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2570 S Interstate 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130-6852
+1 830-626-2500
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New Braunfels, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The greater San Antonio area is noted for tex-mex food so finding a place that stands out from the crowd is a bit of a challenge. For those seeking fresh, authentic tastes of southern Mexico and El Salvador, this is a great place. The cafe interior is rather spartan and not particularly noteworthy, but the menu (misspellings and all) is... More 

Thank ChiefMarcusJ
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Food was great , prices, were reasonable, staff friendly ...a little hole in the wall resturant ,but real good mexican food highly recommend it, hard to get to off of interstate highway but worth the trip

Thank treborzerp
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

So glad we found this gem. This small, humble and unassuming cafe has the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. So good, we stopped again on our way out of town.

Thank Kimberly H
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have gone come here several times and have always had great breakfast tacos, good size and nice prices. Many variety of items at reasonable prices but had the enchiladas today and they were not very tasty. The beans and rice were good, the other party had caldo (beef soup) and they loved it. The service is excellent and the... More 

Thank torino7788564
New braunfels
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

If you're a restaurant snob, don't bother - Monterey Cafe isn't attractive on the inside or the outside. On the other hand, if you like to eat where the working crowd goes for breakfast tacos and lunch, and you like really good Mexican food, try this place. The salsa is spicy and tasty. The guacamole is creamy and handmade. Menudo... More 

Thank Horse990
Effort, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Don't let the word breakfast taco remind you of something from dunking donuts. It is quite large and filling and ordering more than a couple is a mistake. The breakfast nachos are also amazing and authentic. Service was wonderful.

Thank Tiffany A
San Antonio, Texas
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Passing by we stopped here for breakfast & we we're not disappointed, food was good nice & hot just like you would get in mexico.

Thank rodriguezjesser65
San Antonio, Texas
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192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Mexican plates for lunch...includes entree..steak ranchero, fajitos, chalupas, guacamole, and more plus rice and beans. Just being the border or being in Monterrey, Mexico.

Thank Patrice C
Alpine, Texas
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Visited this restaurant to have dinner with family members who recommended it. We were not disappointed. A large menu gives you plenty of selection and efficient wait staff kept the wait to a minimum. Definitely a "hole-in-the-wall" which is my kind of place. My wife and I both enjoyed our food and we will be back.

1 Thank Bill S
New Braunfels, Texas
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

I have been going to this place regularly for over a year. It has steadily gone down hill regarding Customer Service. Don't get me wrong, the food is excellent but the service is HORRIFIC. They need to clean up there act and staff more then on person to run the front room. Customers expect nice, friendly, quick service and good... More 

1 Thank Jeremy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2570 S Interstate 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130-6852
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-626-2500

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