Alberto's
Alberto's
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Alberto's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tabernashtavern.com/
  • Phone: 9707264747
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Sapien
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Alberto's is available to cater your events at Alberto's or at your place.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cooper Creek Square
  • Public Transit: The Lift Ski Bus stop is right outside and all of the resort lodging shuttles drop off regularly at the same stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Cooper Creek covered parking lot.
A word from Alberto's
Experience Chef Alberto Sapien’s past, present and future culinary favorites. Alberto's specializes in hearty southwestern fare, thin crust pizza from our stone ovens, classic Italian entrees, generous portions of USDA prime aged beef as well as fresh fish, chicken and vegetarian entrees. Alberto's features an eclectic and affordable wine and beer selection to accompany Chef's creations. Our menu and wine selection change on a regular basis. After a day of fun in the mountains enjoy the relaxing setting and views of the continental divide from the upper level of Cooper Creek Square located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Colorado!
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Alberto's reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We were very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We were very disappointed with our experience. We were sat a table that was so dark that we could not read the menus. We waited 20 minutes after being seated to get water. The menu was interesting but the food failed to deliver. We would not go back.
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  • They have very good food;
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    They have very good food; the service is just OK; the waitress made a 2 mistakes on a short bill. They need to work on improving wait staff training & customer service.
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  • The ahí nachos are incredibly
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    The ahí nachos are incredibly delicious. We tried one pizza and there was so much cheese on it that it was nauseating. Luckily, they agreed to replace it with another pizza (wine and cheese), and it was very good. The waitress was OK. Both times we've been there lately the waitresses have acted very bored.
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  • This is a very, very good
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    This is a very, very good restaurant in Winter Park. The chef is excellent; the decor is attractive; and they have a good happy hour & early bird discount, so what's not to like?!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    picky
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Disappointing visit, especially after last Friday's visit to Tabernash Tavern and we were greeted by a hostess with a chip on her shoulder. Our waiter was more busy watching t.v. and helping the couple next to us, than checking on our table. The food seemed not as fresh as we have once enjoyed. Where is Al????? Perhaps Al is gone for the mud season and will hopefully reappear next weekend!
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  • Everyone's meal was outstanding.
    jond
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Everyone's meal was outstanding. Prices very appropriate for the fare. Terrific and very unusual Caesar salad. A must try. Only disappointment was the Banana Cream pie dessert.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Upscale Dining in Winter Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Alberto's is one of the best restaurants in the Winter Park area. If you're looking for a special night out and some fine dining, this is the place for you! The food is superb. I had the seafood risotto, which was out of this world.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Creative menu with a Latin twist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    We have dined at sister restaurant Tabernash Tavern many times, but this was our first time at Alberto's. We enjoyed the creativity of the menu, which was similar to Tabernash's, but with more of a Latin twist. The four of us all got different dishes, and each one of us really enjoyed our meal. Not your typical fare here! We'll definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Good food - Waiter needs coaching.
    SirenaVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    this is a mixed review. Food taste was good. Waiter was not. While reviewing the menu he gave us his recommendations saying that one particular dish was his fav. When the food arrived 1 side item was missing & he admitted that he had forgotten to place the order in, which is weird because 2 people at our table ordered the same side. At the end of the meal he kept our credit card for about 15 mins - then just pointed out that it was sitting at the register "safely" while it took care of other tables. He said this was his 1st day, but at the beginning of meal he made recommendations from his knowledge of the menu.
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  • Basic ingredients of dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Basic ingredients of dishes were of high quality and individually well prepared. However, too much was mixed on each plate so as to render the flavors a chaotic mess. For example, a salad with strawberries, blackberries, black beans, corn, bbq onions and pieces of chili meat? Wouldn't recommend it for the food.
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  • They have an excellent happy
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    They have an excellent happy hour. The ahi nachos are amazing; wine and cheese pizza is delicious; service is great & the ambience is very nice.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Go elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Can't really rate the food since we never got served. We went for our 11th anniversary, We showed up for our 7:30 reservation and was told - it will be 5 to 10 minutes. 20 minutes later I had to go to the server stand to see what was going on..there were empty tables. They had to set the table - so we sat down 25 minutes late. After 10 minutes the hostess stopped by - has your waitress been by? uhh, no - we were just waiting for my wife to finish her margarita to bail at that point. No real apology - just a - can we do something like buy you an appetizer. Really, an app? We left - if the front of house is that dysfunctional, there is a solid chance the back of house is in disarray as well. Do yourself a huge favor and try Deno's
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  • We were pleasantly surprised.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    We were pleasantly surprised. Good for a group with adults and/or kids & a nice find in an otherwise 'boring' food scene....
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • this is more a review of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    this is more a review of the review system you are using. The above item "Special Features" is hard to relate to. My input there would not help much. The stars rating is effective, and I do not give out stars lightly. I have to note that using stars as a measure of a restaurant is pro se confusing, as Michelin's world recognized ratings uses stars. The Alberto's would not/does not have five Michelin stars, though it is outstanding. The ratings for noise are duplicitous. A high level of noise is not "energetic for all of us. You forced me to call it energetic, when I expected the highest level of noise to be "annoying". Maybe you could have a fourth level with that name, above "energetic". "Kid friendly" is not a special feature.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected some eclectic southwestern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Expected some eclectic southwestern food, but it lacked seasoning. It tasted very "one-note". The pizzas looked good so we may go back to try those.
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  • Great restaurant in the center
    RichDevVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Great restaurant in the center of Winter Park. Beautiful setting and creative menu choices.. Sister restaurant to the fabulous Tabernash Tavern
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  • Nice variety of dishes, particularl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Nice variety of dishes, particularly for a place in the mountains. Cooking style very similar to Tabernash Tavern, they are affiliated. Good choice if TT is not available. Would recommend as one of the better places in Winter Park. A little pricy, but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been here many times.
