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El Mariachi

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213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
516-536-6661
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open 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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  • 14
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  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 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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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Freeport NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Consistently good food, great social atmosphere, always a fun place for food, friends, and of course a few drinks. Outdoor dining and very comfortable bar a big draw without being overcrowded or compromising ambiance. Staff really friendly and in tune with atmosphere and crowd.

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Valley Stream
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My family & I went kind of late one night & they had no problem serving us even though it was close to closing. The food & service are always great and fairly reasonable prices! This has become one of our regular places to go since living nearby for the past 11 years.

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New York City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived a bit after noon on a Saturday and were seated immediately. Service was prompt and friendly. My friend had enchiladas and I had flautas. Both were served with rice and beans and topped with sour cream and guacamole. The food was delicious and filling. I would most definitely return.

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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
  • 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?