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El Mariachi

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Avs. Tulum and Orion, Tulum, Mexico
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Place to Watch Soccer

This place was pretty touristy and kind of over priced. The food was decent especially the queso fundido but there are better places out there. We went to watch the World Cup and it has many TV's and plenty of seating. They did give free shots of tequila per goal, so that was fun!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
Jenna S
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I took my special half to see the ruins in Tulum and then into Tulum Pueblo. We were hungry and where advised by the cab driver that El Mariachi was really goo food. He was right, our waiter, Adrian was happy, met us with a smile, and gave us really good service. We had The fried Grouper and Tacos El... More 

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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is not a place that I would recommend if you want authentic or good Mexican food, food was terrible, bad service, we had to chase the waiter to ask to bring plates and forks, or to ask for water, The do make sure to ask you for the tip regardless of the bad service.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Sombreros and beers..food.is.ok.overpriced.the waitstaff and.cooks.are.really sweet though and nice beer selection

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Coquitlam, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We dined in this restaurant while in Tulum. We ordered a serving of Shrimp tortillas and Grilled Fish. Food tasted great! For dessert, we decided to share home-made Cacao ice cream. It was served on a Cacao half-shell. Two words: Heavenly and Awesome! It was not sugary sweet like a lot of cheap ice creams in Canada and in the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place was pretty touristy and kind of over priced. The food was decent especially the queso fundido but there are better places out there. We went to watch the World Cup and it has many TV's and plenty of seating. They did give free shots of tequila per goal, so that was fun!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews 156 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Friends recommended this for the drink in the hollowed-out coconut. They took us for the fresh pina colada in the coconut. It was pulpy and just okay. Not memorable in a positive way. Okay place for nachos and fajitas. The pescado was nice and light. Not very busy even on a Friday night. This is downtown Tulum on a main... More 

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batavia ny
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This restaurant was within waking distance of our hotel. The food was very good, but the highlight of the meal was the ice cream/ They advertise home made ice cream. We each ordered the pineapple. Imagine our surprise when we each got a hollowed out frozen pineapple filled with the best ice cream I have ever eaten. It was pineapple... More 

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Bolzano, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It is a good restaurant, with a good choice of food and beers. Good location! Recommanded to everyone

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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We ate under a white tent (nothing special) at a plastic table (nothing special) beside the most gorgeous water (VERY special). There were lots of pretty young things in small swimsuits, dogs and cats wandering around and the food was delicious. This is NOT a "fine" restaurant, but it was absolutely perfect for enjoying the sand, sun and water.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I mean, Mariachi is open late and so sometimes its like one of the only options after you're done drinking other than street carts. Therein lies its value. Really not the best tacos, but they're there when you're wasted and you need them. That is all..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avs. Tulum and Orion, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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