Las Ramblas at Hotel Contessa

3.9
402 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Perfectly situated along a tranquil stretch of San Antonio's iconic Riverwalk, Hotel Contessa's Las Ramblas offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and a NEW weekend brunch. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Cork Bar with a great selection of craft cocktails, beers, and wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy both indoor and alfresco dining.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(210) 298-8040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Santallanes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Navarro
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Parking details
Complimentary with purchase of an entree.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
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3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our visit to Las Ramblas for our Girl’s Trip- the service and food were impeccable! Thanks for a lovely evening.

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We arrived early but the hostess seated us immediately. There were seats on the patio but we were not offered that location. Instead, we dined inside. The patio was busier than the dining room but overall, the restaurant was about half capacity. Our waiter greeted us promptly and brought our coffee. He took our order promptly, but after that, we waited for 45 minutes for our breakfast. Staffing seemed to be thin and we saw other guests come and go in the time it took to get our meal. The meal was delicious. We ordered "The Bowl" and the 3-egg omelet off the brunch menu. The food was presented well, hot and very good. Our only complaint was the very long wait with no apparent reason. Our waiter told us later that the kitchen received a lot of orders at the time ours went in (maybe room service?) and he apologized for the delay and gave us a discount on our bill. We felt that was a fair follow-up to the delay. We would dine there again.

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D
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The restaurant atmosphere and service was very good. However--why, WHY do you refer to this restaurant as a place that serves tapas ? !! It doesn't serve them and there is nothing like that on their menu. Yet, when I queried San Antonio riverwalk restaurants with tapas, this is the first restaurant that appears on your list ! We would NOT have eaten here if we knew in advance that they did not serve tapas. As it was, we arrived for a late dinner so, being surprised at the menu, we did not feel as though we had time to go elsewhere. The staff and service was very good, however.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Brunch on a Sunday. The food was diverse and the service was solid. We got crammed into an overflow area with zero ambiance and no view. Very disappointing for the price points.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day brunch buffet. Vast selection of food that tasted great and service was prompt and exceptional

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TD
Omaha
46 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Was the kind of place where everything was Ok ..just ok. Except for the Brussels sprouts - very sweet but very tasty.

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R
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food prepared beautifully with nice service, and, it’s on the Riverwalk!

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JK
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Advertised as a tapas restaurant (not tapas). Food was very salty and very over cooked (Med-rare steak came out Med-well). Mashed potatoes were from a box. Won’t be returning.

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Q
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went in with high expectations and was disappointed, entrees came out incorrectly and before the appetizers. To their credit the manager he did bring them out and give ya them for free. However overall a very forgettable experience.

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t
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place on Riverwalk. Sidewalk next to patio. Great people watch. Dining was good. Good food. I had Salmon. It was fun place to be esp after the Final Four. I might like to stay there one wknd.

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B
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, beautiful atmosphere!

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R
Kansas City
105 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner with chefs willing to modify for dietary concerns—great ambiance along Riverwalk.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Went for a Sunday lunch at 1:30pm hoping for a spectacular meal outside watching the barges pass. Breakfast was still being served, therefore the menu was limited. Each of us ordered something different - beef/crab cakes. Fries were unique in size and cut seeming to be from a previous day dry and soggy. The peppercorns were flavorful hiding a large portion of fat..... nice view, very quiet. Another owner would have maximized on this fabulous spot far from the crowds.... disappointed. Glad I hadn't invited friends who happened to be out of town.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Breakfast was good, however it came with a hair on the side. Very unorganized for tourist. This restaurant caters to the corporate groups at the expense of their tourist.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service!

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KO
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town with old friend. Decided steaks for dinner and wasn’t disappointed. Everyone was attentive and great service. Food was delish.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff did an OUTSTANDING job fulfilling our request for a table for 8 and even gave us some special attention to make my dad's birthday special. It was a night to remember. David, our waiter was incredibly good and funny. Food was delicious and it felt like the red carpet really rolled out for us

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St. Louis
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable and willing to accommodate our health food issues. She readily gave experienced opinion on menu items. It was a gorgeously designed space.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, enjoyed the quieter atmosphere for conversation. Service was very good, allowed us to have a leisurely dinner.

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SB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

This restaurant needs to be updated. The ambience was horrible! Great food and service saved the day!!!

