In a city packed with dozens of Mexican restaurants, it’s sometimes hard to choose. But if you are hungry enough and up for a lunch or dinner buffet with a variety to choose from, El Alamo stands out as a destination restaurant.
This casual, family-owned neighborhood restaurant may be one of Pueblo’s hidden gems. It may be small, but it’s clean with friendly servers and some of the best with South of the Border type of home cooked food in town. The buffet at El Alamo is loaded with authentic, made in-house Mexican food from time-honored recipes.
Buffet choices include enchiladas, beans, rice, chili verde, pozole, fideo and fajitas de puerco, all served with chips, salsa and hot Tortillas.The buffet is not big, but there are enough choices to make the buffet a great value. And you can return often, as food choices change daily. Buffet food is served from 11 am – 7 pm but the restaurant is open until 9 pm and there are many meal choices besides the buffet.
The main menu has a selection of the usual Mexican fare but it’s super authentic – taco salads, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, carnitas, tamales, stuffed sopapillas, tacos, chimichangas and fajitas, with Mexican potatoes, beans and rice as choices for sides. Some of their more unique Mexican plates most raved about – include their steak burritos, pork chops/ chuletas de puerco, carne adobada, spinach enchiladas with chicken, menudo, chicken mole enchiladas, comelon burgers with a horchata, chili rellenos and tacos nexicana. They have some steak, carne asada, shrimp and fish entrees that look delicious and they serve Pueblo’s famous sloppers as well.
El Alamo serves a few delicious soups and great gred and reen chile; there are great Mexican appetizers — chili cheese fries (home fried potatoes with house red or green chili and cheese), cheese quesadillas, taquitos, jalapeño poppers, shrimp or fish ceviche, Chile con quest, oysters, nachos and drinks (including Mexican beer and margaritas).
Those who frequent this place also give positive reviews about their breakfasts which are huge. You can choose from breakfast burritos, huevos a la Mexican, skillet Mexicano, steak and eggs and huervos rancheros.
El Alamo is located at 1305 East Routt Avenue on the South Side of Pueblo, 719-696-8082 – https://www.facebook.com/pg/elalamopueblo/
Story by Jenny Paulson / Pueblo Eats / Pueblo Independent Magazine For all things Pueblo-food join https://www.facebook.com/groups/PuebloEatsAndEntertains/