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) #37 of 4,011 Restaurants in San Antonio $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
+1 210-222-2362
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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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1 - 10 of 1,527 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were looking for a good place to eat and our hotel was right next to Acenar. Many people suggested it and when we tried it, it wasn't anything special. To me, it seemed like they spent more energy on the decor of the place...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow. A group of us had been wandering around the River Walk when we decided to duck into Acenar for a drink. We won't be doing THAT again. As it was 98 degrees outside with 70% humidity, we were strolling the River Walk with bottles...More

1  Thank LonghornLady406
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok I've had 3 Leches cakes many times. This one almost made me weep. Thick, deliciously dense cake with a thick layer of whipped cream. Fruits on the side. Huge portion. I loved our waiter because he said his Mom's Tres Leches cake was "...More

Thank Mayandollar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waiting for our table, we went to the bar for a drink. 2 bar tenders were talking to one bar patron. We stood there for a good 5 minutes while they conversed. When I finally asked, hey can we please order a drink?", one replied...More

Thank tiffanybC5172GQ
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first meal in San Antonio as we happened upon it while walking along the river. It was kind of disappointing, perhaps my expectations were out of alignment with the restaurant's capabilities as I had read a positive review somewhere previously and this...More

Thank steelsss
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just wanted a little something to snack on after walking on the riverwalk. We were brought chips and salsa right away. The salsa definitely had some spice to it but not too spicy. The nachos were a perfect size to split between the two...More

Thank toya h
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the outdoor patio overlooking the Riverwalk as well as the Acenar Combo plate with cheese enchiladas, beef fajita, guacamole, etc. The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. I will be back.

Thank Txoccasionaltraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated with a nice view of the River Walk outside. The waiter was really helpful in making food recommendations and was overall a very friendly person! The food was good and prepared as ordered!

Thank Kelsey F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious, wife had chicken mole said it was delicious. Service was good, drinks were good, authentic non typical Mexican food.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant on a business trip. It was easily accessibel on the Riverwalk and the quality of the food was very good. The service was nice and responsive. It is a popular place so consider reserving a table in advance.

Thank Henkie10
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Molly H
What are the prices like I can't find a menu online?
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
what are ingredients in the CincodeMayo cocktail?
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 !!!
linda s
what are ingredients in the CincodeMayo cocktail?
July 16, 2015|
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Response from Richardhencke | Reviewed this property |
I don't know; I had a beer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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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