ALAMEXO
ALAMEXO
  • Address:
    268 S. State Street
    Ste 110
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Neighborhood:
    Salt Lake City
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary Mexican
    Price: $30 and under

ALAMEXO

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alamexo.com/
  • Phone: 8017794747x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday thru Friday 11:30 am-2:00 pm
    Limited Midday Menu: Monday thru Friday 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday thru Saturday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm, Sunday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Lake
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Small semi-private space available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gallivan
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from ALAMEXO
Alamexo offers authentic Mexican cuisine in downtown Salt Lake City. We offer a refined atmosphere, top shelf tequila selections, and warm hospitality.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
ALAMEXO reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)great for outdoor dining (18)special occasion (15)good for groups (14)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (14)romantic (13)hot spot (13)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Don't get me wrong, I love a good dining experience as much as the next girl, but this place just doesn't cut it. The service is slow-ish and the food is just kinda "meh." It was also quite expensive for the "meh-ness." There wasn't much to entice me back apart from the convenient location.
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  • Nice place for for a nice meal
    AggieFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have eaten here a number of times. The food is not typical Mexican, it is more creative than that, and much more inline with what I would consider peninsular food. That is from the Yucatan peninsula area within Mexico. Food is of high quality with fresh ingredients prepared carefully. Service is prompt and courteous but not overbearing. If you are looking for high quantity low quality border Mexican food for cheap, this is not the place. If you want something a bit more sophisticated, pleasant, and leave the Mariachi band out of the mix, this is your place. The Tequila list is amazing. In short, a nice place for a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • karlabean
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was great, service could be improved. Had to ask for multiple items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Mojitos were not good. Food was good, not great. I doubt I'll go back.
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  • Good not great
    JeMange
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was good, not great. The ambiance was fun an vibrant. The service was a little pretentious, but okay. The prices were a bit high for the quality of food. The complimentary churros were the best part of our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    BretUtah
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I can't get enough of their food, it's absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Ruined8
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The guacamole and the ceviche were pretty good. I couldn't tell you what my entree was- it wasn't that memorable. Nothing specifically bad about this dining experience but nothing amazing about it either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous and Creative
    Alontheroad
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service at Alamexo is so good. With a creative Mexican menu combining unique combinations for fabulous food. Service was also top-notch and personal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little underwhelmed
    Verydisappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been wanting to try Alamexo for a little while, so this past weekend we continued celebrating our anniversary and thought it would be a great time to go, we had a whole special weekend planned with stay at the grand america, massages, great food. Unfortunately I'm not talking about Alamexo for the great food. After reading reviews, i had hoped for an elevated food dinning experience. I found the dishes we choose to be uninspiring. Not bad, but not great and unforgettable. I wish i had better things to say, but through out the diner experience i was already having these thoughts. I would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    Nickr3333
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I love Mexican food - but I usually don't like the super casual environment Mexican food is usually served at. This place has amazing food, a great staff, table side made guacamole, and a classy environment. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    chefintraining
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and decor, the server was decent. The only thing is, they should get better tortillas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Overpriced
    Kwad
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    If you want to pay $10 for 1 and 1/2 avacados, then get their guacamole! My friend ordered the salmon, which she liked. I had the Budin, which was really NOT good. It was all SOOOO overpriced. I don't get it.
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  • Fast becoming one of my favorite !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've been here twice and both times it did nit disappoint. Fast becoming one of my favorite. It's a great high priced Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've been twice in one week! guac!
    AMAZINGVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It has an energetic atmosphere without being too loud. Service was amazing and if you don't like guacamole...don't bother because it's their "thing". YUMMY! Fish tacos at night and a tamale during the day. Portions are perfect and service is amazing! Watch out for parking @ lunch; it's not so great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Welcome Addition to Downtown
    VincentVega74
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This "haute Mexican" is a nice change of pace from the usual dives where people indulge in this type of cuisine. I found it every bit as good as Frida Bistro. The food isn't terribly inventive, but is presented beautifully and is delicious. I hope this restaurant starts to get busier soon, as it seems to be flying under the radar thus far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE IT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I work down the street and we stopped in for lunch one day. We keep going back and I chose it as my birthday dinner with my girlfriends. One of my favorite places to eat! Have never had anything on the menu I didn't like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • first time here
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This was our first time here. Food was good. Good size portions. Waiter was very friendly. Got a little loud when groups are seated next to you. Will go back and dine again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Dine
    MTNDOUG
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The dining experience is consistently outstanding. Delicious meals and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Tried twice. Disappointed twice. Guacamole is the best thing on the menu. Paid $160 for 4 diners (only 2 drinks). Food was marginal, service was marginal. Won't be going back.
