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“Worst service ever - don't be lured in by a free meal for graduating airman.”

Rita's on the River
Ranked #165 of 4,597 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
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!
Bettendorf, Iowa
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“Worst service ever - don't be lured in by a free meal for graduating airman.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We got lured in by the free meal for our graduating airman. Little did we know a simple lunch could turn into 2 hours of the worst service ever. Even after complaining to get our food, we had to find someone to get our bill. Had I not told them we would leave with or without paying if we didn't get our check in 5 minutes we may have waited another 20 min. Spend your valuable time eating somewhere nicer and with air conditioning, like the Rainforest Cafe.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
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“Don't do the Drinks”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

For such a name, the Margaritas should have been something to talk about. They were, but for the wrong reasons. Not worth the $8. The alcohol was minimal. The food was typical Tex-Mex, so nuff said bout that. Nice place to sit to watch the River Walk.

  • Visited August 2013
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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“one point more for the location”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

average mex food, better than rosario's anyhow. very good location, riverwalk next to one elevator to street level. restaurant really spacious, both in and outside sitting.service without any issue, and all the rest standard at least not for tourists, but good mex. nice the mex trio singing typical mex songs!if you are there and you like mexican food, go there without esitations.

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“We absolutely loved the Food”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We loved this restuarant, The food was sodelicious and the atmosphere and the staff was so friendly, We enjoyed the Texas Margarita also, It is a great restuarant for the whole family. If you like Mexican food this is a must eat restuarant!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Worth a stop...”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

For tourists and travelors in San Antonio there are the obvious stops. When on the Riverwalk I enjoy Rita's.

Have had the enchiladas, fajitas and chile relleno. Have also sampled the carne guisada. Based upon my experience you'll get a good meal anytime and whatever you order. I prefer dining inside - especially during the day - to avoid the birds. Evenings outside are good too.

Margaritas are great too so make sure you try it.

  • Visited August 2013
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