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Alvarez Mexican Foods

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1431 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I got the chile rellno was not authentic salsa was awful if you say your authentic and you serve me something you just have to toss if the fryer with yellow cheese inside never again

Thank Renteria_jesse
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We had 11 in our group(Judas betrayed us)(Joke).. They seated us quickly not efficiently(pole separating four of us. Elizabeth was our server(seen her do better). Salsa was watered down and tasteless, chips appeared stale.. Dinner was OK across the board, not sensational or outstanding. One person had Carne Asada was just OK, they made it steak n peppers, NOT ASADA.... More 

Thank PJ G
Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

They are just down the street from me. I love their chicken chimichangas and tacos. The restaurant inside is very small, but there is a large outside covered eating area

Thank grandmapenny60
Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Want authentic and rich Mexican food? Head to Alvarez, just outside Bradenton, Florida and you'll swear off all other Mexican eateries as this place is the real deal! When the top chefs of Florida all freely admit that this is their favorite place to go, that's saying something! Their enchiladas are PERFECTION! I tried every type and each bite left... More 

Thank Jim J
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I'm not Mexican but THIS seems very authentic !!! Casual Atmosphere Love the food. Love the Staff. Served Fast

Thank Linda C
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Been going here longer than I can remember, it was one of the few places to get 'authentic' Mexican food in town. Now it tastes like the cook opened a jar of Cheez Whiz and poured it on a tasteless chicken burrito. Our other dish was supposed to have a chipotle sauce on the pork burrito, but I have had... More 

Thank JeanS190
Bradenton, Florida
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343 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Good food and portions at reasonable prices. Older building on main street not fancy but decorated Mexican. Big menu and all dishes are good. Chips and salsa are good as are wait staff.

Thank dicksmith24
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Went to the Alvarez for the second time. It did not disappoint. The food is very good here. The service was slow and our orders got missed. When they realized this they brought us an amazing cheese dip and a free round of drinks. We took 2 people who had not eaten here before and they were very pleased with... More 

Thank Nettie701
Englewood, Florida
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

We drove 45 minutes and met friends at this restaurant, looking forward to some good Mexican food (based on the reviews). Well, our expectations were not met. I think I've been spoiled after living in areas that have good, authentic Mexican food, so it has been difficult to find a place in the area that meets our expectations. It didn't... More 

Thank TravelingGrandma7
North Adams, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

While on the road and hungry for lunch we dropped by Alvarez Mexican Foods. It had a simple homey atmosphere and the equally pleasant staff and diners helped us find a booth in the busy place. My husband and myself both chose tacos, he chose white fish tacos and myself grilled shrimp tacos. We had ordered 2 each and swapped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: 941-729-2232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?