While on vacation I visited Alvarado Fish and Steak House based on my hotels recommendation for fresh fish. I was traveling by myself and could not say enough about this place! The waiter (ended up being the owner John) went out of his way to make recommendations. After sharing that I wanted a local fish/seafood, John had the chef make me a dish combining the Calamari Eggplant (made with the local squid) and Sandaba (local fish). The dish included both a veggies and pasta (for only $19!) Everything was delicious - especially the calamari eggplant!!!!!! The local squid was so tender and amazing. I cannot recommend this dish enough! The local fish was also good, but Wow to calamari eggplant!. While I waited, John bought me a half a cup of the soup of the day because the dish was taking taking a little long (because John had it specially made). Also, he recommended a good beer with dinner. The other local patrons also very nice and where only saying good things about their dishes. This place has a good, family, local owned restaurant that I would highly recommend!