Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

4.3
695 reviews
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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, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Argentinean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday
Breakfast 630am-1030am
Lunch 11am - 2pm
Dinner 5pm - 10pm
Bar 11am-2am
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Phone number
(210) 230-8454
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Mesa
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Cross street
North Saint Marys
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Parking details
Valet Parking is complimentary if dining in Dorrego's or hanging out in Naranja.
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Special events & promotions
We have the capacity to do "buy outs" and parties ranging from 12 people to 25 people. Please call for availability and pricing.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Our salads came out at same time as entee making it a bit awkward. Other than that, great night.

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WH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was extremely slow from the kitchen. Waitress was a sweetheart. Food was ok. It could have been better and higher quality for what we paid. The margaritas were great. If I were to return, I would just eat appetizers and have a cocktail at the bar. We also had a graduate at the table and told them ahead of time. When they brought out the cake, it said happy birthday. NOT OK.

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k
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

We were only ones in restaurant with party of 4. Took forever to get food. Server nice, but seemed a bit distracted... Like not bringing menus, or napkins, or even offering water. Food was very good, but very little of it on the plates. Not worth the money paid for the food despite the excellent flavor.

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Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Our table was not set up when we arrived. The server was kinda rude. I’m on a diet and only ate half of my side and when I told him he could take the plate he questioned me sayin I still had food left. Also a couple of people with my group modified their entrees and they came out how they were presented on the menu

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The bench seating was awkward to straddle upon entry, especially on a much anticipated date. I’ve been waiting for YEARS, to go out with this man and I was so nervous. Unfortunately I flashed him the family jewels while exiting the booth. But no worries, he liked it. Got the meats if you know what I mean.

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D
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service. Give yourself an hour and a half of dining if you have a show to go to. The Salmon was great.

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PF
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was outstanding. However the food was sub-par. They need to up their food game to overcome the stigma of being a hotel restaurant and if they want to compete with the numerous excellent area restaurants.

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k
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great - particularly appetizers. Service was very good.

Loud conversations at bar detracted from dining experience.

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d
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Staying in the hotel, are breakfast here. Service was extremely slow in terms of initial contact with wait staff, delivery of food, and final visit with staff to get the check. Food quality was good. We sat inside and a poor couple seated outside had pigeons on their table nonstop during their meal. After they left the pigeons attacked their table and devoured everything they could get a hold of.

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing! The menu had some great selections and the gnochhi was PHENOMENAL! I would recommend this to everyone! Be sure to try some of their dessert options as well!

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ND
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. The portions are huge. One entree can feed two easily. Staffs are super attentive.

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MG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch on Saturday during Restaurant Week. The meal was wonderful. Interesting sample of Argentinian flavors, great wine selection and fantastic service! We sat inside with a lovely view of the outdoor patio and Riverwalk. We very much look forward to returning many more times.

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p
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal before going to a show. The staff was amazing and very service oriented. Definitely going back...

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CS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went prior to a concert at the Majestic Theater. The staff was very attentive, the cocktails were exceptional and the meal very good. The ambiance is wonderful, I highly recommend it for making dinner a memorable occasion. We look forward to visiting again soon.

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TY
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was spectacular! The only reason I could not give it 5 Stars was the service was VERY slow. The waiter forgot to put our appitizer order in so we understood why that one took a while. It was our main course that had us wondering what was going on. The waiter came to our table and said “as you can see we are very busy tonight so I apologize that your food is taking so long” but there were only 4 tables that had people at them.. yes you heard correctly I said 4. All but one was a two top so I am not sure why it would take so long to receive our meal. We were there a total of 1.5hrs with only about 30 min at most actually eating. I would still highly recommend this place because the food was seriously delicious! Just be prepared to wait.

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JH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed the food was over cooked, hence the meat was dry. We ordered the Texan Grill for 2 and based on the quality of the meat served as a diner you get better quality at Texas de brazil or Fogo De Chao.
This was disappointing as this restaurant was to be our highlight of our stay

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AD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Dorrego's for restaurant week. Everything waa delicious! The empamadas were nice amd crispy ans full of flavor. Quail was nice and juicy. The lava cake was scrumptious with that taste of Bourbon on the drizzled chocolate.

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E
Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Some day I’ll learn that most hotel restaurants aren’t that good. We use the restaurant week promotion to try new places. Argentine sounded super interesting. Nice idea poorly executed. The odd bank of booths down the middle aren’t comfortable and made serving the table awkward. Our waiter, Miguel, was funny and attentive.

