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“An SA local's favorite!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mary Lou's Cafe

Mary Lou's Cafe
4405 Mccullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-1618 (North Central)
210-396-7909
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Ranked #1,001 of 3,892 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: North Central
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: North Central
Fort Worth, Texas
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82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“An SA local's favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere, great service and fantastic food!! As another reviewer said, the Carne Guisada taco is great...meat very tender. The egg white omelette is great especially when combined with their homemade salsa....YUM!!! And....homemade tortillas...The best I've tasted in SA...and I'm from here!
The service was tops, our server, the very beautiful Veronica was fantastico!
My dad and I love this place....and you will too!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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houstonburbs
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244 reviews 244 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Good food... possible return visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We decided to try Mary Lou's as a change on our visit to San Antonio. Glad that we did! Must say, though, the salsa was really a sinus opener! QUITE spicey! The food was good and very filling. We shall probably return!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“DELICIOUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The tacos at Mary Lou's are out of this world, especially the carne quisada with cheese. OMG...they are delicious. I also was very skeptical in trying the menudo since I am not a fan of eating menudo at a restaurant, BUT the menudo at Mary Lou's is out of this world. Very delicious, good, and they give you a heealthy serviing.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Familia~”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I had just flown into San Antonio for the very first time from California. My very best friend picked me up & we saw Mary Lou's Cafe on our way to her home. I felt like I was at my families home the moment I walked in, the food was so delicious, just like Grandmas! Very Classy, the people were so Warm & Kind... Yes I will be back!!! Yvette~

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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