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El Mariachi

Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C (Edmonston Dr.), Rockville, MD 20852
301-738-7177
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Ranked #22 of 342 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I'm just gonna get on with it. Nice place. Ambience is good. Too much water in salsa. Crackers were light and crisp. Mojito was good. Fish was good. Shrimp with the exoskeleton on was good. Rice was okay. Beans was bland. Gave it back. Steak was cut. Tacos were legit. Check was reasonable. Service was fair. Review is done

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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261 reviews 261 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We haven't been here in over a year. We had reservations at 6:30 PM for 5 on a Sat and it was packed. The crowd kept arriving until 7:30pm then there were only 1-2 available tables. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria and it arrived in 5 minutes and had... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a few times, over a period of about a year or a little more. We have enjoyed it every time. It is not too noisy and the food is well prepared. The menu is more interesting than average, for instance with excellent fresh crab soft tacos. We plan to return.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'm never sure what to call this Mexican/Central America cuisine, but it's very good, and the quality hasn't declined in the four years since I last visited. Paper-thin tortilla chips with made-in-the-kitchen pico de gallo are a nice way to start, with maybe an appetizer (I prefer the mussels with a hint of ginger in the broth) before moving to... More

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Potomac MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a favourite restaurant in our family , especially if I do not feel like cooking. Freshest of ingredients , perfectly flavoured, always very tasty, warm friendly staff, they always remember us.Comfortable atmosphere. They are very willing to adjust spices. There is a large vegetarian menu , well prepared. I especially love the fajitas, always perfectly prepared just off... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

wonderful mexican restaurant in convenient shopping center with decent parking. nothing overdone; salsa and chips delightful; seafood done well. no big surprises on the menu, but the full meals and appetizers taste and look authentic. great place to go when you want real mexican food.

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Rockville, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been dining at El Mariachi for 20 plus years and never tire of the extremely well prepared cuisine. Service is always efficient, pleasant and timely. Before they expanded a few years back the gratis fried tortilla chips were freshly prepared and delicious. Not so anymore but still good. Poc Chuc Yuca Teco is awesome and the Cuban inspired... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

El Mariachi is the best kept secret in Rockville, possibly the entire DC area, when it comes to authentic and well prepared Tex Mex food. While the owners have branched out with other restaurants in Frederick, MD and Delaware, this the original location. It is not much to look at from the outside, tucked behind an IHOP n a strip... More

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New Windsor, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

El Mariachi Rockville Maryland ***** Mexican Food Done Right My niece from New Orleans was visiting her mom and brother and invited me down for Mexican food as it would be the only opportunity for me to see her on this visit. I'm always leery of Mexican food as the chain versions are somewhat questionable. The second re-fried beans hit... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We have been going there for aout 20 years at least monthly and it is excellent, both the food and service. Defintiely get the steak and shrimp fajitas, or the Chimichanga Mariscos (seafood). My wife loves the salmon. Mixed drinks are very good. Desserts are great, especially the tres leches cake, fried ice cream and flan. They take reservations and... More

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