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Mama's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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2442 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6023
+1 210-826-8303
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mama's is another of my regular stops when I'm visiting San Antonio. I just really enjoy the whole Mama's Cafe vibe. Super friendly wait staff delivering excellent service and making you feel right at home. Eggs are cooked perfectly to order and pancakes just melt in your mouth. Best of all, it all comes at a great price. It's nothing... More 

Thank Michael M
San Antonio
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three different meals at our table and each one was more blah then the rest. Lunch came out quick is about the only positive however maybe if they spent a little more time in prep it would actually have taste. Won't be back

Thank TravelDawgSA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Didn't look like anything special from the outside but the down home atmosphere and home cooking were very good. I had waffles and my wife had an omelette and both were very good

Thank H9926LBmichaelp
Reno, Nevada
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Place has been here forever. Ambiance is comfortable. Nothing pretentious and no airs here. Sirloin in the butanas was VERY tender. This appetizer is big enough to be a meal in itself. According to the other party at this meal, catfish was better than that in New Orleans

Thank Brad L
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I was there with a large group, and there were very accommodating! fried mushrooms were great, but the chocolate cake was warm and yummy! I had the soup and half sandwich which was plenty for lunch BUT the soup had spilled all over my plate and sandwich making it very soggy and messy! the waitress were NOT the most pleasant!

Thank Kathy R
Converse, Texas
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say that I now understand why this is the last remaining Mama's Cafe in San Antonio and their customer service explains why. We were a large group of 25 which made reservations on Monday for Saturday night. Once we attempted to check-in, the homestead immediately told us "I'm sorry but we never received your reservation" and wasn't... More 

Thank SoTexMike
Key West, Florida
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340 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting San Antonio for the first time in many years and had to stop by Mamas to get my favorite deep fried mushrooms! Just as good as always and the service was great also. Good to see they have been consistent over all these years!

Thank Banshee694
San Antonio, Texas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We took the kids for I wanted a salad and fried mushrooms. Never realized the kids menu was only fried items until I had the Grandkids. They could have a veggie instead of fries but still all the other was fried. Wish they had something that was a healthy option for them as well.

Thank travelbuds50
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone and food great I had buffalo wing and salad with bile cheese dressing fast and cinnamon coffe great

Thank William D
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The service here is friendly. The house margarita is exceptionally made and priced. The fish tacos were delicious but the tortilla was too flimsy and fell apart when I tried to pick it up. Otherwise the food is fresh and well prepared, especially considering the value. I've eaten at other Mam's Cafes and would do so again when the occasion... More 

Thank Ray C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2442 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6023
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-826-8303

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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?