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For years, El Chile Group owner Carlos Rivero has dreamed of opening a Mexican 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.
Alcomar 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 each of Mexico’s coastlines.
Austin, TX 78704
Seafood, Latin American, Mexican
Hours of Operation:
SUN: 10AM - 10PM
MON - THURS: 11AM - 10PM
FRI: 11AM - 11PM
SAT: 10AM - 11PM
Happy Hour: Every Day 3PM - 6PM
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM - 3PM
Weekend Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10AM - 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
We love this place! The team is fun, energetic and friendly. Of course the flavors are phenomenal too.
They recently installed sound buffers on the ceiling. You don't see them and they dramatically reduced the noise level! Give them another try if you found that annoying pretty iously.
We go here often and really enjoy the specials. Tonight it was scallops that were prefect. I do not care for scallops but my husband loves them. We are coming back for the scallops this weekend. Great food, drinks and friendly staff make a wonderful experience.
We had a lovely meal at Alcomar, decided to try based on proximity to where we needed to be later in the evening, the menu we looked at online, plus Yelp reviews. I was expecting delicious seafood and Alcomar delivered. The wood grilled calamari dish was so good - tender calamari with delicious flavors and smokiness, served with grilled bread to soak up the broth. We had the lobster enchiladas and the scallop dish for entrees, would recommend both. Topped off with the chocolate tort and coffee for a perfect ending.
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.
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