We were heading to Bradenton to see the DaVinci exhibit and had planned on eating at El Durango’s, but it was closed. Alvarez Mexican Restaurant was across the street, so we ended up there instead. It took a while before the waiter came by with menus and took our drink order. In fact, while we were waiting, we watched another patron walk out due to poor service. Loren liked the chips and salsa.
The salsa didn’t look like much, but he said it was fresh and tasty. He ordered a #7 which is a taco, burrito and enchilada.
He said the enchilada sauce was more sweet than spicy. Overall, it was just plain, inexpensive Mexican food. I ordered the beef and bean chimichanga.
The cheddar cheese sauce tasted like Cheez-whiz and seemed like an odd choice. The chimi didn’t have the same crunch as I’ve had at other places. The flavors were very plain. There was just nothing memorable about any of the food. Total bill with a drink was $19.
Alvarez Mexican Restaurant
1431 Eighth Avenue West