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Casa Rio

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Downtown
Mexican, American
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430 E. Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629
210-225-6718
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, reasonable price

We had dinner here on Friday night. The place was crowded, but our service was good. The food was extremely reasonably priced, fresh, and tasty. I would eat here again if I was in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
starcriers
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longview, tx
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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longview, tx
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had dinner here on Friday night. The place was crowded, but our service was good. The food was extremely reasonably priced, fresh, and tasty. I would eat here again if I was in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Casa Rio still has the great location on the riverwalk, still has the great atmosphere... but the food quality has fallen off dramatically. Salsa before the meal was so watered down it almost appeared as if they HAD watered it down to stretch out the supply (surely not, right???) ... Queso was a glob of pastuerized fake cheese that after... More 

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Leicester
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123 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Riverside location obviously the selling point of this restaurant not its food or really its service. It was very busy when we arrived so hence a thirty minute wait before being seated. In the meantime served expensive drinks at outside bar set up for those primarily waiting. Eventually seated at a reasonable table and got quick service with drinks &... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good...been there forever! Used to eat here when I was little when we would go through San Antonio! I was exited to get back to Tex-Mex flavor! Missed that a lot living up north! Only confusing part was the wait number system people kept missing their number to be seated.

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great and old restaurant that opened in 1946. Great location in the center of the main Riverwalk and walking distance to all downtown hotels. The food is great and average price...not too expensive and many choices. Great chicken options, excellent salads with guacamole. This is a relaxing place to sit in the middle of the afternoon and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have always been a fan of Casa Rio! My brother had his wedding rehearsal dinner here a few years ago and they were easy to work with. I ate there again this week while I am on my honeymoon and it was good as usual! Short wait, good service! I eat here every time I am in SA!

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Derby, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good food and service. Sitting on the riverwalk to eat was fun! Their salsa was yummy and we would go back again.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We got dinner and drinks on one of the riverboats. Food and service were great. All together we were boated around and enjoyed food/drinks for about 2 hours. Friendly staff and very helpful.

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Connecticut
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43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I would be lying if I did not say I was disappointed. I have passed Casa Rio so many times on the River Walk and always wanted to stop in. Finally had the chance a few weeks ago. The location is great and we were seated right on the River Walk sidewalk. Great for people watching. We ordered drinks and... More 

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Connroe, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located on San Antonio's Riverwalk, Casa Rio has a great location. There is plenty of outdoor tables and seating. It happened to be raining most of the time we were there, but the outdoor seating area is protected by a street bridge above. The food is pretty typical TexMex. The salsa was outstanding, however, and the service was crisp, yet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 430 E. Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 210-225-6718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?