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“Great place for Mexican in Albany.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-7580
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Ranked #63 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
swedishfisharefun
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great place for Mexican in Albany.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My friends and I frequent this place. The food is consistenty great with ample portions for a fair price. The drinks are also very good. The atmosphere is casual and fun without being loud or obnoxious. There is a small patio for dining outdoors, and the location right next to the Empire State Plaza is very convenient. The staff is also very nice. It is always a good experience.

Visited July 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albany, NY
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Discriminatory service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I have refused to return to this establishment. On more than two occasions I've had horrible service from waitstaff and management. Down right discriminatory

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Upstate NY
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican upstate... wow!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

More than just enchiladas and tacos ... go for the house specialties from this Mexican family.

Visited February 2012
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Hudson, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“needed a good cleaning”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Food was okay, but the place felt sticky and as if it needed a good cleaning.

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Waterford, NY
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Favorite Mexican in Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

They have a few locations in the area (I was very sad to see Saratoga close, but the location has been the kiss of death to many fine establishments).

Few places do Chorizo right, and the chorizo quesadilla here, while runny/greasy (let it drain!) is DELICIOUS. Flavor can't be beat.

The chicken chimichanga (sp) is our other favorite. They use plenty of the queso fresca to make it real/legitimate.

Delicious!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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