Achiote - Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Achiote - Grand Hyatt San Antonio
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Achiote - Grand Hyatt San Antonio

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 2102241234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Chef Larry Eells
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Achiote River Café has a larger space capable of accommodating up to 140 people. This space also can be subdivided into thirds by wall units to match your space requirements. Dedicated wait staff are assigned to your event to ensure a high level of service. Additionally, two rooms available for parties of up to ten.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party options available

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Achiote - Grand Hyatt San Antonio
We've added some new spice to River Walk dining. The Achiote River Café. Featuring a very fresh menu of Latin food with Asian Influence, complemented by an extensive wine list, many from Argentina and Chile. Indoor or riverside dining available. Achiote River Café. An intriguing new direction in River Walk dining.
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Achiote - Grand Hyatt San Antonio reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Conveniently located next
    JEC352
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Conveniently located next to the Convention Center, Achiote is on the Riverwalk extension with outdoor and indoor seating. There was a special price on the buffet, but I opted for the fixed price menu, which turned out to be the Valentine's Day preview with a surf and turf theme. It was delicious and well paced, with an excellent chocolate hazelnut cake for dessert. The staff was attentive, despite the large convention crowds, but not intrusive. The crowd made it a little noisy, but I never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet and limited
    TbattersVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2012
    It was convienient. Menu is limited to 5 or 6 entries, but it was very good tasting?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing inspiring about food
    JSim
    Dined on 9/6/2011
    Nothing inspiring about food or service. Nice decor. Nice bar upstairs in hotel.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different taste then usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    Different taste then usual meals but outstanding!! We can't wait to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view of the Riverwalk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2011
    Great view of the Riverwalk and cool night scene with the lights changing color over the bar. The food was good and presentation was done right. I will definitely return...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was a convention in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    There was a convention in town and service suffered because of it. The food was so so
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    R1048
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    I wasn't impressed with the food at all. My Saltado had way too much salt. The spring roll had deli meat in it. Our server was very kind.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • uncooperative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2011
    waiter and maitre de both failed to mark my reservation filled so I did not get the open table points. had to email open table, provide receipt etc etc etc, what a nuisance.
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  • Food was an odd kind of fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2011
    Food was an odd kind of fusion that mostly worked but the restaurant was eerily empty on a night is was tough to get reservations elsewhere
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful appetizers…The entrees
    PERFECTIONVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2011
    Wonderful appetizers…The entrees could have used more offerings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Fusion flavor abounds..very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    Fusion flavor abounds..very good dishes and overall a pleasurable experience. Our server was helpful and informative..Will be eating there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had dinner at Achiote,
    HKinHTownVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2011
    We had dinner at Achiote, and it was excellent. Great food, good service and good ambience. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, Unexpected Tastes.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/19/2011
    Great food - very fusion - wonderful, unexpected tastes. I highly recommend Achiote for dining and visiting (great food in a more relaxed ambiance).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great "at table" presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2011
    Great "at table" presentation of the guacamole appetizer; waitstaff was excellent and attentive; menu is severely limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The noise level was deafening.
    boumoniisabelVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2011
    The noise level was deafening. The designers made every surface bright and shiny and reflective of every sound. Our server was covering a large section on her own could not possibly give any one the attention that she should. I have to question the management's judgement on staffing at a peak time of day with a major convention in the area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere sitting by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Nice atmosphere sitting by the riverwalk. I went when it was not busy and staff was slow.
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  • Service was fairly attentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2011
    Service was fairly attentive. The food was good, but not as original as I was hoping. I ordered the mooshu pork empanadas and the "hot pot". The empanadas, while tasty, seemed more like bbq than mooshu pork. The hot pot was nice in that you could pick whatever combination of items you wanted. I ordered the coconut citrus sauce, which was fine, but the flavor was pretty mild. The tropical iced tea, while tasty, was not worth the $5 they charged for it. That's an obscene price for an iced tea.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the relaxed and comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    I loved the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Service was impeccable and the iceberg salad has the most amazing dressing I have ever tasted. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The best that can be said
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/11/2010
    The best that can be said for the restaurant is the location and scenic view. Though the food was not bad, it was not comperable to the cost. Extensive mark up on the wine, in some case twice the amount of retail price. Service was adequate and staff was friendly. Overall restaurant is nice and good ambiance but a bit expensive for what you get.
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    scenic view
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  • Went there for Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    Went there for Thanksgiving buffet. The Prime Rib & mashed potatoes were good, but rest was plain and service was just ok. Being seated at a table for 2 with another couple sharing bench seats a foot away was a little discomforting.
