It wouldn’t be fair to call Alfredo’s a fast food joint, and it wouldn’t be accurate to call it a traditional sit-down restaurant. Alfredo’s falls somewhere in between.
Alfredo’s features authentic Mexican dishes in an authentic Mexican environment. Posters written in Spanish adorn walls that are painted to resemble an underwater scene. Artist renderings of colorful fish add to the cultural uniqueness of this local legend.
However, as festive as the décor may be, the food is what gives Alfredo’s its flavor.
The restaurant offers a daily special for $5.99, drink included. The dishes range from a crispy beef taco plate to fish tacos. Alfredo’s serves all the Mexican traditions throughout the week – from enchiladas to ensaladas.
Alfredo’s also offers some unique dishes in addition to their regular favorites. One specialty is their carne asada fries. The dish begins with a generous serving a fresh-cut French fries, topped with perfectly marinated carne asada steak. The dish is then topped with refried beans, sour cream and guacamole. The result is a dish that melds an American favorite with the aromatic bliss of a Mexican favorite, carne asada.
Other popular dishes include tortas, nachos and cheese enchiladas, all of which are affordably priced at between $5 and $7.
Overall, if you are looking for something affordable to break the mundane fast food trend, then Alfredo’s is the perfect place. It’s a little piece of Mexico right in the heart of the Big Country.
Alfredo’s has three locations in Abilene: 1620 Pine St., 3910 Buffalo Gap Rd., 1009 North Judge Ely Blvd. and 2849 South 14th St.