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c
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I chose here for restaurant week! It is a lovely restaurant on the river and on a warmer night would have been lovely to sit outside. Our waitress was attentive and nice and the decor/atmosphere was inviting. The food (I suspect like most places for restaurant week) seemed prepared so some things weren’t “hot”, but had great flavor nonetheless. The Mahi stood out as amazing! Overall, good date night or nicer dining option and we will likely be back.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It was overall a disappointment. Food was mediocre. It was supposed to be a Spanish restaurant but the menu had completely changed and didn’t include any Spanish dishes .

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We were hoping for a special New Year's Eve dinner, but the food was terrible- the French onion soup was inedible; the vegetables with our main course were cold and the steak was tough. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was New Year's eve so crowded and a bit louder than normal, but the pre-fixe menu was divine and it was a perfectly paced relaxing meal. It' s nice to have such a great place inside the hotel you are staying at!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great price for the quality. The bar in the lobby was also nice and had an excellent happy hour with many of the same appetizers. Will definitely go again next time we are in San Antonio.

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TC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for a family Christmas Dinner. The Ambiance was Beautiful. Nicely decorated for the holiday. The menu options were great. They had a fixed menu, but also had other choices if you did not want the fixed menu. The food was Very Delicious! No complaints at all on the menu. The service was a little slow, but I imagine the holiday had something to do with that. Should be better prepared. I was upset that they ran out of my dessert choice, but what they offered was just as good.

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F
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 5 stars says it all. A must for a wonderful meal experience.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Christmas Eve dinner with my wife. Service was slow. I ordered the prime rib meal. The meat was over cooked and dry. Worse prime rib ever. The paled potato was cold.

The only good thing about the meal was when we asked the waiter for the check he brought us the bill but told us some better has already paid our bill. Merry Christmas

I guess there are still good people in this world

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M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is listed as serving Spanish cuisine with Tapas offerings. This is not the case. Its a typical American fare. I hope the management corrects this, others have also left similar comments in their reviews.

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BS
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Setting was pretty and restaurant was elegant but food was not up to the same standard. Expensive for the quality of food served.

Staff were very helpful.

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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The location was the beautiful and looking out on the Riverwalk can’t be beat. The food is good, but not spectacular- but certainly a good option on the Riverwalk and the service staff was very friendly and efficient.

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F
Anchorage
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant claims to be Spanish Dining, it is not. It is American Fare and the only thing that was of real Spanish cuisine was the Paella that just so happened to be that day's special entree. The service was good but overwhelmed as we were there a few times since we stayed at the hotel and it regularly seemed short of staff. Food is just average. Location is what keeps this place hopping, next to Riverwalk and being part of hotel. Keep you expectations reasonable (nice location, average food, stressed wait staff) and you won't be disappointed.

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S
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We were very disappointed in Las Rambles. All our research in looking at brochures, etc. indicated this was a Spanish Tapas type of restaurant. We were grossly misled, and were told that changed over a year ago. Very disappointing. We had a glass of wine, looked at the menu, and decided to go elsewhere.

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San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location on the river. Best dining outside if Weather permits but inside is nice. Good wine list. Filet was perfectly cooked. Pasta very well flavored. Wait staff not attentive s they were somewhat busy but adequate.
The bar in the lobby is delightful. Been there several times for cocktails.
Overall, this is one of our favorites for a nice dinner, reasonably priced, good ambiance and delicuous food.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, outdoor seating near riverwalk. WONDERFUL breakfast buffet. Try the huevos rancheros. Attentive/friendly wait staff

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This is touted as a Spanish restaurant but nothing on the menu is Spanish cuisine. They've changed chefs and the cuisine to American, apparently awhile back, but haven't changed any of the marketing. There were even promotional posters in the hotel recommending Spanish dishes. It was a let down.

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LG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the Thanksgiving Buffet. Selections were extensive and delicious. Pricey, but sumptuous.

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T
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Attended Thanksgiving buffet. Service was great, excellent carving stations. Missed seeing and eating the paella this year however.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evrything in our dinner was excellent. Definitely we are coming back.

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l
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was OK, ambiance was good, would have been a good experience if my wife had not been stung by ants in the outside seating area, they are not good about cleaning those chairs, ants were attracted by food debris and my wife suffered the consequences, the waiters didn’t really care about the situation, last time they have my business.

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