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El Mariachi

45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy, Ste B, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3211
808-234-5893
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Ranked #12 of 113 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not authentically Mexican, and definitely not New Mexican (the state, not the era) -- but still the best food of its genre on this island. Delicious tacos, tasty enchiladas (the green chile with pork are my favorites), excellent shrimp and fish offerings, wonderful steak Tampiqueno (when they have it), and competent service keep me coming back. It's a shame they... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Started as a small "hole in the wall" restaurant withe great food. They have been able to expand and still are putting out great food at a good price.

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Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Don't be deceived by the strip mall appearance of this gem. (In case you haven't noticed, all of Kaneohe is one big strip mall!) El Mariachi has a creative menu with skillfully prepared dishes, the staff is super friendly and the place is very clean and reasonably priced. BYOB makes for even more savings for the budget. Try the fish... More

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

this restaurant is really small and kind of looks scary but it is a very good place to eat we go here all the time it is the best Mexican food on the island

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Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Food wasn't very spicy so Mexican food lovers may not be thrilled but was tasty and reasonably priced (compared with Hawaii restaurants in general). Recommend

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Mastic Beach, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

While driving to the north shore going back to Waikiki decided to eat mexican food.The next question was where is a mexican restaurant.Check te old reliable GPS and we found this one in the way.We took the gamble and paid off.The service was great the food delicious and the portions, enough for 2 days.Small family own and there renovating the... More

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Hughson, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

While driving back from Kailua, the wives were craving Mexican food. Being from Central Calif, we were a little reluctant to try it in Hawaii. What a pleasant surprise!!! My friend ordered the torta, it was so good we decided to stop on our way back to the airport 4 days later, so everybody could get one. Even though we... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We decided to have lunch at El Mariachis based on the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the portions were generous, and the service was excellent.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Arguably the best Mexican restaurant in the Kaneohe-Kailua area. And I simply ditto what the other positive reviewers have written. Recently, I had the steak fajita and my friend had a burrito. We both rated the food as good to very good. Service is cheerful, courteous, and prompt. Parking is limited but during the lunch hour we had no problem.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It's nice to find a break from seafood every once in awhile. El Mariachi has awesome value and filling entrees. The best part? Its BYOB!! Like any good Mexican joint, the food comes out fast and there's a lot of it. Living in Kaneohe, it has become our go to spot for Mexican. The service is so-so and the tables... More

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