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Mary Lou's Cafe

$$ - $$$
North Central
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4405 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-1618
+1 210-396-7909
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 06:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I just had a party for my 85-year-old mom there. I had 46 guests and I must say they were well served. The waiters were on top of things and very polite. The food was delicious. They have a patio area that you can also rent if you like besides the bar area. We had anticipated using both sides but... More 

Thank Patricia V
San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

i went to mary lou's restaurant on mccullough on monday for lunch.i had the green enchiladas which the waiter highly recommend and he was right. the plate came with refried beans and rice. it was plentiful and i could not finish it and very tasty. be aware of their green sauce. i like spicy food but i went whoa. the... More 

Thank ruth f
Tampico, Mexico
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great, late breakfast. Always been a good to restaurant for me, when i'm in the area. Their tradional Tex Mex breakfast selections are consistantly excellent. I had the egg white omelette with refried beans and cubed hash bronze potatoes and excellent, large corn tortillas. I was totally satisfied with the service and quality of the food. Great place... More 

Thank moondog45
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Introduced to this place a few years ago by a friend. I am from SA and have eaten Mexican food my whole life (59 yrs old). This is the type of Mexican food I remember as a kid. In my opinion, best puffy tacos in SA. I order beef, but ask them to drain it well. My favorite chips in... More 

Thank cerrycel
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had family of 17 for Friday night. Atmosphere welcoming, casual but nice dress, service attentive, Happy hour to 7 pm great! Super fresh hot chips & homemade salsa. Delicious borracho beans. Tasty Mexican dishes.

Thank Texan224
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Whenever I'm in town I head over to Mary Lou's for a pancake with strawberries/whip cream and a huge potato and egg taco. They have strong coffee and their tortillas remind me of my Grandmother's. The margarita's were a bit expensive and small but they really rock their breakfast. It's a must to check out. I take all my relatives... More 

Thank Cat B
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

First time visiting . Corn and flour tortillas were the best ! Our waiter was great . We ordered pollo de caldo , gets a 5 . The carne guisada a 8, menudo gets a 8. Think next visit will be breakfast tacos. The over all experience was good , nice , clean restaurant !

Thank Karen6464
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Today my sisters and children went there to eat after church. The restaurant was not extremely busy but we had to wait 20 mins for a table. There were 6 in our party and we were the only one's waiting for a table. I noticed one hostesses went over to get our table preset. But we still waited. The whole... More 

2 Thank Erma G
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The original place was down the street from my moms on the Southside that used to be a home converted to a restaurant. That same style food has been extended here and is fantastic. Don't go for drinks and margaritas, go for the food and tortillas. All the enchilada and puffy taco dishes are awesome, the salsas are great and... More 

Thank Alfonso C
San Antonio, Texas
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We spotted this Mexican restaurant as we were driving down McCullough Road, heading for one of our favorite Mexican restaurants near downtown San Antonio. Decided to try this one instead and did not regret the choice. A Crispy Chicken Taco, Bean Chalupa and a couple of Enchiladas Verdes dishes plus a margarita to go along with that, satisfied the taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4405 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-1618
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
  • Neighbourhood: North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-396-7909

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?