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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-7580
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Welcome Back Old Friend

I know there is an El Mariachi on Washington but it just is not the same as the Robinson Square location so I was very happy with their recent re-opening after being closed far to long due to a fire. Wife and I were seated quickly on a Saturday nite (We had a reservation) and our server was with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Kevin B
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East Greenbush
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Upstate New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I try to make sure to treat myself to a visit to El Mariachi at least a few times a year. I've eaten at both Albany locations, and the food, drinks and service are consistently excellent. I prefer this locale simply because the small, old building feels as if it was brought here straight from Puerto Vallarta. The menu is... More 

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East Greenbush
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I know there is an El Mariachi on Washington but it just is not the same as the Robinson Square location so I was very happy with their recent re-opening after being closed far to long due to a fire. Wife and I were seated quickly on a Saturday nite (We had a reservation) and our server was with us... More 

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Albany, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After a year long closure for renovation El Mariachi on Robinson Square is now re-opened. The restaurant consists of two contiguous buildings and is situated on an incline on the corner of Hamilton and Swan Streets. Therefore the restaurant is on multi-levels. On entering you come into the bar area which was lively on Monday night. To the left is... More 

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Claverack, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Lots of happy goings-on.....three small family birthdays where everyone sang. Lots of young professionals as it is near the state capital and the legislature was in session. Even with all the activity, service was great, portions were generous, atmosphere was friendly even from table to table.

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Albany, New York
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174 reviews 174 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 432-7580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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