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May 28, 2011 07:21 PM

Old Mexican Restaurant in Greenwich Village - The Alamo?

Hi everyone. Does anyone out there remember a Mexican Restaurant in Greenwich Vilage (I think) that may have been called The Alamo? I went to it a few times way back in the early 1990s. The thing that was cool about it was the downstairs, which was done up like you were sitting in ,well, the Alamo. I know it's not much to go on, but does anyone remember this restaurant? And, could it possibly still exist? Thanks!

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    1. A missed headline opportunity: Remember the Alamo?

      4 Replies
      1. re: sinjawns

        Rats, that would have been good headline. No, that link is not the restaurant I remember. It was definitely in Greenwich Village. It's been a long time and I'm sure it's not there anymore. I was just hoping someone would remember it.

        1. re: jello98

          Are you sure about a "downstairs" below the restaurant? There was a good Mexican place on Waverly place, between 6th Avenue and Christopher, where you went down a few steps into the restaurant (it was within a townhouse)--the name escapes me...It felt as if you were below ground...Calvin Trillin wrote about the Alamo in the late 1970's-early 1980's but that place was in midtown....

          1. re: penthouse pup

            I don't recall the name, but I ate there many times. Craig Claiborne wrote a nice review of it back in the 60s. I recall he especially liked the guacomole. I think it moved west into the meatpacking district. Give me time, I might remember the name.

            Tortilla Flats?

            1. re: Stuartmc910

              Tortilla Flats is not the one I am thinking of...(They were always on Washington Street)...the one I referenced moved to 13th Street between 6th and 5th Ave -- next
              to the 13th Street Rep Theatre.

              Tortilla Flats
              767 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

      2. casa paco 330 bleecker street