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Alamo Cafe

Northwest Side
Mexican, American
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10060 W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX 78230-2240
(210) 691-8827
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10:45 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average At Best

I'm not going to lie, I wanted to like this place more. I have been there several times and every time it leaves me thinking..."really?" I can't say anything really negative about it, just that there's nothing special or unique about the food. The service is good though and always friendly. Maybe... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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204 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm not going to lie, I wanted to like this place more. I have been there several times and every time it leaves me thinking..."really?" I can't say anything really negative about it, just that there's nothing special or unique about the food. The service is good though and always friendly. Maybe it's time to redo the menu or get... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went here from reviews found online here and other places - and found the place just average. Parking lot seemed full which was a good sign, but got in and the place was half empty. Service was fast - too fast - as our food arrived before our drinks... Food was just OK... nothing really to write home about. Besides... More 

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Canton, Mississippi
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We met a family member here for a visit/meal during a vacation. The food was not nearly as good as it has been during past trips but the staff was patient and kind. We had two children that were dancing around the table and we stayed a long time at our table. No one ever made us feel that we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We love to stop here for dinner on our way to Riverwalk. The food is good and the restaurant is beautiful. Yummy tortillas!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Tortillas are perfection. Handmade, hot, heavenly. Delicious endless chips and salsa. Crispy, flavorful puffy tacos. Enchiladas, sensational. Quesadillas, delectable. Fajitas, exceptional. Beans...oh my frijoles...they're SO good. Like lick the bowl good. Guacamole is addictive. Affordable. Outstanding service. Ok, all that...and then there's the Margarita. ORDER THIS. I recommend the strawberry. Best on the planet. San Antonio has countless good restaurants... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

So much salt in everything we ordered. It was terrible. Surprised I didn't have a stroke before we left. About a week ago we went to the location on 281 and the food was delicious. Salt level was perfect. Hoping it was just a bad visit on I-10, but I'll never eat there again.

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williamsburg
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Warm friendly greeting, hot chips and salsa immediately served, big selection on menu including puffy tacos.friendly servers.,all in all, a good place for a casual lunch or dinner. Very informal and family owned...always busy, but quick to get a table.

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Mission, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Been coming here since 1987 when I was a freshman in college :) it's such a comfort to know I can come back to SA and have at least ONE thing be the same!!! Great food that hasn't changed a bit, and polite, helpful servers and staff. Thanks Alamo Cafe for great memories and great food!!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We love Alamo Cafe. We don't live in San Antonio, but when we have the opportunity while passing through, we always stop there. On this trip, our server was very attentive and did a great job. We had the chicken chipotle and sour cream enchiladas. Everyone was happy with their food (there were 4 of us). We especially like the... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We always go to Alamo Café when we are in San Antonio. From appetizers to dessert, their offerings are delicious. The combo meals are great and if you're in the mood for fajitas, you can go wrong sharing a mixed beef and chicken platter. This trip we started with a bowl of queso, had cheese enchiladas with crispy beef tacos... More 

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Additional Information about Alamo Cafe

Address: 10060 W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX 78230-2240
Phone Number: (210) 691-8827
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10060 W Ih 10, San Antonio, TX 78230-2240
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: (210) 691-8827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:45 am - 12:00 am

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