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“Good service/Bad food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rio Rio

Rio Rio
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Ranked #623 of 4,589 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: This is where the San Antonio River Walk turns up the heat on Mexican food. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night tacos, Rio Rio Cantina will indulge your cravings with a fiesta of flavors. Our fresh Tex-Mex recipes with ingredients from farm-to-table and our homemade flour tortillas bring the taste of Mexico across the border to you. Happy Hour daily 3 - 6 p.M. And 9 p.M. - 11 P.M.
Cincinnati, OH
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397 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Good service/Bad food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We ate here on a Friday night. We sat on the patio. Our server did a nice job, but the food was not very good. I had a bean/cheese burrito-hard to go wrong with-but it was not great. My husband had a chicken fajita burrito-he said it was ok. This seems to be a tourist trap restaurant-get people in for a meal and don't worry if they will come back.

Visited November 2012
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Marble Falls, Texas
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282 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Good Food. Fast Service. Have taken visitors here several times when they were in town. Easy walking distance from popular hotels.

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Monterey, California
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Drinks!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Food was ok, but the drinks were fantastic! Ordered the giant margarita with the beer and several other drinks, memory is a little foggy after that first one! Service was excellent; they were understaffed and very busy on a weekend night and Jose (?) was great. Wish I could remember his name-but he was a skinny, young guy with a very bubbly personality! Great kid!

Visited October 2012
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Plano, TX
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

On Oct. 28, 2012: Sunday::: Located on River Walk in San Antonio, TX. Looks great, but misses in many instances. I felt like Sunday night was leftover night. Much of the food was dry - rice, flautas, other.
Margaritas at a Mexican Restaurant need to be outstanding when you pay $ 12.00 for a margarita.
Theses were basic. With so much competition in San Antonio with Mexican cuisine, you better be great - every night.

  • Visited October 2012
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Have to say I wasn't expecting much and that's exactly what I got. Food was adequate but lacked any sort of authenticity. Take the drive or a cab to the south side if you really want authentic Mexican food.

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