Gini’s Yaps – Restaurants on the Road | Casa Rio – San Antonio, TX

Gini was traveling with her Mother-in-Law and has a new column for us entitled, Restaurants on the Road.

She will share her insights into the dining experiences they have on the road from Los Angeles to Atlanta.

I can’t wait to see what she has to say, as always it will be entertaining.

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Restaurants on the Road
By Gini Koch

Casa Rio – Fine Mexican Foods

Despite swearing that she never leaves the Manse, Gini’s on the road a lot, and she’s sending us down and dirty restaurant reviews from her latest trip.

Casa Rio, Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX (
Type: Tex-Mex
Price: $1/2 out of $$$$$
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

“Thank God this place is here.” Me, any time we were hungry during the day on Riverwalk.

Riverwalk is a big deal in San Antonio. It’s also a big tourist trap. Nestled between the Alamo (definitely worth visiting) and a variety of hotels and shops and restaurants, it’s a manmade river with shops and restaurants lining it. You can take a riverboat “cruise” but why you’d bother is beyond me, unless you really can’t/don’t want to walk or you just want to be sure you’ve “seen it all”.

There are a LOT of restaurants along Riverwalk, either right “on” the river or sitting above it with a “river view”. And most of them are chains. And most of them are extremely overpriced. And most of them aren’t worth your money.

There are a couple that are, and Casa Rio is one of them. The oldest restaurant on Riverwalk, it’s also by far the best value, has the best seating, and also has really good food.

The seating is right on the river (though there’s a big restaurant you can go into if the weather is bad or you just want to not be on the river), the service is good, the drinks are well made, the food delicious.

We had flautas, green enchiladas, taco salad, margaritas, and combo platters. All were delicious and the bill was the cheapest in town.

Casa Rio is, as far as I’m concerned, the only place to go for lunch on the Riverwalk. Enjoy the view, the food, and the bill.

Definitely try: green enchiladas, taco salad

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