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“Decades of Tasty Food”
Review of Mama's Cafe

Mama's Cafe
Ranked #679 of 4,671 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: American
Description: 210-826-8303
Restaurant details
Description: 210-826-8303
San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
959 reviews
691 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 608 helpful votes
“Decades of Tasty Food”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We have been eating at Mama's Cafe since the 1970s
and have never had a bad meal. Often we left with full tummies and a little guilt, but that not too bad for traditional Texas country comfort food.
We had their breakfast on a Sunday. If you arrive before 10 AM, it shouldn't be too crowded.
The hostess was new, and she wanted to seat us
somewhere we didn't. So we just waited for her to return and got the right table.
My BW had the omelet. It was enormous, and contained ham, cheese, onions, and mushrooms. It was delicious and done just right. It came with tasty grits and rye toast.
I'm addicted to Huevos Hoffbrau. That breakfast dish was named after another Mama's on San Pedro which is now closed.
Huevos Hoffbrau has eggs scrambled with tortilla chips, onions, and peppers covered with queso. This is one of my long time favorites.
This came with great home fries and frijoles that a hint of lard, very old school. The soft corn tortillas were served with butter.
Service was amazingly swift and friendly.
Points for long term consistent quality, service, and taste applied here.
Mama's Cafe lots of yummy food.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Covington, TX
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good,simple home cook'n”
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner, and really enjoyed it! If they can make liver and onions taste that good, just imagine what they can do with a chicken fried steak.

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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
332 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Comfort food at family prices”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This place is amazing. I do not understand how the food can be so good and the prices so reasonable. I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans. It was delivered in less than 5 minutes. The meat loaf reminded me of home; the mashed potatoes were made from scratch. The portions were so large, I made to sandwiches to take on my flight home. My friend ordered the chicken fried steak. Her piece was so huge it took up the entire plate and they had to bring the 2 sides in separate dishes. All the staff was genuinely cheerful and friendly. If you are ever in the area, you have got to eat here!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Carolyn J
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San Antonio, TX
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simply the best hamburger”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

After not eating at Mama's Cafe for over 10 years, I will certainly return. The fried mushrooms were fresh and crispy (although the white gravy seemed to be made from powder rather than from scratch). The bacon cheeseburger was grilled to perfection, the bun was toasted and the bacon was thick and crispy (not microwaved unlike in most restaurants these days). The iced tea was fresh. The booths were clean and the temperature was cool on a >100° weather day. Simply the best burger I've eaten in a long while.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank shrink09er
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Varied Menu, Delicious Food, Reasonable Prices”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I've been eating here since the 70s and the food has never disappointed me. The menu includes salads, fresh vegetables, great burgers, fried mushrooms, and chicken-fried steaks. Great margaritas and bar drinks, too. Try the botanas, pieces of beef tenderloin or white-meat chicken drenched in some of the best queso in town. The chocolate-chocolate cake and the coconut cream pie are to die for!

  • Visited March 2012
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