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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Our first restaurant in Old Town SD

Friendly service and Great Food! It was mine and my husbands first time in Old Town San Diego. The the atmosphere was very nice. I ordered the baja fish tacos and my husband ordered the tacos de carne asada.. They were so delish! What made them authentic was the homemade corn tortillas. Will Def... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Alex C
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Camarillo, California
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I waited patiently for The Alamo to move from its previous, tiny location to the new, bigger space and it was worth the wait. They brought all of the fun, great food, good beer and reasonably-priced drinks with them. If you want handmade, not out of a box Mexican food in Old Town, this is the place to go and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Burrito and soda for 8 dollars and it was great. Good service an nice location. Would definitely go again and they do diet lemonade which is rare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I generally do not have to rent a car when I travel because I usually drive; but this was a trip where I flew. This was the easiest rental business that I have ever had. I made my reservations through Bookit.com and they booked it for me. When we arrived at the airport; the shuttle took us directly to Alamo... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We loved our recent dining experience at Alamo. I loved the atmosphere of the place. The restaurant was warm, cosy and decorated beautifully! The food was exceptional, and the margaritas were delicious and cheap! Staff are really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend. We had a great time!

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Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate here on June 17th 2015. The food was good, as it is your standard Mexican food with good flavor. The portion was adequate for the price and the drinks were awesome. The wife and I both had the enchilada plates and margaritas and the total cost was just $18.00. Mind you it was happy hour and so the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

There are so many good things to say . Try It You Like IT. My soft spot is butter cheese hot sauce and homemade corn tortillas

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Friendly service and Great Food! It was mine and my husbands first time in Old Town San Diego. The the atmosphere was very nice. I ordered the baja fish tacos and my husband ordered the tacos de carne asada.. They were so delish! What made them authentic was the homemade corn tortillas. Will Def come back to this restaurant!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant and really enjoyed the food. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was good. I had a shrimp taco and really enjoyed it. I also had a great margarita. It was a great find after walking around old town and exploring San Diego all day. VisIt if you can it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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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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