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The Alamo Restaurant

304 E. 48th St., New York, NY 10017 40.75354 -73.969328
at Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-759-0590 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global, Latin American, Mexican, South American
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

thealamorestaurant.com

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.; 6 at 51st St.

Prices

$15-$22

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

43rd St. to 53rd St., FDR to Fifth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

The slogan on the menus says "Don’t forget the Alamo," but that's a little difficult considering the restaurant has changed its name twice in five years. The original owners are still in place, but all those name changes must have confused the UN diplomats and other clientele, because seats stubbornly remain open. It's a shame, because the food is worthy of a full house. The cuisine is nuevo Mexicano—updated Mexican with Spanish and other accents. Typical is braised lamb shank with baja potato salad but basics, like sea bass fish tacos, are gently fried and sprinkled with cabbage slaw and a piquant chili-laced salsa and seem most likely to please. The stylings are equally splashy—primary colors, cacti lining the walls, and silvery mobiles catching the light. Spanish coffee is a particular treat: The waiter sets your liqueur of choice aflame, pours it into strong coffee, then pours the flamed beverage from one silver cup to another, creating a thin, graceful stream of blue-hot fluid, and repeating the process no fewer than 10 times before placing the fiery, perfumed liquid at your table.

Extra

If you prefer the hard stuff over candy-colored cocktails, try the extensive tequila menu. Tequilas are categorized by age: Tequila Blanca, aged less than two months, with flavors described as “hits of spice, pepper and cactus”; Tequila Reposado, aged for at least two months to a year; or Tequila Anejo, aged for a year to 10 years, described by Alamo as the "cognac" of tequilas, and characterized by smoky, woody aromas and hints of vanilla.

Recommended Dishes

Vegetable fajitas, $12; tacos de pescado, $16; huachinango ceviche, $8.50

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