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Sam's on the Square - CLOSED

330 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX
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Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner

23 reviews from our community

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English first
Waco, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We used to love going to trivia night at Sam's--the margaritas, "cuban cigars," and the queso are great. However, we were just there tonight and were trying to pinpoint the problem. It seems like other people notice a problem too, since it was 6:30-7:30 on a Saturday and we were literally the only people in the restaurant. There were four... More

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Rosenthal, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I work downtown town and order lunch from Sam's on the Square quite often. Friendly people and great good. I look forward to my after work happy hours, nice, convenient and good cold beer.

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Waco, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have eaten at Sam's on the Square several times and always the service has been subpar and the food has been cold. I'm not impressed.

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Waco
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A somewhat unique independent restaurant with some local dishes that are above average in both taste and presentation. The younger crowd seems to enjoy the evening hours and the bar, whereas the older groups tend to come for lunch.

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Mary Jane C, Owner at Sam's on the Square, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write the review. We look forward to having you back soon! More

Hewitt, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I love the food, especially the queso and the burrito bowls! But the last two times I have eaten there the Mexican Martini was awful. They used to have the best in town and it was the main reason I would go there. My wife's purple margarita was also bad on our last visit on 1/31/13. I miss my favorite... More

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Longview, Texas
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206 reviews 206 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Was looking for a new eatery in downtown Waco and saw this one on TripAdvisor. The reports of loud patrons almost put me off but gave it a chance. Since most Baylor students are headed home for Thanksgiving it was not crowded (loud) so I enjoyed an early dinner at the bar and took advantage of the happy hour prices... More

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Mary Jane C, Owner at Sam's on the Square, responded to this review

tomthbomb, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Sam's! Nice job taking advantage of those happy hour beer prices! Thanks so much for the kind review, and maybe next time try one of our happy hour margaritas! Sincerely, Mary Jane Castillo, Owner P.S. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook, and we'll keep you up to date with... More

Waco, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Sam's is a fun place to go. The tacos are creative and good. The prices are really high for what you get. You have to spend a lot to get enough to eat, although individual tacos are not much.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This place is a jewel in the Downtown Waco area. I recommend the street tacos. I chose the Korean short rib and brisket tacos.

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Hewitt, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice menu and great place to entertain a client or guest at lunch. We were able to pick our table and drink order was taken right away. Nice decor and no loud music, tvs or crowds. Service is a bit slow each time Ive been there. Both burrito and nacho bowls have good taste. Big portions.

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Austin, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I are boomers but love Sams. Great energy from the college crowd but Baylor students are the best. Inventive Mexican food menu. When it gets too loud we go out on Patio. Service probably suffers during large crowd times We will go again and again for cold beer and great food

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