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Alcomar

1816 S. First St. (W. Mary St.) Send to Phone
A bright, delightful setting to match the vibrant Latin American seafood from two Austin chefs.
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Alcomar Restaurant Review

: The delightful design of Alcomar delivers the feel of a salty ocean breeze to sun-parched South Austin. Macramé adornments allow full light to enter the many large windows, while pops of turquoise reflect off the shimmering stained concrete floor and white walls. Following a culinary trek to South America, restaurateur Carlos Rivero closed his popular second location of El Chile to create Alcomar, a restaurant overseen by his two top executive chefs, Alma Alcocer-Thomas and Jeff Martinez, who worked together in a few of Austin’s finest kitchens. The cuisine is as arresting as the décor, starting with the complimentary house appetizer sikil pak --- an exotic sour orange-pumpkin seed-habanero salsa with corn tostadas and pickled escabeche. The cebiche peruano is attractively presented, with pink ahi atop a glowing ginger-citrus-aji amarillo liquid. Wood-grilled calamari is another favorite appetizer, brightened with spinach, olives and caper mignonette. With dozens more Peruvian, Bolivian and Mexican seafood specialties, it’s almost a sin to admit the Texas Wagyu hanger steak (with mojo lobster and guacamole) is among the entrée standouts. Cocktails are equally inventive, including the Bloody Cesar --- a piquant house Bloody Mary crowned with a fresh Gulf oyster.

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