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Casa Rio

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
+1 210-225-6718
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (243 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (184 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
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Reviewed yesterday

Was suggested by the boat driver as the oldest restaurant on the Riverwalk and German owned as a Mexican establishment. Probably should try German food as the Mexican is nothing special. Also arrived just after opening and it still took over 30 minutes to get...More

Thank W.S. W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Casa Rio is right on the River Walk. We ventured over our first day after passing it on the Rio Boat tour. Happy Hour is $4 house margaritas from 3pm until 6. This includes two free baskets of warm chips and salsa. It is packed...More

Thank alphagirl63
Reviewed 2 days ago

Besides being in a convenient location close to the Alamo the food is great. I have dined here several times over the years but this time the weather was perfect and so was the food and the wait staff!!

Thank Cyndy F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here for lunch. Place was very busy outside but not inside. Seated quickly and server was somewhat slow getting to us and there were only 2 tables taken in his station. Took order of margarita and 2 waters, He brought drinks but no water....More

Thank revrick33
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So sorry to hear this. I have passed this along to management and it will be addressed. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went in the evening and it was crowded for Spring Break. The server was good , but he was pretty busy. My husband had the shrimp cocktail and he said it was good. I had a bowl of tortilla soup. It was a smaller...More

Thank kbentley
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Unfortunately, we do not serve shrimp cocktail so this must have been a different restaurant. Glad you enjoying your river walk experience though!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was terrible. I was so upset we wasted our one dinner in San Antonio here. The queso came out with a thick skin on it. We had to ask three times for chips. When the food finally did come out it was terrible,...More

Thank zasha46
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm so sorry to hear this. I promise everything is made freshly in house, but thank you for your feedback and I will share your comments with management.

Reviewed 6 days ago

When attending classes at the convention center, my hubby and I try to stop by at least once for lunch. We like to beat the lunch rush by getting there asap after 11:OO a.m. They have an accessible back entrance to the restaurant of off...More

Thank Kindra G
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Kindra! You are very smart to arrive at 11am. When we have the busiest week of the year over Spring Break, it helps to come at the start or end of lunch or dinner rather than in the middle of the rush.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We waited one hour to be seated, then service was so slow. None of our dinners were good, actually the worst Mexican I have ever had. Only highlight was the guacamole and chili con caso which were very good. Margarita was also decent. Save your...More

Thank lehrtrip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place at best was mediocre the food was okay and the service took a while to get settled I wouldn't try again

Thank justin h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful lunch at Casa Rio, the oldest restaurant on the River Walk. The food was excellent, the service was good and the views of the river and the River Walk were perfect. Highly recommend!

Thank Anthony R
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your five star review!

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11 July 2017|
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Response from marycathyjoneslmp | Reviewed this property |
Yes & sooo good
Rachel T
21 June 2017|
Response from Barbvan | Reviewed this property |
I didn't, must be Trip Advisor. Hope you had a good time.
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29 May 2017|
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Yes- everything is fresh and authentic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
  • 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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