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El Mariachi Restaurante

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711 Cannery Row, Suite 1, Monterey, CA 93940
831-324-4953
Today
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food cheap but didn't get to taste it. Was told a 15 minute wait then advised when queried after 30 minute wait we would have to wait another 30 minutes. Lots of tables empty but wouldn't seat us so we could at least have a few drinks. We were the only people waiting so not a long que.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great food with great ocean views! The margaritas were nice and strong. The food came quickly and was delicious.

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

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
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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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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about El Mariachi Restaurante

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

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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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