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El Mariachi 2

99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-4041
808-487-8226
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Ranked #43 of 149 Restaurants in Aiea
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Look at the existing reviews online - excellent place, well worth listing!
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Description: Look at the existing reviews online - excellent place, well worth listing!
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  • English first
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English first
San Angelo, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
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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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Well I have to say this place was definitely not easy to find, and even with the GPS I had to rely on the kindness of strangers to guide us to the front door. The sign wasn't that noticeable at night, and literally it's in a strip mall of shops off the street. We were happy to find the place... More

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Aiea, Hawaii, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Found this Mexican restaurant Sunday after Church. Very good food and service. I am a Mexican food fanatic and this place serves authentic Mexican food. A plus is it is a BYOB restaurant. A little hard to find but is worth it. I would heartily recommend.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night and though the place filled up quickly, they seemed to manage the flow well and there was no line waiting. The staff was friendly, and the food was good. We had the papaya avocado salsa for appetizer and it was very delicious. The ambience could have been improved quite significantly if they could play... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Had dinner with my wife. Decent atmosphere and very good chips and salsa prior to the meal. Taste of the food was good. My wife enjoyed her enchalada, but the shredded pork in my tacos was terribly dry and tough; bordering on inedible. Might have been an off night, but it really spoiled my experience. Of course I complained; was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

You should go. Its quaint, staff if friendly and food is made by real mexicans !!! They listen to Mexican music in the back of the kitchen! I will be back!

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