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Alamo

Old Town
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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: Late Night

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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for History Buffs

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Gary M
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Oakfield, Wisconsin
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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367 reviews 367 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vegas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were seated right away. The Alamo is located in Old Town and is convenient to shops and the highway. This restaurant is an indoor/outdoor restaurant which is nice given San Diego's beautiful climate. It took us a while to be served, however, and another kind waitress saw we were waiting and decided to help us, even though we weren't... More 

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Ottawa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Everything about this was outstanding, from the unbelievable customer service to the delicious food! The ambiance was also fantastic with fireplaces all over the place (including in some of the tables). Would absolutely return!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lovely little Bar in the heart of 'Old Town' with the ability to eat great food and drink beer and people watch all at the same time. Hey its not the 'Ritz' but it is a funky little establishment with a 'FUN LOVING' owner who can be very vocal at times ....Our opinion was that he made the place popular... More 

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Austin, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had suggested that our party of 5 go to the Old Town Mexican Café but we ended up at the Alamo instead. What a mistake! We were seated right away on the patio area and one friendly server took our drink order. 3 of us chose the House Special margarita which (supposedly) had extra tequila as indicated on the... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?