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El Mariachi

574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
570-459-0300
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Ranked #6 of 112 restaurants in Hazleton
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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English first
New York, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Gedera, Israel
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Don't be put off by the area or the simplicity of the property. This is not a place to go our to celebrate, but it is a superb eatery. The food is freshly cooked, all created on site (be prepared to wait). The salsa is fresh, delightful, with a gentle tang. The guacamole is all you could ask for. My... More

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Our first visit to El Mariachi provided us with authentic Mexican cuisine in a very simple setting. We were told by the owner that we could bring our own margaritas, but upon entering this very simple establishment, we felt quite uncomfortable drinking alcohol. A small dining area with full view of kitchen and checkout area told us this was not... More

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