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Ácenar

4.2
1680 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Waterfront (33)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
  • Good for a Date (26)
Welcome to Ácenar Restaurant where tantalizing food, hip design and service with style await you!

Restaurateur Lisa Wong, and her business partner Pete Selig, joined forces in 2005 to launch Ácenar … one of the largest and most innovative contemporary Mexican restaurants and bars on the River Walk. Guests will enjoy a modern take on Texas regional Mexican dishes inspired by the history and heritage of these two cultures.

Her professional team, led by Executive Chef Richard Sánchez - delivers a culinary explosion of bold Latin-infused flavors. Enjoy many fine selections of Gulf fish, crab and shrimp, or piping-hot San Antonio style enchiladas, savory chiles rellenos, sizzling parrilladas, asadas and cabrito —
all made to your satisfaction.

Our multi-level spacious restaurant features floor, balcony and outdoor seating. The interior and exterior reflect colors and designs influenced by Lisa’s Mexican and Asian heritage.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm


Bar Hours:


Fri & Saturday - 2:30pm-1:00am
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Phone number
(210) 222-2362
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Sanchez
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Catering
Call Keith or Kathy or email keith@acenar.com or kathy@acenar.com for more information
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Mary's
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Parking details
Special Valet Pricing at Hotel Valencia next door, Surface Lot, City Garages from $3.00
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Public transit
Yes
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Entertainment
Happy Hour Available Monday-Thursday 3 to 6 PM. Call for details !!

Live music varies
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Ácenar’ offers 4 private dining areas, which can be combined for large events. Our patio overlooking the San Antonio Riverwalk being the highlight of the restaurant, while the Arriba and Abajo Rooms offer a more intimate setting. The Mezzanine converts to dining and lounge style cocktail parties.

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What 1680 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic meals and great service. Our group of 7 was really happy with our meals!

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

We frequent another restaurant owned by the same owner who owns this one. Normally, the doors are opened to the Riverwalk, however, in January they were closed. The food was great but those employees need hazard pay for the level of noise they must endure nightly. It was so loud, I couldn't wait to finish and get out. I'd requested near the restroom but didn't get that. It's not as loud as the very back room.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Mexican restaurant. The Duck Crepes are a must try!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! The enchiladas verdes and enchiladas de mole were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service! Wonderful food! Would recommmend this restaurant to anyone going to San Antonio riverfront!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

First time at this restaurant, unusual frigid arctic air dictated finding a spot close to hotel, and wife said “Mexican”. Solid on bloody Maria, their guacamole, tortilla soup and waiter efficient and knowledgeable. We went exotic with crab tacos and seafood enchiladas, would give a 3 out of 5 on both. But, tables and chairs ‘wobbly’, having to remedy with rolled napkins under table legs. Have no problem with modern, just maintain and replace so furniture not a distraction to the staffs hard work.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Celebrated my mom's 50th here, (12/31/17) to be exact. For a New Year's Eve night, the staff was amazing in perfect flow. They seated us PRIORITY and EARLY without knowing it was her birthday in advance. The food is worth every penny you spend here. It's a moderate expense. Only complaint I have is the tip is pre-added to the final tab. I'm just glad we didn't have a crappy waiter.

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OpenTable Diner (Sydney / NSW)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Wow very impressive, we ate here New Years Eve and the atmosphere was amazing. Our waitress Marissa was gorgeous and unobtrusive. Food modern and yet authentic, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Had the pleasure of having dinner here on New Year’s Eve. Wait time with reservation was minimal and our waiter was phenomenal. Complimentary appetizer (Sope) was amazing. Parrillada for two was incredible with an over abundance of food. Flavors and meat temperatures were excellent. So satisfied with the experience from start to finish on what seemed to be an insanely busy night. Chef Wong has mastered the balance contemporary flare with traditional dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

It was cold and the hostess was very rude on two different occasions

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