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El Mariachi

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45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy, Ste B, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3211
808-234-5893
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is terrific! Prices and portions are awesome!

This place rocks mexican food! Tasty and authentic. Food is to die for good and they rock the service as well! I've eaten here so many times, and everytime the worse thing is... EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD WHAT DO I ORDER??? I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered. Red sauce is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Stella L
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This place rocks mexican food! Tasty and authentic. Food is to die for good and they rock the service as well! I've eaten here so many times, and everytime the worse thing is... EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD WHAT DO I ORDER??? I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered. Red sauce is awesome!!

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Thank Stella L
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We surprised them as a pretty of nine, but they hardly flinched. Food was well prepared and appeared more quickly than I expected for our party size. They have great guacamole, too. I recommend it as your appetizer.

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Thank Ryan M
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Been going there since the 2 brothers started, Kind of miss the original paper plates and plastic silverware but the change is good. They have always fulfilled every request from vegan to extra ingredients to so hot the cook won't eat it. Love being greated like an old friend and part of the family. They are a weekly stop and... More 

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Thank 808Art
Greensboro, North Carolina
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Where else can u get an enchilada with crab, shrimp, scallops, or lobster. The only disappointing thing is the chips but it's OK cause the food is a good size serving and u wanna finish your dinner. It's a family run restaurant and feels local. A really nice experience!

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Thank Anntenlove
Venice
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal! You really got a sense of family and community from those who worked there. Which really makes a difference when considering making a restaurant a regular. My daughter had a quesadilla and they made concessions to allow for her being picky, one with chicken and one cheese only. My wife had... More 

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Thank zman80
Hawaii
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The owners also cook and the menu is fantastic and the food so delicious!!! It is spacious yet cozy and friendly. Great for lunch and dinner and events. The guacamole is the best ever! We have been going for years and will continue always! Treat yourselves to a feast and affordable too.

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Thank Tarapaca
Honolulu, Hawaii
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

El Mariachi is a great restaurant for celebrations. I just had my 80th birthday there and it was a huge success due to support from family and the staff! It can hold up to 50-60 people comfortably and of course, the food is outstanding! Shauna and her staff were so caring and accommodating to all of my guests! Gracias and... More 

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1 Thank Hawaii96822
Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Excellent flavors. Tastes like grandma used to make. Truly authentic Mexican food with generous portions. Tried the cheese chile relleno, pork tamale and beef enchilada. Chili sauce is mild. Priced well definitely worth the visit.

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1 Thank plcagley
San Bernardino, California
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner, its a very small place, it gets crowred, but food is very good, the service is ok, they dont sell alcohool, good atmosphere, portions are reasonable, prices ok, considering hawaii prices, not so bad

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Thank Lettie Sierra H
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We left very disappointed! Although the food is usually great, when something turns out bad, they shrug it off as if you are the problem! The waitress stopped by our table to ask how everything was. When we responded "the enchiladas are burnt" and showed it to her, she looked at it and stated, "oh, ok." I thought she was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy, Ste B, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3211
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: 808-234-5893

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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