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Alvarado's Mexican Cantina

150 Lichfield St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011
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Opening Information

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 Friday, 07 December 2018

The service was rather slow in the beginning and it took ages to even get drinks where we finally just went up to the bar ourselves. Otherwise it was great!

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Loved our meals. Wonderful food and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

The Tacos were a bit dry, but otherwise the food and service were really good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 September 2018

We enjoyed the new restaurant. Very disappointed in the new menu. A lot less variety for people who are coeliac. I think that Alvarado's should also offer a Salad which they have always offered. I don't think we will going back

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Our waiter was fantastic and went out of his way to make our night enjoyable but unfortunately the food was underwhelming. The platter for 2 was probably the nicest but the chimichanga was bland and tasteless and the enchiladas also lacked flavour. I would expect a bit of heat in mexican flavours so perhaps they could offer levels of spice to customers. The mural was awesome but it's just a room of tables so some dividers or plants(fake cacti?) would be nice and mexican music would have been good too.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Delicious, authentic food and and extremely friendly and patient staff. Our group was still mucking around at the 10pm closing time however we were never asked to leave or even made to feel uncomfortable, or that we were inconveniencing the staff. Highly recommend for a group booking, especially the sharing platters and margarita pitchers!

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

I love this new venue and we had fantastic service when we dined recently.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Excellent food. Fantastic service. And did not cost the earth. Will come again. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Best Venue, best service, and best Mexican food in chch by far. Really exceeded our expectations, staff were really helpful with suggesting food options for our group. We will head back for sure.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Awesome experience will be back again

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Our waitress was excellent!!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Excellent attentive service. Delicious would recommend the vegetarian nachos

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Platter was delicious and so was the sangria. Had a very nice birthday event with 12 people. Staff were helpful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Really good food and service

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

Awesome staff and service! Will definitely be back!

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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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