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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

141 Swanson Ave Ste 5, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403-0847
(928) 505-8030
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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- Apr 10, 2014
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were there on a Thursday night (3/27/14) and the place is small but was busy - we placed our drink order with three different people and it took 15 minutes for the drinks to arrive - the prices are good, food is okay, service not so much.

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Cadillac, Michigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was out first visit to El Mariachi Restaurant. The waiter was friendly, he restaurant itself had nice décor, the food was served quickly and was very good. The portions are large and the Grande Burrito was huge. The price was very good compared to other restaurants. I would recommend visiting here.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stopped here for dinner one evening after walking out of a Mexican food restaurant across the street because we did not get waited on, or even acknowledged, for the 10 minutes we sat at the bar. When we entered El Mariachi we were greeted warmly and were waited on immediately. The food was really good -very ample portions. Definitely... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I have been to this place before. I ordered the mini taco lunch. My chicken taps where wonderful. The only thing was the sides were cold. I still ate it and even cold it was good. Very cute decorations! I will still come back the next time I come to lake Havasu.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We chose this restaurant for our 1 night visit based on a few reviews but were disappointed. It was late in the evening, the staff was eating in the main restaurant area and appears a little annoyed that we turned up. The food had nothing special and the serves we're not particularly generous by the standards we had experienced over... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My wife and I love this place and usually eat here a couple of times each time we visit Lake Havasu City. The food and service are always excellent and the selection of dishes are great. Many times the line is out the door, so get there early!

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Lake Grove, Ny
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were on vacation in Lake Havasu City, AZ and someone at the hotel recommended El Mariachi. We went there at 1:30p and had enough food that we never had dinner that day. The margaritas were exceptional and only $3.75 each. A wonderful little find located at 141 Swanson Ave, in a little strip mall. Don't waste your time in... More

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It is always a shame when outsiders slam a great resturant just because they can't get that special bowdown service they are so use to in California. The food is one of the best prepared in our city. I suggest that if you prefer something unusual stay home and don't come here.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

First of all, there was an obnoxious drunk guy who was talking so loudly to the other people at his table that my husband and I were very distracted during our entire meal. More than once the man even blurted out some obscenities and none of the wait staff seemed concerned about it -- they just ignored him. In fact,... More

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Yes, this place is small but it's big on friendliness and quick service. The food is consistently good and you can't beat the price. VERY inexpensive. You can spend $10.00 on food and drink and leave full! Not many places you can do that any more. Their salsa is my favorite of any Mexican restaurant in Havasu. Very fresh and... More

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