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430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629 (Downtown)
210-225-6718
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Ranked #290 of 4,125 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the wait to sit by the river. Wait staff is the best hospitality personell on the river. The food is the best Tex-Mex available anywhere. And the margaritas.....ahhh, made perfectly each and every time. If you go to San Antonio and you do not eat at Casa Rio, you did not experience San Antonio.

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San Antonio,TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visited at about 8:30pm on a weekday. Hostess very friendly. Waitress very attentive. Great chips and salsa, had several of the house margaritas and they were cheap and good. Chicken fajitas had plenty of white meat, and the price was excellent.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

my partner and i visited after going on riverwalk boat tour, mainly because of the history if its been there that long it must be good. the food was, just not hot enough for me, i was expecting very spicy and it just wasnt. waiting staff very friendly quick serving, reasonbly priced. would return, but id take my tabasco with... More

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Newport, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We wanted to try Casa Rio because it has endured for so long. It is what it is: a Mexican restaurant for gringos on vacation. The dining room is uninviting, too bright lights, kitschy. The wait staff is older guys who've more than likely been at Casa Rio for decades. They had a mariachi band walking around, asking for $15... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We eat about here about six times a year. The food is good and very reasonably price for the river walk, but the service is usually mediocre. You can eat along the river or inside. The cheese and onion enchiladas are excellent.

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to this historic restaurant on the River Walk Friday night. In fact, I visit this place every time I'm in San Antonio. Casa Rio has never disappointed me. It is the first business to open on the River Walk, way back in 1946. It was busy, Friday night, but we were seated right away. The food, especially the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had dinner there one night only. The service was good but not attentive. I ordered the dinner plate with two soft tacos, chicken. The serving size was ample but served cold and bland. If not for the salsa to place on the insides, it would have just been boiled chicken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Great food great service, seated quickly. This time had the regular plate,substituted for a beef enchilada no charge. It was excellent plus corn or flour tortillas, chips came with the meal. My go to place for a good meal when I visit San Antonio. 5 stars they earned it.

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cape coral, florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very good authentic priced food. Quick service. Enjoyable entertainment. Nothing fancy. Bathrooms clean. Polite staff.gg

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Oliver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ended up here on our first night in San Antonio. It was raining pretty hard so we headed indoors. The restaurant is in an older building, right on the RiverWalk. The service was prompt and friendly and the prices were pretty good. The food was pretty standard fare but it was tasty. The margarita was so-so. We walked by here... More

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Additional Information about Casa Rio

Address: 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629
Phone Number: 210-225-6718
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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