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Cafe Ole

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
San Antonio
  • Theodore U.
    "Got the Fiesta Margarita - BEST I've had!"(27 Tips)
    Joel V.
    "Casual Mexican food you can get anywhere."(2 Tips)
    Chris S.
    "Enchiladas verdes is a big meal for 1."(2 Tips)
    Josh M.
    "Fajitas and 'top shelf' magarita are what to get!!!"(4 Tips)
82 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • happy hour
  • fajitas
  • enchiladas verdes
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  • Ted P.
    Margaritas are really sweet. (Not my thing.) People seem to order these gigantic novelty drinks. #basic
  • René L.
    René LePaulJanuary 31
    Very touristy. Service was 'ok'. I'm sure there are better places!
  • Jan F.
    Jan FreemanJanuary 20
    One word: YUMMY! Even the chips and salsa. It's all delicious. A Tex-Mex lover's dream
  • Julianna F.
    Julianna FiducciaAugust 12, 2016
    The queso wasn't that great but the enchiladas verdes were very good
  • Tamara J.
    Tamara JackMay 1, 2016
    Get the Effen cucumber margarita! Delicious...
  • Mike (.
    It's Mexican in a Mexican city. What you would expect.
  • Edgar
    EdgarApril 2, 2016
    Happy hour is good. They have mariachi band.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Rich Mexican comfort food. Not the fanciest place, but kind of interesting and fun.
  • Austin B.
    Austin BrownNovember 1, 2015
    Great ambiance. Margaritas were sub par at best. Stick to water or Beer
  • Zac N.
    Zac NOctober 1, 2015
    Very touristy but decent margaritas nice view
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalJuly 16, 2015
    This place was ok.... The drinks were dam expensive
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DuebnerMarch 3, 2015
    Nothing too crazy. A little more pricey than some better competitors. Good overall.
  • Napo C.
    Napo CortezJuly 17, 2014
    Be clear on what you order. . Overpriced Mexican food because it's next to the riverwalk
  • Trent G.
    Trent GillaspieMay 5, 2014
    The margaritas are as strong as the Mavericks' defense.
  • Bert M.
    Bert MintenApril 21, 2014
    Maybe it was just a bad night
  • Ravey B.
    Ravey BabyJanuary 12, 2014
    Don't be fooled by the location. The margaritas were delicious but the food was expensive & mediocre. Pigeons flying across the table while eating, Mariachi band charges $10 for requests... No bueno
  • Josh R.
    Josh RangerOctober 14, 2013
    $3 traditional margaritas during happy hour. One of the best margaritas I've ever had. Regular menu looks too pricey.
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FSeptember 3, 2013
    Make sure to eat something BEFORE you drink all this!
  • Alicia S.
    Alicia SuttleAugust 14, 2013
    completely worth going for the 60oz margarita!
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GriffinAugust 4, 2013
    I wouldn't go back very nasty and blain
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NicoleJuly 25, 2013
    Food was below average...over priced and service was slow! Not impressed and will not return.
  • Jannina I.
    Jannina IglehartJuly 14, 2013
    18 for a margarita???? No and no. Avoid this tourist trap!!!
  • Carly L.
    Carly LaminackJuly 5, 2013
    For great Mexican in satx, avoiding the river walk is the best idea, as the river walk is pricey, full of people, and usually ok food. For river walk food this place was decent.
  • Jace L.
    Jace LarsonJune 19, 2013
    Avoid! avoid, did I say avoid? Just don't do it.
  • heather m.
    heather mitchellJune 18, 2013
    Eh, keep walking. No menu item we had was remarkable (actually even El Chico is better) We cringed when seeing the bill for complete disappointment. And the other comments are true- all "extras" cost.
  • Neil
    NeilJune 9, 2013
    To the Sweet Life!
  • Cheile O.
    Cheile OrtizJune 5, 2013
    Food was okish. Service sucked. Got orders wrong. Then they seemed put out that we wanted what we ordered. Shame on us. I'm not even sure the 60 oz margarita would have made it better. 👎👎
  • Gunes A.
    Gunes AvciApril 29, 2013
    It was okay. Not something super impressive except their super sized portions. IT was so huge! My fiance and I split a entree (some fajita combo). We could not finish 2/3 of the meal.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SalbergApril 23, 2013
    Seated quick. Ordered quick. Food at table quick (like 5min). Then we never saw our waiter again until check time. Never checked in with us once. Good thing the happy hour margarita is good!
  • Eric Z.
    Eric ZavalaApril 21, 2013
    Best Piña Coladas
  • Theodore U.
    Theodore UrbanoApril 8, 2013
    Got the Fiesta Margarita - BEST I've had!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SmithApril 7, 2013
    Good food, great margarita, I'm stuffed!
  • David A.
    David AlldredgeApril 7, 2013
    The bathrooms are freezing! And don't order the Mexican martini...
  • David A.
    David AlldredgeApril 7, 2013
    Don't listen to the other tips!
  • Divya B.
    Divya BudhrajaApril 4, 2013
    Food wasn't fab. But I think they can get away with it cause everything else was spot on. Margarita = Delicious! Chips and salsa = warm and perfect! Atmosphere = Fabulous!
  • Megan P.
    Megan ProveauxMarch 8, 2013
    Took forever to be greeted. Margaritas are weak & expensive. Queso is gross.
  • Lacie M.
    Lacie M.February 21, 2013
    Mediocre food, terrible service, worst margarita ever! With all the Riverwalk has to offer, don't waste your time on this one!
