Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

4.5
910 Reviews
$31 to $50
Argentinean
Dorrego’s, is named for the famed Plaza Dorrego, a public square located in the historic San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk’s Executive Chef Brian Randolph draws his inspiration from the rich culinary heritage of Argentina. He carries a rich history of many hotels and restaurants that brings a diverse culinary experience to our table. An extensive wine list will be a focal point for diners. The restaurant’s décor reflects the Spanish Colonial design and architectural heritage of Argentina, with a touch of Parisian bistro panache. Dorrego’s also features a new restaurant bar, and the welcoming space is ideal for gathering and lingering. Dorrego’s appealing terrace features additional seating topped with comfortable Spanish/Mediterranean-style cushions. The terrace features numerous planter pots, which blend the space into its tranquil River Walk setting.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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What 910 people are saying
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vipJonathan
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in San Antonio

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dorrego’s was a awesome place to eat and have drinks. Great atmosphere, food and service. Would highly recommend.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was delicious. Great service all around.

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yummm
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ambience was nice. Our server was very kind and attentive. The wine we ordered was not available. The cocktails were good. The steaks were ok. The steaks came with a flight of four sauces, we did enjoy trying the different sauce for the steaks. The potatoes were a little hard and not seasoned. They give you a complimentary glass of their house wine which was very good. Overall, we would probably try a different restaurant the next time. The hotel is very nice though.

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Tomas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Per the listing, we planned to order off the menu and not eat the buffet. Once we arrived we were told the buffet was the only option. We should have left at this point but since it was NYE and everything else was booked we stayed. Prime rib was cold and the rest of the food was just meh. Not worth the $65 price. I ordered a $9 Malbec but the waitress brought me the $15 one according to the bill. For $200 including the $30 tip the waitress made (for picking up a couple of plates and bringing me the wrong wine) the food just wasn't up to par. Cold prime rib just ruined it. We didn't want to ruin anyone's night so we did not complain but walked away very dissatisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and everyone was very friendly

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to this restaurant due to the short wait time! And after eating there I have no idea how it is a short wait time! Highly recommend and will bring others back to this location! My o key complaint was that we had a hostess taking out order as a waitress and she explained that, therefor we tipped her well and embraced the experience! I do wish our order would have been taken a bit earlier. We were there for almost 2 1/2 hours due to the lack of servers. But overall would go back again! The bacon polenta and candied garlic sauce for the steak were outrageous!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter was slow but was also taking care of a larger group and they were short staffed due to COVID. Food was phenomenal though! We will be back!

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Teri
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bar and bartenders. Food excellent and wait staff attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Visit occurred during COVID. We were seated near window with view of the Riverwalk. The space felt more like a hallway than restaurant. However, the sounds of a Spanish guitarist filled the space and helped to set the mood. Service was excellent as we were one of the first to dine, but later became less attentive as more people arrived. Seemed a bit understaffed as the night went on. The small dishes were tasty but not super filling. We waited quite a bit of time for our steaks which may be typical for the portion of meat ordered. The flight of sauces served with dinner were an excellent touch to the meal. Based on that alone, I would want to return to Dorrego’s to dine.

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NatalieN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner for a special night. Highly recommend to anyone!

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vipSarahR
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Bar was great, dinner was just ok. Found a hair in my empanadas, told the server and nothing..... please don’t waste your time here.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic! Antonio is the best waiter! We will be back to this hidden gem! The outdoor dining experience is what makes it over the top especially at Christmas.

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diana
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The service, ambiance, and food, is hard to beat!

Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hello Diana, Thank you for the winderful review. We really appreciate you dining with us especially during this time.

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MIGUELR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving buffet and great service. Will definitely visit again.

Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you, Miguelr. Our team was happy to have you. We hope you come back and dine again soon.

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Lori
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately we were super disappointed. One of the reasons we chose this place was that they advertised raw oysters and crab legs as part of their menu. When we visited the buffet, my husband got the last 3 oysters, I got none. There were no crab legs. Another disappointment was the fact that they charged 20% gratuity. To be fair the flyer said "subject to tax and gratuity" but 20% for a buffet is a lot. For $59 per person not including drinks it was a Thanksgiving bummer.

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ChristaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We would have preferred a plated meal due to Covid! Weren't pleased with "Buffet style" and fairly cold food. The hot food was lukewarm at best. We were afraid to eat it. It felt a bit like Lubys and we love Dorregos being locals to San Antonio and owners of a Travel Co.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed all the trimmings and especially the prime rib!

