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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
Excellent service. Our waiter was friendly and timed every part of the meal perfectly. The host at the front wins the award for the night for telling the large party behind us to be aware that there were other guests in the restaurant. This was my second time there, and I will be back!
Alcomar did not disappoint. From our appetizers to each entree, the food was outstanding. The service, including the complimentary valet staff, was incredibly friendly and very attentive. We have already recommended to other friends and Alcomar will definitely be on our list of faves. I gave it 4 stars for value only because the drinks were a bit on the higher end so enjoying more than one a piece when there are 4-6 in your party can get pricey.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary. The staff was very attentive and engaging. We decided to switch seats once we ordered and the staff was really flexible. The food was delicious. I had the steak salad and my wife had the scallops. The dessert of sopapilla cheesecake was the perfect way to end the meal.
The folks at Alcomar are awesome!! The food is excellent and the drinks are great! We are definitely going to make this one of our regular restaurants! Also, it's far enough south to avoid all the drama of downtown without sacrificing quality and atmosphere.
I went to Alcomar first for a margarita break during a shopping trip on South Congress, then 2nd to come back for brunch because the menu looked so delicious! I ordered the chilaquiles with crab and it was everything I could have wanted. Also ordered the civiche - amazing!
Heard about Alcomar on TV and gave it a try for lunch. The food was excellent. Service was awesome. The young man gave great suggestions for our vegetarian and everyone else. Each person ate something different and each of us enjoyed our meal. Will definitely return.
There are not enough great words for delectable for me to rain upon Alcomar. I LOVE this restaurant! The menu is chock full of unique, FRESH offerings. I am always challenged, because I want to go back to the great taste I enjoyed the last time, but then I miss out on all the things I haven't tried. BEST option...come with friends who like to share, and order up! Do NOT skip the roasted butternut squash in mojo butter. To Die For. Every wood-grilled seafood option is worth a mention. And the Ceviche Verde is a part of EVERY meal I've had there. Another one I just can't do without.
THANK YOU ALCOMAR for keeping this Austinite VERY happy!
We went here for lunch and the food was really good. Giant portions... so stuffed leaving. Had the crab and guac, oysters, lobster enchiladas (my absolute favorite) and pork carnitas and poached eggs. It wasn't our favorite meal over our weekend trip in Austin but one of the top.
Alcomar was an absolutely lovely experience! The food was divine (especially the lobster enchiladas) and the watermelon margarita was amazing! Our waitress was very attentive, and everyone, from the hostess to the wait staff, was very friendly. Definitely planning on returning in December!
This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. However, I was disappointed on this visit. Loved it when the dishes are served simply and elegantly with high quality ingredients. This time I thought the menu did not offer much in this way. More sauces and cheeses than I think desirable when serving good seafood. I'll try it again soon though.
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