Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

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Argentinean
The new restaurant, Dorrego’s, is named for the famed Plaza Dorrego, a public square located in the historic San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Plaza Dorrego is filled with cafes, bars and pubs, and is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk’s Executive Chef, David Rapozo draws his inspiration from the rich culinary heritage of Argentina. 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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BS
Amarillo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good bar. We split a pear salad and the paella. Must have been 6+ types of meat and seafood in the paella. Chorizo in the mix was best i have ever had. Not greasy and a good flavor. 3 kinds of Bread was very tasty.

PG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and our waiter Bret was amazing. Bret was amazinging funny, entertaining, accomodating and just all around a delight to have with us. We were part of a group of 3 couples and were made to feel very special. Food was delicious! We can hardly wait until our next visit!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner post theater. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was wonderful. Server suggested the paella was enough to share. It was more than enough and delicious. She suggested a wine which we loved.
The beef empanadas were a great appetizer. We had an excellent experience and hope to return!

R
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu,
Relaxing atmosphere.
Will go there again.
Perfect for before or after the theater.

e
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

It's a beautiful restaurant, and the staff is friendly. But really, you go to a restaurant for the food, and ours was not very good at all. The crostini were stale, and very oily. The risotto was very gluey instead of creamy, and the shrimp in it were not all peeled. We even sent the crostini back, and the replacement was still sale, but even oilier.

K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, very authentic with lots of flavor, The empanadas are amazing and the wine list is really good with a very reasonable mark up. Wait staff knowledgeable, attentive and loves their jobs as reflected in their good nature and big smiles. Service is prompt.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a delightful find! Everything I had was delicious and the service was outstanding. The engaging server Brianna helped me navigate the wine menu and with discussion about our prospective meal she was able to suggest the most complimentary wine. Definitely worth the price on the Tomahawk steak. My husband split the steak and ordered sides and plenty to take home. We will be going back for sure!

CS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambience was pleasant, except that the restaurant was quite noisy. The server was courteous and attentive. However, the food was disappointing. My husband and I both had the risotto. He had the shrimp and pea, and I had the mushroom and bacon. I tasted his risotto, and it was acceptable, but I could have made the same dish better st home. My risotto was mushy. It was over cooked to the point where I could barely identify the mushrooms and bacon. It was really more of a porridge, and I am not fond of porridge. I did not eat much of it, and I ordered the bread pudding with coffee. The coffee was excellent, and the bread pudding was good. My husband and I agreed we would not come back. One further note: last year I had a truly wonderful dish at Dorregos. It was gnocchi with a wonderful sauce. So, I was surprised this time.

RR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob, our server, was very polite and accommodating.

SF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The food was outstanding and the service was even better.
Our server Brianna understands what "Customer Service" means!

TH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience!! Love the environment, and the food was FANTASTIC! But, best part was the services. Everyone at the restaurant was awesome, and Madeline particularly was great. We had a situation, and she was all over it. Acted quickly on her feet and fixed it before we had time to get concerned. We really appreciated it and had a wonderful evening!!

JA
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our party of 6 enjoyed a lovely Christmas night dinner thanks to good food and cheerful, attentive service by Madison!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine! Our waiter was terrific!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Madison was excellent. She was attentive and just overall very sweet. She ensured that we had a very pleasant experience. Mr Touché was also helpful, he chatted with us and constantly checked in on us during the dinner.
This place is definitely one we would recommend.
The food was excellent and the price point reasonable as well.

W
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good. Service was adequate but not attentive. Found it odd that while offering chicken and beef empanada's, separately with 2 per plate, they would not allow 1 plate with one of each, beef and chicken. Server made some excuse as to why they could not do one of each - Really?

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night And show at the Majestic

LL
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservation before our show at the majestic. The host very cordial and had very nice personality. Our server was Madison, she is extremely knowledgeable about the menu and guided us through our drink and food choice. The is very important since wife no tolerance to spicy food, she ordered the lasagna, I ordered the salmon with a side of zucchini/squash. We started with a roast beets salad, which large enough for two, and very fresh. We both loved entree's prepared and served perfectly. Our server was prompt and very attentive. This was a very memorable evening, and we will gladly return.

NT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett our server was fantastic, helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. What a great experience. Thank you for setting us up in the private dining room. It was just perfect for entertaining our out of town guests. Cheers!

KR
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very enjoyable meal, staff was very friendly and provided excellent service. Food was very good and portion sizes were very generous. I wish I had saved room for desert, the next table over had what looked to be a wonderful dessert.

AV
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the service was beyond anything I have experienced at any hotel. Bret and Brianna took such good care of us and wanted to acknowledge their service.

L
Black Forest
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked for husband’s birthday based on reviews.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto was an amazing waiter. He was enthusiastic, extremely intelligent, and most of all very entertaining. Will most definitely ask for him next time we come in

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Argentinian beef should almost be cut with a fork...tenderloin was very tasty but the meat though good, was not as tender as I would have thought.... the sauce was good....potato and asparagus was cooked very well...salad was very good.
Noise level was too high due to the bar next to the dining room. Once the people cleared it was very quiet and enjoyable.

