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Cantina del Rio

) #25 of 212 Restaurants in New Braunfels $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
1299 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
+1 830-620-5801
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (33 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1299 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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11 - 20 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Followed advice from online and confirmed by inn owner at Gruene River Inn. Good Mexican food, fair prices.

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I ate here with a few friends while on vacation at the Gruene Mansion Inn. It was a short walk, which was nice. It was a hot, humid day, so we sat inside. The 3 of us shared the "fajitas for 2" since we didn't...More

Thank Selena B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

So much in Gruene is really expensive. This is a place where you can wear shorts, have a drink, and taco without breaking the bank. I love the out door seating in the back. You are right next to Gruene Hall and the Gristmill. The...More

Thank Ruthanne S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The four of us stopped in for lunch. The menu states that the margaritas have been voted the best for a few years. Two of us ordered them and we both thought they were delicious. I had a soft taco and it was ok. The...More

Thank grits4
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Mexican at its best tasty and fresh. Nacho chips were amazing as they are "puffed" and excellant with the spicy salsa. We had Shrimp tacos and seasoned beef tacos. Both with refried beans and rice. All good and of course top shelf margaritas which were...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Food is average, drinks are good. Service was average, bartenders and wait staff good hostess not so much. It's a easy place to grab a bite on Gruene that is priced reasonably.

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

You are greeted with festive lights and surroundings! The hostess was energetic and so was our waitress! She was very cordial and attentive. The food prices seemed reasonable but the quality of the food was poor. My specialty hamburger was dumped on with all the...More

Thank stoogeg3
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Local New Braunfelite- this is where you go for the stout margs- I highly recommend a patron floater. Food is meh, service is meh, but let's be honest, it's all about the margs. That....and it's kid friendly. Do it.

Thank chtexas2016
Reviewed 2 March 2017

There was a concert at Gruene Hall. Wait times at all of the nearby restaurants was long. The bar drinks were good. The food was good. Had Carne Guisada and Pork Taco Plate. The chips were fresh and crispy. Rice and refried beans were also...More

Thank OWL78654
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Not much else is. The service is spotty, and the food is unpredictable. May be the worst nachos in the area. Have a margarita, some queso & enjoy the view. But skip pretty much everything else.

Thank Kathy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-620-5801
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