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).
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.
Food Great, Service too slow!. While the food was terrific, the service was too slow! We had to wait on menus, tea, straws, refills. etc. Never could find our waitor! We might go back not too sure! Staff seemed inexperienced.
i will never go to alamo cafe again. I would never recommend going to the alamo cafe on 281. My boyfriend and I went there last week, and we will never go there again. After being seated, we got our drinks immediately (2 dr. peppers) and placed our orders (2 enchilada dinner #3s). Alamo cafe was not crowded at the time (it was only 6 pm) and we thought we would get our food almost immediately, but after 45 min passed, 10 min without seeing our waiter, we got up, paid for our sodas, and walked out without ever being served our food.
Disagree!!! Too "Caucasian". I am a caucasian and I think Alamo Cafe' is too caucasian. It's too commercial. Food is okay, but you can get much better Mexican food for the same price or lower all over town!
Mexican food in a Mexican town. I have no reservations about suggesting the Alamo Cafe for good, consistent Mexican food at a good price. They NEVER have a bad night
Great Food, price OK.
Never disappointed, except I always seem to eat way too much! Very fast service also. I would say price depends on what ya pick, as with most anything. 20 bucks for dinner for two aint bad in my book. But on the other hand, I guess it's relative to how big your wallet is.
Also, you can buy those homemade torts to go!
Good but not cheap. For a college student such as myself Alamo cafe can be on the pricey side. They are quite good but in comparison to places such as Taco Cabana, they are pretty expensive.
pass the salsa!!. Everytime we head down to San Antonio we always try and hit the Alamo Cafe. The tortillas are to die for and the service, food everything is wonderful. Not over priced and a fun atmosphere. Wonderful for a whole family. We go with 6 people and meal is around $50.00 everytime.
No Way, Jose!. While the food at Alamo Cafe is good, there's no way it can be considered "cheap eats". A simple bean and cheese Chalupa plate (which costs almost nothing to make) will set you back around 10 bucks with a beverage. There are over a thousand Mexican Restaurants in the San Antonio area, any many of them have better food at around 4 or 5 bucks a plate. Now that's "cheap eats".
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