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The River’s Edge Café & Patio, San Antonio, TX

The River’s Edge Café & Patio

4.0
4
63 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican

Situated on the famed San Antonio River Walk, Rivers Edge offers the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even just a delicious cocktail to relax and enjoy the view. Steps away from the Historic Alamo and in nestled inside the Hilton Palacio del Rio. Executive Chef Benjamin Callahan and his team create traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern flare and presentation. Try our classic Molcajetas or Birria Quesatacos our signature dishes.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 270-0786

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Callahan

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Hot Spot

  • San Antonio

    Scenic View

  • San Antonio

    Hot Spot

  • San Antonio

    Scenic View

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  1. MF

    MiamiFoodie

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Mediocre Mexican food. Riverwalk is good for drinks & sites. For good food stay in the city.

  2. LO

    LucilleO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service! Manager and staff were very accommodating. Food was quite good. Our group enjoyed River's Edge immensely.

  3. D

    Dunwurkin

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    liked it all

  4. JG

    JayneG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter, Tony, was very attentive and helped explain the dishes per our questions. We had the enchilada suiza which was very, very good. We sat on the patio, next to the Riverwalk, and enjoyed the ambiance and the view. I would definitely return. In addition to the food and the ambiance, Tony, our waiter, topped everything off with his outstanding service.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great atmosphere… will be a regular stop!

  6. T

    Tony

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Restaurant was ok. Service and staff were nice… we didn’t get a final notice that it was closed at 14:00 hrs and the kitchen closed before we even knew it… food was ok thou!

  7. FL

    FLOYDS

    Mississippi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Ate outside on the river walk. A lot of passersby. Jacob our server was attentive and not obtrusive. The food was delivered almost the same time as the appetizers. The food tasted good and was of good portions. It was not as hot as you'd think it should be. Perped ahead maybe?? Overall it was good and watching the bustle of the Riverwalk was enjoyable.

  8. JG

    JerryG

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Very limited dinner menu. Food was fine but not really what we would of ordered if there had been more options. Maybe stick to this place for breakfast which seems more like there specialty.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food was good but not what we ordered. Waitstaff was friendly when present but we felt ignored. And oddly, they told us they had no room for us to eat without reservations , but we left and immediately made a reservation on open table for a time 10 min later than when we were there. Made no sense and somewhat off-putting. Quiet and location nice.

  10. CH

    CarrieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Banessa was fabulous as was the food and drinks!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    Our server Rayshawn was awesome. He made the experience better. He saw we were not taken care of sitting for a while. He got us all taken care of. Like everything they are short staffed. Food was great. There was a very loud drunk young guy that was with his mom I belive disturbing everyone. No management approached them. Saw tables not being wiped down and people being seated. Nice location in Hilton on Riverwalk.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Overall bad experience

  13. J

    Jeff

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    We ate outside and it was lovely. Food was very good, good Margarita, great bartenders.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    First night to in San Antonio!

  15. AL

    AshleighL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved it! Planning to return again this week! It was excellent.

  16. KL

    KirkL

    Milwaukee

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Disappointed, very much a hotel breakfast, nothing unique or special. Service was good. Food average at best. Great location on riverwalk. Convenient for Hilton guest, but not worth going too if you are not at hotel.

  17. M

    Michelle

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great view of the river!

  18. BM

    BrianM

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A unique Mexico-inspired menu you won’t find many other places. Perfect location on The Riverwalk.

  19. MS

    MarkS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food, well seasoned and flavorful; friendly knowledgeable and fun service.

    The River’s Edge Café & PatioResponded on March 16, 2022

    Thank you for visiting and for your review! We love our team and are happy to you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

  20. TF

    TomF

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and great service.

    The River’s Edge Café & PatioResponded on March 16, 2022

    Thank you TomF! Stop back in anytime you are in the area! Hope to see you again soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Terrible service and overpriced food. A huge disappointment.

    The River’s Edge Café & PatioResponded on March 16, 2022

    Sorry to see you didn't enjoy your visit with us. I would love to know more about your experience. Would it be possible for you to reach out to me with some details so that we can learn and grow? -Andrew Gallimore, Director of Food and Beverage (210) 224-1400

  22. CL

    ChristianL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    While the food was good, the service was lacking. And even though the description of the restaurant says the hotel validates valet parking, it does not.

