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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

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  • 27
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  • 25
    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
Fantastic Food and Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
zman80
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Venice
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  • Families with children
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Venice
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Hawaii
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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San Bernardino, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I thought the food was good BUT you can't compare it to Mexican on the mainland. It is more expensive and small amounts of salsa. I wanted more salsa but didn't ask for more.did not want to pay for more. But the food was good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

This is the third Mexican restaurant that we have visited on the island. We were on this side of the island and used TripAdvisor to pick a nearby restaurant. The food was great! First, the lemonade was good! I hesitated to order because usually restaurants serve that lemonade with the weird appetite. We had the shrimp cerviche and guacamole grande... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Of the few places to get Mexican on this island this one is the best. Just make sure you don't eat the salsa band chips too fast refills are 3$. My husband and I got burritos and they were huge! We will go here again in the three months we are here!

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

El Mariachi has consistently had great food for many years. My favorite dish is the chile verde but everything I have ordered is good. My wife and I usually get several dishes for take out so we can fix side dishes at home to go with it. The ceviche varies depending on which cook prepares it but it is always... 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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