The food was simply average and I would say their ceviche was bad. We liked the smoked quail as it was tender and still moist. One of the desserts ( banana empanada) was pretty good the other (chocolate lava) tasted like it was heated up from frozen. We like Acenar downstairs but it has never felt like a hotel restaurant.

Just an average hotel restaurant.

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OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and we had a good experience, but the total wait time for the food took a bit long. The restaurant was fairly empty, but lunch took almost two hours.

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SD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Food was fantastic, service just right with plenty of opportunity yet unobtrusive. Setting is gorgeous and the outdoor patio is very relaxing!

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AA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful place. Great atmosphere and fantastic food.

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MR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences in San Antonio. The shrimp ceviche served with popcorn was full of flavor and the steak churrasco was seasoned and cooked to perfection.

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Amarillo
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing at Dorrego’s and the staff was very professional. I look forward to future visits to the restaurant. Also, the music and ambience was very pleasant.

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AB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find in San Antonio. Beautiful venue, superb service and phenomenal food. First Venezuelan dining experience. Highly recommend.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place dinner food and waitress were excellent .

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FW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic food with good value on wines. The empanadas are delicious! Also highly recommended- the chimichurri.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! The food was absolutely amazing the staff was really friendly and nice love my waitress loved my bartender Jesenia. She was friendly and on top of everything . Definitely staying here every time I come to San Antonio.

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet on sunday mornings

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was great and Empanadas were fantastic

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointing that their menu on open table did not match the menu at the restaurant.

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice menu that offers some unusual items for San Antonio. Beautiful room with moderate noise level. Excellent service and well trained staff who were very attentive to our needs.

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M
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, reasonable prices. The physical space was 4/5; I took off a star as (1) as we were sat staring into the sun, and there's no window coverings, so we couldn't see our friends across the table and (2) there was a very loud private party, even though we were in a separate room and it was mostly empty, to the point that it was difficult to catch up with our friends across the table. Beyond those two items, and perhaps better signage to find the restaurant within the hotel, the experience was superb. I was pleased to see vegetarian options on the menu, and the food was delicious. Drinks were also perfect, and the server was extremely knowledgeable about the food and drink menu. I'd definitely come back, but I might ask for a specific table next time!

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall , they gave us a private room for a big party of 8 . Excellent service and friendly staff .

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GS
San Antonio
71 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had to send back my smoked quail because it was underdone. So they “warmed” it on the grill and said smoked fowl is pink. Well, it’s one thing to be pink and another to seep blood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dorrego's is conveniently located on the beautiful riverwalk and is in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The Argentine inspired cuisine that has been concocted from its original essence does not disappoint , especially the chimichurri, parrilladas and various choices of empanadas. There are also lighter items with homemade dressings and sauces featured with a wide array of bar drinks to wash down this delectable ensemble of creative eyecatchers.

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Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried their brunch menu and it did not disappoint. They also allowed us to try the empanadas from the lunch and dinner menu. The eggs Benedict were cook great, the service was on point and the music was soothing and allowed for conversation. I did not enjoy the french toasts as much a bit too dry. The empanadas had a sweet and salty taste and were made to perfection

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for an authentic Argentina restaurant Dorrego’s is the place! My girlfriend and I started with two mojitos and order their paella croquettes. The croquettes were amazing starter!! Soon after we ordered the sea food salad and in no time it showed up. Salad was great,was super light and big enough for two. Then we ordered the grass fed steak with the yucca fries for our entree. Steak was cooked to mid-rare topped with chimichurri seared onions and a grill jalapeño. The chimichurri,onion, and jalapeño combo just keeps you wanting more and more bites as well as the fries. All around everything it was great experience and service was great. We will most definitely be coming back!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live music, a beautiful bar, delicious food, and a lovely scenery. This place has it all! The staff was attentive and very welcoming. The manager karlee even stopped by and checked in on how we were doing and was so sweet! Highly recommend, great for dinner for two, or a night out!

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New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal. Heart of palm salad could serve 2. The Skirt steak was great. A good side was the Street corn.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Eric & I loved dining out in Argentina, and eating at Dorrego's helped us relive those meals. The steak with chimichurri was particularly flavorful. We also ordered the provoleta, (essentially grilled provolone cheese) which was a little disappointing because it was just slightly warm and fairly solid, instead of the bubbly, gooey provoletas we had in Argentina. But Dorrego's added chopped chorizo, which was a winner!

Overall, though, we enjoyed our meal and found the service to be excellent.

Dorrego's can be hard to find, as it's located on the second floor of the Hotel Valencia, but once there, expect a satisfying meal and an escape from the River Walk tourists.

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