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Alvarex Mexican Restaurant

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1600 South Bell School Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
+1 815-332-9847
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Goshen, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Belvidere, Illinois
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 loud.

Thank SkipperBill2
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 in mind off chunky tomato soup. Everything could have benefited from the application of salt.... More 

Thank Sandra F
Cherry Valley, Illinois
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Northern Illinois
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194 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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 went back again a week later! The food is always very good with large servings.... More 

Thank bclarke292
Cape Coral, Florida
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

While on business in Rockford I spotted this Mexican restaurant across from the Cherry Valley Mall. They were very accomidating to my desire to have a vegan meal and the food was really good (veggie fajitas). Everything tasted fresh-made and was served hot. Service was prompt and friendly and during my visit they had a $2.99 Margaretta drink specil! Happy... More 

1 Thank Port-A-Fan
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We just love this restaurant! We decided to go here on a whim one day and have driven by it a million times. My husband and I both love it and go regularly. The service is very friendly! I love fajitas and order them at almost every place I go. Here, I can get chicken and steak fajitas for $10.99... More 

1 Thank fluffybutt
Cherry Valley, Illinois
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I have tried this rrestraunt a couple of times both times the food was not good. I will always give a rrestraunt a second chance which I did. I will not give it a third try. Sorry.

Thank Sharon V
Bloomington, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

The place didn't look like much from the outside, but holy cow the food was delicious. My whole family enjoyed their meals and everyone commented on how good everything was. The ground beef is nicely spiced and the tacos shells were the best I have ever had. Definitely would recommend!

Thank beanfruit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 South Bell School Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-9311
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 815-332-9847

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?