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. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk’s Executive Chef Brian Randolph draws his inspiration from the rich culinary heritage of Argentina. He carry's a rich history of many hotels and restaurants that brings a diverse culinary experience to our table. 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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ManjitK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant. Great atmosphere, customer service was excellent. I had the risotto and it was perfectly cooked. I was a little disappointed in my drink. I was expecting something else. Nevertheless it was good.

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vipDianeW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The elevator was terribly dirty from the RiverWalk. Our waiter ignored us. The food was fair. Terrible experience. Will never go back.

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viprebdar
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing experience. Two of our diners had the chicken and sausage dish. The half of chicken was the smallest ever, dry and tough, and totally lacking in flavor. The sausage was dry as well. The fried potatoes were the best part of the meal. The shrimp and pea risotto was mushy. Don't waste your money when there are better options on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food tasted amazing, especially the empanadas! Our server Brianna was TOP-NOTCH; so friendly and attentive!

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vipTxyanky
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service and wine were excellent. The food was mostly dry and tasteless. We were looking for a quick bite before a show and the 1 1/2 hour was sufficient.

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vipMichelleC
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Dorrega’s for lunch. Much to our surprise it was in a hotel but the hotel looked lovely and the restaurant was delicious!!! The best part of our whole meal was our waitress Eileen. We were celebrating our daughters birthday and she made it so special. At the end, she herself brought a dessert which she said was not from the restaurant but from her personally. How special!!! She worked with food allergies and all the questions we had! She was delightful! Highly recommend!

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GaryC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food delivery timing was poor, the Pork Chop tasted like mess hall food.

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BillyC
Amarillo
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal, worth another trip to San Antonio.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Got there at 10:50 and no breakfast options on a Sunday. Proceeded to order empanadas. About 5-10 min later was told they were out but they had cheese and corn ones left. Then when the rest of the parties food came out was told they were out of those too. Ordered something which was simple but it meant I was eating alone while everyone else waited for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The website make the appearance that this is a chic Argentine restaurant with an upscale ambiance. I was expecting something more akin to Bohanan’s, which is just down the street, but instead we found Dorrego’s to be a loud, mediocre hotel restaurant filled with loud tourists wearing everything from cargo shorts and t-shirts to off the rack jackets and jeans. The only thing “chic” about this place was the prices. Our served Madison was ver friendly, and apologized several times about the noise level from two very large groups. Instead of ordering the overpriced meals, we opted for a glass of wine and a few of the appetizers. The wine was maybe a 6/10, but the amount of wine that was poured for $12 a glass was maybe 6 oz, and far less than one would expect for the price and quality. The empanadas were tasty, and the chimichurri was about a 7/10. Not the best I’ve had, but also not bad. In all, I spent $50 for appetizers and two glasses of wine, and left to eat dinner in a more place more fitting for a quiet date down the street.

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vipLeslieC
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mussels, Empanadas, Paella and Risotto were all very tasty. Yes, it does get loud b/c it is a small restaurant. I would still go back though.

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BernardS
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
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.

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PamelaG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
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!

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Mary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
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!

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Risotto
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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edweirdo
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.

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Kimf
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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CatherineS
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.

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RobertR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob, our server, was very polite and accommodating.

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vipSueF
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!

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vipTerryH
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!!

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JeriA
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!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine! Our waiter was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipWylando
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?

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night And show at the Majestic

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LouisL
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.

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NewToDC
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!

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KeithR
San Antonio
5 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.

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AngelaV
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.

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vipLuv2dine2
Black Forest
30 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked for husband’s birthday based on reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipCooker72
Houston
72 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!

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RosiW
Houston
9 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.

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DianneM
Atlanta
6 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.

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ric3
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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IsabelG
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.

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Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 230-8454.

Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is rated 4 stars by 846 OpenTable diners.

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