[Restaurant Review] The Alamo, Holiday World

Location: Holiday World, Santa Claus, IN
Style: Mexican
Reviewed by: Zac Pritcher

best place to eat in Holiday World

A while back I reviewed Kringle's Kafe', one of the most likely lunch spots during a visit to Holiday World for many consumers. I was less than impressed with the quality, price, and the way the food sat on my stomach. Now I'm back with a review for one of the more popular dinner spots at the park, The Alamo.Located at the heart of 4th of July, The Alamo is surrounded by rides like the Liberty Launch and the Lewis & Clark Trail, an attraction that sees visitors driving extremely slow go carts modeled after old cars around a set track. Lewis and Clark didn't have cars. This has nothing to do with the restaurant at hand, but this just infuriates me. What the hell, Holiday World? Go to school. They teach you that shit.Review:Unlike Kringle's Kafe, the seating for The Alamo is entirely outdoors (like the vast majority, if not all restaurants in Holiday World) which makes it a tough sell during the hot lunch hours when the sun is at its peak along with the temperatures. That's why it's such a great spot for dinner, when the sun is setting and everything is winding down for the night.The decorations help to create something of an old time Mexican-style building, with shaded areas and picnic tables for seating. The ordering system is set up so that you order at one window, are handed a buzzer, and pick up your order at another window when the buzzer goes off. Food doesn't take that long to prepare, and there is a nice selection of condiments next to the free drink dispensers.The menu consists of items you would expect from such an eatery: tacos, enchiladas, burritos and such. I ordered the taco salad, which came with 2 sour creams (or salsa or ranch) and a free drink for $6.41. Surprisingly, the thing is huge and loaded with all sorts of goodies, immediately making it apparent that I found a good value right off the bat. It's easily comparable to Taco Bell's salad, and looks just as delicious.

Upon digging in, I was instantly satisfied with just my first bite. The shell was absolutely delicious, crispy and crunchy and had a good flavor. Inside, the meat was amazing and seasoned very well, and the generous portions of lettuce and tomato were fresh and flavorful, and the shredded cheese helped bring everything together. I topped my salad with Texas Pete, Pasado taco sauce, and sour cream and could not have possibly been more satisfied with such a delicious end to a day of fun.

The one thing I could complain about is that the refried beans were a bit on the soupy side, but that’s a minor nit when looking at the entire package. This is the best place in Holiday World to eat, and this is the best item on their menu. I have no doubt about it.

Does It Hit The Spot

Does it ever?! This was one of the most satisfying meals I’ve ever had, not just because it was absolutely delicious not only by theme park standards, but also when compared to a lot of other restaurants, but because it’s got a large amount of calories as well. Normally this would be a complaint, but I’ve spent all day trekking the hilly landscape at Holiday World, riding coasters and rides, swimming in the wave pool, and sweating my fat ass off, so the quick energy from this giant bowl of delightful taco salad really helped on the two and a half hour drive home. I doubt I’ll ever eat anywhere else at Holiday World for dinner.

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6 Responses to “[Restaurant Review] The Alamo, Holiday World”

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  2. Pistol Pete says:

    i’ve eaten there once… i loved it… but the sides werent all that good… but your review was though

  3. Erin says:

    Nice review & I’d have to agree with your thumbs up for The Alamo. My friends & I just ate there this past weekend & we were all extremely satisfied.

    While The Alamo was delicious & a great value, you should try Plymouth Rock Cafe next time. We ate there on an earlier visit to HW & I was blown away. I didn’t know amusement park food could taste so good!

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