    The River’s Edge Café & PatioResponded on March 16, 2022

    Hi ChristianL, I'm sorry to see you didn't enjoy your visit with us. I would love to know more about your experience. Would it be possible for you to reach out to me with some details so that we can learn and grow? -Andrew Gallimore, Director of Food and Beverage (210) 224-1400

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible. Food was subpar and forgettable. The place was empty yet they couldn’t bring a margarita to our table. When the margarita came it was an awful syrupy mess. Watered down sugary mix… not even served in a proper glass. Awful place. I suspect they will be out of business soon enough

    The River’s Edge Café & PatioResponded on March 16, 2022

    Hi Anonymous, we are terribly sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction. We thought you were happy with us remaking the drinks and taking care of your tab, which is what you told us, but apparently we still weren't on point that night and we are disappointed that we let you down. We would love to invite you back again soon to make it right but we may not be in business by then. How can we make this up to you?

  24. RB

    RonnieB

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food fair value

  25. J

    Jmasei

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    When you look up the menu online you see all these options. When you arrive at the restaurant you're handed a piece of paper with about 4 different options. The restaurant was dead when we got there and we should have known why. Didn't even stay to order any of the 4 options they had. Maybe there should be some kind of advertisement for a limited menu especially for people travelling from out of town. Had to find somewhere else to eat without a reservation and had to wait an hour in the cold. 0-10 would recommend.

  26. JB

    JeffB

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice place for a quick meal and enjoy the view. Very convenient for those staying at the Hilton.

  27. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was fantastic and the patio seating is nice without the crowded feel of other restaurants along the river.

  28. GC

    GuillermoC

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Value for the food is not worth it. Over priced for the quality and flavor of food. Mesh of Mexican with non Mexican doesn't really flow together. The carne asada had really good flavor and was enough to feed 2 people. Staff was great and waitress was so great. She made the night enjoyable.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Saw this restaurant on the open table app. Very conveniently located, you don’t have to walk far if you’re parked nearby. MENU IS VERY LIMITED, but hits all the notes there’s something for everyone. We tried the carne asada and the birria “plates” both were VERY good. The food is a priced a little higher than “normal” Mexican food, BUT it it worth the price. Servings are good size and the food was VERY GOOD! Poblano rice was delicious as were the black beans. We both had cocktails from their menu and they were good size for the price and very tasty. The only disappointment was that I asked for corn tortillas with my Birria and they told me they didn’t have any as those tortillas were “only for the tacos that are on the menu” Otherwise I would’ve give it 5 stars. I’ve never been to a Restaurant where they don’t give you what’s available in the kitchen (I would’ve paid for them). And the flour tortillas were packaged not homemade. Not. A big deal since the food was that good. The inside of the restaurant is very quiet. If you sit outside as we did- it’s loud. We sat closer to the pub next door, but we didn’t mind the music- as it was very entertaining. I did like that you’re on the riverwalk but people aren’t actually walking right by you as you’re eating like other restaurants on the riverwalk. It’s sectioned off so it feels private, yet on the riverwalk. We would visit again.

  30. S

    Sueno

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Overall, the chicken fajitas were very good as were the rice and the beans that accompanied it. However, the tortilla chips were not warm and some were even cold and greasy - not an appetizing combination. The tortillas that came with the fajitas were also not fresh or hot. They had hardened and were tough to eat. What could have been a great meal was marred by these easily correctable flaws. The service was good.

  31. ON

    OliviaNicoler

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family was visiting out of town and made last minute reservations for dinner here. We sat outside right next to the river walk! It was such a fun experience. We ordered the Birria taco dinner special and it was a hit! We’ll definitely be back.

  32. P

    Plentiful

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the maître d’ that greeted us to the waitress was fantastic. The food was amazing! I had the chicken enchiladas with black beans and rice. It was very elegantly arranged and superb flavors throughout. I highly recommend this clean, exquisite restaurant. The waitress was prompt and friendly, truly caring And we even got to sit right near the river walk. Couldn’t have been a better evening. Thank you to the chef you obviously knows what he’s doing!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Todo bien, lindo lugar, desayuno rico

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Restaurant Week visit!!

  35. w

    wmsivdds

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Had the Sunday brunch - very good, except we'd had breakfast- our bad. Was hoping for their regular menu- still had some great chicken enchiladas - great spot on river- close to everything but quiet and more private as well- pleasant atmosphere and good service. would recommend!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Great view!

  37. J

    John

    San Antonio

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Food and drinks are excellent, but they are completely short-staffed due to the continued idiocy of the Federal Over-Compensation insurance and no one taking on server jobs in SA. Three people handling way too many tables.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best fajitas I ever had!!

  39. G

    Goodwins

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    The food was good but the menu was too limited

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Queso, Sweet Tea and then we had some awesome Shrimp fajitas.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The River’s Edge Café & Patio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 270-0786.

The River’s Edge Café & Patio is rated 4 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The River’s Edge Café & Patio

200 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX 78205-3213

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Callahan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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