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Monte Alban Mexican Grill

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845 Ridge Rd E, Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 697-0615
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super-friendly service, good food and drink

I have eaten in the other two locations of Monte Alban on countless occasions, but I'd never visited the one on Ridge Road before. I found the restaurant interior to be not quite as pleasant as the location in Penfield, but the service more than made up for that. My waitress was wonderful, from her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have eaten in the other two locations of Monte Alban on countless occasions, but I'd never visited the one on Ridge Road before. I found the restaurant interior to be not quite as pleasant as the location in Penfield, but the service more than made up for that. My waitress was wonderful, from her friendly greeting and seating to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There a dearth of good Mexican food in Rochester, but Monte Alban is close to the best we have. The food is good and pretty authentic, if a little commercialized. The prices are reasonable, and the staff are all upbeat. And like most restaurants in Mexico, they accommodate children very well. I had a spinach quesadilla, a chile relleno (called... More 

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Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Venue was colorful and the music was great since it was Mexican music. I am used to Los Gallos in Greece and since we were in the neighborhood, we thought we would try it. I will not return only because for the price and quality, I was not impressed at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Me and my other twin went to monte alban and we had a long waiting time due to shortage of tables! The food was great and authenticity was great! The staff is very friendly and show high spirits! Overall the service was very excellent after the waiting! #wondertwinsout

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have reviewed Monte Alban before, and have complimented the restaurant for its warm and welcoming staff and the quality of the food. This time I would like to share what I observed several months ago at the Irondequoit location. There was a woman seated in the booth in front of me. She was not happy with her meal--I'm not... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There are three locations of this restaurant in the Rochester, NY area but this one in Irondequoit is the best. We have isited the Webster location but it does not compare. We love their lunch speicals, most come with rice and beans. Their rice is spiced just right and delicious. You are served chips and salsa first and they will... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Wow... I took my nieces there for dinner. It was one of their birthdays. We had an AMAZING server- Carrie. She was attentive, friendly and so up beat. It was nice to be served by someone who actually enjoyed their job! She made our experience a great one! She even brought both the girls sundaes and sang Happy Birthday. People... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped by with my 9 yr old kids for lunch. Meal prices were reasonable and the portion sizes generous. My son ordered a soft shell taco and ground beef burrito. This kid loves Mexican so when he said Mommy this is the best taco ever I was surprised! I ordered a beef burrito and stuffed chili poblano pepper...it was outstanding.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We ordered some burritos and quesadias for the kids but ll they ate was the nachos! The food is great, service is good, price is even better~

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My first few times dining at Monte Alban was at the Irondequoit location. Thankfully they have three locations, one is right in my neighborhood. I love the Penfield location because the restaurant is bright, spacious and still has the new restaurant feel in the best way. I've had dinner with friends here, as well as solo trips to dine at... More 

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Address: 845 Ridge Rd E, Rochester, NY 14621
Phone Number: (585) 697-0615
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 845 Ridge Rd E, Rochester, NY 14621
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 697-0615

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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