If you are anything like me, then you constantly on the lookout for a new mexican restaurant. For me it can’t be a fancy sit down restaurant, but at the same time it can’t be too authentic to the point where I can barely communicate with anybody there. I have recently found a happy medium with a place by my house called Alderto’s.
When you walk in to Alderto’s it is very clean with plenty of room to sit. As with any “real” mexican restaurant, you walk up to the counter and order instead of being waited on. Every time I have gone to Alderto’s, the person behind the counter has always been nice and even offered some of their favorite dishes. Alderto’s also has a drive through that is open until 11:00 pm making it a good alternative to Del Taco or Taco Bell for those late night munchies.
Alderto’s has a pretty extensive menu including a breakfast menu. They offer a number of different platters as well as tostadas, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, camarones, empanziados, and tortas. They offer most of the usual meats like carne asada and chile verde, but unlike other mexican restaurants like Los Gallos they don’t have the meats like cabeza and lengua for the hard core mexican food fans. My recent favorite at Alderto’s has been the fish burrito.
As with any good Mexican restaurant, Alderto’s has a great salsa bar with both red and green salsas, pico de gall, and pickled jalapenos and carrots. They also offers mexican drinks like jamaica, piña, horchata, and a variety of jarritos flavors.
The bottom line
If you looking for some inexpensive authentic mexican food, Alderto’s is the place to go. Please let me know of some other great mexican restaurants in Reno.