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Alvarex Mexican Restaurant

1600 S Bell School Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
+1 815-332-9847
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“fajitas” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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1600 S Bell School Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

First, the name is mid-spelled I. The heading for this review. It is Alvarez, not Alvarex. More importantly, the food is excellent. Varying degrees of spicy, and a warning that the hottest is fiery. But even that did not overpower flavors of other ingredients. Excellent...More

Thank Henry F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great Mexican food, and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Their food is wonderful!. We love their chips and salsa, fajitas, and enchiladas/burritos. Their taco salads are good as well. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, for friendly, prompt service and a delicious meal.

Thank jzwilder
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place with awesome owners. They always greet you with a smile and go out of their way to ensure you have anything you need. If you REALLY like spicy food, ask them to make the Steak Con Rajas with jalapeño instead...More

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a family owned place. They take pride in meeting you at the door with a smile and taking care of you. The food is some of the best in the area. If you want it a little spicer, just ask and they will...More

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went here with friends during the week and we found that it wasn't the cleanest restaurant in Rockford. The food was average and the prices were high. We won't go back. There are too many choices around.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We love stopping here for some good Mexican food. We especially like knowing the restaurant will prepare the meal just the way we request. We wish, however, someone would better organize the surroundings so it looks a little less dilapidated and it wasn't quite so...More

Thank SkipperBill2
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Been here many times while on business in Rockford. This is a great alternative to typical Mexican/American food. When they say hot, they mean it.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

The walls are painted beautifully, but the lighting is poor and there's something of a messy workstation right near the front desk that reminds me of a hoarder's office. The food was plentiful, but i wish we'd gone somewhere where the salsa didn't put me...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 19 February 2015

my family went tere for a get to gether and i was impressed with the service and the meal.would go with my kids at anytime they want

Thank leosee
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Alvarez is a local favorite. We have been coming here for years and sort of fell out of the habit until the recent holidays. When we talked about where to meet with the family for a quick meal this was the unanimous choice. And we...More

Thank bclarke292
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 S Bell School Rd, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 815-332-9847
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