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Riverwalk Cantina at the Gaylord Texan

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181 reviews
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$30 and under
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Traditional Mexican
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  • Good for Groups
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Nestled in Gaylord Texan’s festive Riverwalk Market District, Old World Mexico meets modern Tex-Mex for a delicious dining experience. Riverwalk Cantina captures the charm of the San Antonio River walk in an open-air café setting featuring a delightful Koi stocked waterway, festive architecture, and colorful vegetation.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Traditional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(817) 778-2215
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Zeb Hartline
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gaylord Trail/State Highway 26
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Parking details
Local day guests who spend $50 or more in Riverwalk Cantina will receive a complimentary self-parking validation for the resort garage.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us Mother's Day Sunday from 11am - 3pm for a lavish brunch buffet including made-to-order omelets, pancakes, French toast, fresh fruit & salad bar, charcuterie, carving and seafood stations, specialty entrees, pastries & assorted desserts, a kiddie station and a liquid nitrogen ice cream bar!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 181 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.4
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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Buffet brunch was incredible

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was 5 star as well as the selection of dishes. Well worth the price. We frequent this restaurant every year and it seems to improve in quality and quantity. Delicious!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Food at best was mediocre. Bufft is the best way to go there. Setting was good if you got to sit next to the stream.

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Overpriced and service was nothing special, saw or server 3 times, and automatic 18% gratuity was added. Also they only validate Self parking... found out when paying for my meal

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service, good food, a little pricey but will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Bait and Switch.
Looked on website, saw regular menu entrees for $15-18. Was seated and told ONLY $40 Per person brunch buffet was available.
Called manager after and he claims it was an oversight on the Website.
Classic Bait and Switch...beware if dining Sundays!

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Lived up to expectations. Food was excellent. Service was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2017

The surroundings are amazing! The food was replenished regularly on the buffet and tasted fresh. Will definitely recommend the experience to others.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

This restaurant and the food was amazing. Yes a little pricey, but since it was in a hotel, I can understand. I did have one issue. The omelette station, the person got busy and made me a horrible omelette. I eat very healthy, so I ordered an egg white omelette with a bunch of vegetables. The man handling this then proceeded to douse all my vegetables in oil. Then plated the omelette, greasy mess and everything falling out of it. I was aghast and said I would never eat it that way and he moved onto the next guest. Luckily another chef came over and fixed it exactly the way it should have been made and it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Our visit was great, as always. The buffet at the Cantina has different selections if you are there for the breakfast only, breakfast/lunch combo (the best!), or dinner only. I liked the breakfast/lunch combination to get to sample all of the buffet foods from prime rib to fajitas to traditional American breakfast foods. They also had full salad bar with fresh berries, make your own omelette bar, kid's bar, and tables just for topping french toast, waffles, or pancakes. There is something for everyone here and it fits many occasions. Plus, they validate parking at the various establishments at the Gaylord. Some require a $50 purchase and some a $25 purchase. You can't go wrong at the Gaylord.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

My husband and I dined for his first father's day. It was a bit pricey as we spent $99.00 on both he and I as we literally only ate from the breakfast selection. If we had it to do over we would have dined for breakfast only as the brunch was overrated for the price of 40 bucks per person plus 18% gratuity on what appeared to be average menu choices. It wasn't worth a 100 bucks.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent brunch for Mother's Day. Very diverse food offerings. It is a bit pricey but is truly an excellent experience if you can afford it.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Sunday brunch always good. Great place to make Mom feel even more special. Food and Henri service well worth it. Endless mimosas and Bellinis. If I could change anything let me have crab claws hot and reduce price on valet for those just coming out to eat. $31 for 3 hrs of valet ouch!!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day buffet was wonderful. Don't use the valet parking. Way too expensive and no discount for eating there. Bring your wallet! $62 each for the buffet!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

easter brunch great food was fantastic will be back

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Terrible, cold food in a loud freezing-cold restaurant with poor service.
My family and I are there last year for Easter and enjoyed it. This year was terrible and outrageously over-priced. Will not go again.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Beautiful place but way overpriced for not so tasty food. Very disappointed on the price we paid for food we all picked at. It was a buffet style and there was nothing that was really good to us. We had more of the fruit and pastries rather than the food. My 7 year old literally had three bites of food and a few fries and it was close to $30 just for him and $120 for three adults, plus an additional $30 service charge, plus tip. Our server was great, which is the only reason I left an additional tip. We were celebrating our anniversary so we really wanted a nice lunch but left disappointed. Had the food been amazing I wouldn't mind the ticket price. Never returning or recommending.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Met a friend here for Sunday Brunch and was pleasantly surprised at the selection, the service and the ambience. It was a great choice and I would highly recommend this for Sunday Brunch. There was a nice selection of breakfast and Latin options for lunch. There were other non-breakfast, non-Latin options but we only focused on those two. It was a great experience.

