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Alamo Cafe

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

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good chicken fried steak, queso and margaritas

I have been going to Alamo cafe for years when I visit San Antonio. Their queso and margaritas are excellent. They make their tortillas fresh on location and if for some reason you are not in the mood for Mexican food they have an excellent chicken fried steak. My only real complaint about this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
longhornmiller
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been going to Alamo cafe for years when I visit San Antonio. Their queso and margaritas are excellent. They make their tortillas fresh on location and if for some reason you are not in the mood for Mexican food they have an excellent chicken fried steak. My only real complaint about this location is the service. They could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Alamo cafe is the epitome of TexMex and has the best queso, tortillas, and margaritas. In a town that's all about Mexican food, I've had my share of so many variations, but Alamo Cafe is by far the best and my favorite. I've eaten here for 19 years and keep coming back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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154 reviews 154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had lunch here - nothing remarkable, good or bad but portions were generous. Our server was excellent, however.

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Spring, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stopped in at Alamo Cafe, just like I do most times I'm in San Antonio. The food is consistently good and the prices are excellent for what you receive. I had the sour cream chicken enchiladas - the chicken was a little dry but still tasty. And the margaritas were perfect. I'll definitely be back to Alamo Cafe, if... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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116 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A group of us met at the Alamo Cafe for lunch around 11:30. The waitress sat us at the big round table in the corner which was perfect for catching up with everybody. She took our drink order, set out chips and salsa and let us take our time with the large selections on the menu. I ordered the enchilada,... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Fresh hot tortillas, good food, good prices. Every time we come to San Antonio we always stop here for our Mexican Food Fix

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Dallas, Texas
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173 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Saturday night dinner. Service was fast, attentive, efficient, and very pleasant. Fajitas were good and sides were equally good, even if chicken was somewhat dry. Tortillas were excellent. They do need to clarify that the brisket tacos are actually barbacoa and not slow-roasted, traditional brisket.

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San Antonio, Texas
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My first Chile Relleno (with chicken) was at this Alamo Cafe in the mid 1980's. It's my favorite because of the red sauce. The margaritas are very tasty, too. But the handmade fresh tortillas keep us coming back for more!!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place was busy but we got fast enough. I ordered the brisket quesadillas. The meat was good but I wish there had been more of it. The tortilla soup was more like vegetable soup with a few pieces of chicken. I wasn't impressed. The tortillas brought to our table were great!

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A friend of mine took me here in May 2014. I thought I would try the Tortilla Soup. I have had better. Their Tortilla Soup taste like it was made with enchilada sauce and chopped chicken fajitas thrown in. The only thing that tasted good in this meal was the crispy whole corn tortilla garnished with avocados a little cheese... More 

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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, Californian
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?