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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My Husband and I were visiting Monterey and bought a Groupon for Alvarado Fish and Steak House. The price-fixe menu in the restaurant is different from the one on-line. I ordered the shrimp diablo on linguini which I understand is spicy; however, my serving was so hot I could barely eat it. I also ordered the clam chowder which was... More 

Thank mimi262
Chantilly, Virginia, USA
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Visited on a weekday evening, and enjoyed an appetizer of half-and-half (fried and Sicilian) calamari, followed by the Holiday Pasta, then Crème Brule for desert . Everything was well prepared, just be advised the portions are large. Both the wait staff and kitchen staff were very friendly, attentive and accommodating, and base on observations of how they interacted with someone... More 

Thank Stephen F
Goleta, California, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We came here on a very quiet Monday night in December. The reviews are all over the place so we were hesitant to go (the restaurant being almost empty and all) but the Groupon deal was amazing so we tried it. Boy were we glad we did! We had the prix fixe dinner with wine, soup or salad, entree, and... More 

Thank goletagirl805
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The side order of pasta and vegetables that comes with the Sand Dabs, the pasta was wonderful. The texture of the Sand Dabs yum. The service was excellent, not sure what his name was, a young brunette man, so caring and efficient. The dessert was freaking good. Just the best vanilla ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce and whip cream.... More 

Thank foodcritique2017
Toledo, Ohio
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were in Monterey and Groupon had this restaurant listed for $15 for $30 worth of food. We decided to try it. The food was good and so was the service. They used fresh vegetables ( corn, carrots, green beans ) for the sides. The pasta was real seasoned which I liked. It was a Tuesday rainy night so only... More 

Thank poncho20
North Carolina
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191 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We left after using our Groupon and still felt like we paid too much money for the results. Nothing was bad but nothing was good… It was very mediocre. We really wanted to like this place, but honestly, we would not consider coming back. When all the food you get seems like something you could make at home... except it... More 

Thank WKK10
Halifax, Canada
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a very good experience at the restaurant on a Tuesday night. We had steak and fish. The food was very good and so was the service.

Thank philmccracken2015
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They were able to answer all questions and very attentive. The food is ok.

Thank DulceHeartSF
Cameron Park, California
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

OMG..GREAT, GREAT meal! My wife and I had the same thing...we had the New York Steak. And I CLEANED my plate! I enjoyed EVERY bite I had! One of the things that I'm always impressed with is vegetables cooked properly! These were perfect...al dente...and tasted so good! REAL mashed potatoes, and the steak was cooked just right. Small place...but the... More 

Thank Chaynes1105
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Heard lots of great things but not sure what happened when we went there. We waiting to be seated.. maybe 5 6 minutes after standing at the front of the restaurant. We got sat and were left for about 20 minutes with no drinks or menu to look at while we wait. Waiter said they would make it up soup... More 

Thank desigirl88

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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, American, 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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