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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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227 N Main St, Austin, MN 55912-3440
507-434-5975
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite place in Austin

This is my favorite place in Austin, MN. This is also where I take my visitors. If you come visit me, you can count on going to El Mariachi for dinner. The food is very good and the service is great. Good chips and salsa, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Mommasavannah
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is my favorite place in Austin, MN. This is also where I take my visitors. If you come visit me, you can count on going to El Mariachi for dinner. The food is very good and the service is great. Good chips and salsa, too.

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Thank Mommasavannah
Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for many years, at least 1 per week. Hands down the best food in the area, including Rochester, MN. The wait is friendly and excellent.

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1 Thank T B
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Before you die - one must experience the flaming cheese fajitas at this establishment. I have never had a better Mexican meal and have traveled throughout Mexico and the Southwest. Service is attentive and the cozy booths remind one of Cancun.

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1 Thank Allen G
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We tried this restaurant several years ago when they first opened. It is fantastic. Authentic Mexican food and the quality to back it up.

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1 Thank DougnBonnie
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is great since it is decorated nicely. The food is great also. Get a chicken quesadilla and rice. It is the best! Food was served fast too. It is located downtown and parking is usually easy to find. Definitely will come here again.

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1 Thank Sue T
Austin, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We frequently visit here for lunch and dinner and it's always consistently great food. Very hot, fresh, and tasty food, I would highly recommend this place.

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1 Thank Andrew A
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were in town and gave it a try....sub-par Mexican food. My enchilada was awful and the burrito sauce tasted strongly of cinnamon. They miss the mark. The taco was pathetic with a soggy shell and only a dab of ground beef and lots of lettuce, no flavor whatsoever. However, the staff there are amazing! Very friendly and great manners.

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Thank genejamier
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Chose this place as its the one our friends like to eat at and we were meeting them there. Nothing really stands out as fantastic. Was hoping it would wow us with taste, not so. Just average tasting. Portions for the pricing were okay. My husband and I like to share as he has a larger appetite than I. Service... More 

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Thank NaNaBooh
Fulton, Missouri
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The service was good at this restaurant. The dishes we ordered did not stand out as being unique dishes, but we enjoyed the meal.

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Thank Tbirdmom
New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I LOVE this place!!! The food is always great... the salsa is amazing!! They could improve on the chips but.... I live in Texas .......

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 N Main St, Austin, MN 55912-3440
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 507-434-5975

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?