902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820929.515509 -98.461488
Mon. - Thu. 5:30am - 10pm;Fri. 5am - 10:30pm;Sat. 11am - 10:30pm;Sun. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Oak Park / Northwood
Beware! Targeted by Car Thieves! – Our car was broken into- despite all of the signs in the parking lot that say there is video surveillance. There is none. When we went inside to inform the manager that our car had been broken in to, she informed us that the police USUALLY get there quickly. The restaurant offered not an apology when we contacted the corp. office, and the manager was happy to act like nothing happened. There are no windows to view outside of this restaurant, and the thieves have figured that out.
The food is overpriced, and the atmosphere is not as good as the one in Dallas. I would suggest going to the Rainforest Cafe if you want overpriced food with a fun atmosphere.
So Much Fun! – I was visiting San Antonio this weekend and as we drove down the feeder a mile or so from our hotel, I saw the restaurant. I had been here probably 15 years ago, and loved it, so I told my friends about it and we decided to go. We had so much fun! Rufio was our server, and he was great! The food was no more expensive than any other sit down restaurant, and it was delicious.
This is a theme restaurant and if you don't have a sense of humor or are in a hurry to get in and get out, this probably isn't the place for you. We were there for probably 2 hours because we were having so much fun. Some in my party even asked to use the restroom, just to be paraded around. Its funny, its loud, its obnoxious, and its one of the best times we had on our visit to San Antonio!
Overpriced & horrible service – Although it seemed promising as a fun place to go with family and friends, and something different- it was a terrible experience! Although it took a 1/2 hour to be seated, we waited 2 HOURS to get our food. The table next to us ordered at the same time, and were packing up to leave and we were still sitting there. Instead of acknowledging confusion in the kitchen or ticket, our waitress (Miss Swan) made awkward eye contact with us and chose to ignore our table. The food was horrible and so overpriced! Not one apology or explanation from the waitress or the manager, instead just a sarcastic "I'm not the one in the kitchen" from Miss Swan...not the best time to stay in inappropriately rude character.
nice staff, but horrible food – My husband and I took our two kids back in 2008. The place was very interesting looking. But the food was terrible. We thought it was just a bad cook. So we tried giving it another chance in March. The food ended up being sooo bad our oldest (who will eat anything) said she wasn't hungry. We knew then that it wasn't just us that thought the food sucked. We were all sick on the way home. Only eat here if you have no taste buds. Even the drinks were horrible.
Atmosphere cool, staff was funny and kept in character. But the food ruined the whole expereince. Nothing appetizing about this place at all.
I Wish I Could Go Back In Time – Utterly awful experience. Just glad the dim lighting disguised the lack of cleanliness. Service was prompt but lackluster, and most of the staff seemed (understandably) unhappy to be there.
WORST FOOD & DIRTY! – Magic Time Machine was terrible! Thank god we had a 25 gift certificate from resteraunt.(dot com)or it would have been a complete waste of money! The food was overpriced and disgusting. My shrimp was hard and had the consistency of freezer burned chicken. The place was OMG filthy. My poor husband desperatley had to use the bathroom but held it becuase he did not want to be embarrassed by the staff screaming 911 potty emergency at the top of their lungs! If you go here dont make my mistake and wear shorts, the benches are dirty and gross! This is a definate DO NOT RECOMMEND!
Don't go if your hungry or need to use the restroom – My 9 year old daughter, husband and I went when we first came to San Antonio. We were staying at a nearby hotel. The idea of the place was nice, I can kind of see where the owner was heading...it did need a good scrubbing though. I wasn't sure what to think when my daughter said she could see Thelma's underwear (she was in the kitchen adjusting herself). The food was overpriced and terrible. My husband and I left hungry. My daughter thought it was cool, but like I said she is 9. We saw people that had to use the restroom and the staff seemed to delight in embarassing them...they yelled out crude rhymes as they showed the way to the bathrooms. We decided to hold it.
It was nice to visit once, but I don't think we'll be going back any time soon. Very expensive for what you get.
Kids loved it, horrible food – I now know why it is called magic time machine. The restaurant looks a little shady. Really old decor and some of the waitresses are dressed in very tiny skirts. Seating tables are somewhat private and each have their own theme. Thelma (from Scooby Do) was our waitress, and Jack Sparrow and others came by to greet us. The kids LOVED this place. They had fun drinks for the kids made with dry ice. The food however was nasty--not edible and really expensive. The cucumbers in the salad bar were slimy and old. It is worth going for the kids once in their lives, but don't go hungry.
First time visit – This was our first time there and we had a blast. The food was excellent. The server we had was an absolute hoot. She was personable, funny and had an awesome sense of humor. The decor and layout is really interesting, but be prepared for an announcement if you ask where the restrooms are.
Great atmosphere, not so great food. – Great Atmosphere, it badly needs to be cleaned and remodeled. The food is not worth the money.
Nice place to visit on a rare occasion. Nice entertainment. Went there the other night, had J Sparrow and Batwoman, they were great. NEED BETTER FOOD!!!!!
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