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The River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3213
(210) 270-0786
6:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and wonderful staff - very friendly especially our server Joe. Great first experience on the River walk!

Thank michelledR2326QW
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a margarita whilst on the Riverwalk. The drink and ambience were great but the best thing was the waite, Hector. Hector was friendly without being intrusive and imparted so much local knowledge and recommendations which we found very useful. Hector is a credit to his employer!

Thank I1489OUelizabethm
Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch at Rivers Edge Cafe. We had fresh and great tasting food at the river side. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Good, friendly service. Kind of slow to get our food. Tortilla soup was special and has fresh avocado garnish. We would highly recommend this meal in a bowl. Enjoy!

Thank Bookroxy
Norwalk, OH, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ms. Sheila was an excellent and very personable server. She gave us wonderful tips and sites to see. The service, food, and atmosphere were excellent. The buffet had a large assortment of breakfast items.

Thank Brian O
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was seated immediately at a nice table outside. Great friendly service, fantastic margarita,... but horrible, horrible food. As someone who knows how difficult working a restaurant is, I have never sent food back to the kitchen, but this was gag worthy. I ordered the Street taco appetizer, and my husband order the street tacos off the regular menu. Both of... More 

Thank Rue1103
Boynton Beach, Florida
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast, primarily for the river walk view. Service was excellent, food good but not as much selection of a buffet as hotel food often is. Excellent bread pudding and coffee, the Mexican eggs bland, fruit uninspired. Not best value at $21

Thank redbook2
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined at the River's Edge Cafe + Patio Bar last Sunday and was provided with outstanding service by Sheila. Last year I was looking for a good buffet on the Riverwalk with my children and randomly discovered this restaurant. I recall the food being outstanding and this was my first time going back since then. After having googled the... More 

1 Thank Alissa P
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was prompt and the food was more than adequate. Nobody would leave hungry. The menu was comprehensive and the meal was well presented. The wine list is good. If Sheila happens to be your server, that should be considered a bonus

1 Thank bowralblue
Portland, Oregon
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264 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good solid hotel menu with some Mexican dishes, burgers/sandwiches, salads and entrees. Good friendly service too. Giant margaritas. The restaurant is right on the river so sit out on the patio! They also have a breakfast buffet.

2 Thank TnEShlaes
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday. No reservations needed, sat outside, very nice outdoor seating area. It took quite a while to get served some drinks and get our order taken. They were only 4 other total tables of diners in the entire place, and several servers so this made no sense at all. We had the cobb salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Mexican, American, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (210) 270-0786
Relax and enjoy a meal or drinks at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar. Where each guest is treated as family and served a superior product sourced from local farms whenever possible. As an approved site for Culinary Institute of America Externs, we support next generation culinary artists, strive to maintain the highest standards of service. We hope you enjoy our food and hospitality!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?