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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
+1 210-222-2362
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (158 reviews)
“oyster tacos” (28 reviews)
“duck crepes” (26 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
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Reviewed yesterday

The prickly pear margarita was fantastic! We also enjoyed the table side guacamole before out meal. We loved getting a drink upstairs before we waited for a table, then had our dinner looking over the river walk.

Thank Olivia R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Slightly more expensive but worth the few extra dollars to avoid the tourist traps on the riverwalk. Table side guacamole was divine and the margaritas were well made and not from a mix! Patio is great for people watching and Mariachis hang around to sing...More

Thank Allison F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hey the food and drinks here is great. Wish I had more time to spend. Great service and the rest of the place is very nice and clean.

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here with a bigger group of coworkers while we were attending a conference. I am so glad my coworker recommended it, because it was by far the best meal I had in San Antonio. I had the beef Tacos a La Parrilla, and...More

1  Thank taylew1202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to enter this establishment to enjoy some drinks at the bar during the last NBA finals game. Bartenders were rude, bar was not well kept, don't try their mojito...not very good. Hostess was nice.

Thank antonioaL8802GE
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here before heading out to the UTSA football game. Great food and great service.

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had one of those experiences where everything falls into place. I got seated exactly where I wanted to sit and I got a great waiter. Chris was just attentive enough, not overbearing in the least, and never left me wanting anything! I tried the...More

Thank staci s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my family members was in town for a business trip, and she suggested we meet at Acenar for dinner. I had never been there so I was looking forward to trying something new. I asked the server what his favorite dish was, and...More

Thank JenniferNila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my patio dining at Acenar on the Riverwalk tonight! The Chicken Tinga Chalupa was top-notch, as were the shrimp jicama tacos (with the tacos made from jicama instead of flour or corn). The blood orange margarita, melon mojito, and often-refilled ice water were...More

Thank Meg A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first, but certainly not our last dinner at Acenar’s. We started with their delicious house margaritas. Very refreshing. Starter was Quesa Flameado which offered a blend of Chihauhau and Monterey jack cheeses, mushrooms, chorizo, grilled onions and peppers served with corn tortillas. I enjoyed...More

Thank Judy I
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February 26, 2018|
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Response from sherimt1 | Reviewed this property |
It can go either way, it's a nice restaurant, and you will so both casual and dressy.
Molly H
December 23, 2016|
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Response from DianaP71 | Reviewed this property |
Here's a link to their homepage. You can download a menu as a .pdf from there. Lunches are generally in the $9 - $12 range. Enjoy!!
linda s
July 16, 2015|
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Response from JoyceTeel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help. I'm sure the restaurant would be happy to answer your question !! Salut !!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
    (St. Mary's)
  • Public Transportation: Yes
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-222-2362
  • E-mail
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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