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Rita's on the River

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APPETIZERS‎
$5.29
Chile Con Queso
A texas favorite, a blend of cheeses, tomatoes, peppers and onions.
$8.99
Cheese Quesadillas
10" homemade flour tortillas filled with a blend of cheddar and jack cheeses; served with sour cream, pico de gallo, and jalapeno peppers.
$6.99
Riverwalk Queso
Our chile con queso served with pico de gallo, guacamole, shredded chicken and fresh tortillas.
$9.99
Rita's Platter
Boneless chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, a southwest eggroll, and beef quesadillas, served with ranch dressing.
$8.99
Nachos
Topped with refried beans and melted cheeses, served with sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeno slices, choice of seasoned beef or shredded chicken.
$5.99
Texas River Fries
Fries covered with a combination of melted cheeses and topped with sour cream, pico de gallo, and jalapeno slices.
SOUP AND SALADS‎
Homemade ranch balsamic vinaigrette, caesar, lime cilantro, chipotle ranch, fat free ranch
$5.99
Tortilla Soup
Our traditional tortilla soup comes garnished with avocado and tortilla chips.
$6.99
Caesar Salad
Crisp‎ romaine served with our caesar dressing and topped with queso fresco and tortilla strips.
$8.99
Taco Salad
Our large taco shell filled with fresh greens and topped with diced tomatoes and cheese with guacamole and sour cream, served with seasoned beef or shredded chicken.
$5.99
Ritas House Salad
Fresh greens topped with cucumbers, diced tomatoes, cheese and tortillas strips.
$8.99
Soup and Salad
A bowl of our tortilla soup and your choice of rita’s house salad or caesar salad.
TEX - MEX FAVORITES‎
All plates come with refried or borracho beans, fiesta rice, pico de gallo and homemade flour tortillas
$9.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Enchilada Plate
Your choice of cheese, shredded chicken or seasoned beef filled enchiladas, topped with chili enchilada sauce and melted cheeses.
$10.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Chicken Flautas Plate
Crispy hand rolled “flutes” filled with shredded chicken and cheese, garnished with pico de gallo and sour cream.
$11.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Chile Relleno Plate
A‎ southwest favorite, poblano pepper, filled with seasoned ground beef, lightly battered and fried, topped with warm salsa and melted jack cheese.
$8.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Chalupa Plate
Two tostadas topped with refried beans, cheeses, lettuce and tomatoes, served with shredded chicken or seasoned beef.
$10.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Combination Plate # 1
Your choice of two enchiladas and one taco.
$10.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Combination Plate #2
Your choice of two tacos and one enchilada.
$8.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Taco Plate
Soft or crispy taco shells, filled with your choice of shredded chicken or seasoned beef, and topped with mixed cheeses, lettuce and tomatoes.
$14.99
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Fish Tacos Plate
Grilled seasonal fish served with sautéed onions, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and sliced avocado with you choice of corn or flour tortillas.
$11.99
Make it a chimichanga $+1.00
Refried beans
Borracho beans
Burrito Plate
Our large flour tortilla filed with your choice of chicken or steak fajita, topped with enchilada sauce and melted cheeses.
FAJITAS‎
3/4lb. Of fajitas served on a hot skillet with sautéed peppers and onions, rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, cheese and our homemade flour tortillas.
$16.99
Chicken Fajitas
$17.99
Steak Fajitas
$17.49
Steak and Chicken Fajitas
$22.49
Shrimp Fajitas
$27.99
Steak and Chicken Fajitas for Two
$37.99
Shrimp Fajitas for Two
$14.49
Vegetable Fajitas
A‎ mixture of mushrooms, squashes, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, onions, and peppers, served with corn tortillas. No meat!
You can add these to just about any order
$0.99
Cheese
SANDWICHES‎
All sandwiches come with a heaping order of fries.
$9.99
Ice House Burger
Black angus ½ lb burger on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.
$9.99
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Served with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise.
RIVERWALK MARGARITAS‎
All margaritas served with triple sec. Served on the rocks or frozen.
Pitchers available (ask server for details) add grand marnier for 2.00
Rocks
Frozen
Grand marnier $+2.00
16 oz $6.00
32 oz texas size $12.00
Reposado $+2.00
Anejo $+2.00
River Margarita
Delicious blend of tequila, orange liquor, and fresh lime.
Rocks
Frozen
Grand marnier $+2.00
16 oz $7.00
32 oz texas size $13.00
Reposado $+2.00
Anejo $+2.00
Long Horn Margarita
Our “horni” margarita. Sauza hornitos plata
Rocks
Frozen
Grand marnier $+2.00
16 oz $8.00
32 oz texas size $14.00
Reposado $+2.00
Anejo $+2.00
The Platinum
Our version of “bling bling”. Soah plata
Rocks
Frozen
Grand marnier $+2.00
16 oz $9.00
32 oz texas size $15.00
Reposado $+2.00
Anejo $+2.00
Old Faithful
You will be blown away with this traditional margarita.Cuervo traditional
Rocks
Frozen
Grand marnier $+2.00
16 oz $10.00
32 oz texas size $16.00
Reposado $+2.00
Anejo $+2.00
The Don Juan
Takes juan to know juan. Juan drinks this blend of don julio blanco.
Rocks
Frozen
Grand marnier $+2.00
16 oz $11.00
32 oz texas size $17.00
Reposado $+2.00
Anejo $+2.00
El Jefe
If it’s good enough for your boss, it’s good enough for you. Patron silver.
Rocks
Frozen
Grand marnier $+2.00
16 oz $12.00
32 oz texas size $18.00
Reposado $+2.00
Anejo $+2.00
Oro Del Rio
The “buck” stops here. Cazadores blanco.
ICED COLD BOTTLE‎
Alamo
Budweiser
Miller Lite
Coors Light
Corona Light
Corona
Dos Xx
Dos Xx Amber
Heinekin
Bud Light
DRAFT BEERS‎
16 oz
22 oz
Negra Modelo
16 oz
22 oz
Miller Lite
16 oz
22 oz
Modelo Especial
16 oz
22 oz
Tecate Light
16 oz
22 oz
Dos Xx
16 oz
22 oz
Lone Star
16 oz
22 oz
Shiner
16 oz
22 oz
Bud
16 oz
22 oz
Sam Adams Seasonal
16 oz
22 oz
Shock Top
CHILDRENS‎
(For children 10 and younger. ) Includes soft drink
$4.99
Cheeseburger with Fries
$4.99
Taco Plate with Rice and Beans
$4.99
Grilled Cheese with Fries
$4.99
Chicken Tenders with Fries
$4.99
Cheese Enchilada with Rice and Beans
$4.99
Cheese Quesadilla with Rice and Beans
$4.99
Cheese Nachos with Rice and Beans
DESSERTS‎
$4.99
Flan
$4.99
Sopapillas
$5.49
Fried Ice Cream
$5.49
3-Layer Chocolate Cake
Served with ice cream
About
Delicious Tex-Mex is only the beginning! From wonderful sizzling fajitas to world-famous margaritas and plenty of other options, Rita's on the River has become popular on the River Walk as the place "Where we take our friends from out of town." Complete with live mariachis, indoor and patio seating along the river, we serve up delicious local favorites. We are located only three blocks from the Alamo and offer stairs and an elevator to assist you from the street level down to the river level. Bring the whole family and enjoy the complete Tex-Mex River Walk experience at Rita's on the River!
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$18
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Table side guacamole was excellent but what had us coming back was the Peachy margaritas. Very yummy.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dottie S
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

