Acenar

146 E Houston St (btwn St Mary's & Soledad St), San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
Hours:
Closed until 3:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 3:00 PM–6:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.6/10

Based on 151 votes

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  • riverwalk
  • margaritas
  • seafood
  • river walk
  • duck crepes
  • Tex-Mex cuisine
  • off-menu items
  • balcony
  • happy hour
  • outdoor seating
  • fajitas
  • sangria
  • vegetarian food
  • enchiladas verdes
  • oysters
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  • chalupa
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  • Visit San Antonio

    A striking, contemporary ambiance welcomes diners to this colorful Mexican restaurant. Experience house-made salsas, chiles rellenos, mole and more. Read more

    Visit San Antonio · September 13, 2011
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  • Centro S.

    Acenar is the sister restaurant to Rosario's - you can get many of the same delicious (and award-winning) items without the long waits if you make reservations on opentable

    Centro San Antonio · June 29, 2010
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  • Ryan F.

    Try the queso flameado. A very different take on a classic Mexican staple.

    Ryan Frazier · October 13, 2010
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  • Centro S.

    Looking for delicious healthy tex-mex? (yes, it does exist!) Try Acenar's grilled fish tacos served with white rice and black beans.

    Centro San Antonio · March 15, 2010
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  • César G.

    Best table salsa in the city. Made with roasted chipotle peppers.

    César Giralt · May 30, 2011
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  • Agustin B.

    Try the Chips and Salsa

    Agustin Bodden · May 20, 2011
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  • Toni B.

    We had a private party there and they have a beautiful balcony and room! Nice choice for you if you need to get a group together.

    Toni Blake · March 10, 2012
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  • Elizabeth L.

    Get the gauc for two, they make it at your table and it's soooo fresh!

    Elizabeth Lotz · January 14, 2011
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  • Theodore K.

    The steak fajitas are great, and the sangria is absolutely top shelf.

    Theodore Kim · March 27, 2010
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  • Social News Network

    Great atmosphere with modern-club interior design, located along the Riverwalk. Delicious Mexican food with chips and salsa served on tall vases and popular prickly pear margaritas. Happy Hour anyone?

    Social News Network · December 4, 2013
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  • Chef Scott A.

    Awesome food, try the Jicima shrimp taco! Out of this world good!

    Chef Scott Anderson · June 13, 2013
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  • J G.

    Blonde hostess is rude!!

    J Guzman · November 15, 2012
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  • Josh C.

    Best margaritas I had on the Riverwalk.

    Josh Carey · April 27, 2012
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  • Craig K.

    Great Riverwalk option for vegetarians. It's not on the menu, but they have some of the best veggie fajitas in SA + good veggie tacos. Mango-coconut-habanero sorbet is a must-have vegan dessert.

    Craig Kapitan · August 29, 2010
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  • Lauren A.

    So so good! I ordered something that involved rolled up fried tortillas, chicken, sweet potatoes and queso. And I crushed that plate!!! Delish and totally affordable!

    Lauren Arthur · June 10, 2014
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  • Valerie G.

    Good food, fun atmosphere! :)

    Valerie Guerra · July 28, 2013
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  • Gabe C.

    The enchiladas verdes here are amazing. Get them!

    Gabe Cazares · June 17, 2013
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  • Dylan & Maria

    Place is amazing! Sit outside on a nice day if you can. We got the "poquito de todo" with lime and goat cheese. Yum! Hubby got the tuna margarita (prickly pear) with chili powder.

    Dylan & Maria · June 8, 2013
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  • Jim U.

    Awesome bar with great good. The prickly pear margarita is fantastic. The decor is fun and modern and the staff is very attentive too.

    Jim Ulle · April 22, 2013
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  • Mark D.

    Lomo de puerco is the bomb

    Mark Dighton · February 28, 2013
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  • Chris

    We went with a party of 10. Great service, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Tortilla soup was excellent, and the Tres Leches cake for dessert was the best I've ever had.

