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2543 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110 (Old Town)
(619) 296-1112
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Ranked #1,060 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Old Town
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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47 reviews 47 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Midland,Mi.
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Alamo

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

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