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Casa Rio

430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629 (Downtown)
210-225-6718
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Ranked #263 of 4,100 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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Poteet, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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usa
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182 reviews 182 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a nice place to sit and eat on the riverwalk there are many great choices. I was craving a good Mexican meal and was very dissapointed. Everything was very bland and seemed much more American Mexican than Tex Mex to me and several of my coworkers all felt the same way. I think for the... More

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Columbus Oh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Casa Rio for lunch yesterday and were pleasantly surprised. The drinks and food were both good. They have a huge outdoor eating area. We got a table quickly at 1:30 or so, and had quick service. The lunch portions were good size and tasty. This isn't an upscale restaurant, but it more than satisfies.

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Madisonville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Food was excellent, we sat on patio with our dog. Though busy, the wait time was significantly less than noted. Plus it was well worth the wait. Food was authentic, atmosphere amazing.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A large group of us stopped here To eat while on the Riverwalk, but it was packed with a long wait time. We decided to try for lunch time the next day. The food and service was great!! I also would like to say that "Tom" the manager on duty was great!!!!! Thanks for going out of your way to... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visit a lot of Mexican restaurants and San Antonio seems to be the spot for TexMex food. This spot is in a great location and wait time is minimal. The food left my kiddos almost licking the plate. Live mariachi sang great and knew a variety of songs.

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