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Alvarez Mexican Foods

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1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221
941-729-2232
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good local Mexican Restaurant

A nice moderately priced Mexican restaurant. The menu choices are pretty standard and quite tasty. The fajitas for two on the weekend is an excellent deal and gives you lots of food for the money.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
William G
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Bradenton, Florida
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  • Dining on a budget
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have tried all the different Mexican Restaurants in this area and we always come back to Alvarez.. There salsa is AWESOME... There food is always amazing and the staff are very friendly...

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A nice moderately priced Mexican restaurant. The menu choices are pretty standard and quite tasty. The fajitas for two on the weekend is an excellent deal and gives you lots of food for the money.

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not bad but it seems the quality has slipped a bit. Taco salad and fajitas ok, not great. Could be a little cleaner also.

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We eat here a few times a month. The food is delicious, the servings are generous and the food is very reasonably priced. The outdoor patio is very pleasant and the service is good. We highly recommend Alvarez Mexican Foods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I eat here at least once a week and the service and food is consistently good. I have had better Mexican food in general but never better mole sauce. Old number 7 is a family favorite as well. Defiantly better than any other Mexican resturant in a 100 mile radius.

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Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Although the inside of this restaurant seems a bit small and dated, they have a very nice outdoor patio. The food is quite good and the service was prompt and friendly. The prices are also very reasonable. We will go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Food was awful. Had beef enchiladas and some of the beef was hard and chunky. Was served a glass of water with part of a sugar packet floating in it. Inside of restaurant smelled bad. definitely never going back.

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Ellenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy good food, cold beer and yummy salsa. I personally like pork with Mole sauce and it is good on chicken enchiladas. My honey gets tacos every time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The whole place smells like dirty bathroom. We asked to be seating outside and it was better. the food had good seasoning

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service was terrible. I went in and sat at the booth for at least 8 minutes before they even acknowledged me. Finally the gal sweeping the floor told them I'd been setting there. They both said something in Spanish, and the sweeper said ... What ? Neither of you want to wait on her ? Another two minutes went by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: 941-729-2232

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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