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Casa Rio

430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629 (Downtown)
210-225-6718
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Ranked #255 of 4,102 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Lubbock, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here before on previous trips. This time around was not the best. We went on a Tues night around 6:00 so the wait time was short which was nice. My son was disappointed that we didn't request a riverside table but it was too hot out! Our waiter seemed distracted when taking our order, but our order... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to take a break, and step in for a dinner, or should I rather say sit out for a meal whilst at the River Walk. Food is very good, the drinks are good the only grouse is no beer on the tap, though wait times can be long (20 ~ 30 mins) during dinner time. There are always... More

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Walden, Tenn
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183 reviews 183 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Casa Rio is a wildly popular Tex-Mex eatery in the heart of the restaurant district along the Riverwalk. We had a 35 minute wait on a Saturday night for a table along the river. The food is plentiful, quite good but, frankly, nothing all that special. The service was attentive and quick as they want to turn those tables as... More

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Coldspring, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was the worst customer service ever. The bald waiter on the inside of the restaurant was blaming me for messing up my order which was a combo plate. You picked two items! How hard is that? I said I wanted a cheese enchilada and a chalupa. He brought me two enchiladas and a side of chalupa. That is pretty... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

seating was great - fajita plates can serve 2-4 people for $16. awesome food there is always a wait but we got seated pretty quickly

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Poteet, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Casa Rio is conveniently located along the river near the Hilton Palacio del Rio. The outdoor patio seating provided the real river walk eating experience as barges loaded with tourist drifted by and with colorful umbrellas blocking the Texas sun complimented by a cold margarita helped take the edge off the sultry evening air. The combined sights and sounds of... More

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Forest, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We usually eat there when we are in San Antonio; good food, lots of it, good service, nice to eat on the Riverwalk.

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192 reviews 192 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While in San Antonio, Casa Rio was on my list for a food stop since it claims to be the oldest restaurant on the river and also one of the most photographed. Hubby, our 2 grandkids (11-12) and myself arrived around 6pm and had about a 30 minute wait for a first available table. Luckily we were able to get... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After seeing the Alamo and walking the River Walk we picked Casa Rio for lunch. The prices are very reasonable with something for everyone. The dish with tamales and the chile con carne had great flavor. One of our party had crispy tacos - they were so crispy they broke. If we visit again we would make this a stop.

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Houston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Food is good, quick service, friendly staff, great margaritas. Section of the outside seating have fans above which makes sitting outside in July more tolerable.

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