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Acenar Modern Texmex

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146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (St. Mary's)
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(210) 222-2362
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Acenar...A culinary explosion of flavors created by restaurateur Lisa Wong...
Acenar...A culinary explosion of flavors created by restaurateur Lisa Wong ...an expression of Latino Passion and Pizzazz! This blend of authentic Mexican recipes and culinary artistic flair has created unique tastes that will ignite your senses... Savor our crab tacos, duck tinga, cabrito, four versions of tantalizing enchiladas, seafood fideo, or three-mole ossobuco. Then cool down the spice with a little ice and sip on a mescal elixir, melon mojito or Acenar's signature hand-shaken margarita. Enjoy these taste sensations in the most unique space on the River Walk - whether you choose to dine on the scenic patio or the below the linticular mural offering up a slice of Latino life... Acenar will serve up an unforgettable sensory experience. Located on Houston Street along the eastern bank of the San Antonio River Walk next to the Hotel Valencia. Acenar... Hot Mex - Cool Bar. Ignite your senses!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bartender and quick service

I had the flank stank fajitas and a nice conversation with the bartender and got to practice my Spanish with her. Great service, good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
russellensley
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Greenville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had the flank stank fajitas and a nice conversation with the bartender and got to practice my Spanish with her. Great service, good food.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a family reunion meal here. The quality of the food, the service, and the general ambiance led to a very pleasant evening. There were sufficient waitstaff to handle our party of almost 20. The small margarita was large enough for me. The Big Boy would have been too much. The entrees were tasty with just the right touch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate at Acenar tonight and had a very enjoyable experience. Our waiter Tony was the best! He greeted us with a smile, answered any questions we had about the menu, made suggestions to us as to the specialties of the house, and was an asset to the restaurant with his outgoing and efficient manner. We first... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Acenar is located right under Hotel Valencia. Great location, great view, awesome menu and I recommend sitting at the bar. The bartenders are super friendly and know what drink you need.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The decor matches the food, modern mexican. Every table is served complimentary salsa in a stylish vase shaped vessel. It had a chipolte heat and pretty good Things we ordered: *House queso $7- bland *Fried Oyster on yucca chips with jalapeno butter $11- very good without the chips. Fried yucca chips are extremely hard. *House specialty shrimp with beurre blanc-... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The salsa and chips were fresh and yummy. Had the shrimp nachos which were excellent. Served hot with the cheese still oozing. The red peppers complimented the shrimp with a sweet element. Another party member had the shrimp tacos which were just as good. Everyone in our party of six were happy with their food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We visited San Antonio in March and again in June, all related to a trade show. We asked for restaurant recs from concierge from the Grand Hyatt RW and Doubletree and other RW folks. Acenar was recommended so many times by local folks that it began to seem fishy. We were scouting restaurants to entertain our customers for the upcoming... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place had a great river view location just below the Valencia hotel. I had oyster taco plate and it was not what I expected. Fried oysters were very small and the tacos tasted bland. They gave us a lot of rice and beans, but entrees were small. The Cerviche appetizer was too tangy with not much flavor. My husband's... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had read the reviews online about this restaurant and so were a little disappointed in it when we tried it out. Went for dinner on a Friday evening, had the Enchiladas Verdes which were good (the sauce was good) but the chicken inside as well as the rice were a little dry. Beans were OK, but a little lacking... More 

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Medical Lake, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food here was amazing. We sat outside over looking the river. It's a lot quieter and peaceful at this location. My wife said the crab tacos were the best she has ever had. The tinga duck chalupas were a first for me and were very tasty. Our waiter Cameron was great. First class service from him. He recommended items... More 

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Additional Information about Acenar Modern Texmex

Address: 146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: (210) 222-2362
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
    (St. Mary's)
  • Public Transportation: Yes
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (210) 222-2362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Acenar...A culinary explosion of flavors created by restaurateur Lisa Wong ...an expression of Latino Passion and Pizzazz! This blend of authentic Mexican recipes and culinary artistic flair has created unique tastes that will ignite your senses... Savor our crab tacos, duck tinga, cabrito, four versions of tantalizing enchiladas, seafood fideo, or three-mole ossobuco. Then cool down the spice with a little ice and sip on a mescal elixir, melon mojito or Acenar's signature hand-shaken margarita. Enjoy these taste sensations in the most unique space on the River Walk - whether you choose to dine on the scenic patio or the below the linticular mural offering up a slice of Latino life... Acenar will serve up an unforgettable sensory experience. Located on Houston Street along the eastern bank of the San Antonio River Walk next to the Hotel Valencia. Acenar... Hot Mex - Cool Bar. Ignite your senses!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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