True-blue Mexican cuisine can be difficult to find in the United States – unless you’re looking for it in homes, cantinas and roadside eateries operated by people who know the cuisine by heart. In most cases, cooks and chefs combine it with other types of cuisines, such as the now-popular Tex-Mex cuisine originating from Tejano culture.
Fortunately, Alberto’s Mexican Food fills in the void – and in a big way, too! There are more than 90 locations across the United States, mostly in California and Utah.
Below are the latest Alberto’s menu prices.
|Eggs, Ham, Cheese||$5.86|
|Eggs, Machaca, Cheese||$5.53|
|Eggs, Steak, Cheese||$6.19|
|Carne Asada Plate||$11.38|
|Tostada & Taco||$6.48|
|Two Beef Tacos||$10.20|
|4. Tostada & Enchilada||$8.25|
|Tostada & Enchilada||$7.28|
|Taco & Enchilada||$6.48|
|Burrito & Enchilada||$7.19|
|Two Beef Burritos||$9.98|
|Two Carne Asada Tacos||$10.23|
|Two Chicken Tacos||$9.92|
|10. Chorizo Plate||$9.00|
|11. Machaca Plate||$9.35|
|12. Carne Asada Plate||$9.76|
|Two Fish Tacos||$9.60|
|3 Rolled Taquitos||$8.53|
|Beans & Cheese||$4.53|
|Carne Asada Burrito||$8.42|
|Bean & Cheese||$4.29|
|Chile Relleno Burrito||$8.29|
|Chips with Guacamole||$5.16|
|1/2 Order Chips Supreme||$5.73|
|Chips with Salsa||$2.94|
|Two Cheese Enchiladas||$8.52|
|1/2 Pint Beans||$2.10|
|1/2 Pint Rice||$2.13|
|1/2 Pint Guacamole||$3.27|
|5. Beef Taco & Enchilada||$8.60|
|6. Beef Burrito & Enchilada||$9.39|
|18. Shrimp Plate||$10.97|
|Carne Asada Nachos||$9.68|
|14. Carnitas Plate||$10.21|
Double Size Tacos
|Carne Asada Taco||$5.06|
|Pollo Asado Taco||$5.13|
Chips and Nachos
|Carne Asada Fries||$9.81|
Founded in 1975, Alberto’s Mexican Food started on the vision of offering people with the best in handmade authentic Mexican dishes and desserts. The recipes used for these foods were handed down from one generation to the next, thus, ensuring the authentic flavors, textures and appearance – on the plate and the palate, so to speak – of each one of the food items.
What They’re Famous For
Each of the Alberto’s restaurant offers a full menu of the best in authentic Mexican dishes and a few desserts. These include burritos, enchiladas, and tacos as well as tostadas and tortas, which are as delicious in your mouth as they appear so on your plate. The chain also offers generous portions of a few of the Mexican fare on its combination plates, which can be shared by two persons.
Why Eat Here
The Alberto’s chain offers takeout services but it’s also a great idea to enjoy your Mexican fare in its restaurants. Groups of families and friends, sometimes with kids, are welcome at the restaurants – and it isn’t a problem because of the spacious indoor areas.
When ordering, you line up at the counter where you can choose from the menu and pay for your orders (i.e., no waiter service). Since the cashiers and their assistants are fast on their feet, waiting in line doesn’t take too long, usually just 5 minutes or so depending on the crowd. You shouldn’t wait too long either for a table to be available so enjoying your quick meals become possible.
The tables and chairs are arranged similar to a fast-food restaurant but not too close as to preclude conversations. Even the noise level – relatively quiet – encourages guests to actually enjoy both the food and their company. The diners usually come in their casual attire, the right foil for the casual ambiance in each location.
Keep in mind that the Alberto’s locations don’t offer alcoholic drinks (i.e.. no full bar), outdoor seating, and Wi-Fi connections. There are television sets for added entertainment although these aren’t so loud as to disrupt the atmosphere.
The Alberto’s prices are already budget-friendly. But the addition of coupons make them even more affordable, a boon for students who also frequent the Mexican restaurants. The coupons include buy-one-and-get-one free and dollars off, which can be used in the restaurants shown on them.
You can choose from several specialties on the menu, aside from the usual Mexican fare. The Carne Asada Fries, which come with guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, consists of carne asada and French fries – and it’s a bestseller, too because it combines an American classic and a Mexican favorite. The California Burrito is also a good choice with its carne asada, French fries, cheese, and sour cream, as is the case for the California Torta, too. The taquitos, or Rolled Tacos, can be ordered in threes or fives as well as served with its own sour cream and guacamole.
Many of the diners remark that the meats in the dishes are tender and tasty so salsa isn’t even necessary although it adds to the delectable flavors. The cheese portions are almost always plentiful that, when it’s melted, can overflow into the plate. The French fries were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just the right textures to pair with the carne asada.
The steaks are also juicy, succulent and filled with flavors to the last bite. This is an important part of Mexican cooking since the meat is the foundation of most of the dishes – the better it is, the better the entire dish will likely be. The spicy salsa roja and verde are also good accompaniments to the dishes.
Perhaps the best thing about eating at an Alberto’s restaurant is the cozy vibe where groups are actually enjoying their food and drinks. You will feel as if you’re in a Mexican cantina where the guests know each other, if not by name, then by face. Your interactions with the staff will also likely be easy, thanks to their helpful attitude and efficient service, oftentimes with a smile.
The bottom line: Dining at an Alberto’s restaurant should be fun, thanks to the affordable prices, friendly faces, and familiar Mexican food. You may have minor issues, such as in parking your vehicles, but these can be overlooked in favor of these positive things.
To learn more about Alberto’s or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.albertosweb.com.