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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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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (122 reviews)
“street tacos” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
245 E Commerce St, Suite 100 River Level, San Antonio, TX 78205-2902
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1 - 10 of 1,528 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was in town for a conference and went to Rita’s several times during the week. The food was good. I recommend the pork street tacos. A must have is their salsa a little hot but some of the best I ever had.

Thank William H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rita’s is the perfect spot if you want to eat on the Riverwalk. We sat outside and was just steps from the River. The food was very good also. I would recommend this place if you are looking for that neat place for lunch with...More

Thank gnevels
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Rita's on the River and were not very impressed. The food was average Mexican fare. Perhaps some of the dishes we did not try were outstanding but the presentation and quality our food can be found in most Mexican restaurants. The Codigo Margarita...More

Thank Ray-n-Sol
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rita's is the third Mexican restaurant on the Riverwalk that we have tried this week. Best complimentary chips we've had (perhaps too salty for some people). And their fresh-made salsa was excellent. Each of us ordered different enchilada plates. My wife wasn't impressed with her...More

Thank 442richard
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sat outside in the patio area (several fans blowing) even though it was 103 degrees that day. Service was good and I had a view of Riverwalk, which was fantastic. Ordered the oversized burrito which was delicious. There is also live table-to-table Mariachi music playing....More

Thank Billyboy2391
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for providing feedback on your dining experience . We look forward to serving you again the next time your in the area

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large house margarita was $12 and was just ok. Salsa was not homemade; food was low end texmex at a high end price. We ate inside due to the heat but still had a couple pigeons walking the floor - yuk. Service was good but...More

Thank Joseph S
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Joseph at Ritas we take pride in serving great margaritas in a fun enviroment. We apologize it was just ok. Our salsa is made fresh daily. We do hope you will stop in and give us a second chance next time your in the area

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outdoors and enjoyed the atmosphere. Our waitress, Evelina, was great-pleasant and efficient. Had Corona with lime that bees loved but quickly flew away. Enjoyed a chicken taco salad and enchiladas. Would try again.

Thank bli1220
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your business and your feedback. We will pass this along to Eve

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was overly crowded with tables and rather loud. The salsa was not very good at all; the rest of our meal was OK. Service was lacking as well; our drinks were not kept refilled. There are so many options to eat on the...More

Thank sidebones
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

At Ritas we strive to provide great TexMex with wonderful service. We apologize that was not provided to you at the time you dined with us. Could you email brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com with your servers name and date you dined with us

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average meal in a Mexican restaurant . Service was very slow and quite below par from what I’ve seen on this trip. My meal was quite honestly revolting and inedible. I was there with 3 other people - my husbands meal was adequate but he...More

Thank gilljm
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. We would like to look further into the slow service if you could email brandy.montalvo@ritasontheriver.com with the servers name and date you dined with us

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My associate and I were in search of Tex Mex or something of that nature while attending a conference in San Antonio. We came across Rita’s on the River. We were seated immediately, but it took quite some time for someone to take our drink...More

Thank carey623
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon

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JF951
18 December 2017|
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Response from Ritas T | Property representative |
We are closed on Christmas Eve to allow our staff time with family.
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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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
Description
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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