This place consistently delivers great food, great location, fine service (most days) and a relaxing environment. Generally, the wait staff is very helpful and friendly.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Servers and staff were fantastic; very friendly, outgoing, attentive, without being intrusive. Drinks were delivered with "healthy" pours. We had beet salad and ravioli to start; then halibut & veal tenderloin for entrees. Everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend this place.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful River Walk restaurant
Sunday brunch at Las Canarias was everything you would want for an elegant Sunday brunch. Beautiful setting. Lots of wonderful food choices. Good friendly service. Amazing desserts. We had a wonderful time. We go to brunch everywhere we travel and this is one of the best anywhere in the US.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although pricey, this is the best brunch I have ever had. Wide variety of both lunch and breakfast foods served buffet style. All food is high quality. The service matches the food and price. On the riverwalk, so sitting by the river for the morning brunch was very pleasant for my wife and me. If you are looking for something special for a Sunday brunch, you have to try this place.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best meal on the riverwalk
After eating all the tex-mex and BBQ, have a quality meal at Las Canarias. We had the beef tenderloin and the salmon. Both prepared perfect. Great ambiance for a romantic evening.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
this is our favorite place
It's a perfect combination of excellent tasting
cuisine with outstanding
service. The price may be higher but
It's worth the money if you
Absolutely need a special occasion. We also liked the
ambiance live guitar music, not too loud and enjoyable.
We'll be coming back here for sure.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best brunch I have ever had
I'll keep this short...BEST BRUNCH I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. If you're in the San Antonio area for Sunday, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't go to this place for brunch. Anything you could ever want for breakfast or lunch is available and it is of the highest quality. Also, its on the Riverwalk where the scenery can't be beat. Just go, you can't be disappointed.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were in San Antonio for a long weekend due to a meeting I attended. we had no knowledge of restaurants in the Riverwalk area. We selected Las Canarias from favorable reviews at Trip Advisor and booked easily thru Open Table. We were not disappointed. The food was very good, service was excellent and wine menu contained a nice variety of reds and whites. We would return and most likely will if in San Antonio again.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a Greg place to sit and relax and never fell rushed. Servers never make you feel like its time to leave. If you do bottomless mimosas, they keep yur glass full at all times.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
On our list of top 10 best ever!
We loved Las Canarias! Having received the recommendation from Eric Hilmy at Hilmy Cellars in the Texas Wine Country, we were not surprised that it was delicious. We received special care from the hostess and the maitre'd even before we got there. They called us to discuss what table they thought we would like best. Our very experienced waiter, Rick, helped us with the perfect selections of wine to go with each course. The food was outstanding and the view over the Riverwalk was wonderful. Also, the classical guitarist who played during our entire meal gave an air sophistication that no other sound could have. We will return and will send all of our friends here. Get the quail and the duck confit, and let Rick pick your wines. Thank you!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Wonderful presentation. Excellent service. Everything timed perfectly to have us at the Majestic Theatre with minutes to spare.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zimply outstanding ambiance
Zimply outstanding ambiance and exquisite food and service. Monster quality winelist too. So good, in fact, we returned two nights later to explore more of the menu. We were not disappointed. 5 stars for huge grins and happy tummies, Biga is amazing.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a group of 10 in town
Had a group of 10 in town - worked out very well. Great server! Wonderful food and drinks.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was in with a group, came
Was in with a group, came back for a more intimate dinner a few days later.
Great good all around - wonderful server!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet,romantic ambiance, wonderful
Quiet,romantic ambiance, wonderful guitarist, attentive service and excellent food. A great choice for a special occasion, as there were 2 other couples celebrating their anniversaries besides us. Special enough that we went back for lunch the next day and ate on the patio overlooking the Riverwalk.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place and the staff. Know them all by name and management is the Best. They know how to treat people great and it spreads to every worker there...don't miss out!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service great, food about average
Restaurant was pricey for what we got. At this price level every aspect of a meal should be good. Service, ambiance, and location were great. The food was about what you would get in a chain, such as Outback or Logan's. wouldn't go back again.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasteful and Tasty
It was a bit unusual traipsing down a hotel corridor to find the restaurant, but beyond that small bit of strangeness, that was really the only underwhelming experience about this restaurant. The menu here is somewhat small, but leaves little to be desired. The food is quite excellent as one would expect when paying $20+ per entree. I enjoyed the duck leg confit with brussels sprouts hash and my wife had the scallops with veal pastrami. They were both excellent and filling. We also enjoyed two sides and dessert. There was a guitarist playing music which added to the ambiance nicely and there was also an outdoor seating area which overlooked the riverwalk. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice dinner downtown.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good for brunch, service was subpar- ordered a bloody mary & took at least 20 minutes.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
as with most Omni hotels they have great restaurants , great staff and good food , not cheap ,but you get what you pay for
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make this your ritual!
