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Acenar Modern Texmex

146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
(210) 222-2362
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Ranked #107 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: St. Mary's
Transit: Yes
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!
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San Antonio, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Outstanding Drinks! Good Food & Service in a lovely and colorful location. Right on the river-walk for a stroll after dinner.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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152 reviews 152 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I went to Acenar with friends and was very pleasantly surprised. The salad was fresh and delicious. The fresh fish was delicious! I really enjoyed the dinner.

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We only stopped for drinks so I cannot comment on the food (although the endless supply of baked on premises chips was excellent!). Drinks were very good and you cannoy go wrong with the hand shaken Margharitas. Best part is the location which is right on the River Walk but not in the central tourist area. A little off the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My hotel recommended this restaurant. Upon first glance it's a nice looking place. You see the bar when you first walk in the door and the dining room is located downstairs. I was a wee bit worried when the chips and salsa arrived. The chips were stale and the salsa was "boring". I would have needed a microscope to find... More 

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Imperial, MO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was cool and the waiter was quick and friendly. My margaritas were great and I had several. However, my food was dry and the chips seemed stale and hard. Also not a big fan of the salsa. My friends who were with me would probably review differently because they really enjoyed their entrees. Mine was just ok.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This Tex Mex restaurant is within walking distance from the Riverwalk and several hotels. It is a large facility and can accommodate several groups at the same time. The menu is fairly standard but the flavors are not – An explosion of taste awaits in many of the dishes. I had the chicken enchiladas, which were excellent. Staff was attentive,... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful meal at Acenar: guacamole made table side by our warm and helpful server; the Acenar salad with bibb lettuce, roasted corn, poblano, tomato, jicama, and avacado and topped by grilled prawns; and the vegetarian enchiladas with roasted tomato cream sauce and salsa fresco. Everything was great and our server's suggestions, starting with the lime-y skinny margaritas,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

very informal restaurant, delicious food, good service, this is where we had our NY's Eve dinner and it was a great choice, they also have dancing and were giving out a free glass of champagne

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had excellent service and the food was great. What I would recommend you try if you like Margaritas is the Chili Lime salt on the rim. Sounds weird, but it is excellent!

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Giddings, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We love this place! We eat here several times everytime we come to San Antonio. The food is absolutely wonderful....our server, Bryan was attentive, helpful and really just a joy! They also have an eclectic style bar that is a great place to hang out.

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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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