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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 #152 of 4,102 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Café
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Restaurant details
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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102 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
Miami, FL
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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League City
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This was my first time to experience the essence of what is this great patio bar. Being along the Riverwalk, access is easy, allowing you to sit outside and enjoy food and drink. HOWEVER, if you go inside, and Keith is playing the piano, be prepared to laugh, sing, and get into the spirit of this establishment. Michael was our... More

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Atlanta, GA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
102 helpful votes 102 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
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a group of over 30 people celebrating Fiesta and sat at the outdoor tables. Our server DENISE took care of a majority of the people and COULD not have been more efficient but most of all HER pleasant smile and efficiency were contagious. Although the food is ok, she made the evening very special. As a new member... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The location is hard to beat and the food is really good, but what my wife and I enjoyed the most about our experience was our server Marcelo. He was professional, courteous and extremely kind. Simply put, he would be the main reason that we would go back. If you have the pleasure of staying at the Hilton or just... More

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