We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alvarez Mexican Foods

Is this your business?
1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
+1 941-729-2232
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“mole sauce” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (97)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

21 - 30 of 97 reviews

Reviewed June 27, 2016

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

1  Thank Linda C
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...More

Thank JeanS190
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 richard s
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...More

Thank Nettie701
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...More

Thank TravelingGrandma7
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...More

Thank wendyb11934
Reviewed February 10, 2016

I've been going to Alvarez since the 80s, but there are better choices now. Alvarez has served Mexican food since it was "exotic"! i.e. the 80s. Always loved their Chiles Rellenos... a batter dipped, deep fried poblano pepper stuffed with cheese. Healthy? Maybe not. Tasty?...More

Thank Devata
Reviewed February 3, 2016

Bad service from authentic Mexican staff pretending they don't speak English. Flies on the food, dirty tables, typical Mexican offerings. This restaurant is recommended to me but I don't see the draw. The interior unpleasant. Don't go here.

2  Thank CricketFlorida
Reviewed January 12, 2016

Their menudo is so yummy. I ate a bowl for lunch recently then ordered some to take home. Service can be iffy but I wasn't in a hurry. I ask for the hotter sauce since the chips & sauce served is very bland.

1  Thank casinogal
Reviewed November 23, 2015

In Palmetto Alvareaz is just...Alvarez...it has been here forever and if you eat there you know why! They just updated their menu, and added a few new touches. I love their salsa...and go for breakfast too!!

Thank judy l
Nearby Restaurants
The Clam House
190 reviews
.74 miles away
Demi's Noodle House
82 reviews
.57 miles away
Norma Rae's
115 reviews
.83 miles away
Kostas Family Restaurant - Palmetto
108 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Attractions
South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium
701 reviews
1.99 miles away
Palmetto Historical Park
16 reviews
.74 miles away
514 reviews
1.89 miles away
Manatee County Agricultural Museum
11 reviews
.74 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alvarez Mexican Foods staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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 West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-2232
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing