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Casa Rio

430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629 (Downtown)
210-225-6718
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Ranked #286 of 4,047 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, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Phoenix, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was fair but loved the mariachi band! It was a great location. Chile relleno was really lacking in spice.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went there qith my family as I read acceptable reviews on Tripadvisor. The experience has been quite disappointing instead. The waiting time is very long and while you wait you understand you are in mass canteen. They serve far too many people and the kitchen to keep up with it has evidently pre-prepared food. Thus the food tastes poor.... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch in the sunshine watching the river and the birds. The chips and salsa were very good. The salsa tasted homemade! My husband got El Rio which included guacamole salad, a taco, a cheese enchilada, chile con carne, rice and beans. I ordered a combo meal. I chose a cheese enchilada and a beef... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was very good. It was about a 30 min wait but it is on the Riverwalk and during Fiesta so not too bad. We got a table overlooking the water. The food was very good and the stuffed poblano pepper was very good. The wait staff were very efficient and friendly. Drinks were good and fresh. Nothing really out... More

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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We got a great meal right on the Riverwalk and the prices were great. The service was surprisingly attentive and quick. There was a wait to be seated but well worth it. You should eat outside the view of the people and the river just enhances the experience. Two thumbs way up!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you want San Antonio atmosphere, this is the place to go., on the Riverwalk and if you can eat outside, this is it.. Food is ok. but the rest us priceless.

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live in San Antonio and this is one of the restaurants we take visitors to if there's not a major convention in town. Then it will be very crowded. Be sure to ask for a table outside since they are located right beside the Riverwalk. Great place to people watch while enjoying a good tex-mex dinner. Prices are reasonable.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm a spoiled local. For restaurants on the RW this place ain't bad. Food is reasonably priced and "decent". Great place to sit and watch the Riverwalk activity.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great Food. I recommend the simple Bowl of Chili. Simply delicious. I love the Carne Asada plate as well . The steak is a quality Strip or Rib Eye. Always tender. Last but not least....you must try to get a table outside on the River, Unforgettable.

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San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant and it seemed like a good idea. The salsa was delicious! Unfortunately, as far as I was concerned, the food was not that good. I ordered the carne guisada. This is one of my favorite dishes. It arrived with some sort of red sauce. The beans tasted canned to me and the rice was not... More

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