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El Maracumbe II

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1518 Austin Hwy Ste 18, San Antonio, TX 78218-6047
+1 210-826-4711
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch this week. The building sign is gone. There was a hand written sign on one door saying closed for remodeling and another sign saying everything was being auctioned off.

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Thank 32jamese
San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent as usual. Good food and excellent price. Number 11. Have eaten here for 30 plus years still great.

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2 Thank ldavis3742
San Antonio, Texas
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172 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

As far as Mexican restaurants in strip centers go, this one's not bad. The lunch specials are economical and the homemade salsa is always good. Regulars know to ask for the server named Fernando, because his legendary kindness adds to the dining experience.

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1 Thank eva2691
San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have eaten at this Restaurant since 1988 and have always had good experiences. The Kitchen just sticks with " What Works" and that dedication to the essence of True TexMex is the success of their recipes. That consistency along with an awesome dedicated staff and engaging owner, make this a premier Mexican Restaurant,

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2 Thank Alvin A
Winnipeg
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We felt like a change and so took in this place. It was clean and well laid out. The waiter was spot on and took our orders promptly. The food was hot but not as plentiful as we had suspected from the picture in the menu. All round this was a good eating experience and fairly typical of the area.

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1 Thank coldcanukwinnipeg
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A good independent Mexican restaurant with good food, but still in the 1980s inside. You are welcomed in by the manager, you are free to sit anywhere you like, the booths are tall backs, and have wooden tables. You are greeted with a gigantic glass of water, and given chips and queso (hot sauce) to nibble on while you make... More 

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3 Thank Mike W
San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The staff here is amazing and the food is delicious. This restaurant is easily located and the service is quick. A great place t go for a family brunch, lunch, quick snack or long dinner. Thanks El Maracumbe !!

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3 Thank NancyECW
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

It's in a blah strip center on Austin Highway next door to the HEB (nicknamed the "GI-B" for all the GI's from nearby Ft Sam Houston). I've eaten here hundreds of times in the last 25 or 30 years and the food is unfailingly excellent and is always served piping hot. Prices are very moderate. $6 and up for lunch;... More 

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4 Thank John J
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

This has been my favorite Tex Mex restaurant for 25 years! They have delicious enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, margaritas, etc. for a very reasonable price. The service is always wonderful and the atmosphere is laid back. This is a great family restaurant that has consistently good food! I make sure to come here every time I am in town.

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5 Thank Lydia J
Texas
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192 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We eat here for dinner every 2-3 months or so, and have come here for quite a few years. Most recent visit was just last week. The service has always been good, and the owner seems to come around to inquire how everything is. My husband loves their fajitas. I usually order the green enchiladas, though sometimes order a combo... More 

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6 Thank MuffetB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 Austin Hwy Ste 18, San Antonio, TX 78218-6047
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-826-4711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?