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Alvarado Fish and Steak House

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482 Alvarado St, Hours: Mon- Wed. 11:30- 9:30 Thurs. 11:30- 10:00 Sun 4:00- 9:30, Monterey, CA 93940-2729
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Jose
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179 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

The place is a non-descript store front, usually with a heater out front. We got there early (6:30ish) so the place was quite empty. Services was gracious and food was quite good. My wife very much enjoyed the leg of lamb special and I had grilled seafood where even the finned fish was tasty and not over done or squishy.

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Had oysters and then crab cakes. The oysters were good the crab cakes were OkKbut the veggies and pasta were poor. No atmosphere and the service average. Would not go back.

Thank Brent D
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We were travelling from Los Angeles and it was pretty late by the time we arrived in Monterey so our options were limited. This was the first place we stumbled across and the menu looked pretty good. The food was pretty poor. The waiter was gruff and totally disinterested. The cutlery and plates were dirty. We had to ask for... More 

Thank Grainne H
Woodland, California
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

The food was good not great for the money. Very young service staff but they did there best. I had the Sand Dabs which was good and my wife had the Chicken Picata which was good. The chocolate mousse was excellent. There was mixed reviews on this place but, I did not think it was bad at all. We pre-purchased... More 

Thank Mike P
Long Beach, CA
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

My first time to this place I had a wonderful steak and a glass of wine, two years later things have changed. I ordered the special stuff pork loin. I started off with a Caesar Salad, they asked if I wanted anchovies with that, Nice touch. Then my meal came, two stuffed pork loin servings, with mixed vegetables that looked... More 

Thank Rich45LongBeach_CA
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Enjoyed eating outside in this restaurant and the food was pretty decent. Staff were very attentive so couldnt find fault with anything. Would recommend if visiting Monterey

Thank Audrey T
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Service was good, although they left the door to the street open on a night when there was some wind chill. Obviously, it's hard to generalise but we both picked fish dishes and they were, basically sloppy. Just a gravy swimming (no pun intended) not a sauce, round soggy fish. Prices weren't bad and it's on a good position on... More 

Thank gbf1
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great service. Ordered very well done steak and when served was asked to cut it to see if it was done to my liking. I wanted it cooked a little more so it was whisked away and further cooked to perfection. Now that's service.

Thank memcgra
Monterey, California
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Opened by an ex-chef of our favorite Monterey Fish house, it has few of the attributes we were looking for. The food was not as good, the prices were higher, and the service not as good.

Thank seek_save
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This has to be one of the worst restaurants I have ever been to. We were staying over night in Monterey and visited this area because we heard it was a lovely place for food. Clearly, We chose the wrong restaurant. The last time I ate food as bad as this was when I mistakenly ate my dogs dinner! Jokes... More 

Thank Sophie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 482 Alvarado St, Hours: Mon- Wed. 11:30- 9:30 Thurs. 11:30- 10:00 Sun 4:00- 9:30, Monterey, CA 93940-2729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 8315821944
Alvarado Fish and Steak House is conveniently located in the center of downtown Monterey. It is family-owned and ran by John DiGirolamo Sr. and Jr., whose old family photos and history you can see and enjoy throughout the restaurant. The importance of family history is further highlighted as they fuse their Italian and Japanese decent to create outstanding lunch and dinner plates for the menu as well as for the daily specials. Alvarado Fish and Steak House provides the perfect atmosphere for all occasions; whether you are there for an intimate dinner for two, or a casual meal with the whole family, the Fish and Steak House is a great spot to be.

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