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“Go for the atmosphere but not for babies!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe
Ranked #226 of 4,597 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $15 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Go for the atmosphere but not for babies!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Let's face it, you don't go here for good food at cheap prices! This is a theme restaurant on the Riverwalk after all. Food is a little expensive for what it is but the atmosphere is a hoot and older kids love it. Babies not so much. Lots of screaming and crying during the indoor thunder storm and some of the animals are scary when they move. Food is decent and we found the service to be quite good. If you don't want to wait, try an early lunch. They open at 11.

  • Visited August 2013
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Glen Rose, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cool atmosphere, awful food!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We got seated immediately, our server came within minutes. Gets drinks, food, leaves. After dropping off food and drinks, never showed up again. We got the coconut shrimp and the fish and chips, the coconut shrimp was dry and the dipping sauce tasted like an overpowered cumin bbq sauce. It was $20 a person just for lunch, drinks not included. My husband compared their seafood to long john silvers. Wish it had been better!

  • Visited August 2013
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nm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“friendly service”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

i suggest to get a laundrys card that helps free appetizer, priority seating the food was excellent and we got full the waitress we had was very friendly and she did great service

Visited July 2013
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Odessa, Texas, Usa
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24 reviews
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“Worth the wait!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food here is amazing! The service is fantastic! And the atmosphere is simply the best! It was my 2nd trip to the Rainforest Cafe, and it was great. The wait was sooooo long, we had a 2 hour wait, but we are able to walk around the Riverwalk during that time so it does make it tolerable. I didn't mind the wait...especially after getting such great service. Definitely worth it.

Visited July 2013
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“Terrible Service”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Waited for 90 minutes after receiving 45 minute estimate. Waited additional 15 minutes for drink service. When drinks arrived for grand kids the tray was dropped on grandsons head. He received the Rainforest Pepsi Shower. Scared the bejesus out of the 16 month old. Did get an apology and clean dry shirt for little guy. Next time son-in-laws birthday dinner is going to be somewhere else.

  • Visited July 2013
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