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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (234 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (189 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2652
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant shares a kitchen with Boudro's, so when we couldn't get a seat there, we lucked into a riverside table at Casa Rio. I was told they share a kitchen but Casa Rio's delicious guacamole is prepared in the kitchen rather than tableside. The...More

Thank TravelDibbs
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best thing that I can say is that I ate there twice in a 5 day stay! The location is neat on the River Walk. I ate inside once and outside once. Inside the restaurant is nothing special to look at but outside you...More

Thank johntO3966SI
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Casa Rio is set along one of the more picturesque sections of the River walk. Sitting on the patio, sidewalk, or on one of the upper balconies is a special treat. The Mexican food is excellent. Very tasty. A wide variety of choices in multiple...More

Thank casagtraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

I could eat Tex Mex 5 days a week and I like Casa Rio. We always seem to gravitate to this restaurant when we are in the Riverwalk area. Outside of downtown, there are definitely more interesting places with better food but the ambiance of...More

Thank zinniaqueen
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here for dinner and it was great. Seated right by the river, it was a nice atmosphere. Service was fast and efficient. We got our food in no time! The frozen margarita was so tasty. id recomment trying one. Food is plentiful. We...More

Thank lilrox724
Reviewed 5 days ago

Since we were at the Riverwalk, we decided to find a place to eat. Casa Rio looked interesting so we ate there. Outdoor seating had a long wait but there was no wait inside so we went inside. Service was very good. Prices were very...More

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 5 days ago

enjoyed the restaurant ,but nothing special.i do say that just being on the river walk makes it special----I would go again!!

Thank arubadick
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my second visit to Casa Rio. I was really excited to go back there to eat. It was about 4:30 p.m. when we went to eat. The young lady had to call the host about three times to see if he had any...More

Thank bettslekisha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice outdoor seating on the riverside. Good service,reasonable price, average Tex-Mex style food, conveniently located next to one of the river cruise launch areas. I loved that they had Agua fresca watermelon, I don't usually see this as a beverage choice in Mexican restaurants back...More

Thank Rockinahawdplayse
Elizabeth L, Public Relations Manager at Casa Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We make our own watermelon agua fresca and horchata as a healthier option compared to soda. Glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

River Walk location, outside tables right on river with colorful umbrellas. Sangria was ok. Chips and salsa, ok. Watch for the ducks and birds taking chips. Lol! Chile very good. Flautas good. Guacamole good, had better and freshly made though at other restaurants on River...More

Thank Toritwo
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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.
Sally P
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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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