Dorrego's @ Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

4.3
718 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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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
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
What 718 People Are Saying
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LP
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 8, 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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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Bar was very good. Great HH prices

Restaurant service slow. Waitress agrumentative very condescending
Got manager and he was extremely helpful and responsive Be careful steals tended to be over cooked

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

Love this restaurant will continue coming back! Order the tenderloin medallions you won’t regret it.

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AT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and happy hour drinks were awesome.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it!! We had the steak parrillada and it was really good! Also, really good cocktails ;) thank you!!

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KR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was a wonderful server. He was attentive and helpful. Our meal was excellent and the atmosphere were quiet and romantic.

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G
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner, complete with complimentary champagne! Food was excellent, and service was fantastic!

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and environment were great. Service was a bit slow (waving down for refills and such).

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theatre night. Great dinner

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service by Michael; he waited my table 2 out of five dinners over the past 6 weeks. Food differs. My last two Occasions were scrumptious.

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a
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was so delicious and the service was great!

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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When I asked the maî·tre d'hô·tel about the late delivery of our food and we would miss the opening of the show (When politely asked by our server during our order whether we were going to the show and we said "yes") she replied that the kitchen was stressed by room service orders. Note the period.
Wrong reply! She should have said: "I will check on your order" and left to do so, and returning with a status report.
We ran out of time for desert and arrived just as the show was beginning.

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MB
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely wonderful evening at Dorrego's after a concert at the Tobin. I have read the reviews that said that the service was horrible, but that was certainly NOT true for us. Our server was Carlie, and she was knowledgeable and totally professional. She let us know when to expect our food and checked with us regularly during the meal without hovering or being annoying. And, the food was absolutely delicious -- with a steak that was cooked to perfection. It was, all and all, an outstanding dining experience.

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LZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

San Antonio's only Argentinian restaurant and in my favorite hotel in the city! Food terrific, ambiance amazing and service first class. This is a first find for all your dinner needs -- on the river and downtown and for all San Antonioans. Make a point to visit. You will love it.

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RM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The food was beautifully presented and delicious! I think it’s a must go to spot... perfect distance to the theatre.

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GT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good, but the service was horrific. So bad, in fact, that I can never return. We sat with empty water glasses, no bread, no appetizer, for 40 minutes. The waiter "couldn't find" the bottle of wine we ordered. Twice.

The food came out so slowly that we had to gulp it down in order to make it to our show at the Majestic. I suggest you skip it. It's not worth it, there's much better places to go. Huge disappoint.

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RH
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Hotel Valencia is expensive and nice. Its restaurant was rated 4 and a half stars and is also expensive. But for some reason on the Saturday we stayed at the hotel and ate in Dorrego, there were only 2 people waiting tables as well as having to show guests to their table. Service was slow, but our food was served warm. My steak was partially over cooked. Our server was nice and accommodating and worked very hard. There was just too much for 2 people to do. I chalk it up to management error.

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L
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and flavorful. Loved everything. Great service, balcony overlooking the Riverwalk, fresh warm bread as the starter followed by empanadas, crab salad, and a queso flameada . Had gnocchi as the entree and finished with dulce de leche cheesecake. Plan to return to sample the beef and other meat entrees when the opportunity permits. On my new favorite list.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor. They seemed overwhelmed. We waited 25 minutes to get drinks. They finally got the food out when we stressed that we had a theater timeline. Food was unremarkable.

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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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OT
Amarillo
5 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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OT
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
Orlando
2 reviews
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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