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Original Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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528 River WALK St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
+1 210-224-9951
00:00 - 23:59
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Pasadena, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were walking the River Walk and decided to have dinner on the spur of the moment. We chose this because it seemed to have a good crowd and nice menu. My wife ordered tea to drink but was informed that they were out. So falling back on soft drinks we ordered dinner. Service was a little... More 

Thank runner_one
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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376 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to do breakfast one morning on the Riverwalk. There aren't lots of places open for breakfast, but Original was so we enjoyed sitting outside by the river and eating. Food was good...not great...but decent. Service was good. A nice place for huevos rancheros!

Thank Massdane
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was dry like it was sitting for hours. Waiter was rude. Our friends got their food 2 hours later. Manager says waiter forgot to put order in. Waiter gets mad at us because he forgot to put on order? Geez. Manager was rude.

Thank Arleneeee
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have taken a picture but I inhaled my rolled chicken tacos 🤣 Surprisingly we were seated immediately for it to be a lovely St. Paddy Saturday. I usually judge how I like a restaurant based on desire to return. I would definitely come back.

Thank C F
Georgetown, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I fell in love at the first taste of the chips & fresh homemade salsa. Although a little spicy at first, after a while you can't stop eating it! And then the warm, homemade flour tortillas came out and me and my whole family were in heaven! All the lunch food was wonderful (enchiladas, tacos, tamales, rice, beans). Definitely the... More 

Thank khobbstx
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful waiter named Sam, so friendly and helpful. Food was good but service was excellent

Thank Lindamr01
Dallas, TX
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant were packed with long waits. This one only had 20 minute wait. Short menu with traditional TexMex. Great margaritas and Mariachi bands.

Thank Lisaloy76
Sugar Land, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the worst. Waitress was friendly but it took 1 hour and 42 min for our party to be served. 9 adults and 1 child. Absolutely ridiculous. We were seated immediately with no reservations but now I know why. It took us forever to get our food and when we did it was cold. Food and drinks weee just mediocre.... More 

Thank SugarlandD
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We each had a different meal and they were very good. We ate next to the river as our friends had their dog with. They brought a small bowl of water for her. The service was very good. A great meal.

Thank gramashari
McKinney, Texas, United States
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there Saturday. While waiting for our table we asked the hosted if we could get drinks. She was so confused on how to get us drinks we just went next door for a drink. That should have been our first clue. Long story short, we waited over an hour for our food. I finally told our waitress the... More 

Thank Shawn T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 River WALK St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2632
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-9951

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?