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El Mariachi

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213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
516-536-6661
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant Rockville Centre, NY. Proudly serving the...
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant Rockville Centre, NY. Proudly serving the community since 1977.
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Middle week dinner

No waiting to be seated. The food is good more than just a taco and enchiladas. The bartender was nice too. We got "buy backs" which is always a plus. Makes you want to come back because you were treated well. I would dine here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Rosanna P
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RVC
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been going to El Mariachi for over 30 years and they have always been consistent in their food and atmosphere. Since I did spend time in Mexico many years ago, I do recognize that their food is authentic and tasty. The wait staff which has changed through the years has remained friendly and speedy. Although we usually eat... More 

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Freeport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having been here on many past occasions we decided for a revisit after a few years since last visit. The kids choices are basically same as anywhere and serving size is decent. However for overall quality and value you don't get much. The margarita pitcher had very little alcohol in it. We ended up getting fajitas. I steak and wife... More 

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Freeport, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

OMG! This place is amazing! Felt like I was in Mexico. The food is awesome! Especially loved the live Mariachi band. Great service, friendly crowd. Outdoor seating available.

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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

No waiting to be seated. The food is good more than just a taco and enchiladas. The bartender was nice too. We got "buy backs" which is always a plus. Makes you want to come back because you were treated well. I would dine here again.

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Queens, New York
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The place is not as good as I remember it over 10 years ago. No Happy Hour and the drinks were on the watery side. Food was so so and nothing special. I would not be inclined to go back so quickly.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

i have been living in the area my whole life and will visit here if we dont want to go far or someone else suggests it. First off, there is a waiter that works here that is pretty much a fixture in the place, and hes not the nicest person.The place needs renovating badly, and the food is just ok.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Been there more than a few times & the food is inconsistent, Sometimes it seems as if everything, including the chips is stale. Other times it seems the chef is actually paying attention to what she's doing. Drink sizes are laughable - the double margarita seems to come in the same size glass as a single. Service can be attentive... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm surprised this place is still in business. I went here many years ago had the food was terrible. From recent reviews I see it hasn't changed since then.

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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food is of poor quality, bereft of flavor and the service is no better, we went there because a member of our party wanted Mexican food and it's the only local place we could come up with.

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Franklin Square, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Sorry to say our experience was not one of the best. After reading reviews for another restaurant we compared the two and decided on this one. The restaurant was empty which we thought would work in our favor, but they placed us in a table by the back door and forgot about us. Service was non existent. Paella was bland,... More 

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Additional Information about El Mariachi

Address: 213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
Phone Number: 516-536-6661
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: 516-536-6661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant Rockville Centre, NY. Proudly serving the community since 1977.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?