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Alamo

2502 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110 (Old Town)
(619) 296-1112
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Ranked #958 of 4,043 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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English first
Midland,Mi.
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We needed a lite dinner and didn't want to wait for a table at one of the popular mexican places. This place is a walk up and order with outdoor seating. The chips and salsa were cheap and great. Also had a fish taco that was good. Can sit and people watch while eating. One negative is that there is... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Chris and Raquel were a lot of fun to hang out with while my wife and I had drinks. We didn't eat there so I can't comment on the menu.

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Hartly
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our group of 5 needed lunch, in a hurry. Long waits at the other spots. Did not have high expectations. Surprise.....good food at a great price and served quickly. The best I've ever had...no, but was pretty good. Would return and that says it all.

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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

After checking in at several of the fancier Old Town restaurants that had long waits, we stopped in front of Alamo. My granddaughter (who is only 3) was starving and needed to eat pronto. We sat down and ordered not expecting much. The food was reasonably priced, quite tasty, but most of all the service was wonderful. The manager (owner?)... More

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Sheffield, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you what some time out from exploring Old Town then this is the place to drop in to. The drinks and food are inexpensive while the service is great. Highly recommended!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Shuttle to & from airport. Service was fast and friendly and we were charged exactly as we were quoted. No bad comments to make.

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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I'd been here years ago during a conference and enjoyed the shrimp tacos and the baja fish tacos. I'm on vacation and decided to try Alamo again. Fabulous! Very casual dining. You walk up to the counter and order and they bring your food to you on the patio. Two shrimp tacos with beans and rice (a modest amount--no heaping... More

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Fairfield
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171 reviews 171 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It may not be the most authentic dining experience in Old Town but we enjoyed the food here. We weren't in the mood for a long wait or a fancy restaurant, just wanted to eat and unwind after moving our son out of the dorms earlier that day. The Alamo has reasonably priced food. We ordered at the walk up... More

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We are locals and this is the local spot. The tortas are our fave thing here and order the "ranchero nachos (just cheese and sauce)". I agree with most of the reviews, it's a great people watching spot however, tourists may find this place lacking. If you're looking for a cheezy tourist experience keep looking. We found the service to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

I am Mexican..the Alamo is not authentic. The food here is bland, canned beans, bottled salsa (more like tomato) canned enchilada sauce. The nachos were not cheesy enough. Poor service. Quality is bad, not worth your money, it is better to eat at Taco Bell or del taco. If you want authentic mexican food, look for hole in the wall... More

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