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“Enjoyable fast Mexican food”
Review of Cantina del Rio

Cantina del Rio
Ranked #25 of 287 Restaurants in New Braunfels
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Pizza
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Stopped here for a quick lunch. There was indoor and outdoor seating. They specialized in Mexican food and burgers. You order at a counter and pay. The counter man was friendly and helpful. The prices are reasonable, but there are extra charges for condiments like pico de gallo. You are given cups to get your own drinks and when the food is ready, it is brought to your table. For a fast food place, the food was very decent. The outdoor eating area is shady and comfortable.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

I went here for lunch and ordered the El Rey Burger.Wow ! That was some good stuff! I didn't think I'd like it but I sure did and also am glad that I got just the 1/3 lb and not the 1/2! I barely finished the one I got!

I love that the plates are these platters that you just eat off of - very casual and fun. I liked sitting outside to chill and enjoy the company of my friends and group. The staff is awesome and were extremely friendly with recommendations of things to do for the afternoon after lunch that were better than going back to work!

The atmosphere was fun, funky, hip and with lots of friendly people around that just sort of joined in on the conversation all around, as if we all had come together when we didn't even know each other! I would definitely make sure I'd hit this place up again.

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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Gruene is a touristy place in New Braunfels, overlooking the Guadalupe River. The Cantina del Rio has a variety of foods from hamburgers and pizza to enchiladas and fish tacos. The fish tacos are great -- very tasty and well cooked. I've had them at many places, but theirs are the tastiest. We came there before going tubing in the Comal River, but one can walk up from the Guadalupe River at the Gruene crossing. Dining is very casual, with outdoor and indoor seating. They have very good margaritas, too.

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Thank CarlSNewBraunfels
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

This is a FUN place, and the food is excellent. Right off the Guadalupe River in one of Texas' best places to visit and have a great time (Gruene, Texas), this little dandy of a place has some talented folks who put all this together and cook, make the drinks and serve. Just sitting out on the 'porch', where all the tables are located -- is fun. Go casual, just after a swim or 'tube' or 'raft' in the river, they don't care. And don't worry about too much about money; this place is a bargain for what they serve. Knockout margaritas -- get the 'Swirl' -- the one with some Sangria 'swirled' in it. I suggest you share it or at least accompany it with an El Rey Burger, some fries, and don't forget about the tacos, enchiladas and other assortments -- it's all very good. The shrimp tacos are delicious; somehow, they get enough shrimp into the taco for one per bite. The burger is as good as you will get in the topped-with-good-stuff variety. It has some really good stuff on it, including cooked onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos and avocados. The area nearby has so much to offer with New Braunfels, Gruene, and Canyon Lake; Cantina Del Rio is a very nice compliment to it all. Enjoy!

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Thank J C
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Food was pricey for the quality. No service. The setting was great and festive. Cute place they just need to work on the service.

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