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ELIZABETHL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Picked this place for the menu items. But got there and no crab claws to be found. Prim rib was cold. Bread wasn't fresh, mostly just average food. Way overpriced for the quality. Also the gratuity was already added to our bill (table of two). :-/
Would not reccomend.

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edward
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, but the dessert selection was pretty small.... overall good experience... service was excellent! Staff was constantly checking on us

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

There was a good selection of food., However the food was cold.

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vipchua
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Buffet was perfectly executed for COVID safety. Great guest service from host/manager to waitstaff and servers. Was misinformed about mimosa been included in the price of buffet. Unfortunately due to the fact that we were the first seating in early morning, the carved prime ribs was served cold, not warm but refrigerated cold. Sadly the manager just tried to readjust the heat lamp instead of temperature checked the meat and he would have send them back to the oven to reheat. Overall, it’s only a few places open for Thanksgiving Buffet and really appreciate the staff who worked during the holiday and amazing COVID measure taken from physical distancing to sneeze guard everywhere. Holiday Buffet may not be something they do everyday and we may try their regular menu one day when in the neighborhood.

Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you, Chua. We really appreciate you dining with us on Thanksgiving. Thank you, for noticing our extra measures for safety and our staff for working on the Holiday. I am so sorry about the prime rib. I talked with Chef about how we can offer better solutions next time. We truly hope that you come and try our regular menu soon. Our team would love to see you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service, and food!

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ShannonK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is WOW! We had dinner at Dorrego's. The menu selections were amazing. The flavor and temperatures of our steaks were perfect, and they say the dinner roles are made from scratch in house. The rolls themselves are worth a trip. We followed up dinner with Tango in the Courtyard. This was really like an escape from reality, like we had transported to Spain or Argentina. The addition of world-class Latin style dancing, anchored by Tango, and the bottle of Malbec made for a truly amazing evening. We can't wait to do this again. I'm telling everyone about this, starting here!

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ScottyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took forever to find out wine bottle. First attempt at uncorking was botched. Out of the ravioli at 8:30pm. And the chicken we order was over cooked and dry.

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AliceC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurant to dine when u are in the River Walk. The food was delicious and had a lot of flavor. The staff was courteous and helpful. I would dine their again.

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vipdiner
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect. We celebrated an anniversary, and the staff made the event even more special.

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vipalhoogwerf
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Offered me a sip of wine when I arrived. My 8 Oz Filet steak seemed smaller than the 7 Oz I’d had sr a nearby restaurant the day before but it had a nice flavor.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and eat on the river walk. A hidden gem of the river walk.

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James
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem this resturaunt is! Our server brianna was outstanding. The food, service and atmosphere was absolutley wonderful! We will be back very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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StarlaR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful; however, the service was exceptional. Antonio made dinner an experience rather than just a dinner. Will definitely eat there again and recommend to others.

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CarlosG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was.perfect! Food, service, price, setting! We stayed at the Gunter and came to eat here. I think we will now stay at the Valencia and have our dinner here every time. The bar was great to. We went to look for a place to drink after dinner and just came back to Dorrego's.

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Carlos
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Argentinian food! The ambiance, the excellent customer service and delicious food, gave us an amazing experience.
I highly recommend it.
Our table had a riverview and they also had a guitarist which made everything even better. I'd definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Smoking is allowed even cigars outside area. Over 45 min to find a bottle of wine then it was wrong. Scallops not seared. Not all of the shortened menu items available. Requested water 3 times. Spoke to manager as leaving it is apparent where the who cares attitude comes from

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and attentive service from our server Brenda! Highly recommend this place. Great ambiance and food. Perfect setting for a quiet dinner even though we weren’t quiet and they were still so sweet to us! Loved, will be back for sure! We are from Austin and it made San Antonio worth the stay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with GREAT service ! Start with a glass of Mabec and finish with a unique desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My server was amazing. I wish I could remember the young lady’s name. She was excellent. The gaucho stew was delicious. The homemade bread was a tasty surprise. The NY strip was a bit of a disappointment. It was cooked medium rare the way I ordered it, but it was still too chewy. The grilled fennel was overcooked and impossible to eat. The polenta didn’t have much flavor. In the kitchen’s defense, a lot of people showed up without reservations. A waiter at another restaurant told me that as more things are opening and more people are going out some places remain under staffed. Also, I was given amazing crepes as my free birthday dessert. It was a very pleasant experience.

FAQs

Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 230-8454.

Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is rated 4.5 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.

Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com/gift-certificate.htm.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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