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Taqueria El Mariachi

Mexican, Spanish
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109 S Olden Ave, Trenton, NJ 08609-1525
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Authentic and Delicious

We've been here two times in the last few months for tongue tacos and I get the Mexican shrimp. It has been very good both times, the guac is very good too. Cheap and delicious! Will be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Emma B
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We've been here two times in the last few months for tongue tacos and I get the Mexican shrimp. It has been very good both times, the guac is very good too. Cheap and delicious! Will be back

Thank Emma B
Jackson, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was by myself after a Doctors appointment in Lawrenceville, and was starving for dinner. I hadn't had Mexican food in a while so decided to stop in. This was my second time here. The food really is fresh, homemade and most of all very good. However this will be my last time dining here. It really is a whole... More 

2 Thank Joe V
Karmiel, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Walked into a small dining area with just a few tables, but was greeted right away- Service with a smile! I ordered the flautas con pollo, (rolled fried corn tortillas filled with chicken and covered with salsa and lettuce and a bit of sour cream. The salsa was great, the flautas were cooked to perfection and very tasty. I also... More 

1 Thank Trumpets
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We love to eat out, today we went to El mariachi and we ordered tacos and pupusas. Everything was so delicious, except the horchata, a drink, I have had it before in another place and was way better. I would recommend to at least give the restaurant a try, very fresh and cheap Mexican food. :)

1 Thank Jandjo1134
Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A work colleague took me here for lunch. I was a tad bit apprehensive when we parked her BMW half on the sidewalk and half in the road, and then approached an awning that could use some sprucing up. Place was spotless clean, wait staff very pleasant, decor very plain , BUT THE FOOD WAS AWESOME. I was actually pleasantly... More 

1 Thank 19mrpb58
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The decor and location may be somewhat off putting, but don't let your first impressions win. This is a really great restaurant. The food quality is really good. Bring your Spanish: they hardly speak a word of English here. We keep going back. Very friendly. Full of Spanish-speaking patrons with their families. Make sure you order the guacamole which is... More 

1 Thank NorthSouth
Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

My friend Paul said this place had it all . It does,,, I had tacos with marinated pork, he had tacos with tounge! Very addicting food

1 Thank romadom
York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

Just had lunch at this place with my husband. The place is tiny but the service is friendly and fairly quick. For the non spanish speaker there are English descriptions on the menu. I had the papusas con loroco which are homemade corn tortillas filled with cheese and edible flowers that are similar to broccoli. My husband had the tostadas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 S Olden Ave, Trenton, NJ 08609-1525
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: 609-989-8010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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