Word on the Riverwalk

Why Choose Rita’s

Instead of us telling you why you should come visit us and try our monster margaritas, our pet-friendly riverwalk venue or our delicious Tex-Mex food menu – we thought words from past guests would be a better way!

Thank you so much for your donation to the Valor Games! We will use it as a prize to a lucky participant. I hope we are able to work with Rita’s on the River in the future!Β 

San Antonio Sports

Thank you, thank you! Love the tee…and those fish tacos! πŸ™‚
β€” Sheryl Longnecker
Thanks again for helping us make our daughters’ 18th birthday a special event. She and her friends had a great time and the food and service was excellent. Please tell Jeffrey how much we appreciate him.


The Cramers

I just wanted to take the time to convey our thanks to you and Rita’s on the River for your generous support of our Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers Puppy Fiesta 2016. Thanks to you, our event was a huge success. We were able to host over 200 raisers and guests, along with more than 80 puppies in training. The training that we received over the weekend was invaluable in helping the raisers prepare their puppies to become successful working guides. The Friday evening meal received rave reviews and was an excellent way to kick start the weekend.

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Our first spot to eat in San Antonio. The food was good and the ambience even better. It’s hard not to enjoy yourself at any of the riverside restaurants when you’re sitting relaxing and watching the boats go by.
β€” Reviewed by bluewater_2004
We visited Rita’s right after BMT graduation. Our party of 6 was seated right away and we had a lovely view of the Riverwalk. People watchers paradise! We had a tableside guacamole that was this best I’ve ever had. The Texas sized margaritas were great and you were feeling the fun halfway thru. Thanks Rita’s for feeding our recent grad and for the great service.
β€” Reviewed by ROLLTIDE8401
Went after a friend recommended the steak fajitas. Came for lunch ordered the fajitas (it comes on a sizzling plate for two). Boy was this good, so good it was the best steak we tried in San Antonio. That coupled with a very cold frosty glass on Negro Modelo and a freshly prepared margarita (not using a margarita mix to flavor!, but employed fresh limes and agave nectar!!) we has a thoroughly enjoyable lunch. When some of the fine dining steaks were encountered in San Antonio did not live up to their inflated reputations, this proved a wonderful surprise indeed. Now the salsa was a bit above the average to start with and the refried beans were not favorites for either of us, so there may well be dishes that do not measure up to the quality of our fajitas (we can only review what we ate!) The very affordable price made this a truly delightful lunch. Worth visiting!
β€” Reviewed by Janis M
I had the Mexican Stew, It was great the meat was so tender. It comes with rice and beans and also flour tortillas. Great Margaritas. The salsa and chips were good also. It is right on the River walk great for people watching also.
Great margaritas and the beans were fabulous. Atmosphere was great drinks good and guacamole fabulous do I recommend it as a pre dinner hang out

β€” Reviewed by leon039
The four of us ate dinner here one evening, the food was great and also the drinks. They were really busy but still got waited on in a reasonable time. Service was good and the overall appearance and cleanliness was very acceptable for the amount of diners and people visiting the River Walk……This was recommended by another business to us and we have no complaints.
β€” Reviewed by Michael M

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Sometimes…you just need a margarita.
Sometimes…you need some guacamole.

Rita’s is affordable (new yorker’s point of view), delicious and such a friendly place. All the staff are talkative and helpful and all the food is delicious. You won’t pay much and you won’t be disappointed.

Try the guacamole…fresh and made right at your table!!

β€” Reviewed 2/17/2016

Loooooved the nachos! Usually get them with chicken when I go anywhere but I asked the waitress what she recommend and she said beef – amazing! Their queso is out of this world. Not too crazy about the guac but awesome place and great price point.
β€” Reviewed 2/3/2016
This place was great! We had a great time visiting, she had a caricature drawn by a wandering artist, and the mariachi sang her a song for free, in honor of her graduation. Their steak fajitas were the most tender than I’ve had, and the fish tacos were amazing!
β€” Reviewed 1/23/2016
Wonderful table side guacamole, Texas margaritas, and steak fajitas. The most tender flank steak I have ever tasted in steak fajitas. Seasoning was perfect. Service was friendly. Not slow but perfect so I could take my time sipping my margarita. Would highly recommend.
β€” Reviewed 1/2/2016

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Perfect start to our vacation in #SanAntonio#ritasontheriver #vacation #margaritas
β€” Reviewed 3/11/2016 by @jrcastillo84
Everything is bigger in Texas! #TexasSizeMargarita#SanAntonio #RitasOnTheRiver #SharingIsCaring
β€” Reviewed 2/27/2016 by @christenvalynn
The best margarita ever #sanantonio #texas #usa#margarita #sunday #chilling #mexicanrestaurant#texmex #ritasontheriver #traveler #weekend#goodtimes
β€” Reviewed 2/21/2016 by @cris.ocampo
Beautiful night in Texas and thankful to be here.#SanAntonio #RitasOnTheRiver
β€” Reviewed 2/20/2016 by @chrisrolls
A special birthday dinner thanks to my wonderful friends on tour with me! Words can’t explain how happy I am to have you all.#HappyBirthdayMalcolm #birthdaydinner #ritasontheriver
β€” Reviewed 2/10/2016 by @malcolm_duane
Omg!! These tacos are sooo good! #ritasontheriver #visitsanantonio #msladventures
β€” Reviewed 12/6/2015 by @mysparklinglife
River walk view, #ritasontheriver dinner was great with my lovely boyfriend.
β€” Reviewed 11/8/2015 by @sammygrace26

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We all Had a Margarita when visiting there this past Sept!!! YUMMM and the food is good too!
β€” Reviewed by Gracie Elaine
Love this place!
β€” Reviewed by Susan Sanders


My last night in San Antonio… @ritasontheriverhelps make it memorable.
β€” Reviewed 1/7/2016 by @danny_wing
Fajitas + Rita’s = Heaven @ritasontheriver#SanAntonio #RiverWalk
β€” Reviewed 10/10/2015 by @DestinationsSA
So @ToriKelly you’re gonna come eat@ritasontheriver and you won’t be disappointed I guarantee it!
β€” Reviewed 10/2/2015 by @Abigail_nicole1
#OutnAbout in @COSAGOV, but where to go?@ritasontheriver #petfriendly patio, walking distance to Maverick Dog Park!
β€” Reviewed 8/8/2015 by @maverickdogpark
The #FriedIceCream at @ritasontheriver is like a little taste of paradise! #SanAntonioRiverWalk
β€” Reviewed 8/2/2015 by @DestinationsSA
Just had deep fried ice cream and sopapillas for the first time @ritasontheriver @RiverWalk#SanAntonio #Amazing #SpanishFood
β€” Reviewed 7/25/2015 by @JSterrett14
Best margarita ever…chamoy (at @ritasontheriverin San Antonio, TX
β€” Reviewed 7/8/2015 by @mommymachuca
Had some good food @ritasontheriver #food
β€” Reviewed 2/7/2015 by @TFGMarkus
Where was Cleto this morning? He was at@ritasontheriver On The River celebrating Downtown Dash with UTSA students!
β€” Reviewed 9/30/2014 by @DowntownTuesday
Paws up for National Dog Day! Have a margarita@ritasontheriver where u and ur pooch can take in the view #DowntownSA
β€” Reviewed 8/26/2014 by @DestinationsSA