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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    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
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Food was ok, tortilla soup was below average. Tortillas were incredible as always. Server was more concerned about other things than our service. I usually love eating there but this was just ok.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew M
via mobile
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, tortilla soup was below average. Tortillas were incredible as always. Server was more concerned about other things than our service. I usually love eating there but this was just ok.

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Thank Matthew M
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were staying in a nearby hotel and had first tried to get into Papasitos but it had an hour and half wait! So we stumbled on this little gem. No wait (Friday night around 6:30pm) and much quieter and less crowded. The food and margaritas were great, and we loved that they kept brining us fresh, warm tortillas (we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rachel M
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

Rachel, Thanks for stopping by while you were in town! I'm glad to hear that you loved the food and tortillas, and especially glad that Rueben took great care of you. We hope to see you back in next time you're in San Antonio! Sincerely, Greg, GM More 

Houston, Texas
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415 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Good atmosphere. Really enjoy this place. Another restaurant I take people from out of town! Is s must try while in SA.

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Thank survivor5804
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and feedback! We're flattered that you choose to bring out of town guests to dine with us. Hope to see you back in again soon! Sincerely, Greg, GM More 

San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My family and I eat here almost every Thursday night after my daughter's swimming lessons. The food is always tasty, but more importantly - consistent! The staff is always friendly and helpful! Marciel is a GREAT server - very attentive and friendly! The beef fajita's are my go-to meal there, however the Carne Guisada and Tortilla Soup are both excellent... More 

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Thank KW_Divers
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and feedback! I'm glad to hear that you are a fan of our food, and that Marciel has taken great care of you and your family. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Greg, GM More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

The fajitas are some of the best I've ever had! All of the tortillas are homemade which made for a delicious meal. A truly great atmosphere!

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Thank Shelby G
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

Shelby, Thanks for the kind words! We're flattered to hear that we are your favorite fajitas in San Antonio. Hope to see you back in again very soon. Sincerely, Greg, GM More 

San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I got to come here to celebrate my nephew's birthday. I must say they did a great job with the large party I was part of and I really enjoyed the chicken fried steak. It was a fun experience and I would definitely recommend it for a large party.

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Thank mjesf
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad to hear that your group was well taken care of, and also that you enjoyed your Chicken Fried Steak! We hope to see you back in next time you are in the area. Sincerely, Greg, GM More 

San Antonio
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Today we had a business meeting with food from Alamo Cafe, it wasn't bad, but I certainly expected more from a long standing establishment. The street tacos were okay, tortilla soup was as well, the beans were good. Everyone was okay with what they got, but it was definitely missing that wow favor. Won't be any rush to return.

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Thank X3485KWjamesm
West Palm Beach
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the fajitas for two and they were very tasty with the toppings. I'm sure that if I'd ordered the flan, I'd have burst.

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Thank MataMcCree
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your fajitas. Hope to see you back in again soon for that flan! ;) Sincerely, Greg, GM More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I got 2 chicken fried steak dinners for my husband & I and my husband are all but I had half of mine left. It was absolutely great and I had about hour drive home still hot & great! I'm usually not a chicken fried steak person but I really liked it.

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Thank Beverly M
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

Beverly, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback! I'm glad to hear that you and your husband had a great to-go experience with us, and that you both enjoyed your Chicken Fried Steak. We hope to see you back in again soon! Best, Greg, GM More 

Lake Jackson, Texas
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a great experience here. My husband got the brisket tacos and they were super good. I had the burrito with beef fajita meat and it was really good too. We loved the tortillas, they were hot and fresh. We got a kids meal for my son and it was a really good deal. Good food, good prices.

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Thank Jainge
Customer S, Director Of Operations at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! Great choice on the brisket tacos (a best seller). Hope to see you back in again very soon. Sincerely, Ryan, General Manager 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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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