Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

4.2
739 reviews
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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, Anthony Mesa 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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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for an alternative to the Riverwalk tourist spots, and we found it. Dorrego is a bit off the beaten bath, but was a nice respite from the crowds. Food was fantastic. Service was attentive without being overbearing.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing. I should have known better than to order the gnocchi, but if a restaurant is putting it in the menu, it should be better than rick hard dough balls with raw vegetables. On a positive note, the music was great.

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EC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service; cuisine is Argentinian based with nouveau stylings. Ambience was upscale and I had memories of past meals in Colombia and Bolivia while sitting in the dining room. The dulce de leche cheesecake was sumptuous and memorable! Worth checking out is the cabinet of plastic oranges signed by famous visitors!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Pricey place to eat for what is served. I got flank steak for $25. Good taste but not high quality meat. Very chewy.
Service. For both the meal and breakfast our server was friendly but seemed to be new and inexperienced. Looks like if a restaurant is trying to be higher end then have great servers. I felt we got the B or C level server.

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JD
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can't believe we waited this long to try Dorregos. Should have a long time ago. Great food and young servers to take care of your every need. We will be back very soon.

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DM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

An old tired hotel restaurant. The delicious branzino could save the slow service (10 minutes for our cocktails?) our appetizers out 15 minutes later than a diner who had just shown up.... that's all the time I will give this review.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Yesenia the bartender makes great drinks! Loved her Mezcal Paloma.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Members of our party had the parrillada, quail dish and empanadas. Everyone was happy with their choice of meal. Service was very good.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lunch with friends pre-theatre show. Perfect

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RP
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and excellent steak medallions but a bit of a limited menu and somewhat noisy.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

food was overpriced, me and my guest felt it was slightly bland flavors the evening we went. a few of our orders were forgotten or delivered to the wrong table .
it was my girlfriends birthday and they gave her a piece of cake to go but never asked her what flavor she liked. they gave us chocolate and she is not a fan of chocolate. they tried. maybe it was an off night

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v
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the lively atmosphere and unique decor. We were dining with someone who lived in Argentina and we would like to see more of an Argentinian influence on the menu. The food we ordered was tasty. Our waiter, Michael, was very attentive! Overall, a good night out!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very delicious and fresh! The staff was very attentive and polite.

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J
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Theater tickets to the Majestic. We gave ourselves plenty of time to sit back and enjoy. Our cocktails were splendid! Everything was wonderful just ran out of water and had to ask for refills. I tried the short rib ravioli... waiter suggested something different; let’s just say I’ll take the waiters suggestion next time.😉 can’t hold that against him. I’m still glad I tried it though. The ribeye was perfect. This was husband’s selection.
We’ll definitely return!

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B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance was outstanding. Michael, our server, made the meal even better.

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JL
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived a little early but were seated promptly. Server was helpful and attentive. Very nice place!

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

More expensive than google indicated. Food was delicious.

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San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Waited 40 minutes from order until drinks were delivered. Spent nearly 3 hours to get one app and a meal.
No dessert as who would have known how long it would take.

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DM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hotel and an amazing food and outstanding service at the Dorrego’s inside the hotel Valencia. Will definitely be back and I highly recommend it.

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G
Central Texas
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. Really great food and wonderful service. We were there for my husband‘s birthday. Several of us had the gnocchi that’s made in house. The flavors were wonderful. They brought fresh bread before and during the meal. The ambience of the restaurant is very nice. Good location. I would definitely go back

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K
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Caesar salad was Ok, wine was good and the short rib ravioli couldn't be found intact in a sea of red sauce. the service was, however superb! lovely young woman was very good. Live guitar was a nice touch. My first try, so maybe I'll give it another... Location was good for Tobin Center.

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LP
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great. They were understaffed so service was not good.

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UH
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Because of reviews we made reservations. We ordered steaks and asked them to be medium rare. unfortunately all of them were medium. We did not report this, since we were on a time constraint

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BT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best manhattans I've ever had. The empanadas were great too. As we approached showtime our server politely asked if we would like to expedite the bill in a professional way without rushing us out the door.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Bar was very good. Great HH prices

Restaurant service slow. Waitress agrumentative very condescending
Got manager and he was extremely helpful and responsive Be careful steals tended to be over cooked

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant will continue coming back! Order the tenderloin medallions you won’t regret it.

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AT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and happy hour drinks were awesome.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it!! We had the steak parrillada and it was really good! Also, really good cocktails ;) thank you!!

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KR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was a wonderful server. He was attentive and helpful. Our meal was excellent and the atmosphere were quiet and romantic.

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G
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, complete with complimentary champagne! Food was excellent, and service was fantastic!

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and environment were great. Service was a bit slow (waving down for refills and such).

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theatre night. Great dinner

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service by Michael; he waited my table 2 out of five dinners over the past 6 weeks. Food differs. My last two Occasions were scrumptious.

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a
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was so delicious and the service was great!

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BS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When I asked the maî·tre d'hô·tel about the late delivery of our food and we would miss the opening of the show (When politely asked by our server during our order whether we were going to the show and we said "yes") she replied that the kitchen was stressed by room service orders. Note the period.
Wrong reply! She should have said: "I will check on your order" and left to do so, and returning with a status report.
We ran out of time for desert and arrived just as the show was beginning.

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MB
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely wonderful evening at Dorrego's after a concert at the Tobin. I have read the reviews that said that the service was horrible, but that was certainly NOT true for us. Our server was Carlie, and she was knowledgeable and totally professional. She let us know when to expect our food and checked with us regularly during the meal without hovering or being annoying. And, the food was absolutely delicious -- with a steak that was cooked to perfection. It was, all and all, an outstanding dining experience.

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LZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

San Antonio's only Argentinian restaurant and in my favorite hotel in the city! Food terrific, ambiance amazing and service first class. This is a first find for all your dinner needs -- on the river and downtown and for all San Antonioans. Make a point to visit. You will love it.

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RM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The food was beautifully presented and delicious! I think it’s a must go to spot... perfect distance to the theatre.

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GT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good, but the service was horrific. So bad, in fact, that I can never return. We sat with empty water glasses, no bread, no appetizer, for 40 minutes. The waiter "couldn't find" the bottle of wine we ordered. Twice.

The food came out so slowly that we had to gulp it down in order to make it to our show at the Majestic. I suggest you skip it. It's not worth it, there's much better places to go. Huge disappoint.

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RH
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Hotel Valencia is expensive and nice. Its restaurant was rated 4 and a half stars and is also expensive. But for some reason on the Saturday we stayed at the hotel and ate in Dorrego, there were only 2 people waiting tables as well as having to show guests to their table. Service was slow, but our food was served warm. My steak was partially over cooked. Our server was nice and accommodating and worked very hard. There was just too much for 2 people to do. I chalk it up to management error.

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