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“Great Food”

Alvarado Fish and Steak House
Ranked #151 of 306 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 November 3, 2013

This was a chance find as we arrived early evening in downtown Monterey with no real plan of where to eat or any table booked
The staff were fantastic and our waiter knew exactly what was on the menu including all the specials
We were not disappointed by the food it was terrific especially the seafood
Certainly can recommend this restaurant

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Was looking for a late dinner (7:30 pm), away from the crazy touristy Cannery Row restaurants, so we went to downtown Monterey. After walking up & down Alvarado St, we choose the Alvarado Fish and Steak House, which I'm glad we did. The staff was very friendly, the restaurant was very clean and inviting, the service was good ... not rushed or too slow.

The food was good, prepared just the way it was described and how I wanted to be. The food was also prepared in a clean presentation (nothing too fancy or sloppy) and the proportion was just right. I was actually surprised on the quality of the wine selection, with at least 2 to 3 choices by glass from each color and type of wine. The prices here was very reasonable, considering the quality of service and the food.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Excellent food. I had the Salmon Picatta and my dining companion had the Linguini and Clams. Both were very good. Will return soon to try a steak! Parking is always an issue on Alvarado so you might want to get there a bit early and be sure to make reservations as the restaurant is small. Also, they have an excellent wine selection.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Tired after driving from Yosemite we walked around for a while and chanced across Alvarado, sometimes in life you get lucky and this was one of them great food served by excellent friendly knowledgable staff, give them a try you won't be disappointed .

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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This place on upper Allvarado is kind of away from the restaurant hub on this street. It could be a reason why a young woman had a podium outside trying to attract customers. On Friday night at 6:45, that tactic wasn't working with only five tables with diners.

The wine list is mostly reasonably priced with a nice selection of Monterey County wines. I had a glass of Bernardus SB and it was excellent. We ordered appetizers. The ravioli had a little too much olive oil and the antipasto was interesting but no meats was kind of a surprise.

Overall, service was very good. It was a little strange to walk though the kitchen to use the restroom, watching staff eat their food while cooking.

It's a nice enough place and they try to succeed for a relatively new place.

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Thank JTFLORIDA
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