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“It is ok but nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Mariachi

El Mariachi
Kapucijnenstraat 44, Ostend 8400, Belgium
059 503884
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Ranked #126 of 262 Restaurants in Ostend
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Livorno, Italy
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“It is ok but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I really liked the mixed grill (padelada something) with potatoes and salad, definitely didn't like the mexican appetizers, and I've been in other mexicans before.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very long wait”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

All positive feelings I could have about this place were torpedoed by the longest wait ever. Two hours after entering I still didn't have a main course in sight. I asked if there was a problem in the kitchen, but got a snide remark that the place was quite busy in case I hadn't noticed. Evidently they overbook or under-staff. So all I can say is don't go there on a Saturday evening if you have other plans later on.

When we finally got our food it was not worth the wait. Not too bad, but I have experienced a lot of better Mexican places.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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brugge
1 review
“Nice service and nice food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I dont get tired to recommend this place to friends, the food is delicious, the patron is very friendly and the girl with black curly hair is totally nice and she has always a smile on her face...when u are there u feel at home ...u gotta visit it

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lier, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Horrible service and watch your bill!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

This restaurant was a horrible experience. The food was not bad, but the portions were small compared to other guests that were eating in the restaurant. My husband had a first course, I had a taste of it as well, it was good but nothing sensational. Lucky that I had a nibble of his first course, because I had to wait 2 FULL hours before we got our main course, while the rest of the restaurant that came in after us was already served. They appologised, but they didn't offer anything else. The main course was tasty, but I didn't had any problem to finish my plate. We also had to wait ages to get our bill, when we finally got it, we saw the bill was wrong. They counted too much for my plate. We had to wait ages to get the menu to verify the bill. And when we made the bill for our self, no one was there to accept the payment, so we just left without a tip.

Tourists, watch your bill and ask the menu if you are not sure. I will never come back to this restaurant!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Mexican heaven....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

This small but cosy restaurant offers an excellent choice in ambient surroundings; everyone is busy enjoying the Mexican specialities or fish.....And the wine's not bad either!

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