in the cafe. If you do not have a breakfast voucher, then breakfast buffet is $$ but very good and fresh.The outdoor seating was perfect for an early breakfast and one of the best places to people watch at night. We had Benny as a server... More

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food was good, but all of us ate there two nights in a row because the service was excellent. Chris G was our server the second night. The wonderful host and servers were what made the experience fabulous.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The restaurant has an European feel with a patio area situated on the River walk. Great food and great people watching!

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Miami, FL
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just popped in for a quick bite while waiting for my room and tried their Southwest Caesar Salad. It had a kick and the dressing was really tasty, a bit on the spicy side. service was nice and efficient and view of the river was a bonus.

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Caroline F, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar! I will definitely pass along your comments to our chef. More

Boston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

While visiting San Antonio on business over the past week, I visited this little restaurant on four occasions. Located downstairs in the Hilton Palacio del Rio, it serves a wonderful Sunday brunch offering both a la carte and buffet dishes as well as a nice selection for lunch and dinner. The menu offers a number of Tex Mex favorites. The... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was in San Antonio on business the week of May 21, 2014, My husband joined me from Houston to celebrate my birthday. We were staying at Hilton Palacio Del Rio, (something we never do) is order desert to our room. It was 10pm, Pilar deliveried our desert (evening snack) we mentioned it was my birthday. Pilar, excused herself, and... More

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Atlanta, GA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a great place to stop for a drink, snack and light meal!! We stopped by a few times during our visit, and really enjoyed just relaxing on the patio, the service and host was very good!!

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Dorset, England.
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140 reviews 140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

On a chilly evening we asked for an inside table near the window and were seated at the end of the room with a lovely view of the river. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive and we had a very pleasant and tasty dinner. The homemade guacamole was particularly good, the house red good value. River's Edge is at the... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I ate here twice during a recent stay in San Antonio. I was dining alone so the atmosphere was as important to me as the food. I would rate my lunchtime experience a 5 and my dinnertime experience a 2.5. 1 - I had a lovely (4pm) lunch here when I first arrived in the city. The service was great... More

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La Crosse, WI
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was staying at the Hilton, so this was convenient on the way to a conference along the Riverwalk. Sparsely populated, apparently for good reason. Unfortunately the irrigation barge was parked directly across on the river with the compressor running the whole time such that one could barely talk at the table. Prices are what one would expect at the... More

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