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Rita's on the River

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, ,
245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
+1 210-227-7482
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (114 reviews)
“margarita's” (33 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to eat on the RiverWalk, plenty of room that includes patio seating! Food and service were both excellent as well as the adult beverages! The Mariachi Band was an added benefit for our pleasure!

Thank Malissa C
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were vacationing in San Antonio. I feel like Rita's on the River is a true Tex Mex restaurant. The food was great. We enjoyed the mariachi band play at our table, that was nice.

Thank Dee A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our meals at Rita's this evening. Recommended by concierge where we were staying and we also had a coupon to use. We eat Mexican food a lot all around Texas and this was good food but not exceptional. What was really good was the...More

Thank June C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For this place to specialize in Margaritas, there frozen Strawberry Margarita that I got was horrible. After having a conversation with my waiter about strawberry being $1 more, he brings me a regular margarita and then says "Oh, did you want strawberry?"... like that was...More

Thank crazydazes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Margaritas were ah-mazing!! We had a great time having drinks and nachos! We also enjoyed the mariachi band!

Thank ldavidson78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a vegetarian enchiladas and vegetarian Fujitas from the vegetarian menu and a chalupa plate from the regular menu. The veggie beans( veggie enchiladas) had ground beef and fujitas had beef. The servers were professional enough to admit the mistake and tried to resolve...More

Thank abhishekrawat1
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I sincerly apologize for your dining experience. If you could email brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com so we can discuss this

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous menu! I'd like to go back just to keep trying all the great menu choices. Friendly staff who specifically come to tables of service members to thank & honor them. Seating inside or out. A variety of beverage options. Oh, they'll custom make guacamole...More

Thank Rick Sherrie A
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolling along the river we knew we wanted Mexican food for dinner. Rita's is right in the heart of the busy river walk. Atmosphere was great for people watching. Food was so so.

Thank PeachtreeTraveler
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your feedback. Could you let us know what entrees you tried by emailing brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive drinks! Tiny appetizers. Generous chips and salsa. Looks like a good place to have a birthday party. Wait staff was good. $6 for a draft beer is too much!

Thank tetzman
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your business and hope that you will stop in and celebrate with us soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this place, but I should have listened to the reviews..the waiter ignored us, he forgot what my husband ordered, he forgot my water.. no napkins or coaster for our beer, so condensation was everywhere.. we had to flag down someone...More

Thank MilSpse
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Questions & Answers
Robin P
25 December 2016|
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Response from photojohn | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but I would think all of the restaurants on the river would be open for business.
Mister V
16 September 2016|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Outside and indoor seating open to everyone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-227-7482
  • E-mail
Delicious Tex-Mex is only the beginning! From wonderful sizzling fajitas to world-famous margaritas and plenty of other options, Rita's on the River has become popular on the River Walk as the place "Where we take our friends from out of town." Complete with live mariachis, indoor and patio seating along the river, we serve up delicious local favorites. We are located only three blocks from the Alamo and offer stairs and an elevator to assist you from the street level down to the river level. Bring the whole family and enjoy the complete Tex-Mex River Walk experience at Rita's on the River!
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