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El Mariachi

574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
570-459-0300
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Ranked #9 of 113 Restaurants in Hazleton
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Other than its questionable location, this place has the tastiest, most authentic Mexican food. We have tried many items from their menu and we're never disappointed. The nachos, burritos, tortas, chili rellenos, tostadas are all fantastic! The portions are great as well as the value. The owners also are great hardworking honest people.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Wanted something closer to home for authentic Mexican food,since I can't always get to W-B. THIS is the place! A bunch of friends highly recommended it,and even though it is in a neighborhood known for some trouble,I thought it would be worth a try. I am SO glad I went,the owner is a GREAT GUY and the waitress is very... More

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New York, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stopped here for dinner during a long drive from western PA to NYC. Delicious, authentic, homemade Puebla style Mexican food. Everything tastes fresh, not nuked. Best Mole Poblano I've ever tasted. Very good tacos and enchiladas. Mexican Coke (with cane sugar, not corn syrup). Warm hospitality in what is clearly a mom-and-pop operation. Two downsides: one is that it's... More

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takeitallin14
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Great little find! Food was really traditional to Puebla, Mexico. Excellent chicken mole and chilaquiles. The chips were awesome as well. Plus, they have the Mexican coca cola. Go try it if you like good, cheap Mexican food and a huge portion of it. The server was really friendly as well.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I am new to Hazleton, and I had been craving some real authentic Mexican Food, like the one my mother makes. I found this restaurant online and saw all the good reviews so my family and I decided to give it a try. I can't begin to understand the positive reviews on this restaurant. I come from CA, and I... More

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Hazletownship, Pa.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

They serve the most authentic food I've tasted anywhere! The prices are very reasonable as well! The restaurant is very clean and the service is wonderful.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Anyone who rated this place low is a Taco Bell junkie. This is the real deal. Love it ! Big Burrito is insane !

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Excellent food, cheap prices, not fancy at all. This a mom and pop business. The location is in the 'rough' part of town but it is worth the visit.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

This is a great family run restaurant. The food was cooked fresh. Service was perfect. I love this place. I guess that is why everyone gave it 5 stars!!!!!!!

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Huh? I cannot begin to understand all the positive reviews. This place is a hole-in-the-wall in a dumpy neighborhood. That would be okay if the food was special, but it is far from it. Salsa was bland, guacamole was just okay (again, somewhat bland). I had fajitas -- shrimp were the small, out of the frozen section of your local... More

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