Rita's on the River

Rita's on the River is Home to the Big Red Margarita

Located in San Antonio, Texas, Rita's on the River is a one-of-a-kind, casual Tex-Mex restaurant offering delicious, Texas-sized portions. A must-visit restaurant with beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk views, Rita's on the River is a place the whole family (including the family dog!) will enjoy.

A spot loved by mostly tourists and of course, locals, Rita's on the River is part of a family of businesses including Rio Plaza, Pizzarita's, Bonita Rita's, Mercado Rita's, and Justin's Ice Cream. All located within Rita's Plaza, there's something for everyone to do to get the most out of San Antonio.


Want a taste of the menu at Rita's on the River? There's no doubt it's pretty huge along with the portions. But, would you expect anything less from a restaurant in Texas? Sit back, relax, enjoy the music or live mariachis and beautiful views of the Riverwalk when you take a seat.

Known for their sizzling fajitas, handmade tortillas, and great margaritas, you're sure to find something on this Texas-size menu. When deciding on an appetizer to start off the meal, go for Rita's table-side guacamole. Made with fresh, chopped avocado, diced tomatoes, serrano peppers, red onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and orange juice, this is a great dish to share with friends. If guacamole isn't your thing, try out Rita's nachos, jalapeño bacon corn dip,  or the chile con queso.

Hungry yet? Well, for entrées, you'll find an enormous amount of Tex-Mex options as well as burgers, salads, soups, and gluten-free menu items. You'll also find a children's menu and get this. Rita's on the River even offers a menu just for your four-legged pup.  What could be better? Carrot sticks, rice with veggies, or a cup of Justin's doggy ice cream is enough to satisfy any hungry dog.

It might be a tough decision when picking an entrée for yourself, but Rita's on the River is known for some good food, so there's no going wrong there. Dive into their sizzling fajitas, delicious street tacos, chicken enchiladas, or vegetarian quesadillas. And if you're up for the challenge, take on the El "Grande" Burrito. This 1 pound beast of a burrito is filled with either chicken or beef, refried beans, cheese and covered in enchilada sauce.

Now, let's talk margaritas. These aren't just regular margaritas. Wash down your Tex-Mex meal with one of Rita's margaritas. Made with your pick of tequila (they offer three choices) you'll be able to enjoy one of their margaritas on the menu just the way you like it. You'll also get to choose the size: 16, 32, even 60 ounces!


For something fruity, try out the strawberry, sour apple or peachy margarita. Folks also love the Dos-a-Rita, which is Rita's original margarita with a Dos Equis lager dunked in.

Another must-try on the list is Rita's Big Red margarita. It doesn't get more San Antonio than this. Whether it is national margarita day or you just love margaritas and the sweet, unique taste of Big Red, get the best of both worlds with this Big Red Margarita. Visitors are raving about this margarita, so it's defiantly worth trying!

And if margaritas aren't on your list of favorite cocktails, Rita's on the River offers sangria, a variety of cold beers, soft drinks, and other classic Southern drinks. Next time your travels find you in the San Antonio area, check out Rita's on the River. They're open every day and ready to give you a taste of San Antonio.