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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 2
    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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Albany, New York
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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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99 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Sometimes you go to a restaurant for ethnic food, and you get an americanized version, but it is still good. El Mariachi was neither authentic nor good. The service was good: food was fairly quick in coming out, the waitress was attentive and friendly, and we were seated promptly. The carnitas were dry. Really dry. The tortillas were store bought.... More 

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Rensselaer, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

First off we waited 15 minutes for our wait person to take our drink order and that set the tone for the evening. Food was just OK. Did not like the guacamole; it was loaded with large (1/2 inch) chunks of onion which completely overpowered the avocado. I want to like this place, but we won't go back.

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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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Additional Information about El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

Address: 289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
Phone Number: (518) 432-7580
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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