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El Mariachi

1094 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH
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Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Zip Code 03254
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Description: Zip Code 03254
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19 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Ate dinner here this week .... I thought the complimentary chips and salsa were rather lame, and the prices high, but overall the food was okay and portions huge. Service was good. Their kitchen was full of smoke when I arrived (you could see it when they opened the door) .... they said they are having issues with the fan,... More

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food is terrific. Family owned and owner often does the cooking. Same owners as El Centenario in Wolfeboro.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The food here was really good. The portions are huge. The staff was helpful. The decor was sort of kitschy Mexican. The view from the enormous front window - New Hampshire mountains - was beautiful. A winner of a restaurant.

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

I currently live in the south and was up visiting my folks in Moultonboro and we went here. In my current town, there are literally SIX Mexican restaurants--and this place here is great. Just really, really good food. Guacamole tasted fresh, huge portions, refried beans were hot and steaming, as if freshly prepared, unlike everywhere else I've been where it... More

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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164 reviews 164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I am not a huge fan of Mexican as I have the "cilantro=dish soap syndrome" but I know my husband loves it so I figured we would stop on our way home. Our server seemed new and was helpful in finding a dish that would work for me. I ordered the paella which sounded good and I figured for $23... More

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of friends. We were not disappointed, the food was great. There were four of us and we thought the total bill was very reasonable, so I don't understand complaints about prices. Our dining partners spend their winters just a few miles from the Mexican border and they thought the mole sauce was the... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The glowing reviews here are surprising; the food was decent as far as Mexican goes (and I do eat my share of tacos), but the prices were absolutely RIDICULOUS. No lunch specials (only in the winter?!), and atmosphere like what you would expect in an Lakes Region Mexican restaurant that used to be a seafood restaurant. Bottom line, spend your... More

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Amherst, New Hampshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

I just didn't expect authentic Mexican food in this small town in the upper part of NH. While visiting a friend we had dinner at this small restaurant and the food was exceptional. They had dishes that I have not seen outside of Mexico such a Chili en Nogado my favorite. The guacamole made tableside was excellent and everyone raved... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I was worried by how disorganzed and short staffed the restaurant appeared, but we were seated on a Sunday evening of a holiday weekend in about 25 minutes without a reservation. The wait was worth it. The wait staff was excellent and the food even better. Really great Carnitas, Guacamole, Skirt Steak and Enchiladas. Will make reservations next time but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

The service here was excellent-couldn't have been better. The food was the most 'Americanized' Mexican food I've ever eaten- ok, but not at all exciting. The cheese on top of the enchiladas was shredded mozzarella straight out of the bag, not even melted. I guess I'm spoiled by the quality Mexican restaurants back home in Montana. And the margarita. It... More

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