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“Best Way to See the River” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boudro's on the Riverwalk

Boudro's on the Riverwalk
421 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2814
(210) 224-8484
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Ranked #22 of 4,093 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Best Way to See the River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Water taxis abound and are an inexpensive way to tour the river walk area of San Antonio, but treat yourself and indulge in Boudro's Dinner Cruise for some yummy food and good drinks while touring the Riverwalk by moonlight. Place reservations early as seating is quite limited. We enjoyed a combination plate of tenderloin with a smoked shrimp & gulf crab enchilada, but a lovely salmon option was also available. The food was both tasty and plentiful, but be sure to either save room or "force" down the toasted nut brittle ice cream desert -- it's not to be beat! Cocktails are also available. All in all, a great value for a unique tourist treat and there's no better dining with a view in San Antonio :-)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The service out-shined the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a large group of 17, three siblings and their families, and had made reservations well in advanced. We were please with our table just inside the door as it was a cool night. We were seated at a long table along a glass wall overlooking the Riverwalk. The menu had a good variety and interesting combinations however its not the most ideal kids menu. Ultimately everyone found something that interested them.

I can't say enough about our waiter, Marco, who was extremely attentive and had several other tables that we was covering that busy evening. The food however was simply average with the taste hit or miss with most items that were ordered and the temperatures were none very hot. I had the Shrimp and Grits which tasted fine but merely warm and my wife the Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. You can't beat the location though and the ambiance of the restaurant is pleasant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Only average this visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have a tradition of starting our yearly Riverwalk visit, at Boudro's. We love the table side guacamole and will always look forward to having it. This visit we tried a tuna appetizer and were disappointed, the tuna was not fresh at all. We will probably only visit again for the guacamole and move on down the river for the rest of our meal(s).

Visited January 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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“San Antonio Riverwalk's Gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This restaurant never fails to meet and exceed the best of the best for restaurant's on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. The tableside guacamole is to die for...fabulous!! We spent an evening with another couple enjoying dinner and conversation as well as the Christmas lighting and the décor of the Riverwalk. Boudro's is an amazing dining experience with many dishes outside the norm found on most upscale restaurants but also some great standards! The prime rib is superb, the fish choices are outstanding and the dishes which combine game and fowl are some of the best offered in our area. Enjoy an evening with great service, outstanding food and beverage and a great spot on the Riverwalk. Wonderful!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous New Year's Day Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was without a doubt my favorite restaurant in San Antonio. It is a fantastic combination of authentic Tex-Mex flavors that have been elevated just that extra bit to make it outstanding. The guacamole that they made table-side was heavenly and it was nice to be able to our waiter know that it was ok to add more jalapenos to ours. I love duck so I had the duck 3 ways (confit with huckleberry, spring roll, and enchilada) and my boyfriend had the sirloin which was cooked perfectly. We sat outside and it was a little chilly so it was extra nice to be provided with ponchos to keep us warm!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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