Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

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$31 to $50
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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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San Antonio
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
14 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
19 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.

MM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food. Wish the menu was a bit more expansive, but some good offerings not typically found in San Antonio. The empanadas were AMAZING. Our server was extremely personable and attentive. Cocktails DELICIOUS! Overall, excellent experience that we hope to replicate with friends.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Waitress got our order wrong, breakfast was cold and not at all what we expected. The surroundings were beautiful boutique hotel.

MF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was unbelievable and our server should be held up as the standard! She made our experience awesome!

J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, service not so. We asked for outdoor seating, which was fabulous overlooking the over. We waited a long time to received our drinks, then the same for our food. Our waiter spoke As if there were recent previous ongoing problems with the restaurant. Not professional at all.

AT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had breakfast at Dorrego’s. The food was bland and unauthentic. My husband and I are currently suffering from GI issues due to our meals. I wish there was something positive to say about the servers at least, but there’s not. Our server came up and said, “Do you know what you want?” She didn’t introduce herself or anything. For the price of everything, I would expect details to be better kept up with as well, such as dried water rings on the table next to us, which tells me it never got wiped down and it makes me question the cleanliness of the entire place. I do not recommend and we will not be back.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Place is nice, nice view of river walk. Food was not as good as I was hoping. Empanadas lacked flavor. Service was ok...our server kept forgetting to bring silverware/refill/check...but he was a nice guy. Don’t plan going back there.

KH
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Only reason we have gone is because we have a $25 coupon from the Broadway series. Food is good and expensive. Waitstaff good, but food took a very long time to be served which is a kitchen problem! Wish Broadway would get another restaurant to offer!

MI
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is second time we try Dorrego's and it was worth giving them a second chance. Food and service was outstanding!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

IB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best steaks I've ever had at a restaurant. I thoroughly enjoyed the cuts with the chimichurri.

SS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was super slow, food was good.!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food is terrible. I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone

R
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We were really hoping for something new and different than the usual Riverwalk cuisine. The best thing about the restaurant was the Ambiance and atmosphere. The waiter just assumed things about us, for instance one we ordered the potatoes he said I know you guys like things buttery and cheesy but these are not buttery and cheesy. I was looking at my phone while waiting on him to refill our drinks and he was behind me looking at the photos on my phone and then started commenting on what I was looking at. The butter that came with the bread was rancid and had been left out for at least two days according to the taste. I ordered the paella even though it says on the menu it takes 25 minutes to make. When it came it was just a cooked box of yellow rice, probably Tony's or Zatarain's-I am 100% positive because I cook that at home. It had maybe two skinny pieces of dried leftover chicken about the size of a quarter and maybe one slice of link sausage chopped up and probably for frozen peas on top. I never complain about food but when you pay $30 for something that is supposed to be different and then you get a cheap box of Tony's rice which takes 25 minutes to simmer according to the directions on the box, you leave a bad review. I ate the dinner and it was not bad but it was definitely cheap and not prepared by a real chef. My husband got the chicken stuffed with chorizo, which was not stuffed with chorizo but more like soggy bread and a couple of pieces of chorizo on the side. I don't recommend eating at this restaurant, and if you do I would probably eat the bar menu food. The hotel on the other hand is great.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was tasty and flavors very authentic. The plates were a good size, not too large that we felt stuffed. The most notable part of our experience was the service. Brianna did such an outstanding job that we praised her service to the floor manager. We were well taken care of and given the right amount of quiet space to enjoy a family dinner. Hands down the best service we've had in a long time!

JF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dorrego's to anyone.

d
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were disappointed in the selection and quality of the food.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Jacob, definitely made our dinner at Dorrego’s memorable. We celebrated my fiancé’s birthday by trying out the restaurant week menu and it did not disappoint. The caprese salad paired with the lasagna dish was amazing, very flavorful! We ended up trying both the orange valencia cake and crepes...so delicious! I would say the only thing missing from our experience was music. Customer service and food both deserve five stars!

SL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was very disappointed in the restaurant week experience. I might be willing to try it one more time as I would like to try the paella but Otherwise the dinner I had with the restaurant week menu, lasagna, was not good at all. Everything seemed pre-prepared and microwaved

RR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our breakfast was outstanding! The potatoes with the bit of onion and bell pepper were so good and tasty with the scramble egg and bacon... it came with the most softest fluffiest biscuit covered in sausage gravy!! Meal in itself! Coffee and juice were good and appropriate temperature. Service was prompt and and our servers were EXTREMELY attentive! Loved them both!

MM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant week menu! The shrimp empanadas were spectacular! Could have just had that as a meal! Everything else was great too. The Orange Crush cocktail is as superb...could be dangerous!!!

MG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Third visit, the food has been bland every time. Not worth the price.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Would have preferred one large table xs 3 small ones. Service was slow for some entrees.

D
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dorrego’s exceeded all expectations. The beet and arugula salad, freshly prepared paella, salmon, and flan were perfectly prepared and delicious to the last bite. Combine that with attentive service, a stylish interior, and free valet parking at The Valencia and Dorrego’s instantly became a place we definitely want to try again soon.

PA
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Poor acoustics and direct sun radiating through window in evening.

MJ
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, excellent service, and good food. The empanadas were delicious, as was the carpaccio. Unfortunately, the smallest steak was 14oz so I had the risotto instead. It would be great to have a smaller steak available. The dessert was mediocre, the pie crust was rubbery and the filling was bland. However, i would strongly recommend this restaurant!

GT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, good service. Food was very enjoyable and favorable. We enjoyed the bread, the empanadas and our main courses.

YG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time. The food was great, waitress was very sweet, helpful, & attentive to our needs. This was our second visit there and we'd go again.

G
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto was delightful, knowledgable about the menu and provided good recommendations.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid at all costs!

LM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I had the risotto and it was extremely salty. My husband told me to send it back but we were in a rush so I did not. Normally love this place so was a bummer...

SH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Restaurant was nice, waiter was very friendly. Dishes were bland an lackluster.

MG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner experience. Brianna did a wonderful job. We were a group of six. Service was great. Paella was good as well as the empanadas. We will definitely be back.

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