Sunday Sunday Sunday Brunch. Service, food, atmosphere and management outstanding!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
40 year anniversary
We celebrated our anniversary with our grown kids and grandson. We all had a great time. The food and service were excellent. Loved the valet parking too. We will return! The fresh omlets and steamship round were our favorites. One of our party (pregnant daughter) wanted chips to go with the fresh salsa, and the chef made them just for her. We all enjoyed them!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb overall dining experience
Superb overall dining experience for my wife and me along with our two best friends. Room was quiet and easy for us to carry on a conversation with normal level of voices. We requested servings to be paced slowly to give us time to enjoy the food and the company and it was carried out perfectly. Waiter did a fantastic job and was extremely pleasant; just the right level of service. And when we mentioned it was our anniversary on Monday (dinner was on Saturday) he brought us each a complimentary glass of champagne. Everyone agreed that it was one of the nicest overall dining experiences we have had in a very, very long time ...and we been to a lot of very nice restaurants, especially in the Houston area.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stay on the Riverwalk once a year and our visit wouldn't be complete without Sunday Brunch at Las Canarias.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip downtown..
I dined here with a friend during restaurant week at lunch. Not only was the food well prepared, the service was excellent. I have been here several different times and have always enjoyed it and I would not hesitate to come back. Parking was easy with their valet service (free with lunch or dinner), although there was a little wait when leaving for the car.
Ask for a window seat and look out over the Riverwalk. They also have a nice outdoor seating area.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Meal For Anniversary
We have eaten at many fine restaurants throughout the world and found that Las Canarias was among the best. We went there for our 35th Anniversary and had asked for a romantic table when I made the reservation and it was perfect - inside dining overlooking the Riverwalk.
The food was amazing. We had the Bacon Wrapped Dates and the Cauliflower starter - both amazing. I had the Duck Confit and my wife had the Salmon. Again both were wonderful.
The service was excellent although at times the wait staff could have checked in more often. On the plus side, we were left alone in a quiet romantic place.
To finish the meal they brought us a desert plate with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate sauce.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I chose to have our honeymoon dinner here and we were extremely pleased with every detail. The service, both our waiter and the other servers, was attentive, thoughtful and accommodating. The food was absolutely amazing. We split several dishes and each was incredible. The gnocchi was hands down the best I've ever eaten! The ambiance was subtle and sweet. There was someone playing guitar unobtrusively in the background which helped set a very romantic tone. They also gave us complimentary dessert with "Congratulations" written in chocolate on the plate! It was an extremely special and memorable evening and we are very grateful to everyone who made such a great day even more wonderful!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been coming to this restuarant for 30+ years. Our favorite is the Sunday champagne brunch and this visit did not disappoint us. We did, however, think it was not quite the "stand up and applaud" brunch that we have come to expect from Las Canarias. The seafood section was pretty light and the prime rib was not up to it's normal standard.
We will come again with the hope that this was just an "off day" and will "return to normal".
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is attractive
The restaurant is attractive and quiet. They had a competent guitarist playing in the background. The food is good but not consistent. I found the soup (Vichyssoise with grilled avocado) strangely sour, as though someone had slipped with a bottle of vinegar, but the scallops and the tenderloin were fine. The wine list is satisfactory. I like this restaurant for the quiet ambience and attentive service.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific for conversation
Being in my mid-fifties and having listened to WAY too much Rock and Roll, I often find it challenging to have a conversation in a restaurant, due to the noise level. This restaurant was perfect for the business dinner I hosted. Attentive service, but at times we could have used someone checking back with us (took a long time to get our bill, although I did ask for separate, individual bills for alcohol so that made it more challenging for our server, I'm sure). We had the date/blue cheese appetizer which is unique and very tasty. Entrees were served hot and well-prepared. They were out of two menu items and one of my guest's dessert choice had to be modified as they were out of that, as well. Note, this is NOT a Tex-Mex restaurant.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem! Perfect meal!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We think it may have been the best meal we have had in years. Great menu with interesting combinations, beautifully plated. The food was perfect, the service efficient and friendly but not overbearing. Our lovely table with a view of the River Walk was enchanting. Well worth the cost.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
River Walk Gem
We were looking for a place for a good meal on the famous River Walk in San Antonio but not a national name. We found Las Canarias in the Omni Hotel. Hard to get to but worth the search. When I walked in I was expecting a regular hotel place. And with the Omni, a stuffy place. But was I wrong. Although the ambiance was very hotel like the food couldn't be different. Smoked Salmon Ruben with Brussels Sprouts slaw. That is all in need to say. And this was just the limited lunch menu. I wish all hotels served this type of wonderful food. If you do go here DON'T skip the dessert. WOW. 10 stars. I wish I could have ate dinner here but that was not in our schedule. If you go to the RiverWalk don't miss this wonderful place. Not your typical hotel
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but good food.
