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Odam Visits Alcomar; Chronicle’s Best Of List

Opt for lunch from the South First restaurant.

Juan Carlos de Leon
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Matthew Odam found Alcomar to be uneven for The Statesman last week. Dinner was a miss, but the other seafood offerings on the menu upheld the restaurant's promise of coastal Latin fare, like the ceviche:

The ocean-driven menu shimmers with a Peruvian ceviche awash in the fruity bite of amarillo pepper and ginger, the waves of pink tuna dotted with rafts of corn nuts and glowing wedges of sweet potato ($12).

The Chronicle released its best of Austin list today. On the critics’ side, the specific categories highlight the pricy but ginormous pancakes from Perla’s, Dai Due’s vegetarian breakfast options, Ken’s Donuts’ Indian snacks, the charming Mary’s Pop Shop, King Bee's mezcal selection, and much more. The usual suspects made the readers’ choice list, including Franklin, Home Slice, Torchy’s, and Hopdoddy.

THE BLOGS: South Austin Foodie discovered Billie Jean’s Burger Pub, Forks Up went back to Qui, A Taste of Koko raves about Liberty Kitchen’s brunch, Mike Sutter continues on with tacos, this week from Peached Tortilla and more.

Alcomar [Closed]

1816 South 1st Street, , TX 78704 (512) 401-3161 Visit Website