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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 good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“chimichanga” (5 reviews)
“churros” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
77 Stevens St | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the service was terrible, very slow (although we were one of the only tables inside) the waitress was polite but clearly inexperienced, she forgot many things from our order and there were a lot of mix ups. I had the prawn fajitas, they were ok...More

Thank xandos2017
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Great food, great people, great place!!! True mexican flavours and atmosphere. Definitely recomending to all!

Thank Tereza L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went for a date night we ordered 2 mojito, queso to start, my partner ordered a chicken chimichanga and I ordered beef tostatias. Our mojitos took 20mins to make and they were made wrong the mint wasn't crushed they used dark...More

Thank hospo625
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is the first time we have been to this restaurant and it was busy which is always a good sign, but it meant that the two waitresses were busy as well so we found the service to be a bit under whelming. The other...More

Thank nbalwaystravel
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The food was perfect. Traditional food done well. Tres leches cake 👌 and fajitas were great, too! The manager guy wasn't so friendly when the waitstaff needed help on the POS. she was lovely but he was just awkward and a bit rude. Felt bad...More

Thank hotpotato99
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Felt like I was eating in the local hang out for tradies and low life's. Maitre de smelt terrible and was more interested with hanging out with her mates drinking and smoking at the front door. Food was nice but was keen to leave. Not...More

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The restaurant is not a fancy one. The other side with bar is very noise with Mexican music. But the food is great Authentic Mexican food cooked by South American Chef/Cook. The prices were reasonable. The location is a little out of down town, about...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The menu is varied - there is something for everyone (even those who don't like spicy food) and a great desert menu. Authentic cooking and good atmosphere. The stuffed peppers are a starter favourite. Great night out with some great food, and the prices are...More

Thank Foodmatic
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We go here every time we have a date night. The food is exquisite. The service is superb. We have never found it crowded, we have never found it noisy, we have never found that we had a long wait for food. It is everything...More

Thank lynet2017
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We accidentally found this place through an ad in The Star. It is located just outside the CBD, actually across the street from the old AMI stadium. The owners and staff are actually Mexican who have been here since 2011. We went at lunch and...More

Thank Michele S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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