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El Mariachi

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574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
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    3 of 5 stars
Go for lunch

Area wasn't horrible, a little shady, but well with it. This food was amazing, prices were fair and the staff and owner were hospitable. I would recommend going for lunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Area wasn't horrible, a little shady, but well with it. This food was amazing, prices were fair and the staff and owner were hospitable. I would recommend going for lunch

Thank S G
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The food is good but the restaurant suffers from its location. No reasonable person would travel down Alter St. after dark. Parking on the street is not safe and the characters standing around on the sidewalk make one feel uneasy. It's a shame they cannot move this business out of the area.

1 Thank Austin P
Treasure coast of Florida
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We searched out El Mariachi because it has gotten such good reviews, but we were somewhat disappointed. The location and physical layout did not bother us, but the food was just "good" and not better than that. The chicken in the mole was old and/or tough, but the sauce was good. The vegetable enchilada was good too, but not great... More 

Thank burlbeach
Bradford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This was a great find in Hazleton, PA, The food and service were top notch and they had horchata, always a good sign in a Mexican restaurant. The menu is large and varied, lots to pick from. The neighborhood is edgy enough to put some people off, but for us it adds to the experience. You have to go where... More 

Thank John R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

this is real Mexican food and absolutely delicious! Everything freshly made to order. Delicious fish tacos and outstanding desserts. Take out menu too.

1 Thank Peggy C
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

You might feel a little uncomfortable walking in at first but the owners will make you feel right at home. The food is fantastic! Best tamale I ever had! Service is fast & friendly. The neighborhood is a little seedy but if you go during the day, you'll be just fine. Def worth the visit. I promise you, you'll go... More 

Thank twocapemay
San Antonio, Texas
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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.

4 Thank Cindi D
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18 restaurant reviews
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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 

2 Thank Pamcha
New York, NY
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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 

2 Thank billrosenblatt
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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.

1 Thank takeitallin14

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Hazleton
  • Phone Number: 570-459-0300

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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