    Chris · January 26, 2013
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  • Winston W.

    Duck chalpua!

    Winston Wilson · January 17, 2013
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  • Erica

    Definitely try the beef alambres during their happy hour. $5 and they are DELICIOUS! can't beat the price

    Erica · September 19, 2012
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  • Erik J.

    Desiree S is simply the best! Great food and great staff!!!

    Erik Jeffries · February 26, 2012
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  • James B.

    Where are the spices? Where are the cheeps?

    James Bruce · October 1, 2011
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  • Liz L.

    Loved the ceviche, big patio and lack of tourists! Def a fave riverwalk restaurant.

    Liz Le · September 9, 2011
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  • Bill C.

    The soap "dispenser" in the bathroom is a bit off-putting.

    Bill Church · December 3, 2010
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  • Taylor S.

    Don't eat outside--too many flies.

    Taylor Shaw · July 5, 2010
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  • Amy R.

    Service sucked.

    Amy Ray · July 4, 2010
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  • Karen K.

    The best guac ever! Made right in front of you. Yes it is pricey but absolutely rockin awesome! Read more

    Karen Kay · March 3, 2010
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  • Cindy T.

    Chips and salsa is pretty bad.

    Cindy Townsend · February 20, 2010
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  • Ritesh P.

    Best freshly made Guacamole I've had was at this place, with some kick to it too

    Ritesh Patel · January 12, 2010
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  • Ryan T.

    Awesome location. Cool place. Decent enough food. Fancy mexican. Definitely not the street tacos. All in all good spot on the river walk.

    Ryan Taube · January 10
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  • Xochitl S.

    Super fun place!! Marichi and micheladas awesome food!!😁

    Xochitl Scott · November 27, 2014
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  • Sergey P.

    Amazing food and charming Mexican live music

    Sergey Prilepskikh · October 21, 2014
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  • Jeremey B.

    A little pricey, but good margaritas on the river walk.

    Jeremey Barrett · September 20, 2014
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  • Lauren H.

    Delicious margaritas! Sit at the bar - the bartenders are awesome!!!

    Lauren H · August 29, 2014
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  • Pamela D.

    The ceviche was fantastic!

    Pamela Dulaney · June 7, 2014
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  • Rogerio C.

    Good food, mexican singers but unfortunately service quality was bad

    Rogerio Costa · March 30, 2014
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  • Maggie G.

    Shrimp tacos + sangria = riverwalk lunch

    Maggie G. · March 22, 2014
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  • Ellie R.

    Gulf crab tacos, so good. Like the blood orange mojito too.

    Ellie Rahman · December 28, 2013
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  • Maria B.

    Contemporary TexMex. Great atmosphere and excellent food. The caramel crepe is amazing!

    Maria Birchall · November 8, 2013
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  • Rachelle C.

    The balcony was great on a September evening. Try the amazing duck crepes, jumbo prawn in garlic sauce and orange sponge cake with whipped cream!

    Rachelle C · September 27, 2013
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  • Shannon L.

    Awesome good get the shaken margarita you won't regret it! And the guacamole made for two its made table side and is amazingly fresh!

    Shannon Lloyd · August 12, 2013
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  • Aaron S.

    The guac is delicious!

    Aaron Shafer · July 7, 2013
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  • Susan B.

    Really good shrimp tacos!

    Susan Brooks-Young · June 27, 2013
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  • Robert N.

    Try the Oysters as an appetizer. I had the Camarones a la Diabla / Spicy Shrimp that was delicious.

    Robert Nakama · June 27, 2013
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  • Tony J.

    Nice for date or chill at the bar upstairs. Away from the touristy part of the Riverwalk also, so quiet at night.

    Tony Jackson · June 16, 2013
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  • dada D.

    sit at the bar, or grab a table. this is some excellent TEX MEX in San Antonio!

    dada Dukes · May 13, 2013
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  • Marc J.

    Tres Leches!

    Marc J. · October 11, 2014
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