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“It's so good, it makes your toes curl”

Alvarado Fish and Steak House
Ranked #129 of 312 Restaurants in Monterey
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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.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Oh ... my! Hmm! Those were the one-syllabus words we immediately thought of when we tasted the outstanding, well-above average food at the Alvarado Fish and Steak House this evening. We were excited to visit this new restaurant that just opened up a couple of months ago in the beautiful downtown of Monterey. From the moment we were greeted, we were impressed. The service was outstanding. The friendliness and sincere warmth of the owners made us feel very welcome. Just hearing the specials made our mouths water and the food did not disappoint, neither did the wine. Our children (a 1-year old and a 7-year old) also ate all of their food. Our 7-year old received a half a portion of fish and chips, which was beautifully presented on her plate. Everything was done with great care: service, food preparation and presentation. We will definitely come back and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a tasteful meal.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Good varied menu seafood, pasta and meet. Food was great. Offer many specials besides what is on the menu. Entrees are $16-$27. I had the seafood bouillebaise with saffron. It was really good with two kinds of fish, clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp. They are really flexible and almost encourage substitutions on sides or sauces if you want it. They are working hard to be accomodating. They opened in August and most of the kinks are worked out. I would definitely recommend.

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