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dandanmian Apr 11, 2007 02:51 PM

I've heard that a lot of the places on Riverwalk are tourist traps. Any recs within walking distance? Traveling alone so prefer not to venture too far off the beaten path! Thanks.

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  1. jinet12 RE: dandanmian Apr 12, 2007 08:03 AM

    We love "Casa Rio" on the Riverwalk...The chili on top of the enchiladas is absolutely wonderful...Margaritas are top notch....We have never had anything but great food there

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      adewaal RE: dandanmian Apr 12, 2007 09:33 AM

      Head over to Market Square to La Margarita (make sure you order the queso flameado) or Mi Tierra. Peronsally, I prefer La Margarita for dinner and Mi Tierra baked goods for dessert.

      http://www.lamargarita.com/pages/aboutus.html
      http://www.mitierracafe.com/

      1. Kaya_n_Austin RE: dandanmian Apr 13, 2007 11:59 AM

        I'd hit La Margarita and order the parrillada...they sell the platters for two or four and they feature fajitas, pollo al carbon, ribs, queso flameado, papas and more. La Margarita is in Market Square, El Mercado, and is a bit of a walk but doable. (Or a very short cab ride). Also, Mi Tierra, which is open 24 hours and is in the same location. I steer clear of most restaurants on the Riverwalk.

        1. MPH RE: dandanmian Apr 14, 2007 12:59 AM

          Did you see this older thread?

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/358101

          In my opinion, Casa Rio is a tourist trap with aggressively mediocre food and a great location. If you want to have a meal on the Riverwalk, Boudro's has pretty good Southwestern food, with dishes like chile-seared gulf shrimp, mesquite-grilled quail, and shrimp-and-crab enchiladas, plus good guacamole, great sauces, and a tasty chicken-fried ribeye.

          Enjoy your trip!
          MPH

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            amberjazz RE: MPH Apr 15, 2007 12:40 PM

            Take a cab to Southtown, and try Azuca or Rosario's. Then try Zuni for the Prickly Pear Margaritas- Fantastic! Enjoy SA

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              dan f. RE: amberjazz Apr 15, 2007 01:32 PM

              Rosario's is good though a bit crowded at peak times. That same cab to Southtown can take you to Torres Taco Haven, 1032 S. Presa. Great for breakfast and lunch, and quite a bargain. Breakfast tacos on flour tortillas -- eggs, chorizo, potatoes, cheese, you name it, plus excellent table sauces -- are among the best in the city. From an outside window, you can see the women in the kitchen shaping, slapping flour tortillas hand to hand before putting them on the griddle. This is real San Antonio.

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