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2.0Dined on February 12, 2017

The food was ok, the attention also, but the server overcharged a lot and Although I already call to the restaurant for this inconvenience, I still waiting for the response.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2017

The Gaylord always has a nice Sunday brunch. Plenty of selections, all very tasty. I do think they "game" the reservation system though. There were supposedly only 4 slots at noon time but there were plenty of tables available when we arrived.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2017

It has become a family tradition to do the Sunday brunch buffet during the holiday season and then take in the ICE exhibit. Once again, the whole family really enjoyed the buffet. One of my daughter's has some stringent dietary restrictions so she enjoyed the vast array of foods that she could have. Quality and variety of food was excellent as always and service was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Doesn't seem fair that teenagers who can't drink are charged the same buffet price as an adult who drinks the bellinis and mimosas.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Horrible ambience and service for an overrated hotel. Seriously disappointed with the value for money. Seating was next to a loud speaker blaring music where I had to shout to my family members to be heard. After an hour of eating, we were told that the food would be taken away. So much for a leisurely brunch paying $65. They wouldn't validate my parking either which costs another $25 for valet. I will never return here again. I'll opt for an upscale restaurant in Dallas next time. Absolutely horrible..

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

It is always beautiful out at the riverwalk cantina, but this year the food wasn't as good as it usually is. The price was more also and the quality of food for the price was poor. I had the prime rib it was cold and tough. I wasn't that impressed as I was in years before. I felt also that for $156.00 I should at least get a slice of cake not petifores.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

We went on Christmas Day, and it was great. My husband said it was the best buffet he's ever been to, and he's made his mark on many a buffet, believe me! They had both breakfast and traditional Christmas dinner items plus much more. The cantina offers an atmosphere much like San Antonio plus there was live music for this occasion. A very pleasurable experience.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

This was a special Christmas celebration and we were not disappointed. The food was great and service was excellent. The Gaylord is decorated so beautifully and thus the ambiance was very nice. Would definitely recommend it for a special occasion.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2016

OVERPRICED...charged $80 per person for a buffet...ARE YOU KIDDING ME! And then slapped 18% gratuity...for self service! I'm embarrassed for Marriott!

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2016

The food is really good. The atmosphere is lovely. It's buffet only, so if you don't eat a lot, it's not an economical option, because it is PRICEY.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2016

We arrived 20 minutes early and were seated within 5 minutes- great with a toddler!
Food was outstanding - everyone had plenty of their favorites to choose from, no matter what the dietary preference.
Cost was pretty high - since this was the Christmas Ice celebration the price of the Sunday buffet was increased about $10.00 and you could not order off the menu, only buffet was available - but since this was a once a year event it was worth it!!

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2016

Food expensive

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2016

Have been to this restaurant several times. I had called ahead to confirm my reservations and specifically asked if we would be able to order from a menu for this particular date and time and I was guaranteed that "yes" we could. I was trying to be considerate to one member in our group who only has a part-time job and would think the usual buffet price would be a little more than what she would want to pay. When we arrived to check in, I told the hostess we were expecting to be able to order from a menu and she informed us that never could you order from a menu on a Sunday. This was a little embarrassing because we had driven quite a distance to bring an out of town guest to eat there plus a few others including the friend with the part time job. She of course was not anticipating paying that price for her meal.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

This place has amazing brunch and now, bottomless mimosas.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2016

Beautiful place and great brunch buffet! It was on the pricey side, but the food choices were varied and there was so much to pick from and enjoy. The only complaint was the charge of gratuity for four of us and we hardly saw our server to refresh drinks. That really should be earned.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

The fajitas and margaritas were excellent. Overall service and food are great.

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Experience was great until the bill came-$300.00 for 6 people for brunch seems extravagant. Will not be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2016

Love love this place for brunch. The food is amazing and the service was top notch. Wonderful place for brunch and have been several times. Never had a bad experience .

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2016

We love the brunch here. They recently took away the chocolate fondue fountain, which was very disappointing, but other than that, everything else was great. Please bring back the chocolate fondue fountain to make the value worth it.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

I knew the Gaylord Texan would be an entertaining and interesting place to visit, but was pleasantly surprised at the selection and quality of the food at the Riverwalk Cantina. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2016

We all enjoyed our breakfast buffet. Our server was very attentive

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