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“A great lunch stop”
Review of El Alteno

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El Alteno
Ranked #72 of 130 Restaurants in Watsonville
Cuisines: Mexican
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Carmel, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great lunch stop”
Reviewed 29 August 2011

We were hungry heading home and spotted this nice-looking place driving through the downtown area. Parking was convenient, inside was not too busy, staff was friendly, and the food turned out way better than we could expect from such a chance stop. The salsa and guacamole was fresh and tasty, the freshly mixed margarita was most welcome, two in our group loved the chile verde, and the molcajete was very good. Definitely worth another visit!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank FleurDeVille
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English first
Reno, NV
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our dinner”
Reviewed 1 January 2010

Food was very good, atmosphere very nice, and service was great. In historic downtown area which was fun to see.

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Thank kndrdsp
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Watsonville, California
1 review
“My Mexican restaurant.”
Reviewed 25 January 2009

El Alteno has great food!. I felt that the flavors more closely resembled the foods prepared in Mexico City's restaurants than the typical dishes so common in Santa Cruz County. The restaurant is nicely decorated, has a bar and a big flat-screen T.V. Their corn tortillas are a little thicker that normal and I loved them! The tables are nicely spaced so that you're not hitting the person behind you when you move your chair. The atmosphere is very casual and I've popped in well dressed and dressed way down and felt comfortable either way. Give it a try and remember there is a ton of parking in the lot around back. Enjoy!

Thank nativewatsonvillian
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