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146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223 (St. Mary's)
+1 210-222-2362
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue 23:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Georgetown, Texas
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Graduation/Prom/Spurs playoff weekend, the place was humming!!! We waited 45 minutes for a table, but from previous experience knew it was worth the wait, and we were not disappointed. Food is above average Tex-Mex.

Thank Anne V
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm in love with their enchiladas. So far I've not had a bad meal at this establishment anf their prices are reasonable. Also, the service has always been outstanding. If you are staying close to the riverwalk this is a great place to eat.

Thank 753tamarah
San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Acenar restaurant is on the river walk in downtown San Antonio. Service and food was great. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. We had appetizers and drinks to start our get together. Our meals were excellent. Everything was cooked to perfection.

Thank Ray02rodriguez
Henderson, Nevada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You really need reservations they are always busy and we understood why. The food was great and service was great as well. On the River walk and definitely has a variety on the menu, lively upbeat atmosphere. We loved it!!

Thank michelle p
San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have good drinks and good food selection. The patio is nice and affords a great view of everything. They have an elevator for those needing assistance to get down to the patio. Great place for meals before a show at the Majestic.

Thank Carolina E
Burleson, Texas
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our meal at Acenar. Everything was delicious and our waiter was super friendly and attentive. My husband had the fajitas and said they were the tastiest he's ever had. I had chicken enchiladas and they were delicious. The guacamole and pico de gallo was also very tasty. My sangria on the rocks was good and my husband enjoyed... More 

Thank makin-memories
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344 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had reservations and were seated promptly outside along the river. The food was fantastic and very quick. They were flexible with our menu modifications too. This is a great restaurant.

Thank maxpaste
Ulm, Germany
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Acenar tonight for dinner. We had to wait 30 min until a table was free. The Food was pretty good but pricey. The Service was friendly and very fast.

Thank Maki1992
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an enchilada dish that had a special seasoning that was delightful. And of course Margaritas Marianne had a chimichanga. A pleasant atmosphere

Thank Jim B
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed sitting at the bar. we ate some amazing food and quick service plus the bartenders are super nice.

Thank Danielle W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
    (St. Mary's)
  • Public Transportation: Yes
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-222-2362
Acenar...A culinary explosion of flavors created by restaurateur Lisa Wong ...an expression of Latino Passion and Pizzazz! This blend of authentic Mexican recipes and culinary artistic flair has created unique tastes that will ignite your senses... Savor our crab tacos, duck tinga, cabrito, four versions of tantalizing enchiladas, seafood fideo, or three-mole ossobuco. Then cool down the spice with a little ice and sip on a mescal elixir, melon mojito
or Acenar's signature hand-shaken margarita. Enjoy these taste sensations in the most unique space on the River Walk - whether you choose to dine on the scenic patio or the below the linticular mural offering up a slice of Latino life... Acenar will serve up an unforgettable sensory experience. Located on Houston Street along the eastern bank of the San Antonio River Walk next to the Hotel Valencia. Acenar... Hot Mex - Cool Bar. Ignite your senses!

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