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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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11:30 am - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Had a great lunch

This place may not be authentic but the food is fresh. I had a great shrimp quesadilla. The service was fairly fast, their salsa is really good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Virge J
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  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank TheNerdyMonkey
New York, United States
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

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 SunnyZee
Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

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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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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 70 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 

Thank Chris W
Huntington, New York
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

i travelled to Albany today and stopped in for dinner with a colleague at this restaurant. The hostess who also doubled as the waitress was very pleasant and friendly. We definitely felt welcome. The first clue that this place had average tasting food was the very bland salsa sauce that no amount of black pepper could improve. I ordered the... More 

Thank Melina R
Bethlehem, New York
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food was good not great. Had the chicken chimichanga which was as expected. The area we were seated in was very tight and close to a window that had a very cold draft. The servers were nice and attentive. I think I had heard so much good about this place that I was expecting to have amazing food. It... More 

Thank katie0225
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place may not be authentic but the food is fresh. I had a great shrimp quesadilla. The service was fairly fast, their salsa is really good!

Thank Virge J
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
109 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stopped in for dinner after the Hidden Garden Tour. Both my friend and I asked for recommendations and were told to try a favorite chicken dish - Pollo San Marco. We did and enjoyed it, but were disappointed that no cheese or salsa were served with the tortillas. Other than that, our server was excellent and the atmosphere was very... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?