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  • Good food, great view of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    Good food, great view of the Riverwalk, very slow service. Good piano player, but loud music inside; sit outside if you want to hear your dinner guests talk.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful restaurant away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2010
    A wonderful restaurant away from the main hubbub of the River Walk, while still on the Riverwalk-but not in the hectic section!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was in San Antonio for business
    Quan
    Dined on 11/5/2010
    I was in San Antonio for business and was looking for something close but tasty. Low and behold, Achiote!!! Service was amazing. Staff was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Table side guacamole was phenominal!! Well priced at under $30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2010
    The food was outstanding. My wife had the paella and I had the seafood fettuccine, both of which we'd recommend to any diner. The paella rice had an almost risotto creaminess to it and the seafood in both dishes was bountiful. Our server was very friendly, but as noted by some other reviewers, seemed to disappear from time to time which caused our water to run low and our wine to run out. The Achiote features live jazz music. The evening we were there they had a jazz duo consisting of a guitar and bass player. They were very good and the volume was perfect - loud enough to enjoy and quiet enough for conversation..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely setting on the RiverWalk
    Duke1988VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    Lovely setting on the RiverWalk in San Antonio. Wonderful wine and cheese pairings. We kept losing our waiter, however!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • The outdoor patio overlooking
    Andy
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    The outdoor patio overlooking the Riverwalk is small, but the inside decor is very nice as well. The restaurant specializes in a $15 buffet lunch that had many unusual and tasty choices. The service was extremely accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    Wonderful food and great service. We had a great time!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    Pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. The table side guacamole was very good (The cumin was a unique twist!). My wife had the hugely portioned breaded chicken dish, which she enjoyed, and I absolutely loved the paella! Our waiter made a great wine selection choosing the Alcance Carmenere. We enjoyed our experience and look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When we arrived we were seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/1/2010
    When we arrived we were seated immediately near the bar and outdoor patio. The restaurant had one other couple in it the entire time we dined. The table side guacamole were a great choice. We selected the yucca chicken breast and roasted pig as our entrees. Great flavor. The service and ambiance were great up to this point; however we were quickly swarmed by bees coming into the restaurant from the outdoors. The waitstaff didn't notice for some time that I was having to fight the bees off of my food. Once they came over to help they took us further into the restaurant only to have the bees follow. After they overcame the bee situation the manager came over and offered comp dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • We very much enjoyed our anniversar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2010
    We very much enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Achiote. The bartender overheard us mention it and gave us some shots, which was great, and the waitress was also very friendly. Food was very good too.
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    special occasion
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  • Whether you choose the river
    ChanterelleVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2010
    Whether you choose the river walk view or the bustling kitchen this restaurant is bound to please with its interesting views. I opted for the kitchen view with its quietly productive chefs putting out delicious dishes. The martini was cold and dry with gin and olives. Tortilla soup was very good and the empanada also. The high point was the slow roasted lamb shank. It was tender and succulent. Do not miss out on the pineapple tart for dessert. It is warm and has a pineapple upside down flavor and with a topper of pineapple ice cream it is a perfect sharable dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Everything about Achiote went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2010
    Everything about Achiote went beyond expectations, the only flaw was drinks coming from the bar were bit slow, but were fabulous..One to go back to.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent - attentive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    Service was excellent - attentive, but not intrusive. The paella was very tasty as were the beef/chicken fajitas. The complimentary corn bread was also very good. Our party went for an early dinner so there were not very many people, but it was still a very enjoyable evening. Would definely return.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Most every thing was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2010
    Most every thing was great. One of our party had ordered the lamb that wasn't as tender as he'd expected, but the wait staff resolved the issue without much fan fare.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As a novice wine lover, I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    As a novice wine lover, I reserved a table for 10 to celebrate my 27th birthday at Achiote specifically to partake of their wine flights and enjoy an evening on their outdoor patio. The staff was incredibly slow and unattentive and knew nothing about the wine and cheese flights they were serving, placing the them on the table in no specific order and claiming it didn't matter! We had to ask for every little thing we needed, resorting to stopping other servers and busboys to get service. I would NOT recommend Achiote for ANY event, special occassion or even a nice dinner while on the Riverwalk. Achiote has the potential to be a lovely experience, but cannot deliver on customer service. Don't waste your time here.
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  • We were looking forward to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2010
    We were looking forward to the Latin cuisine, and disappointed to get their American buffet (fried chicken, salads, mash potatoes and meat loaf) but since we were in town for a huge convention, just guessed they set this up to accomodate the masses. Not sure if it's always like this. Food was good, but nothing special. Ambience was fabulous, great amosphere and live music was great. Service was mediocre at best as it took forever to get a high chair, drinks, the check, etc. Would be willing to give it another try because it was so visually delightful and located very close to our convention. Sad that they allow smoking in dining areas, but again, I think that's San Antonio culture, sadly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • Our first dinner in San Antonio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2010
    Our first dinner in San Antonio was at the Achiote, chosen because we were staying at the Grand Hyatt. After reading online reviews, our expectations were high, but the entire meal was a disappointment. We ordered a variety of dishes and all were mediocre; the paella was actually worse than that. Our waitress was friendly and probably did her best, but her inexperience shone through glaringly. With so many restaurants of much better quality in San Antonio, we would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • Didn't really do anything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2010
    Didn't really do anything for me...the tableside guacamole was excellent, but that reall about it for me I don't even remember what I had...
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  • Overall, I would give it a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Overall, I would give it a 3/5. Unfortunately, I did not like the cuisine and it takes a certain type of stomach to enjoy that food. I had the pallela and my girlfriend had the lamb. I didn't care for both and think that while it was good quality food, it did not surpass my expectations. The only thing that saved the evening was the tres leches slice for $6. As for the server, she seemed to be short staffed and would be rushed everywhere she went. We didn't have any drinks, just the two entrees and the slice of cake and it came out to $70.
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give Hyatt credit for a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 3/29/2010
    Give Hyatt credit for a great marketing pitch - the website looks great and is very inviting. The restaurant, however, is a relatively basic hotel type restaurant. The food is very, very marginal. Margarita's and their corn bread recipe was good, but that was about it. Very disappointed that we spent one of our 4 dinners in San Antonio there.
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