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.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Fusion / Eclectic
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
Fri & Saturday - 2:30pm-1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy Hour Available Monday-Thursday 3 to 6 PM. Call for details !!
Live music varies
Call Keith or Kathy or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Special Valet Pricing at Hotel Valencia next door, Surface Lot, City Garages from $3.00
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Ácenar Ratings and Reviews
We had a nice time at Acenar. We were ab ...
We had a nice time at Acenar. We were able to sit outside, which I recommend. I thought the bar area was hopping and vibrant. I also was very happy that they were very flexible with my groups schedule, we origanally had a 7:15pm table, they were very accomodative and switched it to an 8:00pm without hesitation. Thanks Alma, minding we had an 8 top. All in all, we were pretty pleased with the entire experience from staff, food and atmosphere.
It seems every time we sit outside, we h ...
It seems every time we sit outside, we have the worst service! We were ignored by waitstaff and when one of us stood to get their attention after waiting some time, were told they would have to make some tableside quacamole and deliver some drinks, before they could even get to us! There were so many people working and no one else could help us. We went to the bar to get our first round of mArgaritas!
We had a friend in from Italy and wanted ...
We had a friend in from Italy and wanted to d something on the river. I didn't want to get directly on the river and also wanted to be away from the crowds (tourist) This was an excellent location and the food was great.
Making reservations was easy on Open Tab ...
Making reservations was easy on Open Table. I received confirmation via email and a phone call, both very nice and professional. When we arrived, we were received with a smile and they had our table ready for us to sit down. Our waiter Matt was very professional and detailed. The food was tasty and the portions were just right. The music wasn't bad either, too bad we couldn't hear it. Looking forward in going back when the weather is tolerable to enjoy the outdoor dining experience.
Showed up early they got us checked in, ...
Showed up early they got us checked in, and then they forgot about us at the bar... 1.5 hrs later we get seated order the made at the table guac, then was delivered a bowl of pre made guac... but the table next to us had it made it made fresh at their table... but the food was good and we had a seat on the balcony over the riverwalk so cant complain too much... but the wait staff needs to step their game up
Food and Service were great. They sat u ...
Food and Service were great. They sat us in a very large room to the right of the host/hostess stand. It was like a big banquet hall - bright lights, cafeteria chairs, no ambiance at all. No atmosphere. We were not impressed at all. We have been to this restaurant before and were always seated in areas that were well lit and comfortable. This huge room with glaring lights at dinner time did not impress us at all. The next time we come here, we will be sure to request seating anyplace else and not in this room.
Eaten here probably 10 times and thought ...
Eaten here probably 10 times and thought best river walk Texmex location. Service and food was far below usual this evening. Next river walk dining experience for texmex I will try another location and suggest others to look elsewhere as well.
The food and atmosphere at Acenar were e ...
The food and atmosphere at Acenar were excellent. We were seated at an outdoor table right against the Riverwalk railing. The view was lovely. Our waiter was extremely helpful and attentive, and the food was excellent. I had the pan seared fish covered with olive oil, tomatoes, capers, and olives. My daughter really enjoyed her tortilla soup. Best of all, they were more than willing to cater to my 4 year old granddaughter's needs who has multiple food allergies. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's a particularly good place to go if you're attending an event at the Majestic Theater.
This is one of our favorite places to di ...
This is one of our favorite places to dine when we are looking for a special night out. The food and drinks are always outstanding and overlooking the Riverwalk seals the deal. This is the first place we recommend to out-of-town guests, or those looking for a special place to eat!
The restaurant ambiance was great, the s ...
The restaurant ambiance was great, the staff was very pleasant, the drinks were great and the food was amazing. The entire experience was great. I would totally recommend this restaurant for any occasion. I loved it!
Nice atmosphere. Service was good but th ...
Nice atmosphere. Service was good but they tried to hurry us along too much. Kept try's by to take plates before we were done. Roving musicians were annoying but management finally kicked them out. Any hope in the wall place has better TexMex than this. Pretty bland.
this is a great break from the average T ...
this is a great break from the average TEX MEX on the riverwalk. The scene is energetic and the food is ample. The margaritas were a bit disappointing and the service was too variable during course of meal and things came out of kitchen too slowly.
This was our first visit to San Antonio ...
This was our first visit to San Antonio riverwalk. We wanted a dinner place where we could sit outside by the water, which we did. I judge Mexican restaurants by their margaritas. Their hand-stirred margarita was the best I've ever tasted! The guacamole made table side was excellent. We ordered a dinner for two, "a little bit of everything", which was delicious and the leftovers lasted two more days after that. I definitely would go there again!
Absolutely wonderful. Great food, the h ...
Absolutely wonderful. Great food, the house sangria was tart and not too sweet. Only downside was that it was a bit noisy, since everyone was inside due to unseasonably cold weather. Wonderful for my gluten free and dairy free colleague who was dining with me. Stunning service.
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