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


  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alamexo.com
  • Phone: (801) 779-4747
  • 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: Contemporary Mexican, 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The dining experience is consistently outstanding. Delicious meals and outstanding service. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "If you go for nothing other than the chips and salsa and guacamole, you will leave happy. Great experience all around."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Uniques flavors and dishes. GREAT unusual margaritas and cocktails. Best. Guacamole. Ever. Desserts amazing too. Everything I have had there is excellent. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Excellent margaritas....excellent table side prepared guacamole.....excellent burritos. Fish tacos need a more flavorful sauce and would be better already put together."
    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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our friend from Puerto Vallarta raved about the food!! "Better than in Mexico !!""
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was very good but way overpriced. You can get The same food at other places much cheeper."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Everything is really wonderful, until you get to the tortillas. Why not seek out better ones to accent the amazing food?"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Very ordinary Overpriced for not unique food Table side guacamole for 11 dollars is crazy. This is slc, not NYC. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went early on a weekday and the food and service was outstanding!! I can't wait to eat here again!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I happened to pick up SL Mag which said this Alemexo is a must try restaurant. My wife and I are always game to try new places. This restaurant is fit for any foodie. We started off with guac made tableside (which was a tough choice since the ceviche looked amazing) then I had the beef short enchiladas. They were amazing. I wish the salsa was better. It was missing something special. The only issue we had was because of the time of day we went the sun was shining right in my wife's eyes. I had to switch seats with her and the table next to us had to move. It can easily be solved with some shades! I recommend this place and I have told a lot of our friends about this unknown restaurant. Derrick"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Fourth time at Alamexo and the food was great again, especially the tableside guac. Avoid the table by the kitchen entrance, unless you like hearing the staff say "corner" every 15 seconds!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoy looking for good food. When we saw Alamexo won salt lake city's 2014 best Mexican restaurant we booked our table for the next weekend. Location is amazing but the food was way over-priced and nothing special. I'm pretty sure the suiza enchiladas had a caned green Chili's sauce. For two of us to eat this unoriginal food cost $60 (without any drinks). I'm okay paying that much if the food is something we enjoy, but not for this meal. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Totally disappointing best describes our experience at Alamexo."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went for a late lunch. Service was attentive. Had the guacamole made tableside... was a little bland...probably should have asked her to add more jalapeno and cilantro...asked for some lemon wedges to perk it up. Food presentation was nice and tasty, but far from the best Mexican we've experienced. While pleasant, would probably not go again. And, glad we didn't have my Mexican husband with us!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food at this newish restaurant is really terrific, imaginative but not overdone. Some people will find it too expensive for Mexican food, but there really is a lot going on in the dishes, a true cuisine. The service is good, though a little casual for the price point. We really felt we wanted to go back and try several more items on the menu, especially the fish."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was soooo great! The guacamole made table-side is crave-worthy! I had the carne asada and the meat was so tender and juicy! Will most definitely be going there again soon!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food was very good quality, good taste, enjoyable atmosphere. I would like to see a little more quantity with the guacamole for the price paid (my only complaint)."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was very good, and we had a little mishap my meal and everybody was so nice and friendly and very quick."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Way too expensive for food that is just not that good. $9 for a bowl of guacamole--I mashed avocado with not enough salt. Fish has tortilla crust that was soggy and 2 sauces, both of which tasted like smashed tortilla chips. Mojito was thankfully delicious but couldn't redeem the food."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I was excited to try a higher end Mexican place. The decor was lovely, the service lousy, and the food just so-so. Our waiter promised to keep an eye on us but did a very poor job. Three of us at the table and not one of us finished our entree's or appetizer, he did not inquire if we were satisfied. Disappointing for the price, which is expensive. Unfortunately Salt Lake still awaits a good high end Mexican Cantina."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Red wine was served very hot and nothing to cool other than changing the taste and put ice in our glass. Our main plate was served before we finished our appetysers. The waitress moved our plates to make room."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very happy with this place. The table side guacamole is not worth $11 for 1 avocado. We will go back, looking forward to summer to sit on the patio."
    Dined on 2/14/2014