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“mexican atmosphere - great cocktails - good value restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Mariachi

El Mariachi
Kapucijnenstraat 44, Ostend 8400, Belgium
059 503884
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Ranked #124 of 262 Restaurants in Ostend
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
“mexican atmosphere - great cocktails - good value restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

start with a well-served Margarita cocktail (I ca&n assure you that after the second one you'll feel in heaven LOL ), then go for the parillada mixed grill of meat !! A good bottle of Chilean wine and your evening is perfect.

Note that on weekends and holidays you may have to wait a while before getting food on your table..... the kitchen can not keep up when the restaurant is fully booked.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Finest Mexican in Town !!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Finest Mexican in Town !!!! So friendly !!!!! Best Margheritta's in town and for me personally the best Daiquiri's

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Livorno, Italy
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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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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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“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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