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    We've been here many times. Alberto's is the 'brother' restaurant to Tabernash Tavern. It keeps improving in terms of its ambience; the music and decor are very nice. The paint and lighting make the stone touches pop. When we were there they had some very classic and pleasant 30s,40s and early 50s music. Now for the food: the tuna nachos appetizer is outstanding; paella is yummy; the pizzas are great and innovative. They have a very good happy hour. Service was professional and attentive but not intrusive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Innovative menu that transforms
    TablefanVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Innovative menu that transforms ordinary into extraordinary.
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  • Foodie romance in Winter Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Alberto Sapien does it again with excellent dish creation and plating. Well priced and good wine & liquor list, including extensive selection of tequila. He hand pickles his jalapenos, which is a model of the attention to detail all the food receives. Highly recommend this and his Tabernash Tavern for a true foodie experience in the Winter Park area.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    The food and service were great. We tried the taquito app, duck entree and Filetto Oscar entree which were all excellent. Despite living in another Colorado resort town, we don't have a restaurant like this so it was a nice birthday treat. We will definitely go back and would also like to try their sister restaurant in Tabernash.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good Food the Rest Could Use Work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Food was good, service was Fair. Not a bad setting. They include a 20% gratuity for parties of 6 or more. 20% seems a bit steep especially given the service we received but that seems to have become the norm (for parties of 6 or more) just more used to 17% or 18%. Food was the best part.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • excellent staff and nice furnishing
    Dailydiner
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    excellent staff and nice furnishings the food was lacking however, a fine buffalo steak slathered in so much sauce and butter, it congealed to the plate. Limp tastless lettuce and the pizza was average
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    good for groups
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  • Food was good but pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    Food was good but pricey. We had the Pallella and it wasn't what we thought it would be unfortunately (although tasty it was more like soup). Dessert choices not good. The place was pretty empty and we don't know if it was b/c it was an off-night right after the holidays or if the place just isn't thriving.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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  • Great food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Great food and atmosphere. Pricier than most Winter Park restaurants, but worth it. The buffalo filet was terrific, as was the seafood chile rellano that comes with it. The passion fruit margarita was not too strong, but/and had an excellent flavor.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • disappointed!!! went a couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    disappointed!!! went a couple years ago after it first opened. It was really nice. But the menu has changed and now has nothing to do with Italian. Mussels were marginal. My daugter's steak was overly smothered....couldn't taste the steak. I won't be returning. :(
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  • Had to wait for our reservation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Had to wait for our reservation. Seated next to a table with several small children. Communication among staff, although very friendly, not great. One server delivered one of our three meals and walked away, as our waiter walked away. Each must have assumed the other was serving. Had to retrieve our own food off of the tray, after a minute or two deciding if either would return. Staff seemed harried tonight. Food was fantastic, but not quite as "wow" as our first visit.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food is always very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Food is always very good and superior to most of the boring menus in winter park. The portions are almost too large. The quality of the food at Alberto's wouldn't necessitate quantity. Sometimes the music isn't appropriate for this scale of restaurant (loud rock), but music was the right tone for christmas eve this time.
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  • Loved the food and we are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    Loved the food and we are happy we chose tis restaurant.
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  • Food and apps and drinks were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Food and apps and drinks were great (Jalapeno Mangorita was unique and the flavors went well together).
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Comfort food delivered at
    Penguin
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    Comfort food delivered at a high level // Great wait staff // Wine list to go with the food // Well done
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Alberto's was not open for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Alberto's was not open for business and had I not called the restaurant in advance I would not have known that. It should not have been available on line for a reservation.
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  • stay away from sauce laden
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    stay away from sauce laden entrees - super drenched mole pork and over the top amounts of goat cheese in a duck entree -
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent steak; modest wine
    prufrock
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    Excellent steak; modest wine list; very nice view and ambience, but music was a bit over the top where we were sitting. Responsive waitress but service was a little slow with dessert (molten chocolate cake). It was definitely worth the wait.
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  • Excellent as always. Steak
    DonB
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    Excellent as always. Steak and Lobster Pizza was outstanding !
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  • Green chili paella and steak
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    Green chili paella and steak & lobster pizza were excellent choices. Also, their wine and beer choices are top-notch, although not extensive. This is the best food in Winter Park.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The food was excellent, unique
    Bill
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    The food was excellent, unique with a southwestern touch. While the waiter was personable and attentive, he was a bit vague on menu and winelist questions. Our only real complaint was the timing of the service. The salad appeared first, shortly followed by the appetizer soup. We barely had time to finish these when the entres appeared. Maybe OK for quick family dining, but inapropriate for an $80 (not including taxes and tip) per couple dining experience. The ambiance was OK -- nothing special. But food quality is the most important aspect of eating out, and we would return for it. We would probably just mention in advance our expectations on the pace and timing of service.
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  • The menu has changed but the
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/11/2011
    The menu has changed but the food is still very good. Seafood paella was wonderful, we will definitely go back. Our waiter was very good. He was efficient and knowledgable
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  • I had the paella and it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    I had the paella and it was outstanding. My husband had the duck and although the mole sauce was incredible, the duck itself was a little overcooked and dry. Overall a very good restaurant with very good service and a very interesting menu. I want to come back and try it again.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Chef Al is a genius! His
    picky
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    Chef Al is a genius! His wait staff exemplary. All he needs is a spot with a bit more character (bring back The Shed) and perfect-o.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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