Alamo Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 14250 San Pedro Ave

    San Antonio, TX 78232

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  • 210-495-2233

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Excellent tacos! Ask for Ann she has worked there for like 20 years & she can tell you whats the best on the menu!

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★★★★★

Excellent tacos! Ask for Ann she has worked there for like 20 years & she can tell you whats the best on the menu!

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First of all. Sergio was our server. He wasn't excellent due to the fact that he we never got him to come to the table. These two younger ladies delivered our food and had to tell us that they ran out of refried beans. But when our food

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★★★★★

First of all. Sergio was our server. He wasn't excellent due to the fact that he we never got him to come to the table. These two younger ladies delivered our food and had to tell us that they ran out of refried beans. But when our food

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Any Alamo Cafe is fine!! All locations are on the ball every time I go. The beef fajitas are nothing short of PERFECT!! Salsa tastes homemade and the fresh tortillas cant be beat. Service has always been good. Very attentive. Huge place and great for any occasion. I recommend it highly!

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★★★★★

Any Alamo Cafe is fine!! All locations are on the ball every time I go. The beef fajitas are nothing short of PERFECT!! Salsa tastes homemade and the fresh tortillas cant be beat. Service has always been good. Very attentive. Huge place and great for any occasion. I recommend it highly!

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Honestly...I was excited to eat here and reserved it for a birthday dinner with family from out of town. The outside (I-10 location) looked intriguing--imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw that it was pretty boring. I was famished and my dinner (enchilada and taco, rice, beans) was fine--nothing great, nothing terrible. I left feeling let down and decided that, while it wasn't a total loss/waste of time, I won't be making a return trip. FYI: I may be gringa but I appreciate authentic Mexican food and this was very Velveeta/Pace tasting. Guess I shouldn't have expected Oaxacan queso and homemade spicy salsa from a place called Alamo Cafe.

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★★★☆☆

Honestly...I was excited to eat here and reserved it for a birthday dinner with family from out of town. The outside (I-10 location) looked intriguing--imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw that it was pretty boring. I was famished and my dinner (enchilada and taco, rice, beans) was fine--nothing great, nothing terrible. I left feeling let down and decided that, while it wasn't a total loss/waste of time, I won't be making a return trip. FYI: I may be gringa but I appreciate authentic Mexican food and this was very Velveeta/Pace tasting. Guess I shouldn't have expected Oaxacan queso and homemade spicy salsa from a place called Alamo Cafe.

Pros: Plenty of parking, fast service

Cons: Blah--nothing special

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I don't see where people say it soooo great?! It's pretty average, non-authentic tex-mex AND its expensive! The only thing good is the tortillas they serve before the meal. other than that....skip it! Its like tourist food. if you want good fajitas that are at a chain resturant...go to Pappasito's! Its a chain but i swear those beef fajitas are the best anywhere!

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't see where people say it soooo great?! It's pretty average, non-authentic tex-mex AND its expensive! The only thing good is the tortillas they serve before the meal. other than that....skip it! Its like tourist food. if you want good fajitas that are at a chain resturant...go to Pappasito's! Its a chain but i swear those beef fajitas are the best anywhere!

Pros: the tortillas before the meal

Cons: everything else

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You should check out this restaurant. I got the chicken fried stead dinner with fries and green beans. The green beans hi t the spot for my craving of "home-cooking" they use a lot of pepper in it...reminds me how my dad makes it. The chicken fried steak was good not great. The tortillas are great!! Light warm and just the right softness and I really liked the taste, my boyfriend who is Hispanic said "this is what tortillas should taste like!"
My boyfriend got brisket taco plate; I had a bite and wished that I'd gotten that instead. The service was great and the people are friendly, I went on a Friday for a late night dinner and it wasn't crowded at all. I will definitely go back and try some of their other dishes!

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★★★★★

You should check out this restaurant. I got the chicken fried stead dinner with fries and green beans. The green beans hi t the spot for my craving of "home-cooking" they use a lot of pepper in it...reminds me how my dad makes it. The chicken fried steak was good not great. The tortillas are great!! Light warm and just the right softness and I really liked the taste, my boyfriend who is Hispanic said "this is what tortillas should taste like!"
My boyfriend got brisket taco plate; I had a bite and wished that I'd gotten that instead. The service was great and the people are friendly, I went on a Friday for a late night dinner and it wasn't crowded at all. I will definitely go back and try some of their other dishes!

Pros: Open till midnight on weekends

Cons: Prices seemed a little high

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All the food is wonderful. It's always easy to get seated with only short waits at the very busiest of times. A great place to take out-of-towners.

2
★★★★★

All the food is wonderful. It's always easy to get seated with only short waits at the very busiest of times. A great place to take out-of-towners.