A perfect tableside and a peachy margarita is a great way to spend on the Riverwalk

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in town for a week with my sister. We stopped in for a peach margarita, very good. Staff very friendly. Table side guacamole was good and fun to watch them make. Fun to watch the people on the River walk.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CookieR5
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

You picked one of my favorite margaritas. We appreciate your business and thank you for stopping in

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a busy Friday night and it took about 90 minutes to get our food. The cheese queso we ordered was runny and had the consistency of water. The waiters excuse was he has multiple tables and was busy. We arrived at 7 and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 957sherriaw
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate your business and taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. At Ritas we strive to provide the best tasting TexMex with great service. I apologize that it took so long for the food to come out. Could you please email...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is so delicious! It's a great place to sit and people watch, with seating along the river to watch the riverboats go by.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pcwood13
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your business

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a good Mexican place on the Riverwalk and Rita's was busy so we thought it was a good sign. Unfortunately the service was brutal (we saw our server twice) and the food was average. Definitely nothing to brag about. The table...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank adventurous_twosome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son and his girlfriend came from Minneapolis for a visit. We did the river walk. We all enjoy Mexican food, so Rita's was a natural. We ate outside; so far, so good. We ordered a pitcher of margaritas. It was O.K. but slightly week....More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Marty C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate a late lunch at Rita’s and the food and service were fantastic. The queso dip was the best I’ve ever had anywhere. We sat out on the patio right by the river and people watched. Our food came quickly and was delicious. And...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a short walk from our meeting for a quick lunch. Nice choice of either indoors or out to sit by the river. Top notch friendly service that brought meals,out quickly. They quickly threw out a salad and had it remade when one of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 890JimW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rita's has a wonderful variety of drinks and of course margaritas are their specialty. The chicken nachos are among the best I've ever had and the chalupas were delicious. I would highly recommend grabbing an outside table and enjoying an evening here. On weekend nights...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rita’s on the River is a great place to drink with friends. The outside bar seating is comfortable and the bar is fully stocked, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 596timothyk
Ritas T, General Manager at Rita's on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon

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Questions & Answers
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JF951
18 December 2017|
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Response from Ritas T | Property representative |
We are closed on Christmas Eve to allow our staff time with family.
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Robin P
25 December 2016|
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Response from photojohn | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but I would think all of the restaurants on the river would be open for business.
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Mister V
16 September 2016|
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Response from julielJ9856EL | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Outside and indoor seating open to everyone
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