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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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  • 9
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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
Good food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
counselme
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Palmetto, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Palmetto, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
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116 reviews 116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Address: 1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone Number: 941-729-2232
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?