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Mama's Cafe, San Antonio, TX

Mama's Cafe

4.6
4.6
233 Reviews
$30 and under
American
San Antonio's best family-owned homestyle comfort food restaurant serving Texas inspired made-from-scratch daily breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Enjoy our famous fried mushrooms, best pancakes in town, chicken fried American wagyu steak, Texas beers on tap, or one of our handmade craft cocktails. Join us in one of our dining rooms, at the bar, or outside on our dog-friendly and beautiful patio/beer garden.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 826-8303
  • Payment Options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Alamo Heights
  • Cross Street
    Nacogdoches and 410
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Great for brunch

  • San Antonio

    Child-Friendly

  • San Antonio

    American

  • San Antonio

    Great for brunch

  • San Antonio

    Child-Friendly

  • San Antonio

    Neighbourhood gem

  • San Antonio

    American

233 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, we always have a good experience here. We had picky eaters and guests with dairy allergies and everyone had a great meal.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 8, and Jackson, our server, did an excellent job. Food came out great, and it was a wonderful meal. Thanks for providing a good ambiance. It was a good Father's Day

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  3. Meister

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation for Saturday, June 15 at 11 AM for three people and requested a specific table because my mother is in a wheelchair and we always get the table at the front near the window for ease. We arrived at just before 11 and the hostess told us that we would be seated as soon as one of the two tables upfront cleared. I said great and we went to the bar and had a mimosa. The two people at the front were campers. Literally nothing on their tables water ordering nothing and they were sitting there. Well past 11. I asked her if she had any idea when they arrived etc. Anyway, they sat there and made no indication that they would be leaving and I asked the hostess to see the elsewhere. what she kindly did in the back. But we had to hit chairs and have servers pull back and so forth to get my mother back there. I guess the only suggestion is put a one and a half hour time limit on tables particularly on holidays. Our server was fantastic. Our food was fantastic. The bartender was fantastic. The hostess was friendly. This is a suggestion. We are grateful that you were able to see us at another table. But if we would’ve had to have waited for those people who were camping to leave, we would’ve been there a long time. I’m still giving five stars because everything else was excellent. 

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  4. SAFoodie

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the smothered pork chops and they were delicious. The fried mushrooms were fresh and tasty. I also recommend the pica paloma, the bit of spice takes the Paloma to the next level. All in all, good food and great value.

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  5. Clau

    San Antonio

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken fried steak dinner is just comfort in a plate with a side of extreme happiness! I did try something different last night and WOW the fajita salad - my brain and taste buds were definitely confused on how savory this "salad" was! KUDOS to MC Team! We did go in late unknowingly and not once did the host or staff make us feel rushed! That is definitely appreciated! 💕

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  6. LisaL

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The fried mushrooms are a MUST. The chicken fried steak is tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The mashed potatoes are ok, would be better with gravy and the seasonal vegetables could be cooked a bit longer. Would I order again? YES. The service here is beginning to wane here and I hope this was just an off night because service elsewhere seems to be the same.

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  7. BarbT

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, servers were attentive and ambiance was pleasant. Will definitely return to try other menu items.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lots of Great gluten free options - many fried in separate fryer

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  9. u4ah

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Their hamburgers are excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here! Will definitely be back! Great food with fast service! I would recommend making a reservation before

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You can order delivery directly from Mama's Cafe using the Order Online button.

Mama's Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mama's Cafe

2442 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-6023

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Nacogdoches and 410
  • Neighbourhood
    Alamo Heights
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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