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Cantina del Rio

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, ,
1299 Gruene Rd, Overlooking Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-620-5801
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (29 reviews)
“burger” (34 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1299 Gruene Rd, Overlooking Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Of all the restaurants where we ate while in the Austin Texas area, this was our favorite. The Tex-Mex food was excellent and very fresh. We had the fish tacos with beans and rice.....so good!! Our waitress was friendly and fun with lots of good...More

Thank Blooms65
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Went with some friends and sat outside, beautiful fall day and could see the Guadalupe River flowing by. They bought us out chips and salsa and our drinks. We ordered The Fish Tacos with boracho beans. It was more than enough for us and tasted...More

Thank jim1mari
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had the fajitas dinner and it was pretty good, meat was tender. Beans were a little plain but the rice was very bland. Service was great and enjoyed the outdoor patio.

Thank torino7788564
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had Sunday lunch here and found the place to be a good value for the money. It had good salsa and chips and great margaritas.

Thank wagonerfamily2012
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We normally eat at the Gristmill when we come to Gruene, but we didn't want to wait the 45 minutes for two this time. Cantina del Rio was busy, but only had to wait 15 minutes at the bar and had some delicious chips and...More

Thank Gringo-Master
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had lunch on a hot Saturday afternoon. Nice crispy, warm chips and great salsa but the first basket of chips were a lot of small broken pieces making it difficult to scoop any salsa. The second basket that was brought was much better. Beef...More

Thank likenmo
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

First time here and ordered the beef fajitas for 2 which came with your choice of beans, rice, choice of tortillas and a side plate of toppings. We found it really good and also too much, had to take some home. Staff was friendly and...More

Thank BruceKingshott
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Not a fan of TexMex but tried this place because we got a coupon in the mail for a 2 for 1 meal offer. Read the reviews about it being hot but luckily they had their window air conditioners running the day we were there....More

1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The food and servce is mediocre. If you visit during the summer months, be prepared to sweat as most of the seating is outdoors.

Thank scotthU5247QA
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter wanted to celebrate the last night of her birthday weekend here. With the temp of 100, there is no indoor sitting. Food was ok. when I asked about a birthday cake for her, I was told they don't do anything special for birthdays....More

1  Thank vharris2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Gruene Rd, Overlooking Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-620-5801
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