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The Alamo, Mexican Restaurant, 22 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

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What: Small Mexican restaurant in Temple Bar.

Prices: Reasonable. Lunch mains around €10, soup and sandwich lunch special €5, cooked breakfasts €8.50, garlic fries €4.50, fajitas €15.95

Vegetarian menu: Vegetarian soup and sandwich lunch special €5, veggie fajitas €15.95, veggie cooked breakfast €8.50, nachos, veggie tacos and more.

Drinks: Some cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks.

Service: In the early afternoon it was friendly but chronically slow. We were one of only five people in the restaurant and it still took around 20 minutes to bring us soup, toast, nachos and fries.

Comfortable? Okay. The tables were good and solid, plenty of space for two. The chairs weren’t the most comfortable, though: the back rest was too far back.

Was the food good? The soup was too salty and the “sandwich” was really just two slices of toasted bread with some veggies on top. Okay, for €5 I wasn’t expecting much more. It would have been a good deal had the soup been a bit better. The veggies on the toast were nicely done but were drenched in pesto. The nachos were reasonable (the vegetarian nachos nicely had beans in the mix and were not simply salsa infused ratatouille) and the fries were about what you would expect for cheese fries in a tourist cafe. If you like fake cheese sauce it’s quite pleasing — there was also real cheese in the mix.

Toilets: Okay.

My advice to the chef: Hurry up! Why does service take so long here?

My advice to the manager: Also hurry up.

Overall: There is better Mexican fare in Dublin but we’re willing to try this place again for dinner.

Note: Management were asked to respond to this review.

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Nachos

Nachos


Veggie soup and sandwich €5 lunch special

Veggie soup and sandwich €5 lunch special


Cheesy fries

Cheesy fries


sample of veggie menu

sample of veggie menu


Sample of menu

Sample of menu

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