The Alamo Mexican Kitchen
The whole experience was so bad that I'm not even sure where to start.
I dont think the fall of this restaurant is its lack of being "authentic"... but that the quality is just BAD.
The tortilla chips were not the golden, crisp warm chips you would expect from an authentic restaurant.. they were so pale and palid I wondered if they hadnt come straight from a bag.
The salsa, though it was fresh.. was so runny there wasnt enough substance to make it stick to the chip.. I was tempted to ask for a straw.. but didnt because I was at this point in fear of our waitress, and I'll tell you why-
A table of eldery people were sat near us... and were for the most part ignored except that they were given drinks. After sitting for some while they asked for their waitress, as they had been sitting there for some time (and it was no exageration, their drinks were already half empty). From the other side of the restaurant comes charging out their waitress, who yells half way across the place, "You dont have to start a commotion!! We are on a rotation here, and you arent the only people in the restaurant!" No way to treat a customer if you ask me... especially one who really wasnt that angry to begin with. If it had been me I would have walked out at that moment. But being that they were elderly with a handicapped person... leaving was obviously not a simple solution. So they opted for asking for a different waitress...
Drama over I decided to focus on our own meals that were just arriving.
The side items seemed pre-plated, so that the entrees could be plopped down in the center. The refried beans were covered in a thick dry crust... the cheese on the rice well melted and rehardened to cause an unpleasant clump. Daves "Albertos Special", which was supposed to be a beef and potatoes dish... had no potatoes to speak of. The diced tomatoes used as a garnish on my tamales had obviously been sitting out for quite some time and were so dry they literally disolved on your tongue. Not pleasant.
The fried ice cream, not fried at all, but rolled in a corn flake honey concoction... a cop-out I've seen plenty of times at cheap Mexican joints.
We will not be returning. Its fascinating that this place has been in business as long as it has (40 years!)... maybe it was good once upon a time.. but its sad that they are riding on old reputation alone.
5885 S Us Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955
Tel: (321) 632-2549