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Acenar

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$$$
Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free
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146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223 (St. Mary's)
(210) 222-2362
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch & friendly service with a good view of Riverwalk. Close to a lot of other interesting things to do.

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Thank Janet J
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for mixed cocktails and Tapas would definitely recommend had a very nice outdoor patio that we enjoyed weather was perfect service was a plus

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Leander, Texas
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped here because we were staying near by and we decided to hit it up for happy hour. It was five dollar small plates, five dollar cocktails, and two dollar beers. The food was really good and I would recommend trying every thing on the happy hour menu food wise there are no poor choices. My... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to San Antonio and we're hoping for some great TexMex food along the Riverwalk (not necessarily an easy order to fill). We chose this restaurant based on TA overall rating, and we were not disappointed at all! Our server was excellent - knowledgable and helpful, the food was delicious, the prices were very reasonable, and we got to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came to Acenar cause a relative of mine referred me here. The service was great , they had good margaritas and good enchiladas but they did mess up my order and took a long time to redo my order other than that the service was awesome.

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Thank 432stephanie
San Antonio, Texas
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312 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of our first Mexican restaurants we ate at upon moving to San Antonio and first of many we've eaten at since then. The drinks are really good, the service was great, and the food was above average. We order queso, shrimp tacos, and crab tinga. Not the best Mexican food but I would say above average for... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for lunch here one day on the Riverwalk and the service and food was very good. I am not a big tex mex food guy but is worth the stop. Would definitely recommend if you are out strolling on the Riverwalk and want some good tex mex food.

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Thank Brian J
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Several of us went here for dinner. The staff is fantastic. Food is perfect if you want Mexican food with an upscale twist. Make sure you make reservations.

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Tampa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful location right on the River Walk we enjoyed eating out on the veranda even though it was July. Had fresh guacamole made table side and all the entrees were delicious. Inside it had beautiful decor. I had the Chalupas Compuestas and they were quite tasty. A must visit in San Antonio

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The Colony, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positioned directly on the River Walk is the romantic upscale menu with reasonable prices and a mean Jumbo Margarita. We arrived late in the evening; shortly before closing. Our server asked the kitchen to stay open. The service was impeccable; and we never felt rushed. The server was attentive, informative and very friendly. The night was perfect with a gentle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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: (210) 222-2362
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?