Pros: Good food, good price, always room.

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The Alamo Cafe has the best tortillas and queso my family and I have ever had. Best retaurant in town!

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★★★★★

The Alamo Cafe has the best tortillas and queso my family and I have ever had. Best retaurant in town!

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Alamo Cafe is tourist food, plane and simple! If you want real Tex-Mex or real Mexican food, look elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

Alamo Cafe is tourist food, plane and simple! If you want real Tex-Mex or real Mexican food, look elsewhere.

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This place rules. From the hot tortillas to the steaming fajitas to the "little person" server. And the place is much larger inside than it looks, and there's rarely a wait. The brisket quesadillas are good and the beef fajitas are outstanding.

PROS: Quick service, good food
CONS: A few extra lbs

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★★★★★

This place rules. From the hot tortillas to the steaming fajitas to the "little person" server. And the place is much larger inside than it looks, and there's rarely a wait. The brisket quesadillas are good and the beef fajitas are outstanding.

PROS: Quick service, good food
CONS: A few extra lbs

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On our family vacation we found the Alamo Cafe--it was so much fun!! This location is very big, and was quite crowded, but we were still seated within 20-25 minutes on a Friday night. The service was a bit slow, but not too bad considering how crowded it was. The grounds were really pretty and it allowed the kids a place to explore while we waited to be seated. The food was good and not too expensive. I would recommend this place to anyone who wanted to have a fun family night.

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★★★★☆

On our family vacation we found the Alamo Cafe--it was so much fun!! This location is very big, and was quite crowded, but we were still seated within 20-25 minutes on a Friday night. The service was a bit slow, but not too bad considering how crowded it was. The grounds were really pretty and it allowed the kids a place to explore while we waited to be seated. The food was good and not too expensive. I would recommend this place to anyone who wanted to have a fun family night.

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if you don't mind lukewarm food, lots of noise, kids running around, little attention from the waitstaff, long lines to get in then Alamo Cafe is for you.

3
★★★☆☆

if you don't mind lukewarm food, lots of noise, kids running around, little attention from the waitstaff, long lines to get in then Alamo Cafe is for you.

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Alamo Cafe is a great americanized mexican food restaurant! It is not authentic mexican food - so be prepared. Their enchiladas are great, and their fajitias are well known. Service is good, with a minimal wait time. Their plates are midly expensive for the amount you receive. Upbeat environment, great for groups!

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★★★★☆

Alamo Cafe is a great americanized mexican food restaurant! It is not authentic mexican food - so be prepared. Their enchiladas are great, and their fajitias are well known. Service is good, with a minimal wait time. Their plates are midly expensive for the amount you receive. Upbeat environment, great for groups!

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I can't count the number of times I've been to this restaurant. The homemade tortillas they serve free as an appetizer are to die for, and you can watch them make them when you go in. The food is good but not fabulous, there are many family owned Mexican restaurants in SanAntonio that have more original and authentic cuisine. Still for the overall price and atmosphere, it is a good place to eat, especially for large groups and family's (they also have many non-mexican food options for those with American palattes). Be sure to go early on Friday and Saturday as later on you could face a two hour wait and beware the salsa (it is good, but rumors have it that the staff spit in the giant vatt of it in the back).

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★★★★★

I can't count the number of times I've been to this restaurant. The homemade tortillas they serve free as an appetizer are to die for, and you can watch them make them when you go in. The food is good but not fabulous, there are many family owned Mexican restaurants in SanAntonio that have more original and authentic cuisine. Still for the overall price and atmosphere, it is a good place to eat, especially for large groups and family's (they also have many non-mexican food options for those with American palattes). Be sure to go early on Friday and Saturday as later on you could face a two hour wait and beware the salsa (it is good, but rumors have it that the staff spit in the giant vatt of it in the back).

Pros: Good Value., Family friendly., Decent food.

Cons: , Noisy, Long table waits.

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I travel for work and have been to all types of restaurants, but all I (and my work colleagues) could think was that someone was recently hired from a chinese restaurant. The soy was so heavy on the fajitas that they were close to inedible. Thank god none of us have to watch our salt or MSG intake! The service was good, but that's all I can say favorably. Even the great ceiling only covers a small portion of the restaurant. So, no chance of enjoying that while we were chokin' down soy.

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★☆☆☆☆

I travel for work and have been to all types of restaurants, but all I (and my work colleagues) could think was that someone was recently hired from a chinese restaurant. The soy was so heavy on the fajitas that they were close to inedible. Thank god none of us have to watch our salt or MSG intake! The service was good, but that's all I can say favorably. Even the great ceiling only covers a small portion of the restaurant. So, no chance of enjoying that while we were chokin' down soy.

