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The Original Mexican Restaurant

) #550 of 4,011 Restaurants in San Antonio $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
+1 210-224-9951
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
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“burrito” (22 reviews)
“cheesecake” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast at 11am. Staff were efficient & attentive. $42 for 3x menu items + 1x made to order request + 4 drinks. Nice setting. Good portions & flavour. Would return and recommend to others.

Thank 4_Aussies_in_Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had lunch with my wife and kids. Tasteless would be a complement. Steer clear of 9 dollar guacamole. I have to think it was squired out of a bag. Handful of lettuce under guacamole in a effort to give you less. Taco shells "crispy taco"...More

Thank tbakernp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at the Original, in all fairness, because it was the first restaurant we saw on the walk when we entered the area. We had just arrived and knew we wanted Mexican food. We just grabbed drinks and snacks. My husband and I split the...More

Thank treehuggersfriend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff welcoming us to their restaurant, and we sat right next to the river in beautiful weather. The server came out right away with menus and water, and not much later a bowl of corn chips and salsa- customary free of charge at most...More

Thank Jade N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pancakes are the best (including places like Ihop). You get three very large cakes so come hungry. The only improvement would be an offer of real maple syrup instead of molasses flavored corn syrup. Even at that it was a 5 star breakfast.

Thank afewdollars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it great? No. But combined with a table by the Riverwalk, not bad. Do try the combo plate to try a mix. We bring friends to the river and will stop here to enjoy the view. It is a tourist stop, so be aware...More

Thank gary b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is located in the middle of the river walk, there are several restaurants in a raw so make sure you know which one you want. The meals portions were very big so you can definitely share. The food was very tasty and the...More

Thank Eran O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good prices - good food. The only thing I didn't like was the host was hustling people to come and eat. Like literally talking to everyone who walked by and telling them they should eat there. Weird.

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here and they didn't seem that busy but it took forever to get service and even once we ordered we had to wait AGES to get our drinks and food. I ordered the breakfast burrito which was just ok. My husband got...More

Thank tiffykat44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Got the mega fajita platter to share with my husband and friend and it was so amazing! Not greasy, just delicious. And the best salsa! Our waitress was a bit grumpy and rude but everything else was great!

Thank Kate S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-9951
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