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Alvarex Mexican Restaurant

1600 South Bell School Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
+1 815-332-9847
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
21 Jun 2017
“Awesome Mexcian food”
4 Jan 2017
“Not the cleanest restaurant around”
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$$ - $$$
1600 South Bell School Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a family owned place. They take pride in meeting you at the door with a smile and taking care of you. The food is some of the best in the area. If you want it a little spicer, just ask and they will...More

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went here with friends during the week and we found that it wasn't the cleanest restaurant in Rockford. The food was average and the prices were high. We won't go back. There are too many choices around.

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We love stopping here for some good Mexican food. We especially like knowing the restaurant will prepare the meal just the way we request. We wish, however, someone would better organize the surroundings so it looks a little less dilapidated and it wasn't quite so...More

Thank SkipperBill2
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Been here many times while on business in Rockford. This is a great alternative to typical Mexican/American food. When they say hot, they mean it.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

The walls are painted beautifully, but the lighting is poor and there's something of a messy workstation right near the front desk that reminds me of a hoarder's office. The food was plentiful, but i wish we'd gone somewhere where the salsa didn't put me...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 18 February 2015

my family went tere for a get to gether and i was impressed with the service and the meal.would go with my kids at anytime they want

Thank leosee
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Alvarez is a local favorite. We have been coming here for years and sort of fell out of the habit until the recent holidays. When we talked about where to meet with the family for a quick meal this was the unanimous choice. And we...More

Thank bclarke292
Reviewed 24 September 2014

While on business in Rockford I spotted this Mexican restaurant across from the Cherry Valley Mall. They were very accomidating to my desire to have a vegan meal and the food was really good (veggie fajitas). Everything tasted fresh-made and was served hot. Service was...More

1  Thank Port-A-Fan
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We just love this restaurant! We decided to go here on a whim one day and have driven by it a million times. My husband and I both love it and go regularly. The service is very friendly! I love fajitas and order them at...More

1  Thank fluffybutt
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I have tried this rrestraunt a couple of times both times the food was not good. I will always give a rrestraunt a second chance which I did. I will not give it a third try. Sorry.

Thank Sharon V
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 South Bell School Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 815-332-9847
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