Food was superb. Service was great. What I didn’t understand was an added alcohol tax but when we questioned it they were gracious about it , did not charge the coffee but told us they cannot remove the tax. I did not see that the last time I was there. I love eating there every time I visit Austin and it’s close to my son’s apartment near St Edwards U.
Alcomar has amazing mariscos! We always have great service and love one of the waitresses...though I forget her name, she always remembers that I love the lobster tacos and the michelada toreada. Thanks again for an amazing meal Alcomar!
Wonderful as always although service was slow
Good cheese, great cheese
Not to miss spot on south first! Spanish influenced seafood that is fresh and so delicious. Try the lobster tacos! Best thing on the menu is the cauliflower flan, you’re welcome.
They were out of many dishes, the quality of the available dishes was "ok" and it was over priced.
The food was outstanding. Our server was very good and knew her stuff but service seemed a little slow given the fact that there were empty tables. Only chocolate tart was not up to the level of rest of meal. Would definitely go back.
Great service and exceptional food. Waitstaff was friendly and took time to answer questions about the menu. Parking lot was a little tight, but that was completely offset by the overall experience.
Excellent food and service. Place is a tad on the dark side and (only criticism I have of this otherwise wonderful restaurant) is noisy, as in, very noisy. I'd suggest going early or late (after 9) if you want to have quiet conversation or table conversation.
But, regardless, wonderful food!
The food was great. We also enjoyed the craft cocktails before dinner. We will definitely come back.
Food was really good--wide range of seafood with a Mexican edge, well prepared and nicely presented, service was quick and friendly. Nice covered outdoor dining. Noise level was high. I'll return for another meal when I'm in Austin.
Creative and delicious food!
I love Alcomar. Have been many times and never walked out anything less than very happy. I went with a group of 5 last Sat night. We originally had a reservation for 6 at 8pm. I was with a group rehearsing and we were running late so I called 15 min before the reservation and pushed it back an hour. We eventually showed up but were a half hour late from that second time, and we were also only 5 people. They could've been mad at us but were nice instead. They let us know the kitchen was closing soon so to order quickly and we did. Food was prompt and excellent! We had a great dinner and stayed way late, and they didn't even run us out or make us feel bad. They were VERY accommodating for a group who made so many last minute changes on a Saturday night! Alcomar is one of my favorites in town. I often go by myself!
The food and drinks were excellent. It was unbearably loud and it was only a Thursday night. I was so disappointed because it’s a pretty, warm space with excellent margaritas.
Great Happy hour drinks and food!
They have a good happy hour menu.
Dissapointed in the food but I liked the ambiance
It was our first visit to Alcomar although friends had been raving about it for awhile. I loved the decor and cozied up next to my husband on a wall bench to be able to people watch. An eclectic mix of folks from dolled up cuties to laid back outdoor types. The service was great and attentive but the food was the real stand out. We had lobster tacos and the best crispy shrimp ever. Don't forget the sides - cauliflower flan is delicious!
Every time I have been here, I have loved the experience. It’s one of our favorites, drinks and food - all of it!
Mom in town and loved the lobster enchiladas
Great food and atmosphere! Pleasantly surprised. Plenty of choices for all food preferences.
Service was very slow. Brought us the wrong type of drink, charged us for an extra drink, took forever to get things we asked for, everything took too long. Food was good though.
Seated for our reservation right away, but it was odd that no one came to introduce themselves as our server for a good 5 minutes... however after that initial awkward interval, once our server showed up it was great. Service was then timely, pleasant, attentive and the food was fantastic. A twist on high end dining with seafood/Mexican flair. Ambiance was perfect for Valentine’s Day and surprisingly not too loud given the space and crowd size. It was also not cramped which was nice. A great experience after that initial hiccup. A+
My fiance and I really enjoyed our experience at Alcomar. What really impressed us was the food. It was great! We were surprised with how quickly our appetizers, drinks and food came out. Definitely would want to come back here again!
The food and ambience here were exceptional: a great intimate dining experience. We had the best waitress, Andrea, who was attentive and lovely. We felt very taken care of and left full and happy!
Went for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. Not busy at all and they had a great selection-mostly seafood-which was all great.
The place is super clean and super reasonable prices. Food was fantastic too.
This restaurant is the worst we visited in a while. The food is tasteless, overpriced and has no flavor. We order some scallops and they were horrible. We had to send them back. Not at all an experience.
Great, high quality Mexican seafood
Excellent fish dishes from Mexico, very authentic. Service friendly and quick. Noisy at night but not at lunch. Cocktails are excellent with many twists on staples like margaritas. You can sit outside but right next to busy street and so not much fun. Overall, great place for lunch at reasonable prices and unique fare.
Gabe was outstanding!! Amazing oysters and the butternut squash soup was incredible.
was good but disappointed that the dish both me and my friend wanted was "not available".
Food was good. Service was slow and the staff seemed overwhelmed but they were trying hard.
We went made a reservation for latish brunch on a Saturday but were surprised that it was not busy. The food is great!
The noise level has so high ( it was super loud and we couldn’t hear our own conversation) we had to ask to be moved to a corner table by the bathrooms.
The host did not even look at us, let alone mention one word, he just set our menus in a table.
I was not impressed with the food, the sea bass was amazing but everything else sub par (pozole, octopus tostada and chicken mole taco).
We enjoyed trying some of the new menu options and everything was tasty and cooked right but I thought the batter for the anaheim relleno could have been more flavorful. We noticed the servers did not pick up our appetizer plates as quickly as they should have and our silverware was not replaced. Overall it was an enjoyable dinner experience.
The server was definitely new to his position, but very endearing and clearly making a good effort. Didn’t mess anything up at all, though he did have to confirm things a couple of times, which is way better than guessing (hey, everyone has to start somewhere and he has the right attitude for serving!). The food was phenomenal, though the indoors space was a little too loud - I’ll likely request the patio next time as it’s a little more calm and relaxing. We’ll absolutely be back.
Wonderful food!! Creative, fresh and layers of flavor. Outstanding!!
The lobster enchiladas were delicious! Fun atmosphere and good service.
The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The restaurant was not too noisy so it was easy to visit. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends!
Went for a large group birthday dinner, and the restaurant was very accommodating! Listen to the waiter’s favorites because all of their suggestions were incredible.