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Alvarados Mexican Cantina

77 Stevens St | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-374 4149
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 Stevens St | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth looking for their new premises. The burritos were very tasty, my only complaint was that they could have been hotter, they were a bit cold. Other than that the experience was great. Funky decor and good service. We will definitely return.

Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went out with the family for an evening meal to Alvarados. The atmosphere was great and we loved the decor. The service was really good and the waiter friendly. The meals were big, good value for money and really yummy.

Thank sandramariewong
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Funky restaurant with friendly staff, excellent service and a beautiful chicken burrito! The burrito was large, packed full of tasty ingredients and served with a little bowl which was half filled with salsa and the other half with guacamole. A small side salad on the...More

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a group of 7, 2 meals arrived after an hour of waiting, the rest of the meals arrived 30 mins later, long after the first 2 meals were finished. No apologies, no acknowledgment that this is an issue. Just awful service. Food was ok,...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alvarado has just reopened post earthquake with a short but great menu. We had share plates of chicken enchiladas and Chiles Rellenos (veg). The meals were very tasty and not too heavy. Great decor and friendly staff. A little hidden but well worth finding.

Thank auriel b
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting Alvarados for about 15 years now - it used to be in CBD earlier - and one of our favourites back then. Today, the food is still good and authentic. The service is friendly. But the price is expensive- considering the...More

1  Thank ShirishParanjape
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I loved this place! The authentic feel in the atmosphere & relaxed friendly staff. Fantastic range of food and they were all delicious and the drinks were great too! Loved it, will definitely be back!

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

O.K. let's cut to the chase here. There's a lot of similar establishments of the Mexican style around and basically no matter how great and enthusiastic the staff are this place just doesn't really seem to be moving with the time. The whole feel is...More

Thank LawrenceA1
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I don't really eat a lot of Mexican food. My sister and I decided to try this place because we wanted Mexican and it seemed like it had good reviews. There were ants all over our table. The margaritas were terrible. The waitress seemed inexperienced...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Located in a forgotten part of town, the cliched Mexican pastiche decor does not bode well. However, the food is a revelation. Not expecting 'real Mexican', I was very pleasantly surprised the excellent pork pibil - this had the true tart bite of achiote, and...More

Thank Seismicscot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Stevens St | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-374 4149
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Christchurch's authentic Mexican restaurant where Mexican chefs create fresh delicious meals and our bar staff whip up a great Tequila or two. We are a large venue with several different indoor and outdoor areas to either enjoy a party atmosphere or a quieter moment depending on your mood, often with live music. We have plenty of parking.
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