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El Mariachi Restaurante

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El Mariachi Restaurante
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711 Cannery Row, Suite 1, Monterey, CA 93940
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711 Cannery Row, Suite 1, Monterey, CA 93940
831-324-4953
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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  • 2
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  • 1
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great server... Ok food

We too had a really nice server (well the second one, the first was the bartender and sorta forgot us) and sat by the window which probably helped our experience. They gave us a coupon that is why we tried it.. Our food was fine, but had i read tripadvisor first we most likely wouldn't have eaten... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We too had a really nice server (well the second one, the first was the bartender and sorta forgot us) and sat by the window which probably helped our experience. They gave us a coupon that is why we tried it.. Our food was fine, but had i read tripadvisor first we most likely wouldn't have eaten here. It's pretty... More 

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Wow, was the carpet filthy! That was my first impression. Second, why did they go to all the trouble of frying a chimichanga only to smother it in what can only be described as vegetable soup. The view was beautiful, and I had a great waiter, but I wouldn't come back, sadly. Also, it's pricey and you'll leave wondering why... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I happen to go in because they were showing the UFC fights. The drinks were good, didn't try the food. The place looked run down and some employees looked as if they did not want to be there....

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I will try to close this restaurant by the health department. -the carpet is dirty and is composed of different pieces. -the restrooms look like [--], and they smell like pee that has been sitting for a long time! -the chips were VERY stale and I bet the salsa was that canned stuff. -the staff took forever to take our... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Our first clue should have been the place was deserted on a sat night. The salsa was terrible so we should have left. Just really bad.

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Placerville, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Food was ok. Price was ok . Sit in the tall tables by the windows to people watch . I think lunch for two was under twenty .

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Berkeley, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We just needed to sit down and have a quick bite. The server was very nice, but the food was seriously sub-par. No one enjoyed their meal. The Ceviche with fake crab was particularly surprising and disappointing considering the location of the restaurant a stones throw from the bay! The only saving grace was the kids liked their grilled chicken... More 

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Sacramento, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

The shrimp tostados had frozen shrimp with Pace salsa poured all over it, it was inedible, the kids grilled cheese was half slimy and half uncooked, how you mess up grilled cheese is beyond me. There are other great places with nice views, don't waste your time or money here.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We did not have anything to eat here just cocktails at the bar. Nice bartender who told us his life story practically!!

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We had lunch at El Mariachi and were amazed at the quality of the food--and the portion sizes. Our side order of guacamole looked like two whole avocados had been used, and the tortilla chips were excellent. When I ordered a bee flauta fhe very pleasant waiter asked if I wanted one or two; I expected the usual rolled-up corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 711 Cannery Row, Suite 1, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-324-4953

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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