We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Mary Lou's Cafe

$$
North Central
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4405 Mccullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-1618
210-396-7909
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 38: English reviews
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Today my sisters and children went there to eat after church. The restaurant was not extremely busy but we had to wait 20 mins for a table. There were 6 in our party and we were the only one's waiting for a table. I noticed one hostesses went over to get our table preset. But we still waited. The whole... More 

Helpful?
Thank Erma G
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank Alfonso C
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Helpful?
Thank Fahrvergnuegte
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Helpful?
Thank SallySaturday
San Antonio
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank B L
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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!

Helpful?
Thank Jenny L
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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

Helpful?
Thank scdaub
San Antonio, United States
Level Contributor
61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Helpful?
Thank Lauren Z
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

Helpful?
Thank DOMINARJVC
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank romeoandjuliet146

Travelers who viewed Mary Lou's Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Mary Lou's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mary Lou's Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mary Lou's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?