I have been to River And Rail twice with my family, and we have enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere on each occasion. While you might have wait awhile to get a table, the food is absolutely worth the wait. The first time we went, I had the enchiladas banderas; they were delicious and full of flavor. My parents both had the Pancho Villa burritos and were very pleased with their choice. We all enjoyed a margarita (or two) and didn't even blink at the cost. They were totally worth it, especially the Senor Swanky! Likewise, we found the portion sizes very fair for the prices being charged. We also went for their Cinco de Mayo celebration and enjoyed several appetizers: Rio Grande Nachos, Stuffed Poppers, and River And Rail Guacamole. I'm willing to pay more for good food and a cool atmosphere, and River And Rail comes through on both. Some might compare this place to Jose Tejas and say, "Jose Tejas is cheaper and gives you the same food quality and atmosphere." I respectfully disagree. I've been to Jose Tejas, and while I enjoyed it, I prefer River And Rail for the overall experience. Just wait until R&R gets that outdoor area going this summer - that'll be the place to be! For those that went to River And Rail when it first opened and swore never to go back, give it another chance. Even the best restaurants take some time to get their mojo going, right? To each his or her own, but I will continue to recommend River And Rail to everyone I know.
Matt M. on May 27, 2016