The restaurant opens from 5pm daily for dinner service.
- 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.
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.
Awesome experience will be back again
Our waitress was excellent!!
Excellent attentive service. Delicious would recommend the vegetarian nachos
Platter was delicious and so was the sangria. Had a very nice birthday event with 12 people. Staff were helpful.
Really good food and service
Awesome staff and service! Will definitely be back!
Love the new location, staff are super friendly and the whole place gets you feeling upbeat.
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!
Always love eating at Alvarados! Delicious food and never disappointed
Great service. Food was fantastic!!
Good food & service was great, thank you very much for hosting a lovely evening for my family & I 😊
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.
A great family night out. Thank you for making my husband's birthday dinner so memorable and for going the extra mile :)
Really delicious. Slightly pricey mains for the style of food however was tasty, filling and generous.
Great food and service. Will definitely be back.
Delicious food and friendly service.
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
the food was delicious and refreshing drinks! The staff were polite and helpful. Would come back
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.
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.
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!
WE FOUND THE PRICE TO BE ON THE STEEPER SIDE UNFORTUNATELY, OTHERWISE A VERY NICE PLACE
The food was amazing :) best Mexican I have had in a long time. Staff were lovely and the wait time was great.