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Alvarez Cafe

511 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1130
+1 908-289-4011
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
16 Mar 2017
4 Apr 2016
“Excellent Cuban food!”
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Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
$$ - $$$
511 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1130
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is by far the worst cuban food, I have ever tasted in my life! This place was recommended by a friend who lives in the area, ordered a churascco and arroz congri, food came out cold the steak had absolutely no seasoning. DO NOT...More

Thank lucia78NewJersey
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I have been to Alvarez Cafe several times - its a neighborhood place: nothing fancy but excellent food. Being of Cuban descent, we are always interested in seeing how "authentic" food is. Went to dinner with a group on Saturday night and the place continues...More

Thank Cristina6460
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Real Cuban taste without the fancy whistles of others who claim to be but are just expensive and watered down flavors. If you want authentic Cuban, this is the place to go!

Thank Clara F
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I was excited to receive a flyer from a girl standing in front of my building advertising for Simply Cuban. It was only several blocks away and I love Cuban sandwiches. Several of us decided to try it out for lunch. First we sat at...More

Reviewed 26 May 2015

I would normally give this type of restaurant an average review, but had to give it a "very good" review due to their great service. Staff is very attentive and courteous. Mr Alvarez, the restaurant's proprietor, was extremely courteous. Visited the restaurant for breakfast and...More

Thank gs07jas
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I'm from Miami and Alvarez use to be the spot where I could feel like I was back in Miami. But lately service is terrible ( when usually only maybe two other people are in the place) I have a small child and I don't...More

Thank Anaelisa R
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I did not have car, found out the hotel has delivery for free! great! and the flan with coconut, can't miss that one

Thank TexasPTY
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I have been eating here since I am a little boy, and as an adult I take my family here, even now order Christmas Eve dinner here. If you want to experience good ol' home made authentic cubin cuisine, this is the place to go!...More

1  Thank Hues G
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I grew up in Elizabeth and Alvarez Cafe was the place to go. It is a family owned restaurant that has been in Elizabeth for ever. Their food is your authentic/traditional Cuban food and may I add the real thing.... from their rice and beans...More

5  Thank blancanj
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We discovered the Alvarez Cafe driving around during a stop-over at the Newark airport [EWR]. Located on Elizabeth Ave in Elizabeth, it looked like a good place for lunch. It was that and more, featuring well prepared dishes with a Spanish-American flavor - maybe Cuban,...More

1  Thank wolfg981
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206-1130
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-289-4011
  • E-mail
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