Pros: friendly waitress

Cons: , high soy sauce usage, cold room temperature

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of white-bread, mass-market, junk Tex-Mex. The new digs are a huge step-up from the old San Pedro location -- wonderful open dining room with relatively attentive service. But if you want authentic Tex-Mex, look elsewhere. Alamo Cafe's Tex-Mex offerings are one step up from the TV dinners I ate as a kid (growing up in SA with Mid-West transplanted parents).

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★★☆☆☆

of white-bread, mass-market, junk Tex-Mex. The new digs are a huge step-up from the old San Pedro location -- wonderful open dining room with relatively attentive service. But if you want authentic Tex-Mex, look elsewhere. Alamo Cafe's Tex-Mex offerings are one step up from the TV dinners I ate as a kid (growing up in SA with Mid-West transplanted parents).

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Food

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I have been going to Alamo Cafe since the mid 80's and have the beef fajitas and tortilla soup every time. I think they marinate the fajitas in some addictive substance because I crave them. Great place to meet friends for a casual meal.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Alamo Cafe since the mid 80's and have the beef fajitas and tortilla soup every time. I think they marinate the fajitas in some addictive substance because I crave them. Great place to meet friends for a casual meal.

Pros: Fajitas, Fajitas, Fajitas

Cons: waiting for fajitas

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While the food was terrific, the service was too slow! We had to wait on menus, tea, straws, refills. etc. Never could find our waitor! We might go back not too sure! Staff seemed inexperienced.

1
★★★☆☆

While the food was terrific, the service was too slow! We had to wait on menus, tea, straws, refills. etc. Never could find our waitor! We might go back not too sure! Staff seemed inexperienced.

Pros: Atomosphere, Clean, Great Food

Cons: Service, Service, Service!

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I am a caucasian and I think Alamo Cafe' is too caucasian. It's too commercial. Food is okay, but you can get much better Mexican food for the same price or lower all over town!

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★★☆☆☆

I am a caucasian and I think Alamo Cafe' is too caucasian. It's too commercial. Food is okay, but you can get much better Mexican food for the same price or lower all over town!

Pros: Nice atmosphere, Good Service, Inexpensive

Cons: Too commercial, Not Authentic, Crowded Parking

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I would never recommend going to the alamo cafe on 281. My boyfriend and I went there last week, and we will never go there again. After being seated, we got our drinks immediately (2 dr. peppers) and placed our orders (2 enchilada dinner #3s). Alamo cafe was not crowded at the time (it was only 6 pm) and we thought we would get our food almost immediately, but after 45 min passed, 10 min without seeing our waiter, we got up, paid for our sodas, and walked out without ever being served our food.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would never recommend going to the alamo cafe on 281. My boyfriend and I went there last week, and we will never go there again. After being seated, we got our drinks immediately (2 dr. peppers) and placed our orders (2 enchilada dinner #3s). Alamo cafe was not crowded at the time (it was only 6 pm) and we thought we would get our food almost immediately, but after 45 min passed, 10 min without seeing our waiter, we got up, paid for our sodas, and walked out without ever being served our food.

Pros: price, food

Cons: parking, service, food is cold

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I have no reservations about suggesting the Alamo Cafe for good, consistent Mexican food at a good price. They NEVER have a bad night

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★★★★★

I have no reservations about suggesting the Alamo Cafe for good, consistent Mexican food at a good price. They NEVER have a bad night

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Never disappointed, except I always seem to eat way too much! Very fast service also. I would say price depends on what ya pick, as with most anything. 20 bucks for dinner for two aint bad in my book. But on the other hand, I guess it's relative to how big your wallet is.

Also, you can buy those homemade torts to go!

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★★★★★

Never disappointed, except I always seem to eat way too much! Very fast service also. I would say price depends on what ya pick, as with most anything. 20 bucks for dinner for two aint bad in my book. But on the other hand, I guess it's relative to how big your wallet is.

Also, you can buy those homemade torts to go!

Pros: Good food, fast service, Did I say good food?

Cons: Eat till you pop, price (maybe), Hot sause not hot

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For a college student such as myself Alamo cafe can be on the pricey side. They are quite good but in comparison to places such as Taco Cabana, they are pretty expensive.

2
★★★★☆

For a college student such as myself Alamo cafe can be on the pricey side. They are quite good but in comparison to places such as Taco Cabana, they are pretty expensive.

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Everytime we head down to San Antonio we always try and hit the Alamo Cafe. The tortillas are to die for and the service, food everything is wonderful. Not over priced and a fun atmosphere. Wonderful for a whole family. We go with 6 people and meal is around $50.00 everytime.

