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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good!!

We were there during Sunday happy hours. Great margarita and local beers. I ate burrito. Very tasty! It's place worth to visit during trip to old town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Magdalena C
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California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a quick bite so we stepped inside the mostly empty restaurant. Smelled of dirty rags, chips were stale, floor was filthy and chair had some sticky residue all over it. If nothing else....there was ice in the water. Didn't stay to eat, just tipped the waitress who couldn't have been at fault and made our escape to non-touristy life... More 

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Thank Davis I. B
Victoria, BC
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had a five-star and a one-star experience here. It was probably just bad luck. On our first visit, Sunday lunchtime, the food was great and the service was excellent. We were impressed. Enthusiastically, we returned on Monday evening only to have our expectations immediately dampened by the young lady server. In line with the greeting, the food and drink... More 

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Thank thrifty
Hayden, Idaho, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Rented a car at Alamo near the airport. Big mistake, this is an off site rental location, almost impossible to find for car return. It is not with all the other car rental agencies that are in the airport. Very poor customer service. I will never use Alamo again in any city.

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Thank Brian D
California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We were there during Sunday happy hours. Great margarita and local beers. I ate burrito. Very tasty! It's place worth to visit during trip to old town.

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Thank Magdalena C
rhode island
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We were visiting Old Town, and were given a coupon for "10% off everything" at the Alamo so we decided to give it a try. The food was okay, but whoever wrote up the bill couldn't do math, because we didn't get a full 10% off. So if you go here, remember to double check your bill while you are... More 

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Thank rifam
Las Vegas, NV, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a fairly recent addition to Old Town. The food is good and reasonably priced. The service is good.

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Thank Michael H
Brooklyn, New York
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Is everyone drunk on Coronas about this place? Maybe I went on an off day? This food was mediocre at best. Every item we ordered looked destroyed by heat lamps and had no flavor...a lot of food that filled the plate and had no flavor or focus. The staff were nice, so I feel bad writing such a review, but... More 

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Thank socioqueen
Wisconsin
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Read a review of the churos and decided to give the Alamo a try. Ordered12 churos to go and in leads that 10 minutes and $1.50 each, I was on my happy way and the family agrees, excellent churos. Only thing better would be some melted chocolate. Parking is difficult, but that is old town San Diego.

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Thank 150NightsPerYear
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Really nice and clean place. Fair pricing. We enjoyed our lunch here. Great place to grab a bite when visiting Old Town San Diego

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Thank Andres S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This place is great. I really enjoyed the food very fresh and tasty. I thought our server, wish I could remember her name,( but she was the only Hispanic server there on Sunday afternoon on the 13th of September), was really awesome. Very familiar with the menu, and super friendly. Fun atmosphere!!!

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Thank cedrick r

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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?