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Mama's Cafe, San Antonio, TX

Mama's Cafe

4.6
4.6
207 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

7:00 pm


Booked 55 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
  • Area
    Alamo Heights
  • Cross Street
    Nacogdoches and 410
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 207 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

    Neighbourhood gem

  • San Antonio

    American

  • San Antonio

    Great for brunch

  • San Antonio

    Child-friendly

  • San Antonio

    Neighbourhood gem

  • San Antonio

    American

207 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places. The family recently opened a restaurant at the Japanese gardens; can’t wait to try it out!

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  2. Aunie

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. I had liver and onions and my friend had schnitzel. Our server Elena was great too

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great. The food was Ok. I made a reservation for 6 at 1:15. We got there at 1pm, so we had to wait. There was no place for us to wait outside and be able to sit. I had friends from church who are in their 80s. They really can’t stand in the hot sun. The restaurant needs to provide some more seating and more shade. I asked Ryan, the Host at Mama’s, if we could sit in the bar area. He said OK. I was holding a small container of cheese left over from church coffee hour that I didn’t want to leave in a hot car. Ryan told me I couldn’t bring any outside food in. I said we weren’t going to eat it. He asked if I could put it in my purse. I said my purse was only 1” wide and 6” long. Ryan has become the self appointed sheriff at Mama’s. I took two guests today. I usually go with my 5 neighbors. They won’t eat at Mama’s anymore because of Ryan’s tactics. The Lawton’s really need to find another host and make sure their host and hostesses understand the difference in hosting and law enforcement.

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  4. Chica

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the roasted chicken, which was quite delightful. The rest of my party ordered special appetizers and drinks. We ordered desserts and really wanted your carrot/ cheesecake. To our disappointment, none was available. Other than that, everything is very good. I just don’t like to have to ask for water all the time.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s cafe, great food, great service, easy casual relaxing!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A good breakfast spot near the airport, before or after a flight.

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  7. PancoastTravelBlogger

    San Antonio

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So this was our first visit since Cappy reopened our once-favorite breakfast/lunch spot post-renovation and we were a tiny bit disappointed in the menu changes made. The renovations were not as extensive as we thought - gone were the jukeboxes in the booths and the vintage beer cans (at least some of the vintage license plates were still there, though most were replaced with newer personalized plates), but the general feel was still the same as it was when I worked there back in the 80's for a few years. Thank goodness the fried mushrooms are still on the menu and are still as good as they once were! The chicken fried steak and the chicken fried chicken were also very tasty. The drinks were very good, but did get much smaller than they used to be (margaritas now in a rocks glass?), but they were still tasty. The one big complaint I had is that I can't get a bean burger anymore - that was one of the best burgers here! Other than that, our next visit will be to try brunch.

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  8. LynnL

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious home cooked meals. Love the fact that they are so accommodating for special requests!

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  9. LisaG

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    loved this place Eclectic- great and original food- great atmosphere for talking with family while dining

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  10. EliG

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Why did it take me so long to try this restaurant? Drinks were fresh, food fantastic, and service was authentic!

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  11. Kelly

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family gathering over good food with great service at fair prices.

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  12. JosephL

    Fayetteville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious comfort food with fast, friendly and charming service provided by Bella!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s is amazing, love their food. Great prices as well

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ladies at the host stand were friendly and smiling when I arrived for the reservation at 11:15 am on a Saturday. Keith was an attentive server. The Chicken and waffle was delicious with every bite. Hibiscus mimosa was a great addition to my meal. I would recommend a reservation as there were people waiting for tables my entire time there.

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  15. Clau

    San Antonio

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing and service on point! We always enjoy our dinners @ Mammas Cafe!

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  16. Jessica

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating of gluten allergy for a guest in our party with Celiacs disease.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel is a hard working server that covers the entire restaurant. Still had great service.

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  18. KristinaM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't believe I've never been here before and I can't wait to go back !

