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AshLes Dec 18, 2011 03:56 PM

Anyone have suggestions for good mexican on or near the riverwalk in SA?

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    bronwen RE: AshLes Dec 19, 2011 08:42 AM

    There are lots of threads on this frequent question in Texas Board Discussions San Antonio

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      rexster314 RE: AshLes Dec 19, 2011 02:48 PM

      There are no good mexican places to eat on the Riverwalk. You go there for the view and atmosphere. Off the riverwalk there are quite a few, Rosario's and Tito's come to mind

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        GeauxTex RE: AshLes Dec 21, 2011 04:54 AM

        I agree with rexter. Rosarios is my favorite. I always go for there ceviche, shrimp nachos and any pork dish. It can be very loud there though. Easy walk or streetcar ride to King William where Rosarios is. If you have to eat on the river...go for Boudro's...not for Mexican food, but for great meal on the riverwalk.

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          Lambowner RE: GeauxTex Jan 3, 2012 03:13 PM

          We went to Boudro's once and while the food was good, we were seated next to the kitchen and it felt quite literally like dining in hell. Major hot. I do love the Shrimp Paesano at Paesano's though as I've said before. After a martini at the Swig Martini Bar just upstairs from it at street level. It's like a routine.

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            estufarian RE: Lambowner Jan 6, 2012 10:54 AM

            Tried Rosario's last week and it was great. Maybe 20 min walk from Riverwalk.
            Thoroughly recommend.

            Also agree with the choice of Boudro's - I knew I was being slightly hustled, but the food was good.

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          tlegray RE: AshLes Dec 29, 2011 10:41 AM

          I enjoyed Acenar and would go again.

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            James Cristinian RE: tlegray Dec 29, 2011 12:59 PM

            I've also been there, and found it very good, and will return, plus a nice location.

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            sfdoc RE: AshLes Jan 11, 2012 07:09 PM

            I wanted to love, or at least like Rosarios, but my advice to out of towners is to either spring for a cab and go someplace really good (there is undoubtedly good Mexican somewhere else in the area) or just skip it. I really wanted to like this place and walked a mile from my hotel to get there thinking it was a local sort of place. It was loud, seemed to be full of tourists or local groups of young office types and the food was very ordinary at best. Granted, I live in San Francisco, but the mole tasted like someone made it with Hershey's chocolate syrup and the salsa was less than mild. When I asked for something spicier she brought me raw jalapenos and even those were quite mild. Really disappointing. I went to a place right across the river from the Hilton the last time I had this meeting and the food was better.

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              rexster314 RE: sfdoc Jan 11, 2012 10:20 PM

              Your experience with Rosario's sounds like mine several years ago. Too bad, you could have walked a little further to Tito's and had some real food

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                sfdoc RE: rexster314 Jan 12, 2012 08:28 AM

                Don't mind another walk if the food is good!

                Still looking for a good place for pizza for one night. Would prefer to be a little out of this area just because it is such a zoo and everything seems aimed at tourists. Any ideas?

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                  saeyedoc RE: sfdoc Jan 12, 2012 10:44 AM

                  Without a doubt, get to Dough Pizzeria if you have transportation. They are VPN certified, make their own cheese and pick basil fresh off the plant for each pizza. They have a beautiful oven they imported from Italy that cooks the pies in about 90 seconds. They just reopened after being closed to service their oven.

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                    GeauxTex RE: saeyedoc May 24, 2012 08:38 AM

                    Absolutely agree with IDOC as Dough Pizzeria is phenomenal. Don't think of Dough as a pizza place...think of it as a great meal. Go off hours if you can - like an early dinner at 5ish. There is plenty to do in that are afterwards. Martini Lounge (on McCullough) and Luna Lounge (San Pedro) are both fun with live entertainment. Alamo Draft House for a movie and brews is relaxing. Speaking of drafts, you could go to Blue Star and get some local brews if you are into that - look in Southtown and don't forget about the streetcar service that links Downtown to Southtown.

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              SAhomecooking RE: AshLes May 23, 2012 03:05 PM

              Agree with recommendations for Rosario's and Tito's. I think Lisa Wong has a hand in Acenar, so that's comparable. Would also throw in El Mirador and, surprisingly, Mexican Manhatten has a classic greasy Tex-Mex that's not bad. I've heard favorable remarks about Poblano's at Main Plaza next to the cathedral.

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