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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Alamo

304 E. 48th St. (Second Ave.) Send to Phone
212-759-0590
Chef Adan Cortes' attempt to take Mexican cuisine to new heights---and he's largely succeeding.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Alamo, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Alamo Restaurant Review

: After a brief incarnation as C Restaurant, an unsuccessful but good fish house, owners Margo Portola and Manuel Nunez have reincarnated The Alamo. Situated a few blocks from the United Nations, this eatery serves elevated dishes with a focus on Mexico's central coast. It's no surprise that chef Adan Cortes' menu is crammed with mole and poblano delights: chicken enchiladas smothered in rich chocolate sauce, and chicken breast topped with mole and served with plantain chips are just a few of the south-of-the-border stars. But Cortes' real tour de force is his seafood plates: several variations of ceviche (blue fish tuna, shrimp, red snapper, sea scallops) are tasty enough to be meals in and of themselves. But entrées such as tuna almendrada---almond-crusted seared tuna resting atop white sweet potato purée in a garlic mojo de ajo sauce---is enough to convince the most skeptical foodie that The Alamo is not going to be forgotten.
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