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Rita's on the River

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245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
+1 210-227-7482
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Commerce, MI
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151 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

stopped for margaritas on a Friday night. it was very busy, and we offered a pitcher of margaritas from the bar, and sat at the courtyard at the back of the restaurant. they had some fun cut ours back there that you put your face in to take pics. the margaritas were average.

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I both ordered the beef tacos and we did think they were good. Margaritas are also good and reasonably priced for the Riverwalk at $6each, compared to $11 at most places. The server took forever to give us our bill, but other than that, we enjoyed eating here.

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Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Be sure to tell your family and friends about us More 

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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant is very pro military. We stopped for lunch. Had chicken salad, burrito and fajitas. All were good. Server worked hard to keep drinks full. Wait time was decent. Right on river walk. Very busy area but we were very pleased with our order.

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Doha, Qatar
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was average. Food was OK and margarita was alright. Good view of the riverwalk though. I would recommend to stop here once but will not go back.

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Thank David45645
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we do hope you stop in again More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had better Mexican food in south Texas but it wasn't bad. Relatively speaking, small portions. So at least I didn't over eat!! :) The margarita selection is outstanding though. We sat outside and did some people watching on the Riverwalk. Child friendly. Really busy. So we didn't see our waiter much but we didn't need a lot, either. My... More 

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Thank Paider
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we love having a margarita and people watching More 

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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cute restaurant with friendly staff! Riverwalk is a bit crowded this time of year though, so be warned! Quesadillas were outstanding and the spinach queso is a must! I was so busy eating I didn't even take pictures for my review!

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Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we look forward to serving you again More 

Clovis, New Mexico
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really excited to try this place since it was right on the River Walk. They had a big ad in the San Antonio traveler's magazine so we thought we'd give it a whirl. We had a table right by the water. It was beautiful! The wait staff was very friendly and did a great job. The food, however,... More 

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Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

At Ritas we take pride in serving the best tasting TexMex on the river. I would like to hear about th eentrees you tried if you could email me at brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com More 

Canandaigua, United States
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376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is based on drinks only. This is a very touristy but fun place along the river walk. My wife and I each had a margarita which were ok but not great (no doubt from a pre made mix) There's a courtyard next to the bar that is a great place to enjoy your drink and "people watch"

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Thank William S
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

We love to sit and people watch. Thank you for your feedback More 

Kaysville, Utah
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had to find a quick dinner before catching a plane. Good food! My wife had beef street tacos and she liked! I had enchiladas-one beef and one cheese. The chips and salsa were excellent! Our waitress was cognizant of our need to move things along. And she was NICE! The virgin margeritas were so yummy. Would... More 

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Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

We look forward to having you stop in and dine with us again. Thank you for your feedback More 

Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a 20 minute wait which I didn't mind because the place was busy. I took my best friend here for lunch. After we were seated, it was another 10 minutes before the waiter Felix came to the table. While we ordered the food and drinks it seemed very rushed. The margaritas were very good. My friend and I... More 

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Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I will be having a coaching session with the server. I do hope you return and give us another chance to make a better first impression More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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
10:00 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?