First of all. Sergio was our server. He wasn't excellent due to the fact that he we never got him to come to the table. These two younger ladies delivered our food and had to tell us that they ran out of refried beans. But when our food got delivered two people had refried beans and the others didn't. My meal was bean and cheese nachos. Without even asking they made my meal with black beans. Then the manager Norm throughout all of this is standing chuckling to himself about this situation right behind me. So the management didn't want to take care of anything. He continued to "escape" the building within a matter of 5 minutes. Terrible service! I will never come back to this location. If Norm is there I will continue to pass on my story and words to many others who I talk to. Believe me when we went last night, three people who heard we were going to Alamo Cafe (that specific location) they turned down and would not come to dinner. Really upsetting when a manager wants to do absolutely nothing about it. I know when I go to a restaurant I treat people the way I want to be treated. The even funnier thing is they only took off $40 worth. So when I got my new meal I did not even want to eat or order. Did we get charged for the reorders. Pathetic that you guys run your restaurant like that. Also to end the night Aaron another manager finally came to talk to our table to apologize. He was some sort of a man. I think its hilarious that you have such terrible servers and management. Just remember our group of 10 will forward our experience to everyone that asks. Also statistics show...80% of restaurant business is from word of mouth. Huh, that is interesting. One unhappy customer tells nine others on a day to day basis. Good luck. Will not be back.
Mediocre. 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Tourist food!. Alamo Cafe is tourist food, plane and simple! If you want real Tex-Mex or real Mexican food, look elsewhere.
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).
Watch tortillas as they are hand-tossed and baked, then indulge in the finished product..
A cozy courtyard with flowing ponds, greenery and wrought-iron chairs encloses the entrance to the Tex-Mex cafe. The exterior becomes a part of the interior, with realistic clouds painted on the ceiling. Seating is available on two levels, with outdoor patios on each floor. The reasonably priced food and casual atmosphere are ideal for families.
Everything at Alamo Cafe is homemade, from the endless tortillas, chips and salsa to the sizzling fajitas and chicken-fried steaks. If you're still hungry, try the apple-cinnamon empanadas. These mouthwatering turnovers are filled with cinnamon-laced baked apples and served with Oregon blackberry syrup and vanilla ice cream. The aroma of fresh-baked tortillas, scrumptious frozen margaritas and delectable desserts mix in the air to create a fragrant dining experience.
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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