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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-7580
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Ranked #58 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Albany, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went there recently hoping for some fish choices for Lent. We were thrilled to find many options, including some awesome choices on their "limited time" Spanish food menu. Keep in mind that this is a Mexican Restaurant and that is the type of food they are known for but we found the Spanish food to be decent. I have... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Consistently good and authentic food, but don't order the American basics. Try the posole or tamales, and the creme de elote soup is top notch. Great outdoor patio area for when the weather allows. Lunch menu is sort of pedestrian, but good and a bargain.

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Delmar, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent, authentic Mexican food. The food is fresh and done just right. Service is also very good along with the drinks.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The staff were very unwelcoming and rude, the food was good compared to the whole experience but overall thumbs down.

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East Schodack, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We always visit when we are in the mood for Mexican food which is often. The food is consitent and the drinks are good. There are differnt seating areas including outdoors which makes it even better durring the summer. The Bar is small so don't expect there will be room. Complimentary chips and salsa is very good.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

My parents live in Albany. My Dad wanted to try this place for his birthday. We had a party of 6 Adults, a 12 year old and 3 year old. Upon arriving they sat us in the main dining room. At 730pm on a Saturday Night there was only 1 couple just finishing diner. Made me wonder how good the... More

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