We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Mariachi Restaurante

711 Cannery Row, Suite 1, Monterey, CA 93940
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #206 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2013
Restaurant details
Write a Review

14 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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....

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Placerville, California
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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Mariachi Restaurante also viewed

Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula

Been to El Mariachi Restaurante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Mariachi Restaurante, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing