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Rio Rio Cantina / Naked Iguana

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Downtown
Mexican, American
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421 E Commerce St, Ste B, San Antonio, TX 78205-2815
+1 210-226-8462
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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: This is where the San Antonio River Walk turns up the heat on Mexican...
This is where the San Antonio River Walk turns up the heat on Mexican food. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night tacos, Rio Rio Cantina will indulge your cravings with a fiesta of flavors. Our fresh Tex-Mex recipes with ingredients from farm-to-table and our homemade flour tortillas bring the taste of Mexico across the border to you. Happy Hour daily 3 - 6 p.M. And 9 p.M. - 11 P.M.
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  • 134
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing special.

Stopped in for dinner on the river walk, the service was very slow. It took approximately 10 minutes to get our waters, and the mixed drinks and bottled beer took considerably longer. Our food was was pretty good and reasonably priced for the river walk, but it was also very slow. I would not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Tim N
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Seeing as how the Riverwalk is like Disneyworld, we expected to pay a lot for eating on the river. But the folks at Rio Rio seemed friendly and the husband found a coupon for it in one of those brochures that you pick up in the hotel lobby. The coupon was for free guacamole and chips as well as 10%... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was told on day of our visit that kids eat free, however, they would only take one child off our bill because my husband didn't order a certain "qualifying" meal which was not explained to us before hand. My husband's food also was not correct but he ate it anyway rather than have them throw it out and remake it.... More 

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

fish tacos, blackened and beer battered are wonderful. the guacamole was the best we have ever had - fresh, not real salty, not overspiced

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped in for dinner on the river walk, the service was very slow. It took approximately 10 minutes to get our waters, and the mixed drinks and bottled beer took considerably longer. Our food was was pretty good and reasonably priced for the river walk, but it was also very slow. I would not recommend it.

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had a good breakfast by the River. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were served promptly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here for their happy hour and were so disappointed in the drinks and service. It is right on the Riverwalk and they promote their happy hour to suck you in. Then it's the total bait and switch. The margaritas are meh and the service is horribly slow. Waited a long time for our drinks and they arrived with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Wandered around looking for a great place for brunch. Found the perfect spot here! Food was amazing and service was just as wonderful. Margaritas were also delicious!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food was delicious but above all the price good considering that many of the places on the Riverwalk are kind of expensive. Trust me I'm looking for taste on a budget I definitely recommend this place the staff was friendly, the service was quick, and not to mention the margarita selection was quite extensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The main standout for this Riverwalk restaurant are the drinks. They have awesome bloody mary's and a wide variety of margaritas, we tasted a few different and all were delicious! NIce patio that overlooks the Riverwalk.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for lunch on a Thursday. We had 9 people. The restaurant was not busy. The food was not good. It was over priced. What I mean when I say this is that the dollar amount does not look high, until you taste the food. Then you realize there's no way its worth even that amount of money.... More 

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Additional Information about Rio Rio Cantina / Naked Iguana

Address: 421 E Commerce St, Ste B, San Antonio, TX 78205-2815
Phone Number: +1 210-226-8462
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 421 E Commerce St, Ste B, San Antonio, TX 78205-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-226-8462

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

This is where the San Antonio River Walk turns up the heat on Mexican food. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night tacos, Rio Rio Cantina will indulge your cravings with a fiesta of flavors. Our fresh Tex-Mex recipes with ingredients from farm-to-table and our homemade flour tortillas bring the taste of Mexico across the border to you. Happy Hour daily 3 - 6 p.M. And 9 p.M. - 11 P.M.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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