Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion
Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion

Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/SanAntonioLaMansionDelRio/Dining.aspx
  • Phone: (210) 518-1063
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: John Brand
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Classical Spanish Flamenco guitar player, Chris Arispe.
  • Special Events: At Las Canarias we are committed to each and every one of our guests and their dining experience. We take great pride in hosting both small and large groups, whether they are meeting for business or pleasure we are here to make your event a success! Call 210.518.1177 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Mary's Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is complimentary at the Omni Hotel when you dine with us in the restaurant.
A word from Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion
Las Canarias is known for its romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Featuring award winning refined American cuisine with an inventive Texas twist, continuing to delight new and returning guests alike. Whether you are joining us for an intimate dinner for two or dinner event for a large group, we are dedicated to the very best in food, wine and service.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (55)special occasion (55)fit for foodies (43)scenic view (39)great for brunch (29)great for outdoor dining (27)notable wine list (24)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (8)late-night find (6)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Great food, but service, bar need improvement
    Hatmaker
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Went to celebrate anniversary with friends....the waiters goofed up 2 rounds of drink orders, (for which they properly did not charge) and it was unclear that they had a training program. Bartenders made poor martinis--they were scant, volume varied, and watery. Food from the chefs tasting menu was excellent, but the wine pairings were not well thought out. A real disappointment this time after an excellent overal experience two years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best service on the Riverwalk
    KatbrownVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My husband and I have dined at Las Canarias many times over the past 45 years and we always enjoy our experience there. We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary there this past weekend and we were treated like royalty. This restaurant has the best service on the Riverwalk! And the food was beautifully presented and tasty too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kat
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Fabulous in every way possible!!!! Can't wait to go back next time I'm in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • clbs512
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very nice. We were seated promptly and the service was great. Very attentive without being overbearing. Looking forward to dinner there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Possibly The Best Meal of my Life
    NetterFgillVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Oh my goodness, could it ever get better than this? From the moment we were seated until we exited, we were treated as if we were visiting royalty. Being a very special occasion, we opted for the Chateaubriand for 2. The steak is accompanied with wild mushrooms, spinach, and potatoes - how in the world they have elevated potatoes to this level I have no idea. Looking for the most special dinner venue ever - Las Canarias is the perfect location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yet another charming experience!
    theatrediners
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Brian was a terrific waiter, conscious of our time constraints as we headed to the theater for an eight o'clock show. He guided us through options for sampling several dishes that would not be lengthy in preparation. The wine was lovely, and the outside seating was perfect - it is one of our favorite places downtown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • elegant and tasty
    Maji
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We arrived little after 6 for a pre-theater meal and were seated immediately. Water, two types of freshly baked bread, and butter were served quickly. I had the heirloom tomatoes and strip steak, my friend had the southwest Caesar salad and chicken. Everything was delicious, and my friend said it was the best chicken she had ever tasted. My steak was cooked to perfection, and the sides were perfect. We were too full for dessert, so we merely had coffee and an aperitif before heading off to the theater.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • georgeVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Excellent food and service, dependably. Had Salmon on bed of mushrooms that was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum-o
    SASiren
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Wonderful brunch! Request outside dining...there's not much of it so request it when you reserve your table. Reservations definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    FlyBoy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    From the moment that we stepped in, service was over the top. So was our breakfast... We had breakfast on a Sunday AM; and brunch was being set as we departed. Try either one -- you will not be disappointed. Due to only having one functional hand, that's it for my review; but rest assured that the details would be effusive if I had either the patience or more fingers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding in every way.
    eslteacher
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    One of the best dining experiences we had in San Antonio, if not the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    TejasDiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Sunday brunch on 10/12/2014 in our opinion was way below our expectations for a hotel / restaurant of this quality. We truly expected a much better selection and much better quality. Most of the entries were cold on not all that appealing. The Brunch chef needs to attend the brunch at the Princess Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was terrific. Right on Riverwalk. Great view. Good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    cpable
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We very much enjoyed our visit to Las Canaries. The salmon and scallops were excellent as well as the southwest ceasar salad. The service was superb. A lovely place for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent second time
    Daniel
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    On the river walk, this restaurant is one that is not catering to the crowds. Although busy, the service was excellent. The guitarist (Chris) is a regular feature. Having enjoyed this restaurant before, this time we took friends. It was just as good both times.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent restaurant!
    loves2eat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was outstanding and the service was what you would expect from a top restaurant. Definitely would reccommend for anyone who wants a special occasion dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but nothing special
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Overall, we found that this restaurant was good but nothing special. However, it's likely better food than you'll get anywhere else on the Riverwalk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before Concert
    Jeffry
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We arrived at 6 pm with a concert time at the Majestic of 7:30......told our Waiter our timing.... Service and food were both impeccable.... Made the show with 15 minutes to spare and ate a two course meal.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • View of the RiverWalk
    eliza3939
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Seated by window looking over RiverWalk. Service erratic;waiter forgetful but assist. picked up slack. Food good but not great. Husband liked his pork dish but shrimp/grits not good. Located in Omni hotel where we stayed, open for B/L/D. OK if staying in hotel but wouldn't go there if staying @ different hotel.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chel
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Outstanding service and ambience. The food was spectacular and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner...then breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent spot for a romantic dinner or private celebration with an outstanding wine list and great cooking including chateaubriand for two or more. If you stay overnight, be sure to return for breakfast - almost no one does this sort of classy breakfast anymore - a real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    HoppyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Staying at the Omni La Mansion for two nights we had our choice of several fine restaurants along the Riverwalk but chose Las Canarias because it was raining and we were tired from traveling. We could not have been happier! The service was wonderful and the food excellent. There was a classical guitarist playing in the dining area which added to the magical evening. The smoked pork tenderloin was cooked to perfection and was delicious. The Cesar Salad was also very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect brunch destination...
    MCinTheWoodlandsVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    So incredibly elegant and quaint... the food was delicious and the Bloody Marys were perfectly zippy. The staff is very warm and friendly while maintaining impeccable professionalism and courtesy. Weather was gorgeous so the view of the Riverwalk only enhances and already exceptional meal. This Sunday brunch is not to be missed when visiting San Antonio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Years if satisfaction
    LonD
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've been coming to Las Canarias for more that 30 years. Through all the years of company changes, chef changes, wait staff changes and changes in the entertainment Las Canarias has always delivered superior food and service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Las Canarias
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went for Sunday Brunch. At 10 am the full brunch was not available, but it worked out for the best. There was delicious breakfast food at a much more reasonable cost. The service and view were excellent. We sat inside overlooking looking the Riverwalk - the best of both worlds.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for a spcial occasion
    Riverwalkwanderer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was personal and very good. Attentive but not over bearing. Will chat with you if you want. The food is excellent. We've eaten there several times and never been disappointed. Have had the brunch (not this time) and that is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    JCandSB
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love this restaurant. Great menu and food. Wonderful staff and management. Outstanding tableside service, and especially the server. Had a great evening. Will be back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrandFather of all Buffets
    deryenomVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We actually saw YELP reviews about this place and thought - sure let's give it a try. We were in for a real scrumptious treat. Their roast beef was top notch. It was tender, juicy and meaty. By the way, this review is for the Sunday Brunch. The eggs benedict was cooked so good the yoke was runny. Delicious!!! They have omelet station and a sweet station cooking caramelized banana with vanilla ice cream. We enjoyed our $50 brunch with mimosa drink. The service is over-the-top. Constantly refilling drinks. They have great service hands down. We ended our San Antonio Riverwalk trip with a bang!!! Thanks to Las Canarias!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday breakfast
    Winegeek03VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was average from a buffet. Seating along river was very nice. Eggs, meat and potatoes for $18 is a bit pricey even along the river.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasting menu
    Winegeek03VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We both had the tasting menu. I enjoyed the excellent smoked then chicken fried quail and a broiled salmon with enoki mushrooms. My wife loved the roasted strawberry spinach salad and the braised beef main course. Wine pairings were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really, really good margaritas.
    Texas
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was excellent. We first had drinks (margaritas) at the El Colegio bar and they were excellent. They should win the best SA Margarita award. We both had the prix fixe dinner. I had the deviled eggs, salmon and sticky toffee pudding. The deviled eggs were tasty but were too salty. Almost to the point of being inedible. The salmon was perfectly cooked and seasoned but I thought that mushrooms and salmon were a weird combination. My husband had quail, braised beef and sticky pudding. He was pleased with his dinner but said that the quail was overcooked. Might eat here again. Nice live music. Flamenco guitar. Be sure and reserve a table that overlooks the river walk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A major miss ...
    foodie4ever
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined at Las Canarias on a Friday evening, seated at 6:30 p.m. The restaurant was not crowded, so we were seated immediately. The service was outstanding, and the ambiance you can't beat. We had an inside table next to the window, overlooking the Riverwalk, so we got the view without the noise. The food was TERRIBLE!! We ordered the quail appetizer, which turned out to be fried, and we didn't recall that being spelled out in the menu. The quail was old, dry and shriveled, and most of the fried crust was burnt. The entrees (duck breast and redfish) suffered from the same problems -- overcooked and poorly presented. We're huge Las Canarias fans, so this dinner was EXTREMELY disappointing. We left and had dessert at another place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Dining on Riverwalk
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is the third or fourth visit to Las Canarias over the years. By far, the experience is one of fine dining vs. a tourist restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    great food and excellent enviorment. great please to take friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected
    ChrisPBacon
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food, wine list, and service were fantastic. The live music was tasteful and simply added to the evening. I will definitely return next time I'm in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Management+Service, Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to IHOP's with better Service. Two greeters and a manager at the front yet we had a single, well intentioned but untrained waiter racing between a dozen tables while a dedicated bread server and a bus person did nothing. So much labor cost for so little result. It is a shame because the food is very good. If I was the chef, I would be angry at the front of house staff ruining my product. This is my third visit and it is always this way.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always
    Epicurian
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Las Canarias is one of a rare breed of restaurants where you can have high cuisine, attentive service, and converse without needless noise or distractions! We keep returning for special events. There are no tv screens to distract, no thumping music forcing you to half-shout. No, this is a restaurant for people who can hold an adult conversation while enjoying thoughtful dishes; how refreshing! It is perfect for a romantic night out. The lighting is appropriately dim, there is a live orchid on the table, and a calm flamenco guitar track plays in the background...perfect! I recommend the 3 course meal, it's a great way to get a sampling of the range of tastes this restaurant can offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Meal Ever!
    SAkane
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was, without any exaggeration, the best meal i have ever had in my life. The Chateaubriand for two was absolutely phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not go back
    ChicagoGirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Highly overrated. Food was just OK and the service was unbelievably slow in spite of the restaurant being nearly empty. The saving grace is that it is beautiful and quiet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch service, great new chef
    GoodEater
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Looking forward to returning and trying more dishes. The kitchen recovered nicely from a misstep and left everyone happy. Great job. We are lucky to have this level of dining on our River Walk - our visitors should discover it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.