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“Nice location on the River Walk, bad food, slow service”
Review of Cafe Ole

Cafe Ole
Ranked #1,721 of 4,669 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: View
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Located at the heart of the San Antonio Riverwalk, this is the place to come to satisfy your cravings for delicious Mexican cuisine. We are the home of the Ultimate Fajita and the 60 oz Margarita. We boast a perfect festive atmosphere! Come Enjoy our quaint indoor area or our adjoining patio overlooking one of San Antonio's jewels, our beautiful river.
Parker, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice location on the River Walk, bad food, slow service”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We unfortunately chose to eat here when we were wandering around the River Walk. The service was very slow. The salsa was not great, we ordered a large queso/chips for an appetizer and we got a small (which was very small), but our waitress was never to be found so we just let it go. The food was really bland and overpriced for what we got. I wish we had gone somewhere else. Don't waste your time or money on this place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Riverboat version of Cafe ole”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We decided to try the Cafe ole on the riverboat dinner. It is something we will not be doing again. The food that is normally fantastic was not very good and due to the way it is served was all thrown together on a plate. Much smaller portions than if you eat at the restaurant. We will always go back to the restaurant for dinner but not be doing the boat version. The Godfather

  • Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
446 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Your average Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Mexican restaurant with Italian restaurant next to each other, probably same owner. Quesadilla shrimp is your average quality. Service is good. Salsa sauce is spicy. Drinks are overpriced.

Visited March 2014
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Columbia, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“View is the best part”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

The location is the best part of this restaurant. The service was okay, the salsa was a bit spicy, but the enchiladas were rubbery tasting. The beans had no flavor. The view is lovely, but that's about all there is to like about this place.

Visited March 2014
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good TexmexAmerican”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

There is nothing extra special about the food at Cafe Ole, but it's trusty texmex is a good bet if your undecided about what you want or where you want to eat. The atmosphere of Cafe Ole is the best as it is right on the riverwalk and is pretty shaded. We like to eat here for lunch. The fajitas are really good. We have always had hot food and good service. Margaritas pretty tasty as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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