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General Info
Founded in 1981, Alamo Caf specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine. The caf offers a range of appetizers, soups, salads, beverages and seafood specialties. Its appetizers include fajita ponchos, fried jalapenos, grilled and vegetable quesadillas, and bean and cheese nachos. Alamo Caf s seafood specialties include shrimp and spinach quesadillas and shrimp fajitas. In addition, the caf serves flautas and chicken fried steak. Alamo Caf offers ice cream in a variety of flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and orange. The caf also serves menu for children. Alamo Caf provides a range of banquet and catering services for various events, such as wedding receptions and business and private meetings. It operates a club called Young Defenders Club for children below the age of 12.

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Extra Phones

Phone: (210) 495-7033

Phone: (210) 341-1336

Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, diners club, all major credit cards
Price Range
Far North Central

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Alamo Restaurants Inc

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Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Caterers, Family Style, Mexican, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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James M.



This place is incredible. You'll find yourself elbows deep in tortillas and queso and when your food arrives you won't know what to do about cause you'll be stuffed



Steve D

Great food. The restraunt is set up real nice with lots of decor. The service is usually really good & the food is always excellant!!!!

Chris G.


Margaritas and Torillas

The maragritas are great here and very well prices. The tortillas are also wonderful, I love dipping them in the salsa. I also like the queso and the enchiladas verde.



Great Place!

This is one of our family favorite places!! It has great Tex Mex food, and also some American plates. Our favorite is the Chicken Laredo!! We like to bring our out of town friends here for a good taste of San Antonio. I would recommend Alamo Cafe to all!



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Honestly...I was excited to eat here and reserved it for a birthday dinner with family from out of town. The outside (I-10 location) looked intriguing--imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw that it was pretty boring. I was famished and my dinner (enchilada and taco, rice, beans) was fine--nothing great, nothing terrible. I left feeling let down and decided that, while it wasn't a total loss/waste of time, I won't be making a return trip. FYI: I may be gringa but I appreciate authentic Mexican food and this was very Velveeta/Pace tasting. Guess I shouldn't have expected Oaxacan queso and homemade spicy salsa from a place called Alamo Cafe.



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Its just not good.

I don't see where people say it soooo great?! It's pretty average, non-authentic tex-mex AND its expensive! The only thing good is the tortillas they serve before the meal. other than that....skip it! Its like tourist food. if you want good fajitas that are at a chain resturant...go to Pappasito's! Its a chain but i swear those beef fajitas are the best anywhere!



Great place for Tex-Mex

One of our favorite restaurants in town - we may eat here a couple of times a month - and always the one we bring the out-of-town guests to. Everything on the menu is good and the service is surprisingly efficient for such a crowded place.



Fresh Tortillas

Watch them make the tortillas. Good food. great outdoor dining area.



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Best Tortillas in Town!!

You should check out this restaurant. I got the chicken fried stead dinner with fries and green beans. The green beans hi t the spot for my craving of ""home-cooking"" they use a lot of pepper in it...reminds me how my dad makes it. The chicken fried steak was good not great. The tortillas are great!! Light warm and just the right softness and I really liked the taste, my boyfriend who is Hispanic said ""this is what tortillas should taste like!""
My boyfriend got brisket taco plate; I had a bite and wished that I'd gotten that instead. The service was great and the people are friendly, I went on a Friday for a late night dinner and it wasn't crowded at all. I will definitely go back and try some of their other dishes!



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Great all around Tex-Mex food.

All the food is wonderful. It's always easy to get seated with only short waits at the very busiest of times. A great place to take out-of-towners.



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Best Queso in San Antonio

The Alamo Cafe has the best tortillas and queso my family and I have ever had. Best retaurant in town!



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Tourist food!

Alamo Cafe is tourist food, plane and simple! If you want real Tex-Mex or real Mexican food, look elsewhere.



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Alamo Cafe

I can't count the number of times I've been to this restaurant. The homemade tortillas they serve free as an appetizer are to die for, and you can watch them make them when you go in. The food is good but not fabulous, there are many family owned Mexican restaurants in SanAntonio that have more original and authentic cuisine. Still for the overall price and atmosphere, it is a good place to eat, especially for large groups and family's (they also have many non-mexican food options for those with American palattes). Be sure to go early on Friday and Saturday as later on you could face a two hour wait and beware the salsa (it is good, but rumors have it that the staff spit in the giant vatt of it in the back).



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Soy City

I travel for work and have been to all types of restaurants, but all I (and my work colleagues) could think was that someone was recently hired from a chinese restaurant. The soy was so heavy on the fajitas that they were close to inedible. Thank god none of us have to watch our salt or MSG intake! The service was good, but that's all I can say favorably. Even the great ceiling only covers a small portion of the restaurant. So, no chance of enjoying that while we were chokin' down soy.



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Another shining example...

of white-bread, mass-market, junk Tex-Mex. The new digs are a huge step-up from the old San Pedro location -- wonderful open dining room with relatively attentive service. But if you want authentic Tex-Mex, look elsewhere. Alamo Cafe's Tex-Mex offerings are one step up from the TV dinners I ate as a kid (growing up in SA with Mid-West transplanted parents).



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Awesome Fajitas

I have been going to Alamo Cafe since the mid 80's and have the beef fajitas and tortilla soup every time. I think they marinate the fajitas in some addictive substance because I crave them. Great place to meet friends for a casual meal.