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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-7580
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Albany, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This establishment offers delicious Mexican food in a lovely setting on Washington Ave. opposite Albany Institute. Their mole is marvelous. Ample food is provided if you order a fajita. Sangria is great and, of course, the nachos are endless. We love this restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The best food, service, price and MARGARITAS!!! really nice place, if you stay in Albany a couple of days you must go to Mariachis

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Latham, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is real mexican food may by real Mexicans. It has a large menu with many items you'll find only here in the Capital District at this restaurant. You can get all the standard Mexican and Tex Mex food but also Mexican stews Mexican soups and Mexican seafood. From high-end Mexican Spanish paella 2 goat and tongue tacos and real... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My date and i enjoyed the margaritas.....! I chose the Tacos Al Carbon and was pleasantly pleased with the flavor...! Will come back again!

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Syracuse, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant was highly rated on Tripadvisor so I went. I was very disappointed. The enchiladas were not baked, no cheese inside and only lightly sprinkled on top. No flavor and it was drowned in red sauce, more like red soup. We had 4 others at our table feeling the same way. Rice was dry and black beans were not... More 

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Jubail, S. Arabia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Restaurant was almost empty except for 3 locals. Arrived an hour before closing time. Food tasted as it was "pre-cooked & re-heated". One of the rare cases of exaggeration of ranking. I don't know if this is legal or not, but the restaurant levied a 20% on the bill as a gratuity because our family was 8 people "and asked... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed near by for Albany orientation. Found the other location 144 Washington avenue close to downtown Albany. You know what they say about those small holes in the wall the food is great and it truly was. Had the chicken fajitas and wAs so good and fresh. The margaritas were awesome will go back when visiting my son at... More 

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Delmar, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This review is for the Washington Ave restaurant since the other is closed due to a fire. The whole experience started off poorly. When we entered there were very few people seated. For some reason the hostess tried to seat us at an obscure, out of the way table next to the kitchen. When I balked she cheerily moved us... More 

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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I always love a quick sit down meal at Mariachi's whenever I go back to visit friends. Their jalapeño poppers are fantastic. Their ingredients and decor are very inspired, very cozy atmosphere.

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Schenectady, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stopped by after attending a hockey game at the Times Union Center. We didn't know anything about the service, # of tables, etc. so we put 2 hours worth of quarters in the meter. We were served so promptly that we were finished in under an hour. Very enjoyable experience. The chips and salsa served free of charge were... More 

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Additional Information about El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

Address: 289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
Phone Number: (518) 432-7580
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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