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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food was great, service could be improved. Had to ask for multiple items."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Mojitos were not good. Food was good, not great. I doubt I'll go back."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I can't get enough of their food, it's absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food and decor, the server was decent. The only thing is, they should get better tortillas."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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