14250 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: (210) 495-7033
Phone: (210) 341-1336
Alamo Cafe 281
Alamo Restaurants Inc
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
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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02/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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!
10/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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!
04/09/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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).
04/06/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/24/2003Provided by Citysearch -
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).