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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 - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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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Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews
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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 

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Cohoes, New York
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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 

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Latham, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Albany, New York
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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Huntington, New York
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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 

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Bethlehem, New York
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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 

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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!

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Albany, New York
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101 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I stopped here for lunch and was satisfied. The order was taken right away, the food came out pretty quick, everything tasted good. The only thing was that I felt rushed by the waiter.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I went on a cloudy evening and the inside seating area was almost full (probably bc possible rain and the outdoor seating isn't covered). The tables are very close together and the room seemed a little claustrophobic. They first tried to seat us right outside the kitchen door with waitstaff constantly going in and out-within inches from... 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?