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The Original Mexican Restaurant

££ - £££Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
+1 210-224-9951
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
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“cheesecake” (15 reviews)
“carne guisada” (8 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
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Reviewed today

A great restaurant and open 24 hours. I had a Taco Salad and it was big enough to serve two people. Reasonably priced and the alcohol was also affordable. They are pet friendly and we were allowed to bring our small dog onto the patio...More

Thank Bargain2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an average Mexican restaurant. I wasn’t that impressed with my food but my husband really enjoyed his gigante burrito though. The salsa was very spicy. It was very quick even though they were busy. We didn’t order drinks but the table next to...More

Thank Amyandshaun
Reviewed 4 days ago

They are located right on the Riverwalk, and the food and atmosphere are average. I had a margarita and chicken quesadillas. The place is definitely on the casual size and perhaps this is nice as they keep prices reasonable, and the food was fine. If...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got a lovely seat right by the river . While you order , you are given a large bowl of chips . The ducks who reside at the river are very fond of them and provided much entertainment with their attempts to get the...More

Thank suziewong101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate dinner at the Original Mexican Restaurant on the Riverwalk! Portions are really huge, food was great service was awesome. Manager, Cesar, came out and spent time and was genuine about his care that we were happy and satisfied. Mariachi music here and very nice....More

Thank jj j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the area with a small youth group, after waiting for another place to seat us we wondered into The Original. Staff was outstanding bring chips and salsa until we could not eat more, brought extra tortillas with us asking and stayed on...More

Thank BCSO321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not the best Mexican restaurant on the Riverwalk by far. It may be the original but it really needs to improve. Service was average just like the rest of the place. We ordered margarita which came in a plastic glass. Also the salsa...More

Thank SteveG98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was a good guy trying to make a connection with us and trying hard to upsell us on various drink options. The food was really middle of the road. The place also has one of those eating contests. Eat an 8 pound burrito...More

Thank Eforce1962
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Plenty of options for Mexican/Tex-Mex on the Riverwalk. This one is ok to average. Enjoyed the appetizers and dessert. Great Cheesecake! The main course, enchiladas,rice & refried beans were missing something-not sure what it was but it caused the entire experience to be mediocre.

Thank donjuancan
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Portions were on the small side and the food was only average. The margaritas were pretty good though and we enjoyed our view of the riverwalk while dining.

Thank Foodieforu68
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-9951
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