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Casa Rio

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
San Antonio
  • Véronique R.
    "Can't go wrong with enchiladas and margaritas here on the Riverwalk!"(11 Tips)
    Wes S.
    "When you get a marg get an extra shot to go in it, makes it the best"(19 Tips)
    Erik S.
    "Try the Chili con Carne!"(3 Tips)
    "Had "a la carte" which was a soft taco and an enchilada."(3 Tips)
132 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • enchiladas
  • lively
  • casual
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  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JoyceMarch 22, 2014
    Great food,atmosphere,& staff!Go when it's nice out and enjoy the experience. Beware of the pigeons and ducks that want your food.I highly recommend this place...especially if you're from out of town!
  • Jane
    JaneMarch 18, 2013
    Clearly if it's busy (like it always is on the Riverwalk it can get cray cray, be nice to the waitstaff) food is good. Crispy tacos are really big and first round of chips is free .75 after for each 1
  • Linda G.
    Linda GillilandAugust 11, 2016
    Loved our waitress, Virginia! I had Chicken Flauta Dinner. It was great! Atmosphere good, scenery on the River Walk was good, ducks greeted us for dinner. Loved it!
  • Yvonne H.
    Yvonne Henderson WilliamsSeptember 1, 2014
    Absolutely the best traditional Mexican food I've had in a long time. Wish I was a local. Outstanding and inexpensive.
  • Amee V.
    Amee VoraMarch 19, 2012
    Amazing Mexican food and extremely pleasant ambience by the river walk . Will miss the tex-mex salsa and guacamole back home, it's so different from the Mexican food back there.
  • David W.
    David WomackMarch 19, 2014
    The Casa Rio is a superb Mexican restaurant! It is always a treat. try the regular plate, which has samplings of lots of different good things.
  • Angela A.
    Angela AlexanderDecember 15, 2013
    As a margarita fan, I enjoyed mine a lot and the chili on a cold night outside hit the spot. Good price too.
  • Jeana @.
    Fajita plate is not grilled strips of meat - but grilled meat cut into strips. chicken is horrible, but the steak is tasty. The salsa is pretty good - actually spicy. Overall not real Mexican food.
  • elyachan
    elyachanDecember 3, 2011
    I'd come back just for the amazingly good fresh salsa, but everything else is delicious too! Definitely on the do-again list! <3
  • Tom S.
    Tom SmithSeptember 26, 2013
    Great salsa and authentic TexMex for the Riverwalk. Go down to Mi Tierra or La Margarita for the real thing.
  • Dawn D.
    History and huge plates that taste above average ! I have been here numerous times and we usually take visitors to San Antonio here.
  • Esmeraldaa F.
    Esmeraldaa FaalconAugust 13, 2015
    The chicken enchilladas are the bomb !! And also the nacho speacialty !! Cheap , delicious & great service !!
  • Pam M.
    Pam MeyerAugust 2, 2013
    Had a blast feeding the ducks n fish on the river. The cheese enchilada was tasty!
  • Ashlie K.
    Ashlie KosinskiJuly 9, 2014
    go for the peach margarita and even if the wait is long ask for an outside table.
  • Jai B.
    Jai BhatiaNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you love mixed drinks, you'll enjoy here. Minus the drinks...the foods alright. Still worth a try imo.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MApril 6, 2013
    When ordering the soft taco, make sure you ask for shredded cheese if you want cheese.
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChamberlainOctober 20, 2011
    Three words: ground beef tacos. Yeah, fantastic ambience and mariachis. The food is however, abysmal.
  • Joe W.
    Joe WrightAugust 9, 2014
    Charo beans and chili relleno were surprisingly good. Reasonably priced as well.
  • John K.
    John KDecember 2, 2015
    Carnitas were great once again. Guacamole and pico de gallo rounded out a great meal!
  • Wes S.
    Wes ScalesDecember 27, 2014
    When you get a marg get an extra shot to go in it, makes it the best
  • Jesse
    JesseNovember 29, 2013
    I've been coming here since I was 2 (over 35 yrs) and never disappointed
  • Tinashe H.
    Tinashe HoveSeptember 19, 2012
    1st Restaurant I ate at here in San Antonio. Great Food ! Loved their local Alamo Beer
  • Brett F.
    Brett FitzgeraldMarch 4, 2012
    Chili con carne, BIG chunks of BEEF steak! Get it, this is man food!
  • Mario G.
    Mario GiacaloneAugust 25, 2014
    Oldest family run restaurant on the river ! Buy local !! The chains are taking over
  • Nick N.