  • Justin H.
    Justin HancockJanuary 2, 2013
    waited over 30 min for our food...on a slow night. I'd hate to see how bad service is when they're busy...
  • John E.
    John EitniearDecember 9, 2012
    Casual Mexican food on the river walk .
  • Beth H.
    Beth HicksNovember 9, 2012
    Beer was ice cold on a really nice afternoon!
  • Valeria G.
    Valeria GomezNovember 4, 2012
    don't waste your time or money. terrible and expensive food
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TalmadgeOctober 17, 2012
    Unfortunately, I can get better food and 'Ritas in Wisconsin!
  • The San Antonio R.
    The San Antonio RiverwalkSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love their tacos!
  • Christina G.
    Christina GAugust 27, 2012
    This place sucks. Over priced, mediocre food and horrible service. NEVER COMING BACK AND I DO NOT RECOMMEND.
  • Grain Guy
    Grain GuyJuly 26, 2012
    Mediocre at best!! Weak drinks, ok food, ok service. There has to be better in San Antonio!!
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJuly 22, 2012
    Great food and hot women!!!!
  • Imani Y.
    Imani YoungbloodJuly 14, 2012
  • Brittney
    BrittneyJune 30, 2012
    Horrible service.
  • Amy S.
    Amy Saunier MillerJune 15, 2012
    Beer was served warm. Food was just ok.
  • Arianna R.
    Arianna RojoJune 11, 2012
    60 oz. margarita ...nough said get it!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SantanaJune 2, 2012
    They screw up simple orders. The seating on the patio is forced so you will get something spilled on you. Drinks are weak.
  • Clarissa G.
    Clarissa GuerreroMay 14, 2012
    Don't eat here, fake mexican food, drinks are small, service is lousy, found hairs in our food...stay away!
  • Johny R.
    Johny RicciMarch 19, 2012
    Be aware of the pooping birds lol. Also service it slow and not very good. I would not recomend this place.
  • Mimies T.
    Mimies TateMarch 14, 2012
    I'm not sure how this was rated top anything!! If anything the food was sub-par, at best and it was very over priced!!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HarrisonMarch 14, 2012
    One margarita, $17.99. Nothing special.
  • Mimies T.
    Mimies TateMarch 12, 2012
    This food is highly over priced and not very appetizing!!!
  • Mrs.V
    Mrs.VFebruary 19, 2012
  • Suzan H.
    Suzan HernandezDecember 26, 2011
    Don't waste your money here
  • Suzan H.
    Suzan HernandezDecember 26, 2011
    Not homeade tortillas,can beans,chips were old and we were only given the bottom of the bowl. One of our parties wanted a bean and cheese burrito they said they didn't make them. What? They are a mexi
  • Robbey DeLeon K.
    Okay.this place is on the river. It's a tourist trap and the food is below average. It's expected. The 60 oz margarita was not very strong. I should have been drunk! But, it was a great for the parade
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JergensOctober 8, 2011
    Yuck! Stay away
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BirdwellJuly 26, 2011
    Good food, but wayy overpriced!! They charge extra for every.single.item.
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HolcombJuly 9, 2011
    This place sucks!
  • Johnny R.
    Johnny RamoneJune 10, 2011
    More like Cafe Buzzkill.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LockhartMay 21, 2011
    Mediocre food, gold margaritas are pretty good though
  • Cristie
    CristieMay 11, 2011
    Don't eat here. Really, if you are sitting at the table w/friends deciding what to order, you can either leave or pretend you're suddenly not hungry. Having a tv dinner @home is better than this.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BenesMarch 21, 2011
    Horrible. Don't eat here.
  • Rebecca F.
    Rebecca Fredrick-RoseMarch 20, 2011
    Totally disappointed! I swear queso dip was made from velveeta, fajitas were awful, guac was way too salty....bettee mexican food in ohio.
  • Whitney H.
    Whitney HolleyMarch 18, 2011
    Horrible food and service.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MorrowFebruary 20, 2011
    Happy hour weekdays only from 2-6 you can get the 10 dollar special which is a sweet deal
  • Siva S.
    Siva ShanDecember 24, 2010
    Try the 60oz Fiesta gold margarita. Absolute fun!
  • Joel V.
    Joel ValdezNovember 20, 2010
    Casual Mexican food you can get anywhere.
  • Ernie P.
    Ernie PerezOctober 1, 2010
    $10 happyhour. 2 traditional margaritas and an appetizer of queso, nachos and quesedillas
  • Ben W.
    Ben WilliamsJuly 15, 2010
    60 ounces of pure margarita goodness... mmhmm
  • Roberto F.
    Roberto FloresJuly 6, 2010
    Giant Margarita... yum, yum yum
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithJune 12, 2010
    Enchiladas verdes is a big meal for 1. The wait staff was very nice & friendly to me. I enjoyed the meal.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MingsMay 4, 2010
    Cafe Ole has still got it. Fajitas and 'top shelf' magarita are what to get!!!
  • Ken V.
    Ken VApril 28, 2010
    The mariachi bands scare me
  • Chyryn P.
    Chyryn PressatoJuly 3, 2015
    Quesadillas y fajitas. Buena musica tambien.
  • J Alberti
    J AlbertiOctober 12, 2013
    El lugar donde las Margaritas saben a todo menos a margaritas, la verdad no lo recomiendo
  • S👿 ☠.
    S👿 ☠August 29, 2013
    Soslar aciymis
  • Scott
    ScottMarch 15, 2012
    Visual diabetes. Ooh la la!
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