Austin, TX 78704
For years, El Chile Group owner Carlos Rivero has dreamed of opening a Latin-inspired seafood concept, unique to Austin. After a recent excursion to South America to join his sister on a culinary tour of several countries, Rivero had a revelation – timing was perfect to make his seafood dream a reality. Already positioned on South Austin’s burgeoning restaurant row, Rivero decided the building at 1816 South 1st St (formerly El Chile #2) was the ideal space to house his upcoming project.
The new eatery is called Alcomar – a Latin Coastal Kitchen – and features cuisine from co-executive chefs Alma Alcocer (of El Alma) and Jeff Martinez (of El Chile). “Alcomar” is a conflation of the two chefs’ last names, but also speaks to the coastal aspect of the menu with “mar,” the Spanish word for “sea.” Together, Alcocer and Martinez have devised a menu sampling regional flavors, ingredients, and dishes from Latin America’s coastlines.
Alcomar - Mariscos y Más
Seafood, Latin American, Mexican
Hours of Operation:
SUN: 10AM - 9PM
MON: 11AM - 9PM
TUES - THURS: 11AM - 10PM
FRI: 11AM - 11PM
SAT: 10AM - 11PM
Happy Hour: Every Day 3PM - 6PM
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM - 3PM
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11AM - 3PM
Mary St W
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We provide catering to any scale event you mat be planning, for example, holiday parties, wedding receptions, family celebrations, or corporate events. Catering includes pick-up, delivery and full service on site. Let our friendly and experienced staff create an exceptionally memorable occasion for you and your guests.
Parking on the street or our lot surrounding the building at the corner of Mary and S 1st Street. We have valet parking Thursday nights, Friday nights, all day Saturday and Sunday morning. There is more parking available in the neighborhoods on either side of S 1st Street.
Alma Alcocer-Thomas & Jeff Martinez
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alcomar Ratings and Reviews
Cozy little place with great ambiance. We had a dinner for 2 on a Thursday, not too crowded, but they still stuck us in the corner. (even with a reservation) We were excited about the menu, and maybe the expectations were part of this restaurants downfall. We ordered drinks, and my wife ordered the lobster enchiladas and I had the Red Snapper. Both dishes were "okay", but neither was "good". My fish was cooked perfectly, but had zero flavor? It came with butternut squash, which consisted of literally 4 small 1/2 inch cubes of the vegetable. My wife's dish wasn't any better. The service was so-so as our waitress was dealing with a large party, so that's understandable. All in all, for the price and the food, we won't be coming back to Alcomar again... sad to say.
*got home from dinner and received an email from OpenTable asking why we didn't show up for our reservation at Alcomar? Apparently the restaurant put us as a no-show?! Seems about right...
We have dined here several times and we really love it here! The food is stellar, creative, fresh and delicious with beautiful presentation. The staff is very friendly and attentive! The margaritas are great!! We will continue to come back and bring our friends and family!!
1st time visitors (party of 4).
Friendly hostess greeting, good wait staff coordination.
Ceviche had nice heat; flameado mojo crab was a hit.
Mains: lobster enchiladas, relleno stuffed with shrimp & crab, red snapper -- well presented and enjoyed.
Peruvian bean coffee with desert was a nice finish.
Recommend to friends + planning a return brunch & weekday lunch visit.
Great food, great service! My friends and I were meeting to catch up and we wanted nice Mexican food, not Tex-Mex. Alcomar did not disappoint. My crab chile relleno was spicy, but not too spicy. The shrimp pozole one of my friends ordered was rich and delicious. My other friend ordered the chicken with mole and it was PERFECT mole! Oh, and the queso flameado was so good we were scraping the cast iron!
Our server was so gracious and helpful and she helped make it a perfect evening!
The food was awful! I was disappointed that we spent my birthday here and spent so much money on bad food. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the decor but I wouldn't recommend this establishment to anyone. I was looking for place to celebrate my birthday with good food and drinks. But neither satisfied me or my company.
We had the mushroom gorditas (delicious!) for the appetizer. I got the Trout with mole verde and my husband got the Achiote salmon. Both the entrees were fantastically cooked and delicious! The atmosphere was a tad loud but overall a great date night spot with yummy food.
Super drinks and food. There were inventive items on the menu and not your standard fare as well as creative cocktails. The staff were very attentive and at least appeared interested in what we had to say and our requests ...haha...no eye rolling. Very nice place and I will definitely return.
This is an upscale Latin seafood themed restaurant with creative fusion overtones. When exploring a new restaurant, we often start with soup and/or salad (both here), then have an assortment of appetizers for our main meal. This allows us to sample more examples of the cuisine than just one entree would. We focused on crab, lobster, oyster and shrimp, and we were not disappointed. A simple baked queso appetizer with home made corn tortillas offered great flavor and substance towards the end of the meal. The sopapillas cheesecake was fabulous for desert.
I brought two friends from Phoenix in for dinner. They could not stop raving about the food well into the next day. The cocktail of the day was perfect for the freezing weather that night as was the entreé. Everyone enjoyed the dining experience. Service was great, as always.
Great cocktails, tasty and well portioned appetizers, and delicious entrees. The atmosphere was perfect for a casual date night and the service was excellent. We made it for happy hour, which included discounts on drinks and apps. I recommend the Mezcal Mule, Ceviche Verde, and the Chocolate tarte for dessert- heavenly! We also had the lobster enchiladas, which were good too. We were very impressed and enjoyed every sip and bite.
This was my second trip to Alcomar in one week, and it was just as good the second time around. This time we went for brunch, and I highly recommend it. The patio was perfect and I appreciated that the full menu was available in addition to the brunch menu. We got the gorditas, the butternut squash omelet, and the avocado toast; all were excellent. Can't wait to go back!
Great authentic Mexican flavors without the pretension and blandness of some other high-end Mexican restaurants in Austin. No kids' menu available, but our little ones were happy with the queso flameado with hanger steak on the side - perfect for several DIY quesadillas and tacos.
We went to Alcomar to celebrate our 11th anniversary. I made a note about it on our reservation and the staff very kindly sat us at a "quieter" table in the back. The restaurant was incredibly loud... so loud we had to yell at each other from across the table and by the time we left, I was so thankful to be out of there. That being said, I appreciated the staffs attempt to give us a quiet, romantic table away from the main eating area, and it was definitely quieter there. Our server was waiting on a large party, so she wasn't as attentive as she could have been. At one point, she forgot a dessert menu, but we were stuffed anyway. She did a good job overall. The food was delicious. We had queso, chicken mole and carnitas. I had two margaritas and they were amazing. I would definitely recommend Alcomar. The food was amazing and we love the S. 1st area. Great location with plenty of parking. We would definitely go again.
Best find in a long time. Wood fired oysters are heavenly. Had the shrimp enchiladas and crab cake salad. Both were Devine. Our new favorite was the "chips and salsa" they brought to the table! Definitely a nice surprise and easily a reason to return...they are that addicting.
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