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El Mariachi

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Mexican, Southwestern
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Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C (Edmonston Dr.), Rockville, MD 20852
301-738-7177
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic dinner with my daughter

My daughter is vegetarian, we were able to find so many options. Food was delicious, service was good. Even with half the dining closed for renovations everything flowed so well. This is the third time we have been here and enjoy it more each time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
BSM1954
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Schenectady, New York
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  • Families with children
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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I started going to El Mariachi many years ago when it first opened. The food has always been unique and very good. The service is always excellent with the owner often present. They always use white table cloths with a flower on the table. Roses are offered on special occasions. The food has become somewhat pricier over the years, but... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My daughter is vegetarian, we were able to find so many options. Food was delicious, service was good. Even with half the dining closed for renovations everything flowed so well. This is the third time we have been here and enjoy it more each time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

great food and very good margaritas, house margarita or top shelf margaritas are great. service is very good.

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife and I have been to El Mariachi in Rockville, Maryland countless times over the past 20 years. The food is generally good - as is the service. We and our friends had a bad experience with the owner last night and will not be returning to El Mariachi. We ordered a carafe of house chardonnay and were shocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Went there for a group dinner. The food was fresh and very tasty. The service was great as well. For a Tuesday night the restaurant was busy. Surprising until one eats the food. The portion was plentiful. I am definitely going to return to try other items on the menu. For desert I had flan which was a pretty big... More 

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Kensington, Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Many typical dishes but they also serve several standouts. The Pato (duck) with olives is terrific as is the salmon Pacifico. Service is good and the kitchen will accommodate special requests. Reasonably priced.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We went in for lunch on a Saturday and they seated us right away. Waiter took our order quickly. Got our food in S reasonable amount of time. It was ok nothing special. Got chimichangas came with rice and beans and was piping hot It just wasn't that flavorful. Prices were on the high side do not think I would... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We weren't too sure what to expect. We were the only ones in the restaurant when we arrived. Service was fast, we got a huge plate of tacos and dip while we picked our choice of meals. Soon after many patrons came in and shortly after that the restaurant was full. And that said it all. Our food arrived hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love this place. Rather I am going with friends at work or family. I always get the montezuma platter. Great tacos and enchiladas. The staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You know how sometimes you can go to a Mexican restaurant, read the menu and you could be in any of a hundred restaurants like it? This isn't one of those hundred. The menu is a little more varied, with more seafood and a few more vegetarian options, and the food is dependably good. Good steak/shrimp combos, fish - not... More 

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Additional Information about El Mariachi

Address: Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C (Edmonston Dr.), Rockville, MD 20852
Phone Number: 301-738-7177
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 to 35
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C (Edmonston Dr.), Rockville, MD 20852
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-738-7177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 to 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?