146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.426180 -98.492030
Good "Nuevo Latino" in Downtown. – Great "Queso Fundido". Everything tasted good. Nice Margaritas. Nice Mocern Decor. Huge space. Fast service.
Best Mexican Ever – My boyfriend and I stumbled onto this place totally by accident, and had a WONDERFUL time! Absolutely terrific food, a beautiful spot RIGHT on the riverwalk, and service to die for.
Best Mexican I've had – This is the best Mexican food I've ever had. Try the ceviche and the chicken and sweet potatoes enchiladas (with to die for roasted tomato sauce). They also have a great salsa, and "tuna margarita," which is a margarita with prickly pear. Not only was the food exceptional, but the service and outdoor seating on the riverwalk were both perfect.
Adults only,Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food, friendly and knowledgeable staff...I know my Mexican food. – My boyfriend and I visited some friends of our in SA and they took us here for dinner on a Saturday night. There was no wait and the place is beautiful inside. Our waitress was very helpful in choosing dishes and advised us not to order a certain appetizer because several people were sending it back that day. My boyfriend and I ordered the lettuce wraps first, they were excellent and had a dish called "A little bit of everything" for dinner. It's $40 but it serves more than 2 people with everything you could imagine. We couldn't finish it. They have their own drink menu. Try the mojitos! They are awesome and strong! The bathrooms were gorgeous and the bar area is very trendy. We can't wait to go back.
Great Food, great service, nice outdoors – We had given up on finding good Mexican food on the riverwalk, but our hotel recommended it so we decided to try it out. The food was excellent. I had enchiladas de mole and my wife had the duck. Everything about the food was great. Our waiter provided great service and the other waitstaff gave us good attention as well. The outdoor seating was large but filled up pretty quick. It is on the riverwalk but at the far end, another 4 minutes walk past La Mansion/Watermark.
Exceptional modern Tex-Mex – What a terrific spot! Acenar has superb food at very reasonable prices. The fish and shrimp tacos were sublime, and the oyster appetizer is one of the best dishes I've had anywhere, at any price. Delicious margaritas and mojitos, combined with a fun and professional waitstaff, made our dining experience a real treat. Avoid the tourist schlock along the more developed part of the Riverwalk; Acenar is well worth the two-minute walk to Houston Street.
Excellent Surprise – Our family was downtown and happened upon Acenar. What a lovely surprise! This wonderful restaurant has a great look. We sat outside and enjoyed the scenery, but best of all- the food was incredible. We had two appetizers (two different types of ceviche that were both fantastic) and each of us had a unique entree. First off, the presentation is outstanding- It's what you would expect from a more expensive restaurant. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered; we'll definitely be back.
A Gem on the Riverwalk – I have traveled to San Antonio for work quite a few times. Many of the restaurants are overpriced and overrated. Acenar was a total surprise. Wondeful food and service with none of the typical Riverwalk cheesy factor. The beef on the Poquito de Todo was awesome. I didn't try dessert because there wasn't any room. Only better place in San Antonio is Biga at four times the price.
Fantastic – acenar was recommened by another hotel as being really good Tex-Mex. This was not what I expected, but far exceeded my expectations. I travel and am usually alone so I eat at the bar rather then take up a table, the bartenders we friendly and knew the menu very well, they even able to put together ala cart items. Hight recomend!!! I will be back my next trip to S.A.
One word - FUN! – Acenar has a really unique menu with wonderful flavor combinations not typical of the average Mexican restaurant. After two nights of mediocre dining on the riverwalk, Acenar just blew us all away with sight, sound and taste. For starters they have a great cocktail selection and a very cool bar that leads to the funky, bright colored dining room. We had lamb shank, shrimp and steak entrees - all dishes were excellent. Desserts were wonderful too - tres leches mmmm... We entertained clients here and everyone had a great time and great food - would definitely come back here again.
Try the guacamole - mixed tableside - very fun!
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