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Casa Rio

430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2629 (Downtown)
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Ranked #255 of 4,104 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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61% Recommend
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The food is inexpensive and not very good which is matched by the quality of service. Bus staff wiping down tables with the previous diner's napkins, dried salsa on the chip basket, dried food on the flatware; don't they wash these things? Room temperature food delivered to the table nearly an hour after ordering, couldn't eat it. The premium margaritas... More

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Shelby, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I loved eating here. We went 2 times in 5 days! Such a relaxing atmosphere outside under the bridge with the riverboats going by. The food was wonderful. Prices were good also! Loved it!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Husband and I went with our 3 kids. We went on a busy night. 20 minute wait but it was worth it. The food was awesome. The kids food was even good. I loved the queso and chips. My husband got the stuffed pepper thing he says it's the best he has had. Look forward to going back.

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Galena, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere of the Riverwalk is amazing. The Taco Salad with Chicken Fajita meat was outstanding that my wife enjoyed, while I enjoyed the Pollo Asado. Both were prepared to perfection. If there were negatives, they'd be the hotness of the salsa and the tortilla chips seemed to be not home made. The service, though, was outstanding, and if you... More

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One of the oldest restaurants on the Riverwalk. It was reasonably priced and the food was delicious. Well worth the money. It has both indoor and outdoor (on the riverwalk) seating. Great atmosphere, but get there early, it gets crowded fast...but worth the wait. I had heard alot about it and saw the restaurant featured on both travel and food... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We figured a Mexican restaurant on the river walk had to be good so we stopped. Terrible. Family of four and none of us finished our food. Meat was bland. Chips were stale. Beans were disgusting and the rice was crunchy. The waiter rarely came back so we constantly had empty glasses needing to be refilled. The waiter even complained... More

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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224 reviews 224 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We waited 45 minutes in 100 degree heat for our table. With the huge crowds that eat here we were hoping for some great Mexican food. Boy were we disappointed. The chips are so thin they break off in the salsa. The corn tortillas were not even done. There were 8 people in our group and none of us thought... More

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Ocala, Florida
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274 reviews 274 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Expected better based on reviews here and otherwise but ended up in an overly large, production line type tourist restaurant. Get 'em in, serve 'em the steam table food, get 'em out and Next! A huge place with huge lines. We were hungry so put in our name with no table preference and were seated inside. Inside a large, noisy,... More

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San Diego
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Last night, we had THE WORST Mexican food that we have ever eaten at a restaurant called, Casa Rio, located in San Antonio, Texas on The River Walk. I can't believe that this restaurant is still in business with the food that they served! I believe that it is still in business because it preys on the tourists who are... More

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Austin, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When visiting the historic San Antonio Riverwalk you must visit the classic Casa Rio. It is always packed but well worth the wait. This was the first restaurant on the river and continues to amaze after all these years.

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