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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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average Food, Average Price, Dated Setting

I love Mexican food and have for over 35 years. There are several Mexican restaurants in the Palmetto area where I recently moved to and this was one of the first. I ordered their Chicken Burrito dinner with a side of beans and rice. I must say that I was a bit underwhelmed. The food was average at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
AJ M
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Melbourne, Florida
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

As a local chef/restaurant owner, I will gladly throw my reputation out there as saying this is STILL my favorite restaurant (for the 20 years I've been going). Hands down the best mole sauce I've ever had and I was used to exceptional authentic Mexican food from when I lived in Austin, TX. Their house salsa is hands down the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Unfortunately, terrible service in a really bad location. Good was pretty good but everything else made for a bad experience. Do not go.

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Melbourne, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I love Mexican food and have for over 35 years. There are several Mexican restaurants in the Palmetto area where I recently moved to and this was one of the first. I ordered their Chicken Burrito dinner with a side of beans and rice. I must say that I was a bit underwhelmed. The food was average at best. Maybe... More 

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went in on a Wednesday for a quick lunch and was pleased. Not only was the food great but the service was nice and fast. I was pleased by the size of the menu and they serve beer too. I had what they call Old # 7, great combo. We will be back again.

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Venice, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My Husband and I go here a few times a month. The food is so delicious and fresh! Authentic Mexican not the Tex Mex junk most restaurants serve. Last time we visited we ordered 2 entrees, 2 draft beers, one soda and chip and salsa our total came to $24.00 before tip. The portion sizes are large and draft Bud/Bud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

have been a regular customer since restaurant opened. moved to indiana in 2004. always visit at least twice each time i come back. excellent food. best salsa & chips ever. service always good. staff friendly. highly recommend. mrs alvarez always remembers me

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Waitsfield, Vermont, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After two days of turkey and leftovers, we needed a change and four of us decided to go to Alvarez for some Mexican food. Since Alvarez is a family owned business, it was proper to go there on "Small Business Saturday". We were greeted warmly and given a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Never ending home made chips and... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Mexican restaurants, like Starbucks, seem to be everywhere. Unlike Starbucks, there isn't consistency to the quality of the food in all Mexican restaurants...but dine at Alvarez and each time you visit, it will be consistently delicious. First of all, the restaurant is so clean, including the ladies room (sorry guys, can't comment on the men's room) - the initial service... More 

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Ackley, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were all disappointed with our meal and experience at Alvarez Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant itself is small, needs cleaning and updating, and smelled bad. The food was edible but not good. We all felt a bit sick later. We have no plans of returning.

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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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