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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Terrible Service

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

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Jerry T
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 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
16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stopped on a 'whim' and had breakfast with my wife, food was delicious and Ricky, our server, was a delight.

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Lincoln, NE
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93 reviews 93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My wife and I ate at Alvarez on a Tuesday, around 2pm, while we were on vacation. I asked for a vegetarian version of a burrito and the restaurant was quick to oblige. The red (rojas) sauce with the burrito was flavorful and despite having no cheese in the burrito (at my request), it was tasty. The chips and salsa... 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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