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El Mariachi 2

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99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-4041
808-487-8226
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Look at the existing reviews online - excellent place, well worth listing!

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  • 6
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Delicious Mexican platters served with chips and salsa at the table. Very popular at meal times so choose to visit during off hours for fast friendly service, although you still have to wait for your made to order meal. Lots of parking in the big lot. Chile rellenos son muy deliciosos!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Makakilo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have tried five or so Mexican restaurants on Oahu and this is the best by far to this point. Coming from LA I and having been to Mexico on numerous occasions, I know good Mexican. I have tried the Mariacho Tacos (spice), the burritos, the fajitas, enchiladas and other platters. The sauces are really good, particularly the tomatillo. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Don't let the looks fool you! It was the WORST EVER!!! Our first time eating here and experience the worst food. Da husband's nachos was soggy, our princess quesadilla was over cook, my combo not that I can eat it all but normally I always have a to go box for one of my kids to eat was horrible! Never... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Delicious Mexican platters served with chips and salsa at the table. Very popular at meal times so choose to visit during off hours for fast friendly service, although you still have to wait for your made to order meal. Lots of parking in the big lot. Chile rellenos son muy deliciosos!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Pros: Giant portions - can definitely share a meal. Reasonable prices. Authentic I tasted the pork, chicken and beef, and all were delicious. Cons: Service was okay. Place seems a little sketchy. I would recommend you try this place!

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Honolulu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I love Mexican food and El Mariachi 2 when our previous favorite Mexican place, Bandito's, closed down. The food was fresh and homemade: my wife had a chimichanga and I had the carnitas. Both were delicious and non-greasy. The refried beans were smooth and well-seasoned. The Spanish rice was fluffy. The sauces were bright and delicious. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We finished running around Honolulu and decided we were hungry. Grabbed my handy smartphone and did a search and found this place was fairly close to where we were. Thought we would give it a try. We walked in and were greeted as soon as we hit the door, whisked to a table, drink orders taken and served right away.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not sure if they changed cooks or recipes but it seems to taste better than just a couple of months ago. We had carnitas and carne asada and both were cooked perfectly. My only complaint is the refried beans were tasteless. Service also improved. Biggest complaint!!! They charge for extra chips and salsa!!! $1.50 for extra salsa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped in before heading to the airport. We'd had our fill of Hawaiian food and wanted some good Mexican food. We were all really happy with what we got, everything was yummy! My daughter and I had chimichangas, my son had taquitos and my husband had a huge burrito. Being from the Southwest we were really pleased with this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hate to complain about authenticity of Mexican food in Hawaii but this wasn't close. Food had very little flavor and the location is almost impossible to find without calling them. Average rating because the service is outstanding and price is reasonable, especially in Hawaii.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We decided to give El Mariachi a try at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. What a mistake. We were one of five families dining in the resaurant. 45 minutes after we ordered our food, I requested to have our meal placed in to-go boxes. Once we arrived home I found that one of the meals was missing all of the sides... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-4041
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Aiea
  • Phone Number: 808-487-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Look at the existing reviews online - excellent place, well worth listing!

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