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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 - 1:00 am
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, 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
A Pleasant Dinner on the Riverwalk

We made a reservation via the internet. The restaurant was fairly crowded but we were seated and served in a expeditious manner. The food was served hot by the very friendly waiter. Because it was around 90 degrees outside we elected to eat in the air conditioned inside dining. Pricing was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Larry A
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Kahului-Maui
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Kahului-Maui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation via the internet. The restaurant was fairly crowded but we were seated and served in a expeditious manner. The food was served hot by the very friendly waiter. Because it was around 90 degrees outside we elected to eat in the air conditioned inside dining. Pricing was moderate for the location and quantity.

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, quick service, large portions. The guacamole for 2 - too die for! We both had the fajitas, one chicken the other steak. Wow. So good, more than we could eat. Located on the Riverwalk by Houstan St, great spot to people watch if you sit outside. Well priced for what you get

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I typically think much of the Mexican food on the ricerwalk is lacking in flavor and presentation and priced far too high. We went to Acenar for lunch and I really liked the decor. It was more modern and contemporary than other Mexican restaurants on the riverwalk. My crab tacos were great and the tres leeches was pretty good too.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Pro: - location: next to the dreamy river, great viw and with the candles totally romantic - staff: friendly, helpful, fast and pure fun - food: delicious! Especially the chicken avovado tacco was incredible - there are even free nachos with great home made salsa! Con: I cant actually think of one :) My recommendation: try the home made spicy... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was in SA for a convention at the CC, and wanted Mexican while in town. I was staying at the Sheraton Gunter, and found Acenar to be just steps away from the hotel, so I went over and it was a great selection. The food was great, the service was great, the view on the Riverwalk was good, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had an excellent waiter at this restaurant. We were trying to decide what to order for the children. The waiter warned us that one of the dishes might be too spicy and she brought out a taste of it for us to try. We ordered chicken off of the kid's menu for the children. There was a lot of... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went to Acenar based on recommendations from 2 people at my hotel. The menu was intriguing enough, but I should have known that I wasn't in for a great experience when I saw how empty the restaurant was. After waiting 10 minutes to be acknowledged, I ordered the mixed skewers at the recommendation of my server. While the rice was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wonderful refreshing restaurant..,great food great atmosphere...I loved the cucumber lemonade perfect..Manuel is the best

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great food, nice atmosphere and the mariachi band entertaining. The servers were friendly and very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped by chance and had an excellent meal. The food delicious and mariachi music was very nice. Will dine there again.

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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: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups

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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