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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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515 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Latin American, Mexican
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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

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Phone number
(512) 401-3161
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alma Alcocer-Thomas & Jeff Martinez
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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.
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Cross street
Mary St W
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Parking details
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 515 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Mom in town and loved the lobster enchiladas

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere! Pleasantly surprised. Plenty of choices for all food preferences.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

bigguygonz (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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+

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

AmberW (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
1.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great, high quality Mexican seafood