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    El Alteno Authentic Mexican Food is a locally-owned and operated Mexican restaurant in Watsonville, CA that serves a wide variety of authentic dishes.
    The key ingredient in traditional Mexican food is love, which is why we take the time to make all of our tortillas, soups, and combo plates by hand.
    Our authentic Mexican desserts like helado and sundae Mexicano are the cherry on top of a great meal. Contact our restaurant today to order fast and affordable Mexican food takeout.
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Mexican food
Mexican Food

Authentic Mexican food is defined by its combination of spicy and savory flavors. Our menu includes a wide variety of Mexican plates that showcase the best that this delicious cuisine has to offer. Join El Alteno Authentic Mexican Food on Taco Tuesday for discounted tacos and drinks.

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Menudo and Pozole

Menudo and pozole are two types of traditional Mexican soup that are perfect for warming up on cold days. To try these soups and other traditional Mexican dishes, call our restaurant at (831) 768-9876 to place an order for takeout.

Seafood Restaurant

Seafood lovers will fall head over heels for the shrimp enchilada and taco specials we offer at our restaurant in Watsonville, CA. A visit to our seafood restaurant is the perfect way to end a long day at the beach. Step out of the sun and enjoy a refreshing drink from our open bar today!

Family restaurant
Family Restaurant

Diners of all ages are welcome to enjoy a warm and satisfying meal at our family restaurant. Introduce your kids to traditional Mexican cuisine with our birria and mole de puebla. By ordering your meal for takeout, you can enjoy our authentic Mexican food in the comfort of your own home.

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Service was excellent, food as well. Had the Pescado Dorado. It was cooked perfectly and nicely balanced with the sides.
- Eddie T.

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Excellent Mexican food. Really nice authentic looking and spacious interior. Friendly service and reasonable prices. It's in the heart of downtown so it's street parking or there is a free public parking deck nearby. I have not eaten anything here that i didn't enjoy. There is also a bar here with more alcohol choices than a typical taqueria.
- Leighton

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A very rich meal and the very familiar place. The owner very kind.
- Macarena M.

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323 Main St
Watsonville, CA 95076

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