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Alamo

Old Town
Mexican
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2543 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 296-1112
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4:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 11
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

We really enjoyed brunch here. They serve breakfast also so my kids were really happy they got pancakes. The burritos were incredible and the churros were great as well. This was very reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Rachel C
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Rome, Georgia, United States
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are from Tucson Arizona and happened upon this restaurant for lunch. The atmosphere and decor was in keeping with the " Old Town" theme. The restaurant is very clean with very reasonable prices.The service was friendly and efficient. My husband fancies himself a nachos expert and found the chicken nachos with fresh jalapeños to be fantastic.... More 

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Glendon,Ab
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food is wet and soggy when it came out. It almost turned me off of Mexican food. I would smell corn tortillas and almost vomit. The meat was so watery that I think it sat in a warmer for a week.

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San Diego, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I love Old Town and Mexican food and have tried about every place in Old Town. I decided to give this one a try for the first time. Big mistake! I ordered a plate with two chicken tacos and it sounded really good on the menu. But when it came the pieces of chicken were really tough and hardened, sort... More 

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Rome, Georgia, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We really enjoyed brunch here. They serve breakfast also so my kids were really happy they got pancakes. The burritos were incredible and the churros were great as well. This was very reasonably priced.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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256 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had snack lunch here washed down by the best margaritas we have had in San Diego. It was taco Tuesday so the margaritas were only $3! Fantastic quality and value. Snacks were first class also. Great service, very friendly and efficient. Worth a small detour off the main drag in Old Town.

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Oakfield, Wisconsin
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband loved it. I was kind of bored. My husband knows his history, so he understood everything and was very excited.

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Durango
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very reasonable food but would skip this one. The fish tacos smelled fishy and the tostada shelll was brick hard.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Nice place to eat and have a drink! Waited for 30 minutes to get our order in, and another 30 minutes to eat! Trying to get another drink was a joke! The food was good though! Don't come here expecting quick service, it is way understaffed and they are not on it!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The guy that served us was lovely but the counters were totally understaffed. They do have the self service kiosk but they are not very user friendly and thats coming from a resonably tech savvy gen y! The car we had was brand new, first people to drive it! So we were very impressed!

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Hillsboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had a late lunch here after our trolley tour. Food was good, service was great, weather was outstanding as we enjoyed ourselves on the open-air terrace in the heart of Old Town San Diego.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2543 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (619) 296-1112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 am - 11:30 pm

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