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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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Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Find

We spotted this Mexican restaurant as we were driving down McCullough Road, heading for one of our favorite Mexican restaurants near downtown San Antonio. Decided to try this one instead and did not regret the choice. A Crispy Chicken Taco, Bean Chalupa and a couple of Enchiladas Verdes dishes plus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Fahrvergnuegte
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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original place was down the street from my moms on the Southside that used to be a home converted to a restaurant. That same style food has been extended here and is fantastic. Don't go for drinks and margaritas, go for the food and tortillas. All the enchilada and puffy taco dishes are awesome, the salsas are great and... More 

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Thank Alfonso C
San Antonio, Texas
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We spotted this Mexican restaurant as we were driving down McCullough Road, heading for one of our favorite Mexican restaurants near downtown San Antonio. Decided to try this one instead and did not regret the choice. A Crispy Chicken Taco, Bean Chalupa and a couple of Enchiladas Verdes dishes plus a margarita to go along with that, satisfied the taste... More 

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Thank Fahrvergnuegte
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been looking for a really good Mexican restaurant and I think I have found it! Great service and really good food. We had the green enchiladas and carne a la Mexicana. Both delicious. They also serve alcohol. We will be back!

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Thank SallySaturday
San Antonio
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I called a friend and asked for a nice or higher end Mexican Restaurant as I had a business associate visiting from the Midwest who requested Authentic Mexican Food. Well, I think it was a mix of Tex Mex (I prefer) and Authentic Mexican (friend preferred) Nothing set him on fire, and the refried beans were a small side served... More 

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Thank 553barbaral
San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Good food, quick and friendly service. Lunch specials are great. Green chicken enchiladas on Thursdays are the best!

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Thank Jenny L
San Antonio, Texas
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106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We wanted to love Mary Lou's because it's in the neighborhood but I got gristly tough beef just once too many times. The margaritas are very good though so if you are only looking for drinks, by all means go to Mary Lou's

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Thank scdaub
San Antonio, United States
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The food was really good but the dining room is rather small. Therefore, when the place gets crowded (which is quite often) there's not much room to move around comfortably. The prices were great and the portions were decent as well. The only thing is that the servers all seem to disappear after the food has been served, making it... More 

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Thank Lauren Z
San Antonio, Texas
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank ATLHOPS
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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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Thank romeoandjuliet146
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank tique1976

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?