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  19. JWMJR

    San Antonio

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fun place to go and eat. Food is wonderful and the bartender makes the best drinks.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mama’s continues to be a fabulous spot to dine. Always delicious

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  21. AlecV

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great customer service and generous portions. Will return again

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  22. BobR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience, we made reservations for breakfast, arrived on tome and seared immediately. Prompt courteous service! Great breakfast menu!!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. And we had an amazing experience all around! Food. Service. Atmosphere. I can see this place making it into my top 5 all-time favorite restaurants easily! Highly recommended making a reservation in advance. I'm not the only person in love with this place.

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  24. MiloK

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was attentive and friendly food was fantastic

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  25. TommyboySA

    San Antonio

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good enough but I had the redfish. A half of one side was served whereas in the past a whole filet would have been served. Clear case of shrinkflation. Got our first food around forty minutes after we sat down. Seemed very slow.

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  26. KristiS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All three meals we ordered were delicious. Blackened salmon, redfish and pork chops. Cornbread is a must. Fried green tomatoes were good. Server could have been more attentive but was sweet.

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  27. JudyL

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I asked for any salsa or jalapenos to be put on the side of the nachos, as I dislike overly spicy food. The beans on the nachos were so spicy I had to order something else which could have been avoided if she mentioned the beans were hot too. Our waitress disappeared for a long time. I had to get up twice to search for a menu and then to find someone to reorder. The only lettuce in the chicken caesar salad was iceberg and there was little chicken. Even Chick fil a and La Madeleine both beat this salad hands down.

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  28. LisaL

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoy Mama's Cafe. I was a bit disappointed that we taken to a booth that has tiny seats when my guest, my son, is definitely a big guy. He was openly embarrassed that he couldn't fit in it and we had to be seated elsewhere. Our food was good as usual although I'm not sure if it was the knife I had or the pork chops were really that tough. Surprisingly, the worst thing I've ever had there. I'll still go there because the atmosphere is lively and the service always great.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mamas is Always a great choice!!! Food is delicious and the service is outstanding

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  30. JessicaS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, and would definitely go back! Had the chicken fried wagyu steak and it did not disappoint! Server was amazing as well!

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  31. Blindsided

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservations because it was Superbowl Sunday and Valentine's around the corner. I made the reservation about two weeks prior. Apparently they were closeing the kitchen at 3:00 becuase of the Superbowl...but neglected to mention when I made the reservation. Never received prior notice of that happening. OUr reservation was for 2:45. Received a text, received while we were on our way, that we could come early because of this closure. Was not able to respond. We were able to order and eat, but felt rushed while we were there. Upset that that this obviously was a last minute decision and we were not told until minutes before our reservation. We were not happy and did not appreciate being put in that situation. Will consider somewhere else in the future.

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  32. Celia

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in my party enjoyed what they ordered. Service was great.

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  33. Redheadmama

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and fast service. Server was attentive and friendly.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really well prepared. I absolutely loved the potatoe soup and it’s a must have!!! The short rib pasta is another recommendation.

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  35. rguy210

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and very nice menu and food. Will Be back soon. Thank you!

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  36. ConnieL

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks. We tried the fried mushrooms and deviled eggs. Both were delicious. The fried devil eggs with a crispy chicken skin topper was amazing. Fast service and super friendly staff. Parking is tight, but we found one luckily. The rainy night did not keep the patrons away. We will definitely be back.

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  37. MaryR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food fix for the family. Something for everyone. Friendly.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little cafe. Came here on a brunch date with my husband and loved it! The drinks were amazing and the food was delicious. Will definitely be coming back ❤️

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  39. Steffie

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Booth was too cramped for my guest!

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  40. LisaL

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 Words are all you need to know. Jalapeno Popper Dip. Man! That is one fantastic appetizer. Too much dip to chip ratio can be forgiven. Fried mushrooms were decent. Liver and onions were great as well as the pot roast and what I snuck off my daughter's plate was terrific. Steak nachos. I had the bowl of Chipotle Beef Soup and it wasn't what I was expecting. Tasty enough but the meat was too tough. Great ambience and every worker was very nice. We will back for sure.

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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 207 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 55 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
  • Area
    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 Parking
  • 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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