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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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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Finally found the right one

My husband and I tried out the Washington ave location about 2 years ago. We were stuffed into a room the size of a closet with the kitchen right there. Needless to say, we never went back. Today we tried the Hamilton av location and was very satisfied. We had the steak fajitas which were made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Troy, New York
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Troy, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tried out the Washington ave location about 2 years ago. We were stuffed into a room the size of a closet with the kitchen right there. Needless to say, we never went back. Today we tried the Hamilton av location and was very satisfied. We had the steak fajitas which were made with real steak. My... More 

Thank laurieg832
Albany, New York
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Just had dinner at El Mariachi. It is a great family restaurant. Our food was served quickly and it was excellent. The tables are close together so it might not be the best choice for a romantic dinner but my husband and I enjoyed chatting with the charming children at adjacent tables. Portions are large and prices are very reasonable.... More 

Thank jakeandben
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The noise from other patrons in the approximately 10 table dining room was just so loud we could not even hear each other talking! The service was truly terrible, and, while the food was pretty good, it sure could have been a lot warmer. This is the 2nd time we have been there and both of us had a very... More 

Thank Bob D
Doyline, Louisiana, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant recently opened in Haughton, Louisiana and some friends said it was really good so we tried it. The service was super and everybody was so friendly. We had a great appetizer to start, with chicken, taquitos, quesidillas, stuffed jalapenos. It came with guacamole, sour cream and Pico de gallo. Everything on the plate was really good.... More 

Thank Barbara W
Albany, New York
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This was my third time here and my (now) husband's second. We hadn't been here since the remodel. It's a beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere & amazing food! Both of our dishes were absolutely delicious (I am a very selective eater) we got the Sangria and the Cherry Cobbler, both were really good. If you like a more authentic... More 

1 Thank TheNerdyMonkey
New York, United States
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food at its best! The service is great, the menu diverse and the ingredients are fresh! I also love the ambiance and cleanliness! I can't wait to come back!

Thank Sunny_Side2000
Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited El Mariachi on Saturday, August 15 with my wife and my son. Our goal was to try Paella. Before paella was ordered, we also ordered soup Menudo and after paella I ordered desert Banana wrap pie. I have to say that each meal was super and of excellent taste. Paella that we ate was the best paella in... More 

1 Thank lgrin
Cohoes, New York
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We have been going to El Mariachi, both locations, for years. Washington Avenue has been spotty in the past couple years (often not being open in the later hours as advertised)... sometimes good food, service- eh. Just found out that this location is now closed. So we went down to the remodeled Hamilton St El Mariachi. This was our second... More 

Thank Rrose411
Latham, New York
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Sorry to say this place has gone down hill fast! The food was so bad that not one of us finished ours. I ordered chile relleno con queso, it did not look correct to me, not like any I had previously ordered. It wasn't, half way thru eating I discovered that the cheese and one whole side was burnt so... More 

2 Thank penny o
Albany, New York
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I haven't been here in a couple years. Mostly because it had become run down and the flies on the patio were overwhelming. We decided on a whim to try it again having heard that they redecorated and fixed things up. They had clearly made some updates. Lots of them in fact, new paint, new bar, new windows, it was... 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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?