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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 - 23:00
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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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Let's start on a positive note by saying that the staff was sugar sweet! Very nice people.I was brought a tepid cup of soup,so very warm that I was afraid to eat it! The queso blanco arrived within one minute of ordering .it already had a skin congealing on the surface.Th queso was served in a small monkey dish without... More 

Thank orlou2017
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I used to eat there once or twice a month until they remodeled . Then ownership changed the menu and increased prices. We have been back twice since then and found both times found the meals we ordered bland and fairly unsatisfing. Coupled with the fact that it took almost an hour after we were seated for... More 

Thank Thomas S
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for my birthday since no one in my family had gone there before. I ordered the California Burrito (as well as someone else in my party), my daughter ordered the veggie quesadilla, my mom ordered a chicken quesadilla and my brother ordered enchiladas. Everyone enjoyed their food but me. I got the carnivals (pork) in my burrito and... More 

Thank happy2smile39
Dansville, New York
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went on a Saturday early evening. The service and food were very good. The atmosphere is quite festive. Kids got cheeseburger and fries(yawn) and gobbled them down. Wife got Pollo loco which was also good. I got the shrimp tacos. Filling and tasty. My horchata was good as well.

Thank benr7995
Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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
Reviewed 19 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
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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

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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
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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?