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  • Salsa and guacamole were amazing!
    blueblonde
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    If you go for nothing other than the chips and salsa and guacamole, you will leave happy. Great experience all around.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Will go back
    Deanie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a dinner reservation and were delayed by a rainstorm. They were waiting for us and we had a nice table by the window. While my husband parked the car, I ordered for him...since we were now in a hurry, no chips, guacamole or pre-dinner drinks. He had chicken suisa, which was not very good - too much chunky chicken in a dry tortilla. The suisa sauce was good, but the meal was listless because the enchilada was so full and dry. I had the true cod taco which was good. Beans and rice were delicious. Service was very attentive and fast. The menu is interesting and we will go back to try other entrees and specialty drinks. Hip and noisy atmosphere. Patio looks inviting. A good addition to SLC's downtown dining scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious SW in Salt Lake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Lived everything about this restaurant from the table side guacamole to the awesome chicken enchiladas. The shrimp cerviche with orange sauce was delicious as well. Service was awesome as was the atmosphere. Loved everything about this restaurant and would highly recommend to anyone looking for great southwestern good in Salt lake. Yum! Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    CERREPROVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    WOW!!! A MUST for anyone that appreciates good food of any kind much less Mexican. Everything from traditional to fancy options. Incredibly fresh and superb. We eat out often at what are considered all the local fine restaurants and I'm here to tell you Alamexo is as good or better than any of them. I had their halibut and it was by far the best I've had in this state - EVER! Highly - highly recommend you give it a try. I drove by several times and never really took it seriously due to what appeared to be a questionable location. Don't make the same mistake. Almost failed to mention the service was every bit as good as the food. From the server to the accommodating kitchen.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent always!
    BethLikesPie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Uniques flavors and dishes. GREAT unusual margaritas and cocktails. Best. Guacamole. Ever. Desserts amazing too. Everything I have had there is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 160 reviews are from the ALAMEXO reviews archive.
  • Great choices and flavors
    Terry
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Loved the tableside guacamole with chips and extremely flavorful salsa of the day. Everything was well prepared with perfectly intense flavors. Loved the salmon entree and the shrimp tams le appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd Time
    meandB
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This is the third time I've been to this restaurant in a relatively short time, which is a testament to the fact that I really like it. Mainly, the food is very unusual in a really good way and nicely presented, so it feels like something special. This is a good thing because it's rather expensive. This isn't the place for the standard combo enchilada dinner. The service is a bit informal, but it's attentive and accessible, and the place is pleasant. There's a big array of different tequilas and special margaritas for people who like those, but no draft beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New approach to Mexican fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent margaritas....excellent table side prepared guacamole.....excellent burritos. Fish tacos need a more flavorful sauce and would be better already put together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothing fantastic
    Nightout
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was OK to good but nothing fantastic. Service was very friendly and good however we dropped off their radar screen once meals were brought out. Took quite a while to get a cup of coffee and hear what the dessert options were. If we are going to spend that amount of money (which we have no problem doing) for a meal we want it to be more than average.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Our friend from Puerto Vallarta raved about the food!! "Better than in Mexico !!"
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but a little to pricey for us
    meandB
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant, and I think the food is very very good. The decor and atmosphere are nice, but not particularly elegant, and at least for Salt Lake City the prices are a bit high. They feature fancy margaritas which I personally don't like at all, but a small list of bottled beers that suited me. Draft beer would be nice. I'm not sure if I'd go back because it's too expensive to be a regular stop but not quite nice enough to be special.
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    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
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  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food was very good but way overpriced. You can get The same food at other places much cheeper.
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  • Great,but
    Lunching4aves
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything is really wonderful, until you get to the tortillas. Why not seek out better ones to accent the amazing food?
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    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated
    TugBoat
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    This place was named both best new restaurant and best Mexican in Salt Lake. I was completely under-welmed by the food and authenticity of the place.
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  • Itchandscratchy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Very ordinary Overpriced for not unique food Table side guacamole for 11 dollars is crazy. This is slc, not NYC.
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  • Girls Night
    CC1158
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We had a girls night here and the food was excellent! We went early (5pm) so it wasn't crowded and we had great attention from our server. There was some trouble with a dish being too spicy when our server said it had no spice, however they corrected it immediately with a new dish. I will definitely be going here again!
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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  • Pricey for Mex
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was tasty but let's face it, it's still Tacos and Enchiladas and Guac, and is it worth $20 a plate. We had higher expectations considering we liked ZY a lot and that Frida offers unique regional dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    First time at this restaurant. I had the enchilada suiza, loved it! Everyone in our party tried something different, mixed reviews but still on the positive side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music to loud & Overpriced Much!
    BGorjus
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Sat outside and was blasted by music, service was great but the price for 4 people was almost $100 and the food didn't taste that great, not at all.
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  • Mexican in Salt Lake City
    brant
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was terrific. If you want your guac to be spicy, you can ask for the highest level, BUT, also ask for the extra spicy that they don't mix into it and it comes on its own plate. Very good, it was a 2014 Salt Lake Magazine winner for best new restaurant and best Mexican spot and it was really good. It is 1/2 block down from the SLC Marriott on State St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to SLC dining "menu"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    After reading about Alamexo in Salt Lake Magazine, we were awaiting the right occasion to try the restaurant. We took a risk taking our two children (9 year old twins) not knowing exactly how spicy or "kid friendly" the food would be. Our kids are very adventurous, so the worry was small. Well, after seeing my twins devour a batch of fresh guacamole and then proceed to consume duck tacos, chicken tacos, and tres leches cake, our concerns were muted. The place is awesome. Anyone who loves good Mexican-style food with a bit of flare will love Alamexo. And, if you go, do try the Vida Rita for your beverage--truly enjoyable. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic