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Alvarez Mexican Foods

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1431 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
+1 941-729-2232
Today
08:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Palmetto, Florida
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is rather dumpy in appearance but super popular for median. Food is good and prices are fantastic. I have been eating here for over 15 years. Places don't survive that long if there no good. Come with a big appetite

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Thank crittergirl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I got the chile rellno was not authentic salsa was awful if you say your authentic and you serve me something you just have to toss if the fryer with yellow cheese inside never again

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Thank Renteria_jesse
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We had 11 in our group(Judas betrayed us)(Joke).. They seated us quickly not efficiently(pole separating four of us. Elizabeth was our server(seen her do better). Salsa was watered down and tasteless, chips appeared stale.. Dinner was OK across the board, not sensational or outstanding. One person had Carne Asada was just OK, they made it steak n peppers, NOT ASADA.... More 

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Thank PJ G
Palmetto, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

They are just down the street from me. I love their chicken chimichangas and tacos. The restaurant inside is very small, but there is a large outside covered eating area

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Thank grandmapenny60
Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Want authentic and rich Mexican food? Head to Alvarez, just outside Bradenton, Florida and you'll swear off all other Mexican eateries as this place is the real deal! When the top chefs of Florida all freely admit that this is their favorite place to go, that's saying something! Their enchiladas are PERFECTION! I tried every type and each bite left... More 

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Thank Jim J
PALMETTO
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I'm not Mexican but THIS seems very authentic !!! Casual Atmosphere Love the food. Love the Staff. Served Fast

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Thank Linda C
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Been going here longer than I can remember, it was one of the few places to get 'authentic' Mexican food in town. Now it tastes like the cook opened a jar of Cheez Whiz and poured it on a tasteless chicken burrito. Our other dish was supposed to have a chipotle sauce on the pork burrito, but I have had... More 

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Thank JeanS190
Bradenton, Florida
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360 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Good food and portions at reasonable prices. Older building on main street not fancy but decorated Mexican. Big menu and all dishes are good. Chips and salsa are good as are wait staff.

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Thank richard s
Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Went to the Alvarez for the second time. It did not disappoint. The food is very good here. The service was slow and our orders got missed. When they realized this they brought us an amazing cheese dip and a free round of drinks. We took 2 people who had not eaten here before and they were very pleased with... More 

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Thank Nettie701
Englewood, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We drove 45 minutes and met friends at this restaurant, looking forward to some good Mexican food (based on the reviews). Well, our expectations were not met. I think I've been spoiled after living in areas that have good, authentic Mexican food, so it has been difficult to find a place in the area that meets our expectations. It didn't... More 

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Thank TravelingGrandma7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-2232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?