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Alamo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Far North Central
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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14250 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232-4342
+1 210-495-2233
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10:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 00:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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179 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place will conquer the cravings of a couple that have different tastes. My wife had the street tacos and they were excellent. I had the chicken fried steak which was also very good. Service was second to none. Only complaint was that the chips were the harder variety and not as tasry

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Thank Misterbunns
Columbus, Ohio
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved Chimichanga made with Fajita Chicken followed by Chips and Salsa. Fresh Avacado with all other sides on side helped me avoid most of Sour Cream while using avocado and salsa. Great food.

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Thank RKK347
Customer S, General Manager at Alamo Cafe, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our Chimichanga with fajita chicken! Thank you for dining with us- we look forward to seeing you back in the near future. Sincerely, Ryan, GM More 

Olney, Illinois, United States
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best chicken fried steak I have had in awhile!! The home made tortillas were awesome too! I didn't have the mexican food.

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Thank Debbie S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in San Antonio in the 1980's and were in town on vacation. I remembered the Alamo Cafe from our days here, and really looked forward to trying their legendary chicken-fried steak again. Absolutely terrific,and just as good as I remembered. I got to wash it down with a tall Shiner Bock beer, and added a couple of their... More 

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

We're happy to hear the chicken friend steak was just as good as your remembered! Thank you for being a loyal customer! We look forward to seeing you back in the next time you're in San Antonio. Sincerely, Ryan, GM More 

Texas
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed a quick lunch with a Tex-Mex flavor - we were lucky the wait was not too long. This is a busy place with lots of seating. We've eaten here before and always had good service and good food. We happened to be here during Spring Break; our server stated that she had been very busy; she was cheerful and... More 

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Thank ColoradoTexas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alamo cafe is the first stop we make when we visit San Antonio. The tortillas are made on site and smell absolutely heavenly. Whatever you order is made better with fresh tortillas. Even the tortilla soup, with chunks of chicken and slices of avocado, makes for a real Texas treat. No dressing needed for salads, just use their amazing salsa.... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are humbled to be one of your first stops when you're in the area. We look forward to seeing you back in soon! Sincerely, Ryan, GM More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is one of my usual stops for lunch when I visit San Antonio. One of the things I like most about it is its consistency. Always a good meal prepared the same way every time! Staff was friendly and the restaurant is sporting a new expansion with more seating, a bar, and covered patio. Great Tex-Mex!

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Thank Michael M
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Alamo is one of the number one picks for locals. It has a nice atmosphere with both inside and outside dining. Love their relleno, flour tortillas, chicken fried steak, and their salads. Enchiladas are just so-so and fajitas are good, but not best in town. Kids love their queso.

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

We're happy to hear you love our house made flour tortillas and chicken fried steak! We hope to see you back in the near future. Sincerely, Ryan, GM More 

Farmersville, Texas
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The brisket quesadillas were delicious. The flour tortillas were up there with the best I've ever had. Chips and salsa was good. But that is where my recommendations end. The restaurant is HUGE! Several large dining areas and many large groups celebrating birthdays very loudly in the echoing room! We could hardly talk at our own table. The carpet was... More 

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Thank Cathy S
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186 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant totally authentic food preparation tortillas are made in house you can see them being made as you walk in Lots to choose from on their extensive menu. Enjoy

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

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you back in the near future. Sincerely, Ryan, GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 23:00
Monday
10:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:45 - 23:00
Thursday
10:45 - 23:00
Friday
10:45 - 00:00
Saturday
10:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14250 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232-4342
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Far North Central
  • Neighbourhood: Far North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-495-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?