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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: Takeout

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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
Hawaii vacay

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Lettie Sierra H
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San Bernardino, California
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  • Families with children
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San Bernardino, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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219 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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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Oahu, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Food is great and you can BYOB. Resturant shares a parking lot with a couple other small businesses and a gas station so parking can be troublesome at times.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Can you find good Mexican food in Kaneohe, Hawaii? I can categorically say you can find GOOD Mexican food and you can find bad Mexican food in Kaneohe. El Mariachi is in the GOOD category, and it may be the only one I'd recommend. The food is plentiful - you cannot finish your order at one sitting, hot, and well... More 

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United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

El Mariachi is the only good Mexican restaurant on the island of Oahu. With a wide array of traditional Mexican dishes frequently seen on menus, they also serve ceviche which is absolutely delicious! The cooks speak Spanish which is comforting when eating Mexican food in Hawaii! They do not sell alcohol, but customers may bring their own with them to... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm part Mexican from CA. I know Mexican food. Considering this place is 5,000 miles away from the mainland, the food is authentic. Can actually hear Spanish coming from the kitchen. It's the only Mexican restaurant I'll eat at on island.

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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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