Alebrije Mexican Kitchen

4.9
20 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Traditional Mexican cuisine is so much more than authentic dishes and spices; it’s a vibrant, lovingly preserved, cultural heritage.

We specialize in unique upscale Mexican dishes and handcrafted recipes passed down for generations…
Planting and harvesting native ingredients such as corn and chile peppers in chinampas…
Manually grinding grain for tortillas on stone and mortar…

Traditional Mexican cuisine embraces an entire heritage of culture dedicated to maintaining Mexico’s indigenous customs and cultural traditions.

So much so in fact, it’s now internationally recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Traditional Cuisine!
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vipMsCherry
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant... recently opened four months ago. Our experience last night was exceptional. Tender filet the right amount of spices. The fundido as a starter was right on time. The low lighting and intimate setting makes for a beautiful date night. Currently they're only open on nights... Fri to Sun. Look for the white steps near Grilled Cheese Bistro. Outdoor and indoor seating is available. The cocktails are on point. I love a simple margarita and their original version was tasty. I chose 1800 and it was superb!

I highly recommend you check them out. The pricing is $$ so make sure your pockets are right because your bill can easily reach $$$.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Topolobombo watch out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh, and deliciously different! The staff was attentive and pleasant. Though the restaurant is very small, the tables were well spaced- we didn’t feel crowded or cramped. Margaritas were top notch. We will definitely be back!

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CourtneyR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elevated, fresh and carefully created menu. Delicious drinks ( although cocktails are a bit pricey). Service was awesome- incredibly welcoming, very cool space and the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locale davvero carino, con un ottima cucina e un servizio cortese!
I piatti erano buonissimi. L’unica critica che posso fare era al filetto troppo cotto, ma il resto era eccellente.
Da evitare l’espresso, costosissimo (7$!) e annacquato

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AlfonsoM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food very tasty with beautiful presentation, cozy place

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HamptonRoadsgirl
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome private dining type experience, very small and intimate, impeccable service. Food was delicious and definitely not your average Tex mex. A little pricey but we’ll worth it for a special date night out! Will return soon.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round experience. Will definitely be back.

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vipMarkG
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was exceptional—The restaurant is one of Norfolk’s most valuable gems. The menu is high-Mexican cuisine…and quite different from the routine Tex-Mex variety. Our dishes were expertly prepared and served. We simply could not have had a more pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was amazing very in touch with the culture. The food was delicious and very tasteful and let’s not forget the drinks, they were well made and did not disappoint!

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PamD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Staff was helpful, friendly and attentive. Food was beautifully prepared. Dinners were delicious.

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vipVBdiner
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a very tiny gem of a restaurant serving excellent Mexican food that is beautifully prepared, delicious, and nothing like the typical taco/enchilada places in the area. Be prepared for unusual tastes and wonderful combinations. However while one expects to pay more for gourmet cooking and service, I was not able to give this a full five stars due to some of the pricing which was a bit over the top. Cocktails were extremely high priced and while craft cocktails are lovely, these were just too pricey. I ordered the fish of the day which for me was Red Snapper and came in a wonderful mango ginger sauce with vegetables and rice. It was very good. My husband ordered the Carne Asada which was also terrific. We split an arugula salad which was large enough for two and delicious. This was all beautifully prepared and presented. Dessert was just ok. My churros had some type of filling which was unnecessary, too sweet, and remained so hot that they were difficult to eat. My husband had the Arroz con Leche he didn't care for. Overall I would recommend this restaurant and will return but wonder how successful this will remain as it is extremely small (maybe a dozen people can be seated) and very expensive.

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RogerL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious host and owner; beautiful setting delicious food. Who could ask for more

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! The drinks were beautifully crafted and garnished with gorgeous floral accents. You can tell that the owner/staff really care about their business and patrons.

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Foodie
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An equal and welcome competitor to Luna Maya, but with a menu that further expands the Mexican food experience offering far more unique, delicious, and expertly prepared dishes and cocktails. Combined with the rustic interior, whimsical art, and exceptional service, Alebrije’s Mexican Kitchen is our new favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu with unique drinks!
Service was excellent and the ambiance is great. Overall I loved my experience, however the food may be slightly over-priced. I will still certainly recommend

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vipMattT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable authentic Preparations from Mexico like I haven’t had in the States. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience. Decor was great. Perfect for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely fantastic. The food is unique and the experience is top notch. Definitely upscale - you pay for the quality and attention to detail - but it is worth it. Our second time here, and we can’t wait for the next meal. The appetizers are incredible and the margaritas are exceptional. We had the tuna ceviche and the queso de mariscos. To die for. Bacon wrapped shrimp also top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is phenomenal. This is a new restaurant that will just keep getting better. I am excited to see what the future holds.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alebrije Mexican Kitchen using the Order Online button. Alebrije Mexican Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 904-1161.

Alebrije Mexican Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.