Ritas-on-the-River-historyRita’s on the River is known by many as the place “Where we take our friends from out of town” and has become nationally famous as a must-visit restaurant on the San Antonio River Walk. Along with ample river seating, Rita’s is known for our delicious margaritas, handmade tortillas and hot sizzling fajitas.

Come enjoy the river-side breeze, live mariachis, and the colorful Tex-Mex flavors of San Antonio on the most beautiful stretch of the River. Most guests enjoy one of our many local dishes, but if vegetarian or gluten friendly is best, we offer that as well!

If you are looking for a restaurant that the whole family will enjoy, look no further! Rita’s on the River is your destination for the full Tex-Mex experience right here on the San Antonio River Walk!

We are a dog friendly restaurant! Bring your four legged friend and enjoy some great food and drinks.

Rita’s on the River is proud to offer a new approach to serving the city’s hearing impaired community. We are partnered with Deaf Link, a company using new technology that helps us to provide a live interpreter via the Internet along with our friendly staff to enhance their dining experience. Please come and visit us and be sure to ask your server for the Deaf Link service.

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Rita’s Family of Businesses

Rita’s on the River is part of a “Rita’s” family of businesses including Rio Plaza, the Center for special events, Pizzarita’s, Bonita Rita’s, Mercado Rita’s and Justin’s Ice Cream. The Rita’s phenomenon is located within Rio Plaza, a private event venue on the River Walk with six private spaces for 20 to over 1000 guests.

Come to Rita’s for delicious tex-mex cuisine, extraordinary margaritas and an awesome good time! Then shop ’til you drop at Mercado Rita’s or have a pizza at Pizzarita’s followed by a handmade creamy treat at Justin’s!



Rio Plaza
245 E Commerce St,
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 293-6110

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245 E Commerce St,
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 293-7482

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Mercado Rita’s
245 E. Commerce
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 293-610

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Justin’s Ice Cream Company
245 E. Commerce
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 222-2707