C
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had dinner and breakfast at this restaurant. The food was very good at both meals. Delicious drinks at dinner, and warm yummy bread preceded our meal. We ordered the grouper with orzo and asparagus which was awesome! It was a large portion, which we shared. The other entree was the rib eye with tomatoes and sweet potatoes....delicious, and also shareable! For the dessert we had the banana empanadas.....awesome! Service was very good....very attentive!
Breakfast was a completely different story! Restaurant was almost empty...1 other table...
Service was VERY SLOW! There were 4 of us....after a long wait, 2 orders came out...missing the biscuits and gravy....then after almost 10 minutes the other 2 orders of waffles came out......then awhile later the biscuits and gravy came...when they were almost finished with the first part of the breakfast! This was NOT our server’s fault.....it was the kitchen unable to get orders out correctly! We mentioned it to someone who appeared to be a manager....he passed it on to our server, who did apologize! The food was good....just the service out of the kitchen. This experience was a bad end to an otherwise very good evening!

RW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I preface this by saying that we were at Dorrego’s on a very busy evening - the holiday river parade.
Service was slow. Took a long time to get drinks. Appetizer mussels with chorizo were great! Bread was great. I didn’t particularly enjoy the roasted beet salad. I like beets, but something was texturally off. When my shrimp & pea risotto arrived, it looked beautiful! Shrimp were huge. However, at first bite, the rice was seriously undercooked. I told waitstaff. My husband was disappointed with his salmon. They promised to deduct the risotto, but the check came and it was still there. A manager said it would be credited after the fact. Upon checkout next morning, the charge had not been credited. I was disappointed but didn’t want to make a scene. I will talk to them in the next day or so.

DM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices were very reasonable. Food was delicious. Service was exceptional. Eileen was top notch. Her recommendation of the fried green olives was spot on and we really enjoyed.

r
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food was ok but hardly any was Argentinian and even less Argentina wine. Dorregos bar is plain and cold and naranja bar does not exist nor does the Vbar I saw advertised in a magazine (Novembwe issue). Wife given a wrong (old) menu. Not asked if we wanted a drink or an appetizer when seated. Hardly any food looked Argentina to me. Later a man (Mario) came and apologized). Service was weak but Ok. Bald guy with glasses on his head does what? Seversl people kept trying to clear our (not yet empty) appitizer plate; like they had to look busy. Very dissapointed
would not return nor suggest this place to anyone as they seem disorganized, and not Argentinian at all.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The buffet was outstanding. High quality meats and cheeses, fresh abundant seafood as well as great turkey prime rib and all the sides. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

And or waitress was excellent. Kept an eye on our table all the time. Never had to ask for refills, new silverware or anything.

We will definitely return.

IG
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience of eating Thanksgiving Dinner at Dorrego's was wonderful. From seating us in our own room to giving us excellent service, we were very impressed with the operations of the restaurant. The food was plentiful, varied and delicious. All in all, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone - local or tourist.

AS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fine dining experience!! The attention to detail = deliciousness of all courses. Wish we lived closer, as we live out of state, but we will be back!

CL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Restaurant was not busy at all, only a few tables seated and our service was friendly, but incredibly slow. I thought my husband might be completely full of the bread before our wine even arrived. After finally getting our food and finishing we ordered two cappuccinos and they were horrible. We asked if we could just have coffee and it wasn't drinkable. We paid and left, never to return.

The best I can say is the food was acceptable and the location was great.

j
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would recommend but with the caveat that it was relatively expense for the quality of food-the portions are very generous which allowed everyone to take some home.

Z
San Antonio
60 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were expecting a more "Argentinian" menu than the one offered. The service was excellent, professional and polite. The manager came to our table to ask about the service and food. Very tasty and well-prepared risotto and a Milanese pork chop.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us dined in the private dining room. It was perfect for us to visit and not disturb others. Everyone’s food was great. We shared empanadas to start. Everyone ordered something different and we all took bites. We love the risottos much more than the paella. It was actually our least fav dish. The wine selection is great and the staff was very attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great staff, our server Brianna was excellent. Valet parking is an added bonus. We will definitely visit again.

G
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Theatre afternoon. Beet salad was disappointing. Server was not well trained.

LJ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was excited to try this restaurant. The service was friendly but very slow. It took 15 minutes from ordering a bottle of wine to it arriving at our table. The time between order and receiving our entrees was very long as well.

Our server ask if we were going to see the show that night and we said yes. He knew we had a hard departure time yet did not seem to know how to manage that. This restaurant is one block from the Majestic. They need to improve there timeliness if they want to attract the show crowd

Food was ok. Not great. I was looking forward to the empanadas but would not order them again. They were a little doughy and bland.

I will not be back

M
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We came here for a bachelorette party! We originally had five in a reservation so they sat us in the private dining room right off of the bar area. It was a private dining experience and we really enjoyed the food and drink that we had! Would definitely recommend this room for private parties for a more intimate dining experience. Will be returning!

BW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience from the moment we walked in. Poor greeting from Host. Sat for 25 minutes without ever getting drinks or placing order. waiter a complete fool. Don't go!

h
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat out on the small patio, not really overlooking the riverwalk. If you stood up and went to the railing you could see it. The setting was still quite lovely though. Seating very comfortable. Only two other groups were dining and there was no one occupying the dining room. I thought odd, but maybe because it was Monday night. The service was excellent, although it took a long to get food, especially considering the smal crowd dining. Empandas were delicious. My shrimp risotta was rather bland and not what I would call risotta, more like dry rice with green peas and only six shrimp on top. My husband's paella was only three dollars more and we could have easily shared it. As many shrimp I had plus fish, clams, scallops. We ended up having leftover enough for two more meals! It was very flavorful. Based on reviews, I had very high expectations. Unfortunately those expectations were not met. Not bad, just not exceptional.

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