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The Original Mexican Restaurant

528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
+1 210-224-9951
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
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“carne guisada” (9 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
528 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Seemed like a good idea to have dinner along the river. The mosquitoes were the only ones having a good meal. Tourists sitting still outside for an extended period of time are easy targets.

1  Thank GreatTraveltime
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average Mexican food. I'm sure there are better places.Came here because hotel staff recommended. Not horrible but you can do better. The margaritas were not very good, way to sweet.

Thank Ernesto V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Margaritas were awful. Cheap happy hour drink liquor......UCK !!!!! Nasty dirty on the patio over looking the river. Waitress copped a attitude when we said drink & tastless salsa is all. So we left. Keep walking......

Thank mbmindy29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great. Our server was knowledgeable. Beer was cold. However, the food seemed to be more Tex Mex than I anticipated.

Thank missyork10
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We walked along the river looking for a Mexican restaurant. Make sure you look at the menu prior to sitting down. We wanted a standard lunch selection. Some of the places are more exotic and not what I would look for at lunch. The food...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

If you love TxMex then just pass this place by. Its dirty, service is lousy and the food is embarrassing. This picture says it all. This is supposed to be combo fajitas? Its just plane lazy.

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We felt the server was friendly and attentive. Restaurant was so busy it made service slow. Overpriced for slightly underwhelming food.

Thank ericas317
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I used to live in San Antonio, so I know what good Mexican food is. I was staying on the RiverWalk with colleagues who insisted on eating there. I am an agreeable person, so we stopped here. The mariachis were really good, as they usually...More

Thank luv2travelMAP
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner. It was a busy night like all the other joints along the riverwalk. Waited 10-15 mins which wasn't bad at all. The chips and salsa were ok. I ordered an overpriced sangria whirl frozen margarita. It wasn't what I expected but tried...More

Thank Whiskeyhope
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We ate here with people we don't see often while we all attended a conference. We met for breakfast on the recommendation of another conference attendee. The food was good. Eggs, french toast, pancakes were ordered and one had a soft taco with eggs and...More

Thank comfortnurse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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