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
I love this place for lunch or dinner, b ...
I love this place for lunch or dinner, but not so much for brunch. Limited brunch menu and not very exciting. However, all the seafood is excellently prepared and unique so it is very delicious and fun for lunch or dinner.
Great time had by all, service was impec ...
Great time had by all, service was impeccable. Menu interesting. All the food was delicious. We had the ceviche, the chorizo quest, the calamari. Non fried calamari is a nice find. Would recommend the restaurant to a friend and would come again.
The ambiance and decor were lovely, howe ...
The ambiance and decor were lovely, however the food left something to be desired with little flavor in both the appetizers and main course. Creative and delicious beverages so would recommend just for happy hour.
This is an upscale Latin seafood themed ...
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 fo ...
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 portione ...
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 on ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 oys ...
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.
The food is amazing. Their happy hour is ...
The food is amazing. Their happy hour is fabulous. We have been there several times and it never disappoints. The food is consistently great. Fresh. The seafood is outstanding. The combination of flavors is wonderful. If you haven't been here, make reservations now!
Best meal in Austin! Creative and delici ...
Best meal in Austin! Creative and delicious. Friendly and prompt service. Cute restaurant decor. Only drawback is that it is a bit noisy, but that's because everyone there was having a good time and enjoying themselves.
I loved the food. Lobster bisque was yum ...
I loved the food. Lobster bisque was yummy. The scallops were tasty. A bit too loud, I'm 59. Maybe for the younger crowd is ok. The service was prompt and very pleasant. The wait was perfect, we had reservations for 7pm.
Excellent food and service. We ordered e ...
Excellent food and service. We ordered everything to share amongst 6 ppl. Too many things to remember which were favorites. Got great recommendations from knowledgeable server and enjoyed all of it. Only criticism is that it is very noisy....ppl at one end of table could not be in same convo w/ppl at other end.
While visiting Austin, we arranged a din ...
While visiting Austin, we arranged a dinner with alumni friends that were living locally. This restaurant was on nearly everyone's list, so we were very excited to have our dinner there. The drink list was great, and recommendations from the servers were actually delicious. We had oysters, crab-guac, lobster tacos, and mushroom roulettes as appetizers for the table... there was not a speck left of any of those... each were unique and very tasty.
I had the pork carnitas for dinner, and that verde sauce was perfect, as were the refried white beans (a first for me), but I did not indulge in the tortillas. The enchiladas were an all-around favorite as was the ribeye.
Highly recommend this spot.
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