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Rita's on the River

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
+1 210-227-7482
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (121 reviews)
“street tacos” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw mixed reviews and I see why. Service was slow but friendly. We went in a large group and that slowed things down. The food was good but nothing to write home about.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in town to see our son graduate from Air Force BMT and were given a $20 certificate to Rita’s by a staff member there. While at the River Walk, we stopped in for lunch. Food and service was great. Margarita was tasty too!...More

Thank nascar9
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for stopping in, we appreciate your business. Congrats to your airmen I know you are very proud

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to this place rather late on a Friday night and waited for a table as we expected . The staff seemed short handed and very busy and not rude but not overly friendly either. I expected really good Mexican food in San Antonio...More

Thank WrightD513
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. At Ritas we take pride in serving great tasting TexMex. If you could email brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com with the tacos you tried we would like to look further into this

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped into Rita’s travel weary and hot. We were thankful for the cool interior and constantly full water glasses. They had a fun assortment of margaritas, the ones we enjoyed were great. The food was nothing special. The queso was average, the tacos were...More

Thank GinaStruble
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for stopping in. We do try our best to keep the birds out an hope this does not stop you from visiting us next time your in the area

Reviewed 1 week ago

Rita's is a lively, comfortable place, sitting on the Riverwalk in a small complex that includes an event space (Rio Plaza). I enjoyed the food from the restaurant's good-sized menu, and thought the prices were decent, especially for being on the Riverwalk. I find the...More

Thank JohnsonIV
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again if you are in the area

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As someone who never usually leaves reviews, I can confidently say that I have been convinced I should warn others against it. The food took over an hour to arrive, and the vegetarian option was bland and uncooked. The enchilada sauce was grim and the...More

Thank rithu s
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. We strive to provide great tasting TexMex in a timely manner, I apologize that we were not able to deliver that. Could you email brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com with the date and time you dined

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers a special discount to Air Force military families. If you attend the Basic Training Graduation for all new enlisted Airmen, the restaurant is usually passing out a coupon for a free meal for the new Air Man. Consequently, it is usually very...More

Thank Gracie V
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping in and having a few drinks. We know you are very proud of your airmen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a middle-of-the-road crowd-pleaser, this restaurant will do. Inside it’s very loud, but they have a nice selection of patio seats when it’s not blazing. Our food was underwhelming, but I will say that the margaritas are worth what you pay for...More

Thank imaginetruth
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your business. We would like to hear more about the entrees you tried if you could email brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in San Antonio to attend Graduation of an Air Force airman on Lackland A.F.B. Rita's gave every graduate a 20.00 coupon to their restaurant. So as a group we made part of the graduates leave for the day to visit this restaurant. For...More

Thank DannaWyatt
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Congratulations to your graduate, I know you are very proud. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again if you are in the area

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great Mexican restaurant with great food. We were there for my sons graduation from boot camp at Lackland. The staff was warm, kind, friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Monica T
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your business. We wish your son the best in his journey, I know you are very proud

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JF
December 17, 2017|
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Response from Ritas T | Property representative |
We are closed on Christmas Eve to allow our staff time with family.
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Robin P
December 24, 2016|
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Response from photojohn | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but I would think all of the restaurants on the river would be open for business.
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Mister V
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Outside and indoor seating open to everyone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $18
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-227-7482
  • E-mail
Description
Delicious Tex-Mex is only the beginning! From wonderful sizzling fajitas to world-famous margaritas and plenty of other options, Rita's on the River has become popular on the River Walk as the place "Where we take our friends from out of town." Complete with live mariachis, indoor and patio seating along the river, we serve up delicious local favorites. We are located only three blocks from the Alamo and offer stairs and an elevator to assist you from the street level down to the river level. Bring the whole family and enjoy the complete Tex-Mex River Walk experience at Rita's on the River!
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