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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 93940-2729
+1 831-582-1944
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (24 reviews)
“calamari” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
482 Alvarado St, Hours: Mon- Wed. 11:30- 9:30 Thurs. 11:30- 10:00 Sun 4:00- 9:30, Monterey, CA 93940-2729
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time dining here as locals. Our waiter, Angel is awesome and very attentive!! All of our menu choices were delicious and we were encouraged to ask questions. We couldn't finish everything because it was A LOT of food. We will return!!

Thank Roxy D
Reviewed September 12, 2017

The service was prompt, great clam chowder and mussels, snapper was fresh and very good. Typically priced wine. The bathroom was through the kitchen which was a bit odd but all round great place, glad we chose this restaurant.

Thank dan_fleet_UK
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

I don't know if this place was in the weeds when we arrived, we ended up here because many of the restaurants on Alvarado street were packed but it took forever for our server to arrive and then he acted as if he was guessing...More

Thank Caryn A
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

A very small sitting area. The restrooms are in the back, where you have to walk through the kitchen and by the dishwasher to get to it. Restroom wasn't very clean. Was going to get the ribeye steak glad we didn't. Had to get up...More

Thank Loris W
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Friend had fish and chips, said it was good. I had fried calamari and a bowl of clam chowder. Calamari good, chowder was pasty with no clams.

Thank bluetail47
Reviewed March 20, 2017

My Husband and I were visiting Monterey and bought a Groupon for Alvarado Fish and Steak House. The price-fixe menu in the restaurant is different from the one on-line. I ordered the shrimp diablo on linguini which I understand is spicy; however, my serving was...More

Thank mimi262
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Visited on a weekday evening, and enjoyed an appetizer of half-and-half (fried and Sicilian) calamari, followed by the Holiday Pasta, then Crème Brule for desert . Everything was well prepared, just be advised the portions are large. Both the wait staff and kitchen staff were...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed January 21, 2017

We came here on a very quiet Monday night in December. The reviews are all over the place so we were hesitant to go (the restaurant being almost empty and all) but the Groupon deal was amazing so we tried it. Boy were we glad...More

Thank goletagirl805
Reviewed January 14, 2017

The side order of pasta and vegetables that comes with the Sand Dabs, the pasta was wonderful. The texture of the Sand Dabs yum. The service was excellent, not sure what his name was, a young brunette man, so caring and efficient. The dessert was...More

Thank foodcritique2017
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We were in Monterey and Groupon had this restaurant listed for $15 for $30 worth of food. We decided to try it. The food was good and so was the service. They used fresh vegetables ( corn, carrots, green beans ) for the sides. The...More

Thank poncho20
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 482 Alvarado St, Hours: Mon- Wed. 11:30- 9:30 Thurs. 11:30- 10:00 Sun 4:00- 9:30, Monterey, CA 93940-2729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-582-1944
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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.
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