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Alvarez Mexican Foods

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1431 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
+1 941-729-2232
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“mole sauce” (6 reviews)
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1431 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch and it was fabulous. Meals were 6-7.00 and lots of food! Everything was so fresh and homemade!Staff very friendly and fluent in both Spanish and English. We eat a lot of Mexican and this was delicious . Inside of restaurant was a...More

Thank KittyKellie
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming to Alvarez for many years!!! It is family owned & operated. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The food is amazing. Always fresh and delicious. I totally recommend breakfast, lunch and dinner!! The chips and salsa is made fresh, not...More

Thank BradentuckyFlorida
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

This place was my first experience with REAL Mexican Food forty years ago (Taco Bell doesn’t count). I still drive out of my way to visit, the Beef burrito’s are unmatched anywhere I’ve been, including Mexico! Great value, vastly under appreciated IMO. Casual atmosphere, it’s...More

Thank Citrus D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Unfortunately, they are coasting on their reputation and most patrons are snowbirds and visitors ho remember them as being much better than they are now. There are many much better Mexican restaurants to choose from today. Sometimes they are open for breakfast, sometimes they are...More

Thank martin g
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

As always not disappointed. The Mole sauce is the best anywhere. Almost always get the #7. Great combo.

Thank Floridagirl1440
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Decided to try it on a whim after driving by several times. The interior is old but gives an authentic feel. Wait staff is very friendly! The tamale and enchilada were terrific -- very moist. My husband's fajitas were also delicious, he said. The portion...More

Thank Mtstarnes
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

First time eating here. The food was very good. Definitely freshly made! I had the create your own combo and my husband had the mole enchiladas and he thought they were very good too!

1  Thank misand
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Order anything! you won't be disappointed! Only place I know in Florida to get authentic mole sauce! YUMM! !

1  Thank Dee Hill M
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

The chips were small, greasy and cooked in lard. The salsa tasted and looked like it came from a jar. The meal was overly salted and all you could taste was the lard. This place was a bit disappointing, will not return.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed July 7, 2017

It was one of the best mexican restaurants I've ever been. The food is really authentic, tasty and absolutely delicious. The service was kind of slow, but that was ok, because the food was really good.

1  Thank Fernanda R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 941-729-2232
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