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“Fun Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Acenar Modern Texmex

Acenar Modern Texmex
146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
(210) 222-2362
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Ranked #112 of 3,892 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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!
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Food Was Excellent, The Staff VeryFriendly And Attentive, The Atmosphere Festive. TheOverall Experience Was Excellent, Fun And Entertaining Without Being Too Noisy Or Distracting.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thomasville, Georgia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Salsa to die for!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was impressed pretty quickly with the salsa they brought out for the chips. We had the steak skewers for an appetizer (among others that I couldn't taste because I can't have gluten). I had the alambres for dinner, and I was super impressed with everything.

The drinks are awesome and the waiters go above and beyond.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pasco, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great oyster tacos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

My brother had suggested I try this place for oyster tacos. Not being an oyster fan I wasn't to sure but tried it with a friend who loves them. The salsa was really good and chips warm. My friend wasn't to fond of her margarita , but that can be a personal thing! The tacos were wonderful, she raved about them and my gulf fish tacos were really good. Good spot for a Mexican meal.

Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a very nice Italian dinner. The wine was reasonably riced and the service was excellent. Because of the cold weather, we ate inside.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best Riverwalk Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is where we take people who are in from out of town and want to do Mexican food on the Riverwalk. It is a tad inconsistent, and the service can be slow, but the food is really good. The salsa is roasted and delicious. We almost always get the oyster nachos on plantain chips, which you can also get in taco form. They have great blue crab tacos, cheese enchiladas, mole on enchiladas and chicken, duck chalupas, fish dishes, goat dishes, and a variety of other more authentic food. The attached bar is usually pretty good, and has the ability to serve a great Bloody Mary, Michelada, and Mojito. I have a friend from Mexico City that moved here in the last few years, and she agreed that it was good food. She even brought her father who runs a restaurant in Mexico City and got his vote of approval. Don't go to the other crappy, overpriced Mexican places on the Riverwalk. Just come here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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