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Alvarez Mexican Foods

1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
+1 941-729-2232
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“mole sauce” (4 reviews)
“take home” (3 reviews)
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1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so hoping to find a Mexican restaurant with authentic food. We were sadly disappointed in this place. It was also very disconcerting to find a burnt kitchen match buried under the basket of chips brought to our table. Sure won't be returning here

Thank Nannie22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food here and the homemade salsa is delicious. The staff is always pleasant. The dqecor could use improvement, however. It is dark and gloomy inside . It could use some better lighting and fresh paint.

Thank lottiewebster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was horrible salsa was like water. $4.50 for taco that is crazy two tacos for $8.99 I asked for a limes they gave you lemons. Never came back to the table -Check on drinks. I would not ever go back there even if I...More

Thank koradora85
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've not eaten here for a few years. But today we went to Alvarez Resturant for lunch. Service was excellent. Salsa and choir brought to out table at N/C. We each ordered Burito Grande. With rice and beans. Great Food. Going back Soon

Thank 940asr
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went to dinner at Alvarez today. We were 3 guests and the only customers in the restaurant. We sat outside and had to go get someone to wait on us. Ricky was our waiter and took our drink orders. He took our food orders and...More

Thank kathyk36
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Their salsa is fresh, the mole sauce is simply the best I've ever had. Love the enchiladas. My family has been coming here for 40 years.

Thank Dick K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is truly a gem in Palmetto! Great Mexican food, reasonably priced. Overall a great value. I take family & friends there frequently.

Thank bp4ui
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I very much agree with John W. Authentic Mexican Homestyle? Only if the cheese comes out of a can along with the refried beans. Chimichanga ground beef filling had no onion, peppers or spices. 'Salsa' was puréed tomato with lots of salt. This was very...More

Thank Doug K
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I always try to see the best where I choose to eat but Alvarez leaves much to be desired. Being a vegetarian, veggie fajitas are often my meal of choice. Eating on the patio during a sunny FL afternoon was pleasant. The service was efficient....More

Thank kim s
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

After trying a number of supposed "Mexican Restaurants" in the Palmetto/Bradenton area, I decided to confine my dining out to Seafood, Italian and Sushi. The only really decent Mexican food I discovered was served from food trucks and trailers along the roadside. Alvarez is a...More

Thank URKiddinMee
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 8th Ave West, Palmetto, FL 34221-1319
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-729-2232
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