El Alteno

323 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 768-9876
Cuisine: Mexican/Southwestern
Price: $$
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  • Hours
    Monday| 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Tuesday| 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Wednesday| 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Thursday| 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Friday| 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Saturday| 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Sunday| 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access
  • Atmosphere Outdoor Dining, Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Full Bar, Beer, Wines
  • Amenities TV
  • Banquet Facilities Over 100 People, Off-Site Catering
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


Welcome to El Alteno. Naturally Good, Naturally Alteno!

Bordering Nayarit is Jalisco, one of the most beautiful of Mexico's 31 States.

El Alteno means Highlander, one from the highlands, located in Jalisco.

Jalisco is known for its tequila, made from the blue agave plant, by the reddish color of the soil and by the warmth of the people.

El Alteno features a wide variety of Cocina Regional, including achiote marinated-lamb birra, pork pozole and slow simmered menudo, a very large and welcoming outside garden patio, a beautiful interior and fast friendly service.

Join us today for an authentic Alteno experience.

El Alteno is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only 1 person and it seem like she was force to be there.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The food was bland. Different from previous times.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The steak was very good. The chile verde was just okay -- sauce had a little flavor and the pork was a little fatty.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Food was extremely sub-par and overpriced. My wife had digestive issues afterwards. Service was OK.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The food has been going down hill. It used to be a cut above the average mexican fare in Watsonville, with a Peruvian twist. Now thier menu, pics and all, is just like all the rest of the restaurants in the area. Even the lettuce has been reduced to Iceberg rather then Romaine.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Service was really bad. They took forever to help us. We were the only ones in there. Not going back.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing service and delicious food
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Friendly staff...yummy food
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Food was good. Was very cold inside. They could have closed the doors. It seemed like this was the first time they've seen a certificate. We'll go back another fime.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The food was excellent. and quick service!
Date published: 2013-03-10
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