1,847 reviews
$30 & under
Contemporary MexicanDowntown
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What Diners Think

  • Casual
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining


June 16, 2018

Our group enjoyed the mole and the duck crepes! We will definitely be back!

OpenTable Diner

June 16, 2018

Wonderful overall experience!!

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June 16, 2018



June 15, 2018

We always dine at Acenar before going to the Majestic. Love the river view and the coconut margaritas. Wish they had decent fans on the patio so we could dine outside in the Summer,


June 14, 2018

I remembered this restaurant as being much nicer than it was on this visit. The outdoor area needs refreshing - it just seemed kind of tired. We were at a table that was technically by the river,...Read More


June 13, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service in a miserable environment. Service was professional and prompt, the House Margaritas were among the best we’ve ever had, and the enchiladas verdes were delici...Read More


June 13, 2018

Ambiance was great! Service was on point and the food was delicious! Richard was our server and he did an outstanding job! Would definitely recommend Acenar for any occasion.


June 13, 2018

I was very disappointed with the food quality at Acenar. Acenar used to be one of my favorite restaurants to visit but the food was very different this time around. The tortilla soup lacked flavo...Read More

OpenTable Diner

June 9, 2018

Acenar came recommended, and everything on the menu sounded really good. Unfortunately, it was too loud to talk, and the food was bland and not up to the cost.

OpenTable Diner

June 7, 2018

Wonderful experience! Great food! Fast service!
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  • Phone Number:

    (210) 222-2362
  • Parking:

    Special Valet Pricing at Hotel Valencia next door, Surface Lot, City Garages from $3.00
  • 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
  • Payment Options:

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Entertainment:

    Happy Hour Available Monday-Thursday 3 to 6 PM. Call for details !!

    Live music varies
  • Price:

    $30 & under
  • Dining Style:

    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code:

    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef:

    Richard Sanchez
  • Description:

    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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