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Casa Rio

) #56 of 4,011 Restaurants in San Antonio ££ - £££ Mexican, , Latin
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-225-6718
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“chips and salsa” (158 reviews)
“tamales” (119 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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11 - 20 of 2,770 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the Marriott Riverwalk, and on a Monday night, we waited about 30 minutes to sit at a table by the river. We really enjoyed watching the boats go by and all the wildlife. The baby ducklings are so cute! The margaritas are...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casa Rio was recommended by frequent visitors we met on the Riverwalk Boat Cruise. It is one of the older establishments on the riverwalk. The food was great with appropriate portion sizes (not too much). Our server, Hilda, was very attentive even though they were...More

Thank bndakidz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an ok Mexican restaurant. Not our favorite, but it's one of the better eating places on the Riverwalk. The taco salad is good.

Thank KimHughes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casa Rio was recommended to us so we decided to give it a shot! It's a great setting right on the river walk! The Mexican food is great! Salsa had great flavor! Everything we had was great! We would go back when we come back!

Thank Briana R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always eat here when I visit SA. They serve good (not great) food. The location is perfect. Reading the history (provided on the menus) is always a treat.

Thank david k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the Riverwalk and just a few steps from the boat tour. We were seated quicker than expected, and the inside has an older feel and a touch of old smell but that was not a problem. The salsa was completely different than what...More

1  Thank CS L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at Casa Rio & the food was delicious so much so that we returned the following day for lunch. The location is perfect & the staff are helpful & friendly

1  Thank triciatregunna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is traditional tex mex. Queso was very delicious, and the atmosphere by the river was nice. They were able to get our large group of 10 seated within 10 minutes. Margaritas were a bit watered down, but everyone enjoyed their meal and had a...More

1  Thank Mandi D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all they don't make to to orders. I went to this place alone. They made me wait for a table. So I did. Sorta rude staff. They could not put my food into a plastic container to make it to go by customer...More

1  Thank Alondra R
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so sorry to hear this. I've brought this up to management and we will be addressing it with our staff. It has been hard to accommodate to-go orders in the past because of how busy our regular service is, but we should have handled...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in San Antonio for work and googled Mexican Restaurant near Marriott Riverwalk hotel and this establishment pop up. I read reviews and they were pretty good, so I informed 8 other co-workers to lets come here. The service was horrible, our waiter was...More

Thank Misterteee S
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Sally P
Are your tortillas handmade?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Parimal m | Reviewed this property |
Definitely! The chips are amazing and very authentic and fresh!
If a member of the party doesn't care for Mexican food is there another option?
21 March 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Property representative |
Yes, they offer burger, grilled fish, salads, soups, grilled chicken, ribeye, and much more!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-6718
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Over the centuries, all who found their way to this area have been blessed by the river and the abundance of life that its water has provided. For the native American hunters and gatherers, the numerous deer, bear, mountain lions, alligators, raccoons, squirrels, cats, coyote and javelinas provided ample meat along with fish and water fowl.

The Spaniards, exploring their way north out of Mexico through deserts and semi-arid South Texas, found the timber, fertile soil, and clear water well suited for their purposes of settlement and colonization. The river, first named St. Anthony de Padua, was soon diverted into channels and acequias for irrigation of fields and household use.

The first bridge built to span the river was here at Commerce Street. The priests at the Alamo were afraid the easy access by the soldiers from the garrison would endanger the women of the mission. The bugle call of "El Deguello", from Santa Anna's army came from these banks. It signaled, no quarters, utter destruction, and no mercy for the defenders of the Alamo.

As the mission period gave way to a more established society, the river was used for numerous bath houses natatoriums, breweries, and mills. San Antonio began a romance with the river with festivals, fairs, parties and picnics on the banks.

The restaurant founded in 1946 by Alfred F. Beyer, sits on land first granted title in 1777 by the King of Spain. The Spanish Colonial period hacienda became the core of the new business. The cedar door and window lintels, the fireplace, and thick rock walls, are still evident inside the building.

Casa Rio was the first San Antonio business to open its doors to the River and take advantage of the River's setting. Canoes, gondolas, and paddle boats, evolving into tour and dinner boats, began here and helped create the Riverwalk of today.
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