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“Charming and delicious!”
Review of Viola's Ventanas

Viola's Ventanas
Ranked #183 of 4 956 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was inviting from the moment we stepped in the door. It was cool, but light and bright on a hot day. The white walls and huge glass walls overlooking the huge patio area drew us in. The ice cold air conditioning inside was the only thing that kept us from eating outside and enjoying the ambiance of the tree covered patio. Even the misting fans could not compete with the 104 degree temperatures on the play ground and plaza. Our waiter was very friendly and offered several helpful suggestions. He was very patient when each of the five diners with us wanted to customize their food and drink orders by adding and subtracting ingredients listed on the menu. The chips, salsa and queso were tasty, but the Mama Rosa’s queso appetizer was superb! The fajita’s were delicious, but the best meal ordered at our table was the fish tacos. Each taco included an entire filet of fish wrapped in a freshly made tortilla and accompanied by a mango salsa. We were at Viola’s on their Margarita Night which meant that each Margarita was only $5. We had a few! Overall, this was a delightful experience.

Thank MsPro
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Everything came out wrong from the kitchen and they didn’t offer to fix the plates... mine was not supposed to have beans only rice and it came out with a trough of beans (I don’t have a gallbladder and told them I couldn’t eat beans). Husband’s steak was supposed to have a chipotle sauce and his came out dry and without his side of beans... our daughter’s steak was burnt and tasted like charcoal briquettes.

When we came here a year ago the parking lot was full and there was zero room at 6pm and they had a 5star rating on here and on Google they had a 4.8/5 and we come this year it is 6:25pm and the lot is only about half full (if that) and their quality of food is poor....
What happened to this place???
We will never be back.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great Tex-Mex! Was here on a Friday night. Great food and excellent service! Try the enchiladas verdes!

Thank MrZullo
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This wonderful restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and it did not disappoint- we loved dinner and had to return for breakfast which was just as wonderful. There is beautiful outdoor seating and the inside is great as well. The chips and salsa were great which is a deal breaker for me if not good and these were excellent. Will be back when we return to San Antonio!

Thank Mandy M
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday afternoon at 4:45. There were two large groups already seated and we believe this contributed to our slow service. We ordered cup Tortilla Soup, Burrito Plate and Plato de las Ventanas with ice tea and glass of Sangria. Unfortunately the Sangria was not included in the Happy Hour price but it was good. The Chips were oily but the Salas was good. I would suggest the serving the Tortilla soup in a cup is too small to include the toppings. Our cup contained 1/2 cup broth, 2 pieces of chicken and toppings. We waited about 25 min for our entrees which could have been hotter. Our server was friendly unfortunately she was busy with the 2 large groups.

Thank Debbie M
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