    Nick NewtonMay 19, 2011
    Great flauta plate, get it with some queso and you'll leave a happy person.
  • Brady S.
    Brady StokesOctober 10, 2012
    Great atmosphere surrounding the restaurant! Chicken fajitas were delicious!
  • Erik S.
    Erik SmithOctober 27, 2013
    Lots of food for great prices. Try the Chili con Carne!
  • Victor S.
    Victor StruggsNovember 9, 2014
    Can't go wrong with the enchiladas late 👌
  • Steven T.
    Steven ThomasFebruary 17, 2013
    Some don't like the food here. I liked it OK. hefty portions but they skimped on the alcohol! But remarkably cheap!!
  • Seth H.
    Seth HammermanJune 2, 2012
    Spend the extra buck for the Top Shelf Margarita - worth it
  • Karina S.
    Decent food. Good service. Great ambiance. Beware of the ducks.
  • Schauna C.
    Schauna CallawayDecember 31, 2014
    Great restaurant with decent prices on the River Walk!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer ReineyMay 12, 2013
    Nice atmosphere. Can dine on the Riverwalk or inside.
  • Mildred M.
    Mildred MercadoSeptember 24, 2013
    Had the green chicken enchilada and it was pretty yummy.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GordonFebruary 1, 2016
    great food but horribly slow because they use fancy ipads instead of just writing your order like normal places
  • Colleen B.
    Colleen BoyleNovember 20, 2011
    Cheapest place on the riverwalk! I liked the chili con carne
  • Panalin A.
    Panalin ArkayNovember 22, 2012
    Great fajitas! Not too expensive, either.
  • Lianda G.
    Lianda GApril 5, 2011
    We had an awesome meal here with truly wonderful service. Highly recommend.
  • Ginger W.
    Ginger WankoNovember 5, 2010
    Awesome waiter! Great ambiance; food and drink pretty darn good too!
  • Jaysyn L.
    Jaysyn LongoriaApril 6, 2010
    Locals know the story here. Keep moving along and hit Pierdas Negras. Tourist, not a bad spot at all if your visiting. Enjoy the riverwalk!!
  • Véronique R.
    Véronique R.December 20, 2011
    Can't go wrong with enchiladas and margaritas here on the Riverwalk!
  • Amy L.
    Amy L.November 7, 2011
    Nothing special here except the riverside seating. The food was nothing special- fast, cheap, but no different than Mexican food in any mall in America. Good salsa though!
  • Monica C.
    Monica CombsJanuary 14, 2012
    Great place!! Tort soup is yummy and mariachis sang to me !! :D
  • Paige E.
    Paige ElderJuly 26, 2014
    Food is excellent! (Much better than Mi Tierra)
  • Jai B.
    Jai BhatiaJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegetarians will love their Grilled Vegetable Quasidillas here
  • Robin J.
    Robin JonesAugust 26, 2014
    Enjoyed the sangria swirl margarita.
  • roe99
    roe99November 29, 2013
    I was hungry and this was the first place I saw. Not worth it. Food was not that great at all. Had "a la carte" which was a soft taco and an enchilada. Neither were that tasty.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HenleyMay 5, 2013
    Food that makes you feel like you're at Casa Bonita in Denver.
  • Zeynep Y.
    Zeynep YApril 5, 2014
    Beef quesadillas are great!
  • Sandy G.
    Sandy GraffJune 8, 2014
    This place was AWFUL. The food and margaritas were horrible. Not real or fresh Tex-Mex food. It is more of a tourist attraction since it is a historical restaurant. Don't waste your money.
  • David F.
    David Flores Jr.November 26, 2012
    Nice view of the Riverwalk, but for it to be there they did not have homemade tortilla's.. Very disappointed
  • Steve L.
    Steve LoeschenMay 12, 2015
    Had a great meal and the ambiance was spactacular
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GatesJune 9, 2013
    Mediocre. The hostess was rude, the server got everything right, but wasn't very sociable. The fajitas dont even come on a skillet and were luke warm. Plus, the chips were greasy...
  • David H.
    David HartmanJune 18, 2013
    Feed the ducks on the Riverwalk!
  • Edwina L.
    Edwina LammOctober 23, 2016
    Good food, service and on the Riverwalk. Guacamole was disappointing.
  • Jean P.
    Jean PDecember 6, 2013
    El Rio was great ...highly recommended!
  • Neil O.
    Neil OliverApril 22, 2013
    The food is good but the drinks are small and the birds are too much of a nuisance.
  • Mark F.
    Mark FenimoreOctober 2, 2012
    Cheap,bland, out-of-the-box Mexican with over-priced margaritas. Keep walking past this one.
  • Brenda B.
    Brenda BhatiaJuly 20, 2011
    Love this place, we come back year after year.
  • Lorrie
    LorrieMarch 17, 2013
    Great Margaritas but was disappointed in the fajitas.
  • Adi
    AdiMay 24, 2013
    LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. The food is terrible. Tortillas, beans, and rice are store bought. They use frozen fajita meat and charge you $15 for the "fajita" plate.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BarriosAugust 26, 2013
    Always good food and good scenery.
  • Cary G.
    Cary GonserOctober 29, 2015
    Good food, great location!
  • Sonya T.
    Sonya TylerApril 13, 2012
    Wonderful food, beautiful setting.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KowalNovember 5, 2011
    The sangria is not that good. Vegi paella is good.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BellApril 10, 2014
    Taco salad good. Margarita just so so.
  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa F.August 21, 2012
    Try their sangria flavored Margarita!
  • Paige B.
    Paige BMarch 17, 2011
    Vegetarian enchiladas are delicious.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JeterApril 1, 2011
    Fastest service ever had once seated. Food was good and priced right.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShellMarch 19, 2012
    Watch out for the ducks, they are fiesty.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MApril 6, 2013
    First restaurant on the river.
  • Meghan L.
    Meghan LlewellynSeptember 4, 2011
    queso con carne made the wait worth while
  • Susan B.
    Susan BurkFebruary 3, 2013
    Great guacamole!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RoseNovember 20, 2013
    Nothing better than sharing a 60 oz margarita!!
  • Ansel W.
    the enchiladas and salsa
  • Charlie R.
    Charlie RileyJune 25, 2013
    Enchilada Platter FTW
  • Liz D.
    Liz DominguezApril 14, 2012
  • Scott B.
    Scott BrookhartFebruary 13, 2016
    Soft tacos enchiladas
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DuebnerMarch 3, 2015
    Good quesadillas and margaritas.
  • Coley D.
    Coley DizeJanuary 15, 2013
    Shiner Bock & chips @ Riverwalk
  • Vonia
    VoniaNovember 2, 2014
    The Oldest Dining Locale @ The RiverWalk!!!!!....
  • Karen K.
    Karen KriskaJuly 22, 2012
    Excellent Margaritas!
  • Shane P.
    Shane PhillipsNovember 2, 2014
    Margarita delicious
  • Brenna A.
    Brenna AnsleyOctober 20, 2013
    Food arrived cold. Fast service.
  • Dawn Nicole B.
    Dawn Nicole BaldwinMarch 12, 2010
    Green enchiladas are amazing. Riverwalk was fun to see... lots to do
  • Chris B.
    Chris BradshawMarch 25, 2012
    Eat their food on the river cruise!
  • @amwiii
    @amwiiiFebruary 15, 2013
    Have 'em sing u a song!!!
  • Kelley B.
    Kelley BennettNovember 5, 2010
    More great margaritas. I love San Antonio!
  • Shawn T.
    Shawn ThomasNovember 5, 2010
    Great waiter! Good margaritas!
  • Ashleigh E.
    Ashleigh EndicottSeptember 1, 2012
    Great atmosphere!!
  • Fernando Gabriel P.
    The line is too long and they don't take reservations-fail.
  • Tammy L.
    Tammy Lewis DevineyApril 12, 2013
    Great place!
  • Marc A.
    Marc AlvarezJuly 5, 2012
    Simply THE BEST!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GrundemannFebruary 1, 2015
    Prices are good, food's not bad
  • Heather H.
    Heather HaywoodJuly 1, 2011
    It's allll about riverside dining w/ a peach margarita!
  • Alice Lee
    Alice LeeMay 9, 2014
    Always good Tex-Mez
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew ParenteDecember 22, 2011
    American Express special doesn't seem to work here...
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BaileyJuly 28, 2014
    Typical tourist trap with crappy Mexican food. I bet they didn't serve this crap in the 40's when they first opened.
  • Lorena M.
    Lorena MedinaMay 22, 2016
    The hostesses sucked and especially our waiter Miguel! Never again! Even the presentation of the food was trash. I don't recommend this place.
  • Robert P.
    Robert P.March 31, 2015
    ALL GOOD HERE...:-)
  • Gabriel V.
    Gabriel VillafrancaSeptember 16, 2014
    Tomar una cerveza álamo en la terraza de casa río no tiene precio
  • Santiago D.
    Santiago DuarteOctober 28, 2014
    Local mexicano con vistas al canal y buena comida tex-mex.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Bien mexicano el lugar. Comida rica, agitado, mucha gente, muchos niños.
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