Dinner was good (although I wished they offered a salad with the meal), but the Sunday brunch was superb...pricey, but worth it. The homemade granola with yogurt was delicious. Service was excellent!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best brunch in San Antonio! U.S.?
Must be the best brunch in San Diego. Might be the best brunch we've ever had anywhere. Pricey and worth every penny. Outstanding food and service.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were entertaining clients for dinner. The service was attentive, wine list expansive, food meticulously prepared. Everyone in our group had an enjoyable evening.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The selection of foods for
The selection of foods for the brunch was excellent. Breakfast and dinner items were available for the brunch. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Las Canarias is the best place to go for a special occasion. The restaurant is elegant, the wait staff is both efficient and friendly, and the food is wonderfully good. There are so many fabulous choices on the menu it is hard to decide what to eat. The wine list is extensive and great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a special evening.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for Sunday brunch.
We were there for Sunday brunch. The food and service was exceptional. It was raining so we didn't eat outside but the area was very
Pleasant and peaceful looking.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and delicious
The signature item was very good and the live guitar player is an excellent touch.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chateaubriand for two.
Chateaubriand for two.
Great anniversary celebration
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter, Brian, was exceptional. Food was timed to come out perfectly!!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time at Las Canarias...the service and food were both excellent. Great wine list and the prices were very reasonable.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Typical brunch is just amazing. Today was a special 'Dia de las Muertas' with emphasis on spanish influence. It was a bit different, but still wonderful! Always a perfect 'special' brunch place!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great experience on the Riverwalk
I have dined at Las Canarias several times over the years. It is upscale to the more causal dining spots lining the Riverwalk. Las Canarias is fine dining, so you expect a lot for you experience. Generally, it is delivered. The chef combines mostly locally-sourced ingredientsinto imaginative dishes. Oh, and the taste is pretty nice too!
my wife and i tried the 3-course fixed price with wine. The short ribs with creamy poleta was melt-in-your-mouth and beautifuly presented. But the first course salad was amazingly good. The pinot blanc that came with it was perfect. Something called popcorn cream was served for desert - seemded a strange name and, frankly, we were skeptical. It was delicious.
Looking forward to our next visit.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Breakfast Brunch on the River
Business traveler to San Antonio several times a year, and have been visiting this place for years. This is a 'must stop' breakfast location for me. The buffet is the best available on the river walk. I've introduced this location to over 10 travelers and everyone of them liked it enough to return. The food options are varied and many, the service quick, the coffee good. Will return again.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful atmosphere! The food was excellent and we loved the live guitar music. Very friendly service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Anniversary Brunch
Great Anniversary Brunch, food was impressive, superb service, and waiter brought over the guitarist to play a song for me and my wife. Overall, a great experience. Wonderful omelette and dessert bars.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Las Canarias has very good service
Made reservation for 8 PM but turns out we can get in earlier.
Contacted them and was told to come in anytime - they're not too busy and can accommodate us.
Food is a little on pricey side but very good. Recommend the quail for appetizer - very tasty. Menu shows quite creative fusion type food. Portions are on the small side but that means we have room to order dessert.
There's an option for 3 course menu with wine pairing that's very reasonably priced compared to the a la carte menu.
Service was top notch, the waiters explains and answer questions regarding the food, and ensure we're comfy to order. Drinks were topped up frequently, silver and plates changed quietly and the waiters were very friendly and engage in good conversation.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving was very special
Thanksgiving was very special and we had a wonderful experience. Oour only complaint, and it's minor, was we felt very crowded. I do realize it was a holdiay so we dealt with it. Staff was great. Ambience was perfect. WE'll come back
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staying in San Antonio for a week and have eaten at 3 top restaurants. Dinner for 5 at Las Canarias was the best. Very good food, atmosphere is elegant and comfortable, and just the best service we've experienced. Could not have been better. Highlights: the quail, duck and spare rib were all perfect.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM