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Monte Alban Mexican Grill

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845 E Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14621-1710
+1 585-697-0615
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think i always get #7 or #21 (i can't remember) but go for lunch and you get a good deal AND lots of food. I love the mexican food here, and oo-weee the margarita's are delicious! :)

Thank adriannaaahhh
Rochester, New York
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican resturant. Great menu with a lot of selections. Wait staff are very helpful with the menu. Very nice atmosphere. Food is awesome!!

Thank mike_brookshire
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I would usually love whatever I order. However I feel totally ripped off and mad enough to complain because our waiter, Michelangelo did absolutely nothing to remedy an obvious situation. For $12.99 I would expect more than a teaspoon of lettuce, rice, beans and pico would be inside a dinner burrito with a reasonable amount of pork. The plate it... More 

Thank Jan P
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Monte Alban's for years now. They do nothing but improve! Great atmosphere -the kind that you can go in solo on lunch and not feel uncomfortable. Love their food and the only Mexican place I know of that makes black bean soup! The staff is always friendly and courteous- can't say I've ever had a... More 

Thank Looorie
New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Chorizo queso, Loredo fries...it's like your full week's calorie intake, but who cares? Their salsa is very tasty and I love their thin crispy tortillas. Get the horchata drink or a margarita if you come here. So delicious. My husband got the margarita with an upside-down corona bottle in it. He was very happy. You cannot go wrong with their... More 

Thank LusoGal
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Went here while working out of town. We checked the reviews and decided to check it out. The place was packed, which was a good sign. The staff and food was fantastic. The Waite was about 15 minutes. We would definitely eat there again an would recommend it to anyone traveling to the area .

Thank Lori D
New York
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had advance reservations for a group for lunch as we needed individual checks. "David" was an excellent waiter. He served us in a very friendly, timely manner from taking our drink order to bringing us change at the end. Food was great, good portions and reasonably priced. Would recommend.

Thank sdonk53
Rochester, New York, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was not my first visit. I have previously enjoyed the food and service here. I went on a Friday evening and couldn't find one open parking space but after circling the lot twice got one. Good (and bad) sign! We only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The restaurant was very busy. We got drinks and... More 

Thank Karen M
Yonkers, New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went here while on travel for work. Service was excellent, I sat at the bar and the bar tender was amazing. It's funny that I was amazed by the side dish of rice and beans. The enchiladas were good but the amazing thing was the Flan.

Thank Zaeemrk47
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We took my mom last night to celebrate her birthday. Got seated very quickly. Loved the colors and brightness of this place. Dayana was an amazing server! She was attentive, friendly, a real pleasure. Took her time to help my parents with the menu. Our meal was so good. We had the guacamole , Carne Asada, The Pancho Special. Will... More 

Thank Raquel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 E Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14621-1710
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-697-0615

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