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Mary Lou's Cafe

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North Central
Mexican
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4405 Mccullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-1618
210-396-7909
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 9
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All is good at Mary lous

I am Mexican so it is hard to impress me This fine establishment was something I will always cherish Margs were awesome I would stick to enchiladas Value is above what is expected !!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
cuauhtli2014
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Dallas, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Today is the second time here and same issues...after 15 minutes our drink order was taken, small tequila list for a Latin restaurant and nothing special. Food is similar to a Mexican diner...and not meat free friendly...one fish item..tilapia tacos. Guess the neighborhood supports this place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We used to like this place a lot and have been here many times in the past but during our last visit, the food had no flavor. The beans and rice were bland.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This has to be the best Mexican food that I have ever ate! I was visiting San Antonio, and some friends recommended that we eat here since we wanted some Mexican food. I ordered the taco plate which came with the best refried beans that I have ever had! Everything on the plate was delish!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I am Mexican so it is hard to impress me This fine establishment was something I will always cherish Margs were awesome I would stick to enchiladas Value is above what is expected !!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Overall very good service, the atmosphere was nice and the food is ok. We had a party of 7 and arrived at an off-peak hours. Our meal consisted of 2 large appetizers, queso, a large entree, 3 tacos, 2 sodas and water... The cost was just over $60 before the tip. The food was good and good service, but the... More 

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Monroe, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Don't be put off by the plain exterior of this charming little cafe. Inside is cozy, but not crowded. We had breakfast here one day and a week later we had dinner here with friends. The breakfast was fine but nothing special, although the service was excellent. The dinner we had was terrific. Our friends ordered the soup and loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went here for a birthday Party and they gave us a separate room just for us in the bar. The food was very good at a reasonable price. Service was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband had been here many times before for lunch. We came for breakfast on a Sunday. The restaurant bar area is beautiful. The food was great! All three of us were pleased with our food and the restaurant was packed by the time we left. We'll go back. The tortillas were just like grandma's!

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SA, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food here is average to below average. The atmosphere is ok, duded up to look authentic but it can't cover for the blah food. I'm a huge fan of great Tex-Mex food which generally is found in places with NO atmosphere, staffed by and filled with Hispanics.

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San Antonio, Texas
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have dined there many times over several years and find the food and service is consistently above average. Servers are friendly and the kitchen is usually fast. There is also a full bar. Seating arrangement is unusual with long benches and tables along them. There are three seating areas, one being outside. The acoustics are hard so it can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4405 Mccullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-1618
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
  • Neighborhood: North Central
  • Phone Number: 210-396-7909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?