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Alvarados Mexican Cantina

77 Stevens St | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-374 4149
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“chimichanga” (5 reviews)
“churros” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 Stevens St | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank ShirishParanjape
Reviewed 2 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 13 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
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We ate at Alvarados tonight and were super satisfied with the food. We ate two different burritos. The taste was exactly like the ones we had in Mexico. The waitres was quick and very friendly. Good big menue, all dishes lovely explained.

Thank Selin Schmidt
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went for lunch as had heard favourable things. The restaurant wasn't open but the bar was and we could order off the restaurant menu for Mexican. We have been fortunate to have been to Mexico and the States so have a pretty good idea of...More

Thank dragondiva10
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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