Dos Rios Mexican Bar & Grill

4.1
30 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
We are proud to bring this unique cuisine to the New Braunfels area. Dos Rios is a scratch-kitchen and bar that prides itself on quality, unique and daily prepared ingredients. Each dish presented is made to order, fresh and sizzling hot from the kitchen. If your mouth isn't watering yet scroll down to our menu and we are sure we will win over your taste buds. We have two outdoor seating areas, a banquet facility for private dining as well as a bar with some unique touches. Yes, we have ice cold tequila on tap. Never heard of it, well you will just have to come see for yourself. We have beautiful bar seating and visible TV's from all over the restaurant. As always we are proud be a family owned and operated restaurant. Can't wait to you see you ! -Caddell Family
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LG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We made a reservation through open table but did no good. Had to remind the greeter twice to seat us. Food was mediocre. Would not recommend it or go again.

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JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. We had a large party and the were more than accommodating.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Short staffed but good food.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service! One of our favorites

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SV
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is always really great especially the beef fajitas. The service is mediocre and it looks like they have high turnover on the waitstaff. Overall we enjoy eating there.

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HH
San Antonio
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Despite receiving a confirmation email from Open Table, the restaurant hostess told us they did not have our reservation and it would be a long wait for a table. Disappointing. We didn’t stay so this review is NOT about the food or service. We have had very good dining experiences here in the past. This is the second time, however, where the restaurant had no record of our Open Table reservation. There doesn’t seem to be any other effective forum for dealing with this, so I’m putting it here in the review section.

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DM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We go to Dos about 2 times a week. It is either wow that was a great meal or you leave scratching your head wondering what just happened, and why do we keep coming back? There is no in between. When it’s good, it’s some of the best Tex Mex around.

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J
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! First time, but we will go back.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Second time was not the charm of the first time. Two visits in a week, it was like the place took a 180 turn🙁. Service want up to par. Our waiter even had a trainer and the trainer was doing more for us than server. The quality of food wasn’t very good. We ordered faitas for 4/5 and got food for maybe 2-3. We weren’t checked on, our beverages ran dry. So much for a celebratory desert after waiting 37 minutes for wait staff to acknowledge we were done eating I didn’t want to wait for tres leches.

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B
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It has slipped in cleanliness since opening. For the price ($$) you have a dozen other options in town at that price point - not to mention many other Tex Mex options.

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SV
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always good food every time we go. Most of the time there is a wait even if you make a reservation.

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

This restaurant is related to The Reel - before we stopped frequenting that restaurant, we encountered similar issues.

In a nutshell, the restaurant is not run very well. The managers are untrained, the staff has no leadership or direction, the details are out-of-whack - for instance there aren’t clean bowls to put chips in.

When we are able to place an order without an issue, the chicken fajitas are the best in town. Unfortunately the gate to access these fajitas is too grueling and we will not return .

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OT
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good although we waited over an hour for the food. The manager stopped by and we told her we had waited that long, she left and never came back.

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DB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mexican food! A delightful place to eat!

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GS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Although we went on a Friday, I had hoped we would get the same quality of food as we did on our only other previous visit, which was during the middle of the week, and was for take out. On first visit for take out, I ordered beef fajitas. They were really good, some of the best ever, great flavor, tender, even better than I had hoped for. Rice, tortillas, salsa, chips, all were great.

On our next visit last Friday we dined in. We went at 6:00, hoping to beat some of the crowds and catch them before they were really busy. I know people and establishments have off days, and I was really looking forward to fajitas again and this time it, and the rest of the food, came up way short.

Everything was way over salted, flavor was way off, fajitas looked more like they were cooked in an oven than on open flame. I know this place can do better. That said, service was great and so is the atmosphere.

We'll be back again and hopefully this time when I order fajitas they come out as good as the first time.

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TC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, good service. Just a little on the pricey side...

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outdoor patio.

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M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is amazing! It’s too bad the service doesn’t match. Never see the same servers when I go there. Maybe that’s a good thing. They must not get any training. Their service is always disinterested at best.

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m
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like this place. Chips and salsa are excellent. Enchiladas, tacos, flautas all very good. Restaurant is fairly new and quite nice. Very casual. Manager is very attentive and checked on us frequently. We were celebrating a 91st birthday and she made it special.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good and service was fine. The only negative I can say is making reservations does not help the wait time at all. This was our second visit using open table for reservations and both times our wait time was still more than 30 minutes.

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

Love this place! My only complaint is the noise level, but it just isn’t a negative enough to think twice about going. It’s the food that keeps us coming back. As a vegetarian, the Spinach Enchiladas are perfect! Even If I wasn’t, they’d still be one of my “go to” choices. Everyone else loves the fish and any and all of the grilled shrimp dishes. The wait staff are young, polite and know what they’re doing. They definitely put service first. Our last waiter, Calvin, was on top of everything and so polite! His mama taught him well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!

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B
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justice took phenomenal care of us. She was attentive without being overbearing. Everything was delivered as ordered. Thank you to the kitchen and bar staff as well for the prompt service. I LOVE Dos Rios. I tell everyone about how good it is. I only wish you were open a little later and that you had a loaded white queso dip as an appetizer. Other than that, keep up the good work & I'll be back again soon!

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CW
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food, excellent friendly service, great variety of choices on the menu. Our reserved table was ready for us when we arrived 10 minutes early.

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The management might considered adding a green sauce to complement the red sauce( a little spicy) with the great chips to begin the meal

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OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is good but overpriced for what you get.

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JM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience!!!! Worth the time and money!! The margaritas were on point, and seriously best fajitas!!!

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m
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had margaritas and the appetizer platter. Both were excellent. I server was very helpful and cordial. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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p
San Antonio
42 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We have visited Dos Rios on numerous occasions, but this visit has done me in.

To keep from waiting for a table (the place is always busy), we chose to use open table and reserve a spot for the 4 of us. We got there within 5 minutes of our reservation and was told that even though there were many ahead of us, we would move to the front of the line since we had a reservation. Not true. We didn't get seated for almost 20 minutes with several folks going ahead of us. It wasn't until I went up and asked about the numerous empty tables did we finally get seated.

Just frustrating to use a reservation system only to be caught up in the craziness of a busy restaurant who hires what appears to be teenagers too interested in their cell phones and gossip to keep the customer traffic flowing. Lots of other Mexican restaurants in our area to go to.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Despite having my reservation confirmed through opentable, the restaurant had no record of it. Fortunately a table was available so no harm.
Besides that glitch, overall very good food and service.

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