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“Fresh Fish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alvarado Fish and Steak House

Alvarado Fish and Steak House
482 Alvarado St, Hours: Mon- Wed. 11:30- 9:30 Thurs. 11:30- 10:00 Sun 4:00- 9:30, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-717-4468
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Ranked #77 of 225 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Alvarado Fish and Steak House is conveniently located in the center of downtown Monterey. It is family-owned and ran by John DiGirolamo Sr. and Jr., whose old family photos and history you can see and enjoy throughout the restaurant. The importance of family history is further highlighted as they fuse their Italian and Japanese decent to create outstanding lunch and dinner plates for the menu as well as for the daily specials. Alvarado Fish and Steak House provides the perfect atmosphere for all occasions; whether you are there for an intimate dinner for two, or a casual meal with the whole family, the Fish and Steak House is a great spot to be.
Fort Bragg, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fresh Fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

That may sound like an odd title in a fishing town. Another restaurant was NOT cooking fresh fish, which seemed bizarre. This restaurant seemed to use locally sourced ingredients. This is a fairly plain looking restaurant, but the food was great. They also had some pasta dishes.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Montara, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Small restaurant with great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This restaurant had it all - great staff, great wine and beer list, great food. They will make your choice of fresh fish any and every way possible. We've never seem such a variety of choices. Prepared just right. Great desserts. We will definitely be back here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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silicon valley
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Not pretentious, simply great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I am constantly in Monterey, either on business or pleasure. One evening several nights ago, my wife and I happened across the Alvarado Fish and Steak House. We had apparently driven by it several times over the past few months. Gotta say, after the great service, wide selection, and impeccable service, this is now my favorite restaurant in Monterey.

I had the swordfish in creme-sherry sauce...phenomenal. My wife, the pasta and prawns...AWESOME! Good wine selection. Great service. The owners, John and John Sr. know what it takes to make the customer happy. Congratulations guys!

I usually have a mixed drink with dinner, but at the AF&SH, I think a bar would have really affected the ambience. Perfect just the way it is.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, CA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

What a treat! Good food, friendly service and great prices! We had an amazing fresh sole dish and a huge steak with pepper corn sauce. Came with a side dish of potatoes and fresh vegetables. Wine list was amazing, local wines and some other California favorites. The wine was very reasonably priced. Too full for desert but saw some amazing plates go by our table. They also prepared a flaming desert at the table. It was loud when we arrived for our 7:30 reservation but the service and food could not have been better. We will make a special trip to Monterey to go there again. YUMMY!!!!

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“Grand little dining spot in Monterey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Dropped into the Alvarado Fish and Steak House in downtown Monterey in late February. A breath of fresh air over the conventional Italian seafood houses on the wharf or the chains on Cannery Row. Charming, helpful owner/Maitre'D, prompt courteous staff, and two delicious meals served to my wife and me. Intimate, warm, delightful dining experience at good value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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