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Alamo

2543 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110 (Old Town)
(619) 296-1112
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Ranked #1,012 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Ottawa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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