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Original Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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528 River WALK St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
+1 210-224-9951
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very excited to be seated quickly at an outside table on the beautiful weather. Originally we were sitting down for happy hour drinks and a few apps. This quickly grew into a lot of appetizers and more happy hour Margaritas. The mariachi band played Happy Birthday for our 14 year old. The wandering music was complimentary for the... More 

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Thank Annette K
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is hard to make bad Mexican food but these were the worst tacos I have ever had. I know it's on the Riverwalk, tourist trap, but I gave it a shop because I was hungry. Tacos tasted very institutional, as if made in advance for 500 people. Now the happy hour is every day, yes everyday, from noon to... More 

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Thank HeyCath2602
Bullard, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking along the riverwalk to see if I could find good texmex The service was great... I hope that this review will not reflect on them The queso, 8 bucks by the way, was so chalky it was inedible. I'm serious, it was very bad. The menu was horribly limited. Very few things I would recommend. The enchilada... More 

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Thank agswin00
Illinois
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232 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good local food, had good time relaxing with friends and enjoying local beers! Open all night and along the river walk!

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Thank Steven L
Tampa, Florida
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off I want to say the service was excellent! The food, not so much. We got the chicken enchilada and chicken chimichanga. They both were served with rice and refried beans and the portions were large, however they did not have much flavor at all. It looked like it was canned chicken just wrapped in the tortilla and served... More 

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Thank tadjr
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I had lunch here after walking around the River Walk and checking out the various places to eat. They had a lunch special that was several dollars less than the other Tex/Mex places. We were not disappointed in the atmosphere, service or price. I had a combo plate with beans and rice for $10 and wife had same.

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Thank Don49680
Fort Worth, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and sitting right on the Riverwalk. Not packed so a beautiful relaxing breakfast. The Godfather

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Thank Jim A
Austin, Texas, United States
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on 12/28 and the Riverwalk was packed with people as it's the Christmas holiday and the Alamo Bowl was going on-so we were expecting the wait. Our wait was about 15 minutes and we were sat adjacent to the stairs away from hustle of the crowds. We ordered the "Fajita Fiesta"-fajita plate for two with rice borracho... More 

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Thank Netza G
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was visiting San Antonio on Christmas. Not much was open around noon on the river walk, fiancé and I were in the mood for Tex-Mex. we gave this place a shot. My fiancé ordered a michelada and I a margarita. Drinks were terrible. Her michelada wasn't spicy at all, my margarita was too Limey and no alcohol. We ordered fajitas.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I admit things are a little different on Christmas Eve when you want to dine out late night among a group of 10 or so. But when you see guest who arrived later than you are being served and after an hour you are still stuck with your drink and nachos, then you will realize something is not right.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?