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Alvarado's Mexican Cantina

150 Lichfield St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011
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The restaurant opens from 5pm daily for dinner service.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining

About Alvarado's Mexican Cantina

The restaurant at Alvarado's Mexican Cantina is Christchurch's home to authentic Mexican cuisine and serves a specialist range of traditional dishes prepared in our kitchens by our wonderful Mexican chefs. It is a great place for everything from intimate dining to family groups and special occasions. A range of set menu options are available on request for groups of twenty or more.
True to Mexican traditions there are over a hundred tequilas to choose from, great selection of delicious margaritas, and a range of fabulous Mexican beers.
Meanwhile the bar at Alvarado's hosts regular live music including our famous Latin nights every Friday, a regular open mic night, poker tournaments,comedy nights and quiz nights, and has great pool tables and a pokie room for those wanting a flutter.

Cuisine: Mexican
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Love the new location, staff are super friendly and the whole place gets you feeling upbeat.

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

My overall experience was fantastic. Great food, great service and the restaurant fit out is awesome! Will most definitely be coming back for the quesadilla!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 March 2018

Always love eating at Alvarados! Delicious food and never disappointed

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

Great service. Food was fantastic!!

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

Good food & service was great, thank you very much for hosting a lovely evening for my family & I 😊

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The food and service were excellent and we plan to go back and try some other meal selections after they have moved to their new home in the CBD. Being vegetarian, it was great to have a wide selection of different meals to chose from for a change. Unfortunately we didn't experience the Mexican atmosphere because it was such a hot night we chose to eat outside. It was great to have that option.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 November 2017

A great family night out. Thank you for making my husband's birthday dinner so memorable and for going the extra mile :)

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Visited On Sunday, 12 November 2017

Really delicious. Slightly pricey mains for the style of food however was tasty, filling and generous.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Great food and service. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

Delicious food and friendly service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Fantastic, authentic food. Drinks were slow to come, and our mains came out when we were still doing our entrees (but we should have asked for more time between courses). Really good location with nice outdoor area

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Visited On Saturday, 02 September 2017

the food was delicious and refreshing drinks! The staff were polite and helpful. Would come back

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The let down of service was when a make staff member whom must have cone through from the bar proceded to use the f word quite loadly while talking to the lady whom had been serving us. We had young children at our table and this was just not on. Far enough if we had been sitting in the bar but in a restaurant is a big no no. And the fact he was standing in the bar (that is in the restaurant)and we were sitting at our table a good few metres away and could very clearly here him was very shocking.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

We enjoyed our evening very much. the food was so good - cheesy, rich, deliciousness! The only slight downside was that it was very noisy. there was a large-ish group making a lot of noise (that's fine in itself - they should be free to enjoy themselves), but the large open space of the dining area meant that the general noise levelwas high, and disturbed us a little. But a great evening none-the-less.

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Visited On Friday, 28 July 2017

We really enjoyed our experience at Alvarados, we found the staff very helpful and friendly! The food was delicious and very quickly made! The only thing that was different to what we expected was that the live music was in bar, which wasn't quite the same as we were expecting to listen to it while eating! Maybe you need to explain that when people make booking! We would love to come back to Alvarados again sometime!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 June 2017

WE FOUND THE PRICE TO BE ON THE STEEPER SIDE UNFORTUNATELY, OTHERWISE A VERY NICE PLACE

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Visited On Monday, 22 May 2017

Amazing food!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The food was amazing :) best Mexican I have had in a long time. Staff were lovely and the wait time was great.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 March 2017

Lovely wait staff. The staff placed the birthday cake my partner brought with us in the fridge and asked if we wanted it brought out after we finished our meals. I was very surprised to see they put candles on it, and sung happy birthday which was very unexpected. Food was really good. I like that they make the meals mild and provide a range of sauces to spice it up to your liking. Would definitely come back here again!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 February 2017

This restaurant should be full.....the food is fabulous and the service is just right (not in your face) but politely helpful. Thanks for a lovely night.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 January 2017

A lovely night out with a good band. Great to be able to spend time talking to the band at the end without feeling like we had to leave in a hurry.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 December 2016

Tolles, authentisches mexikanisches Essen!! Besser machen wir es nur selber oder in Mexiko ;)

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Visited On Friday, 09 December 2016

Excellent every time

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Visited On Saturday, 03 December 2016

It was a family celebration one of us was a vegan and lactose intolerant all our questions regarding these requests were answered in detail which made our vegan aware of food content she was impressed with the knowledge of our waitress and anything the server did not know the kitchen answered. To finish the night of we went into the bar and were rewarded with a trio who played some amazing music so thank you Alvarados for a great night nad fantastic food

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Love it! I've been here three times now and I have enjoyed it everytime. Great staff, awesome margaritas and amazing atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

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