Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

3.9
775 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, 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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MM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

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

KC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Poor acoustics and direct sun radiating through window in evening.

MJ
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Avoid at all costs!

LM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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

MG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MI
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everyone in our party enjoyed meal. I had paella and it was not great. Rice was burned and not much in the way of the seafood or meats! We would go again but would not order paella.

DM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dorrego's was a great experience, our first time there. Service, food, and atmosphere were all impeccable. We really had an enjoyable evening, thanks to our terrific server.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Appetizer and salad were great but both the entrees ordered were over cooked and mediocre. Very high price tags for average food.

S
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Dorrego’s was a hidden gem inside the @HotelValenciaRW that had an awesome daily $10 menu. Yesterday, I was bummed to learn they had decommissioned that menu while subsequently raising prices across the board. Maybe that explains why we were the only patrons in the restaurant.

L
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!! We are in San Antonio for a family girls trip with 3 generations. The service, food and accommodations were wonderful! And they were so kind to my 7 year old daughter.

JH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service is apauling. .....................................................................
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F
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Especially good if you're going to a performance at the Majestic or Empire Theatres. Excellent location for that!

C
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MR
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
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.

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...

OT
San Antonio
5 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.

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.

GS
San Antonio
42 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.

K
Austin
10 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.

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.

OT
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.

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.

A
San Antonio
2 reviews
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.

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

The menu was

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.

JD
San Antonio
42 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.

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.

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.

OT
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.

SA
Las Vegas
4 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.

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!

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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