Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

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755 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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Orlando
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space inside a beautiful restored hotel. Everything was top notch, specially the cuts of meat and desserts.

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MR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional in every way...from our server to the chef! Due to the menu choice I ordered being unavailable, the chef created a special dish for me. It was exceptionally delicious! The only reason for the food rating of 4 stars is the limited menu. The staff made every to attempt to make our anniversary special! I definitely recommend.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The Mother's day brunch left a lot to be desired. This is an Argentinean restaurant, there was only American food. It is as if an expensive $60/person Hyatt version of breakfast was served. The serve staff was not familiar with the menu, my dish was not correct and overcooked. Very dissapointing...

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Went for Mother's Day "brunch buffet". turns out only the appetizers and dessert were a buffet and you can order from a limited menu. From the moment we got there, we were ignored. There were at most 6 other parties in the restaurant. After 10 minutes we got the hostess to help us. when or ever came, only 3 of the 4 we ordered came or and after 5 minutes we had to ask about the last plate. I guess it was missed because the chef was still making it and after 5 more minutes or came or. The food was very good but that's no way I'm going back.

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WK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible. Advertised as a Mother’s Day brunch was not. Took over an hour to get food and in general terrible service. Only redeeming quality was management comping us due to terrible experience. Basically ruined our Mother’s Day.

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GS
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I made my reservation on 03/31 for 05/11, and SPECIFICALLY requested a table instead of a booth... I got a booth, with the explanation "we're all booked up" ... I find it extremely difficult to believe that all tables were taken already 50 days in advance.

The waiter was completely disoriented, inattentive, and missing in action. Took our drink order, tried to convince us to order both appetizers and main course because it was theater night and they would be busy... our reservation was at 545pm because we wanted a leisurely dinner before we went to the aforementioned theater at 8pm... we had 2 hours for cocktails and dinner. He never came back after taking our drink order.

Thankfully BRIANNA saw our concern, and came to our rescue, taking over our table... er, booth... at my request. She was exceptional.

The full menu wasn't offered, reportedly because it was "theater night." I would skip Dorregos and find another option... especially if it's theater night. We won't be going back.

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K
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The $55 Texan Parrillada was more like a plate of fajitas... there was enough meat on the 2-3 person plate for at least 3 people. The server didn't remember what we ordered and seemed to be scattered... We were the only ones eating at 8PM on a Friday night.

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Branzino was perfect. And the server was very attentive.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner with new found friends at the hotel. Food was very good.

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MT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

My fish was perfectly cooked. However, it was so salty and I couldn’t eat the sweet potatoes because the amount of salt was burning my tongue.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food and ambiance. Our waiter was a bit curt initially, but he warmed up as the evening wore on.

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San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu was

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Had the Tomahawk steak & it was cooked to perfection. Waiter very attentive and very courteous. Will return.

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JD
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

From 3-weeks to today, the food changed considerably. While it was outstanding 3-weeks before, this time the hen dish was not the same. Even the saffron smashers were different, as if the saffron was light in the potatoes. Although still good, it was not what we experienced the past 3-times we've been there. Perhaps management should test the food to make sure it's the highest quality that we've come to expect from Dorregos. Thanks.

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L
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was delicious! Our server was attentive and friendly. We will certainly eat here again.
The only concern Is the length of time it took to pay out. This is the second time we’ve eaten here and both times it took over 20 minutes to pay and get our receipts. Neither time was there a crowd, so it doesn’t make sense why we had to wait so long. Hopefully this will it happen again.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The empanadas were great. Unfortunately the service was slow and when we asked about it we were told "the kitchen is working" so at least we got a laugh out of it.

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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
41 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
3 reviews
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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OT
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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