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★★★★★

Everytime we head down to San Antonio we always try and hit the Alamo Cafe. The tortillas are to die for and the service, food everything is wonderful. Not over priced and a fun atmosphere. Wonderful for a whole family. We go with 6 people and meal is around $50.00 everytime.

Pros: good food, good parking, friendly staff

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While the food at Alamo Cafe is good, there's no way it can be considered "cheap eats". A simple bean and cheese Chalupa plate (which costs almost nothing to make) will set you back around 10 bucks with a beverage. There are over a thousand Mexican Restaurants in the San Antonio area, any many of them have better food at around 4 or 5 bucks a plate. Now that's "cheap eats".

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★★☆☆☆

While the food at Alamo Cafe is good, there's no way it can be considered "cheap eats". A simple bean and cheese Chalupa plate (which costs almost nothing to make) will set you back around 10 bucks with a beverage. There are over a thousand Mexican Restaurants in the San Antonio area, any many of them have better food at around 4 or 5 bucks a plate. Now that's "cheap eats".

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This is my home away from home when I'm looking for a quick, cheap breakfast. Be aware, it's not low fat or heart healthy, though!

2
★★★★★

This is my home away from home when I'm looking for a quick, cheap breakfast. Be aware, it's not low fat or heart healthy, though!

Pros: late breakfast hours!

Cons: slow drive-thru

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I live about 3 hours from San Antonio, and I never miss a chance to eat at Alamo Cafe when I'm in town. Great food and nice ambience, good value for your money - dont miss this one!

2
★★★★☆

I live about 3 hours from San Antonio, and I never miss a chance to eat at Alamo Cafe when I'm in town. Great food and nice ambience, good value for your money - dont miss this one!

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Always consistently quality food and service. We have never had a bad experience.

2
★★★★★

Always consistently quality food and service. We have never had a bad experience.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Noisy

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The food is so-so for the price. I think they are over rated and over priced for the quality. The service is good, most of the time. And it is a good atmosphere for kids and large groups.

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★★★☆☆

The food is so-so for the price. I think they are over rated and over priced for the quality. The service is good, most of the time. And it is a good atmosphere for kids and large groups.

Pros: lots of seating

Cons: quality of food, loud

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I went to the Alamo Cafe for the first time with a girlfriend last year and was so impressed. I loved the atmosphere and the food was delectable. The ceiling is so beautiful. I had the sour cream enchiladas but before they got to the table I had eaten at least four of the homemade tortillas. They are so good. You just cant beat tortillas that are made right in front of you face. Ive been back and have always had a great time there. I highly recommend Alamo Cafe.

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★★★★★

I went to the Alamo Cafe for the first time with a girlfriend last year and was so impressed. I loved the atmosphere and the food was delectable. The ceiling is so beautiful. I had the sour cream enchiladas but before they got to the table I had eaten at least four of the homemade tortillas. They are so good. You just cant beat tortillas that are made right in front of you face. Ive been back and have always had a great time there. I highly recommend Alamo Cafe.

Pros: good parking, great food

Cons: tricky layout

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This food is amazing and cheap! I have been going there for years and will continue to return. The tortillas are the best anywhere!

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★★★★★

This food is amazing and cheap! I have been going there for years and will continue to return. The tortillas are the best anywhere!

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What can I say, The Beef Fajitas are Great, I live in the Rio Grande Valley and we know Fajitas and I am considered a master fajita cook. I do not eat them in resturants because I am always disappointed. I ate at the Alamo because I was in a hurry and it was there. Lucky me. That was 4 years ago and I have taken friends and relative to eat there and they agree. They even got me to eat Fajitas with flour tortillas I used to prefer corn. The Alamo is a must stop for me and my family when we are in San Antonio.

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★★★★★

What can I say, The Beef Fajitas are Great, I live in the Rio Grande Valley and we know Fajitas and I am considered a master fajita cook. I do not eat them in resturants because I am always disappointed. I ate at the Alamo because I was in a hurry and it was there. Lucky me. That was 4 years ago and I have taken friends and relative to eat there and they agree. They even got me to eat Fajitas with flour tortillas I used to prefer corn. The Alamo is a must stop for me and my family when we are in San Antonio.

Pros: Beef Fajitas, Tortillas

Cons: Lunch/dinner crowds

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It's been almost a year since the last time we went to Alamo Cafe and it will be mcuh longer before we return. Our last three visits there were so terribly we swore we would never return. The food was mediocre and served cold (cold fajitas!!! Yuk!!) and the service adolescent and inexperienced.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's been almost a year since the last time we went to Alamo Cafe and it will be mcuh longer before we return. Our last three visits there were so terribly we swore we would never return. The food was mediocre and served cold (cold fajitas!!! Yuk!!) and the service adolescent and inexperienced.

Pros: none

Cons: staff too young, too inexperienced, run by children

 

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