Back across the river, the trail loops through la Villita. Another of the city’s earliest settlement areas, the historic structures of the “Little Village” now house art galleries and craft shops. Here, I rested my barking dogs and wolfed down a delicious plate of Oaxacan mole at the Guadalajara Grill. ~From Texas Star Trail Postcards by Gene Fowler, “Texas Highways Magazine”
"Tina, we just want to thank you so very much for making our wedding day so special. We continue to tell everyone about how you and your staff from the Guadalajara Grill were so helpful, kind, and professional. The food was delicious and you met our every need quickly and graciously before, during and even after our event. We knew we had picked the perfect place because you and your staff made us feel very welcome the first day we met. The day before our event, one of your staff members told us “See you tomorrow” with such a sweet smile. He gave us recognition and that made us feel very good. When you helped us with hot gluing my centerpieces, I knew for sure, things were going to work out great. We plan on taking friends to dine there with us and if anyone is ever in need of a great place to celebrate a special occasion, you can bet, we will be giving them your number.
Thanks again for everything and we will see you again very soon!" ~ Johnny and Elsa Balencia
"Lovely spot for a party. Great food, gorgeous interior design and Tina is very experienced and helpful!" ~Emily H.
We thoroughly enjoyed San Antonio. Our only regret is that we didn’t find your restaurant the first day we arrived! Your food is delicious…we had the nachos and enchiladas. Your nachos are the best we have had in years! Your enchiladas are the best in San Antonio! ~Lorraine S.
“Thank you so much for making our wedding reception and time with folks at Guadalajara Grill a wonderful time. Your help and understanding were wonderful” ~Nikki & Lee
Thank you again for providing such great service and making our wedding a memorable one. :) ~Venessa & Josh
It was such an unforgettable moment, and I thank you again for everything you did for us. ~Kim & Scott
Thanks so much for everything. .. it all turned out wonderful, the food was delicious, got a lot of complements on the food, the banquet room was perfect. So all in all this wedding turned out beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. It was all done off the internet and with your help it was a huge success. Thanks so much and will pass your name and info around to others. ~Bert M.
Overall, we truly enjoyed our experience at Guadalajara Grill! The food, margaritas and staff were 1st class. We thank you for making our rehearsal dinner a fantastic one that we will never forget. Thank you! ~Cari S.
Thank you so much for being so thoughtful in checking with me about this. I was not there but heard rave reviews about your service and food Saturday evening. I do not know what gratuity you added to the initial bill. But Abby called me from the restaurant to tell me the service was exceptional—that your staff was welcoming and things went so smoothly that she would like to give an additional tip. Please express our appreciation to your staff and share the tip with them. This trip is an annual event for the high school students from our church--we hope to come again next year! Again, thank you for your warm hospitality! Blessings, ~Becky H.
The Rehearsal Dinner was wonderful. Everyone thought the food was the best they had ever had. Your staff was outstanding. They were on top of every little detail. Thanks to you and your wonderful staff for making our special occasion so very special. ~Janet B.
Thanks, Tina. Great party. ~Ric
We had a lovely time. The upstairs room was the perfect setting for our party. We felt the setting was authentic San Antonio. The food was very good and plentiful, and the drinks were well made. We enjoyed our evening at Guadalajara Grill.
Thank you for your hospitality. We will certainly return to your establishment when we return to San Antonio. ~Nelson & Constance H. Phoenix, AZ
Thanks, for your wonderful partnership and service for our alumni event. We were very pleased with all the arrangements. ~Jan K.
We are a Family from Switzerland. We travelled for four weeks through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. On our way we had a great time eating at the Guadalajara Grill. Thanks, we had a wonderful time at your Restaurant. Greetings from far, far away Switzerland. ~Andrea, Stephan, Jennifer and Ryan
You have been a pleasure to work with and I appreciate all your help with this very special event in our kids’ lives. Have a good day, ~Ginger S.
Some partial reviews from Trip Advisor -
Last day of San Antonio trip and stumbled onto this restaurant before heading home. After eating Mexican and Tex/Mex for 4 days this was by far the best find. And then the food came out...starting with the hot fresh chips, salsa, guacamole and moving onto the Molcajete Ultimo a wonderful meat and vegetable stew. I cannot comment on any desserts as no one at the table was able to eat another thing as we all thoroughly every meal and drink ordered. GMS Saint Louis, MO
Just a short block up from the Riverwalk is this wonderful restaurant with an extensive menu lots of different beers and of course margaritas. The food is freshly made and the service outstanding. Mr T, Phoenix, AZ
My husband and I talk about the dinner we had here all the time! The Mocajete was so good I can't even describe it. You just have to try it! It was the best meal we had in San Antonio. Annette R., Dallas, TX
This was a great spot to catch an afternoon table for chips and salsa or happy hour. The environment is awesome, very authentic. The food is good quality and well priced. Brannon Memphis, TN
My mom and I kicked back with Micheladas after poking around in La Villita and waiting for my teens to tour the Ripley's. Great chunky guacamole! I like the way all the wait staff tag-team the patrons. Our water, drinks and chips never ran low! Janice L, Lafayette, LA
“Best Margaritas close to the Riverwalk” If you are looking for true Authentic Mexican Food and the Best Margarita in San Antonio,,, This is the place!! Dave
“I really liked this place!”The restaurant is not on the riverwalk (but also does not have Riverwalk prices), which I knew before going. It is in a charming building across from the convention center. Austin, TX
“Get off the Riverwalk” Omg! Letty was our server and we got the "molcajete". Everything was fabulous. We sat outside and the atmosphere was great. Not that we needed an appetizer but we got the "flameado" which was amazing too. The service was fantastic and the food was very yummy. We will definitely come back next time we are in town !! Chris & Michelle
“Great Mexican Food” The Grill we ate at was at the corner of Village LaVillita and across the street from the entrance to Hemisfair Park. Great food, great sevice and if you want to brush up on yoour Spanish, just look up at the ceiling! T Kay, Florida
The decor was fun to look at and the server was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our meals of the chicken rice soup and enchiladas. The prepared table side guacamole was wonderful. We enjoyed every part of this meal. Michelle, Galveston, TX
I adore the food and the place. Alway come here when in tfrom Virginia. No crowds like on the riverwalk and better service and food. And you can't beat the prices. They always take great care with my dietary requests and the food is so yummy! If you want good food without the wait, THIS is the place! Brett, Virginia
Service was superb.. The food was too die for. Everything is housemade.. The mole sauce was excellent as was the Mayan enchilada MW Saint Louis, MO
The food was great and it was wonderful to eat outside. Great views of the Tower of America and Hemisfair Park. Especially loved the chicken taquitos and the mojitos. Felt like we were sitting in downtown Mexico! A visitor from Regina, SK
Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful experience the family had at Guadalajara Grill. I'm still getting calls on how good the food was, the excellent service, the venue. So on behalf of La Familia V., thank you very much and we look forward to hosting another event at you establishment. W.V. San Antonio, Texas