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“Great food, reasonable price”

Alvarado Fish and Steak House
Ranked #140 of 307 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 6, 2013

We happened to walk by, see a board with their lunch specials, so walked in. A waitress immediately was there to help us. We ordered one of their lunch specials, calamari and chips. They gave us bread and butter and ice water with a lemon slice while we were waiting. It was a short wait.

The calamari was far more plentiful than expected, and coated in the crispy layer not at all like the usual breaded stuff. The chips looked like they had made them right there, not gotten them out of a bag. Everything was great. We were really impressed.

The waitress was attentive and helpful, the restaurant was clean, the tablecloth and plates, etc., looked like a fancy restaurant, and the prices were quite reasonable.

Our only regret was needing to leave Monterey in a few hours so we couldn't return for a second meal.

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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.

Thank treerod1
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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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Thank foodygirl72
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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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