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El Mariachi

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213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
516-536-6661
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12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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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, Waitstaff
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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Mexican Food. Great drinks.

This was my first time at El Mariachi with my boyfriend. We went on a Friday night, the restaurant was busy but we did not have to wait. We had margaritas which were excellent. We ordered the nachos for an appetizer, they were really good. The jalapeños on top added a nice kick. For dinner I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie R
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Scarsdale, New York
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Scarsdale, New York
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at El Mariachi with my boyfriend. We went on a Friday night, the restaurant was busy but we did not have to wait. We had margaritas which were excellent. We ordered the nachos for an appetizer, they were really good. The jalapeños on top added a nice kick. For dinner I ordered the vegetarian plate... More 

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Thank Stephanie R
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Cinco De Mayo but have been there on other nights as well. We were there for my cousins bachelorette party and had a great time. They had a band on the patio so it was a lot of fun. The food there is always freshly made and on weekends they will have mariachi band going through the... More 

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Thank GenCaps
Sydney, Australia
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153 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Visited there at 11pm on a Saturday night after long flight from Hongkong - they opened the kitchen to cook for us : really tasty meal The maragitas were excellent - the service very friendly & helpful Very impressive restaurant - great value

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Thank wildcrazygoats
New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've ben to El Mariachi a few times for margaritas and salsa in the outdoor patio. The last visit was terrible. So terrile that we did't even get to try the food because they forgot we were there. The service is awful. Slow is an understatement. We got water and chips and never saw someone again.... waited 30 minutes and... More 

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Thank GoodTimes923
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I used to frequent this restaurant with my wife. Haven't been there in a couple of years. They had the same food stained plastic coated menus we had on my last visit. Can only imagine the bacteria growing on them. The owner, I believe Pancho, was short and rude from the beginning. Then my wife had the gall to ask... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Long Island, New York
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I was requested to find a place to have drinks and Mexican food on a Friday night for a celebratory dinner. Went back to this place for the first time in 20 years. No waiting for a table. The Mariachi band was roving around, which was fun. All fajitas were tasty: Shrimp, Tex-Mex and regular. Enchiladas large serving. Tortillas hot... More 

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Thank Allison K
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Ate lunch here today with my niece and nephew. The best asset of this restaurant is the man in charge--he tends bar and serves tables and has a wonderfully charming personality that does not seem forced. The other asset here is the food. All of it tasted fresh and delicious. Some commenters said it was a bit under spiced, but... More 

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Thank Edward D
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have been going here for about 35 years! The food is always good, the service is fast and efficient, the waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is decent. Many of the same waiters have been there as long as we have eating there...a rarity among restaurants!! All their entrees are very good and their Sangria is second to none.... More 

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1 Thank jaygarbi .
Erial, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Food was bad, the service was worse. I should have walked as soon as I found out that aside from the fajitas all their beef entrees were made with ground beef. I ordered the fajitas, it was bland at best. Tortilla chips were small and stale......maybe a small step up from Taco Bell.

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1 Thank baker0398
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?