River and Rail Cantina is a new "Up and Coming" Tex-Mex style restaurant located in Downtown Monroe. The building overlooks the beautiful Ouachita River and the railroad bridge. They have the outside seating area styled very lovely and open. It has a very relaxing atmosphere with patio tables overlooking the view and they also have fire pits to keep you warm when it's a little chilly outside.
The waitress, Samantha, was great, but they have much to work on. One of the servers dropped some plates and let an inappropriate word slip out in front of us and other guests. They are new, so they are still going through trial and errors. The menu was quite small to select from. My friend got the Chicken Burrito and it was good, but not great. Then I had gotten the Steak and Shrimp Fajitas. The shrimp were cooked and seasoned perfectly, but the onions and bell pepper were not cooked down enough and it was like they were not seasoned or marinated properly. The steak was a little dry and yet again lacked a little bit of flavor. To me the heart of a restaurant is the kitchen and then the rest of the elements just add to your experience. They have much to work on food-wise, but the atmosphere and their setup is amazing. Overall I would wait to go back again, just until they have all of the kinks fixed and their menu set.