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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-7580
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kinderhook, New York
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can always count on El Mariachi for a yummy meal. I've been coming here for years and never been let down. Service is good most of the time.

Thank Prudence T
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's pricy for Mexican in Albany but it's nice. Higher end Mexican with authentic flavors. Two locations to choose from

Thank Jen B
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was excellent, some of the best Mexican we have had. Portions were good and salsa as well as guacamole were excellent. Atmosphere was authentic and staff was friendly. Unfortunately the service was incredibly slow...we had to leave the table several times to order more drinks, water, etc. We also had to hunt down our waitress to finally... More 

Thank JaredL23
Albany, New York, United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great little Mexican restaurant before the fire that gutted it, and many of us waited impatiently for them to restore and reopen. They did a fantastic job with the renovation, and the food is just as amazing as ever. We stopped here for dinner one evening before heading to a show at the Egg on the Empire... More 

1 Thank Kate R
Albany, New York
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We've been to the Hamilton st location several times and have concluded that this is easily the best mexican in Albany. From the great margaritas made by the friendly bartender to the appetizers and main courses we have never been disappointed. Service has been excellent and the building is very unique. Prices are reasonable.

1 Thank Tom C
Randolph, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

After visiting my nephew at RPI we were looking for a place to eat (first visit to Albany). So checking Trip advisor near the Empire state plaza we found El Mariachi. We all love Mexican food and it was a no brainer. It is at the end of Hamilton street with street parking and large adjacent pay parking lot. There... More 

1 Thank Sunder N
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

El Mariachi has the best Mexican food in the area. Their salsa is wonderful and their drinks superb. We go there at least twice per month with my adult children. If you desire authentic Mexican give El Mariachi a try.

1 Thank Cornelius O
Troy, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried out the Washington ave location about 2 years ago. We were stuffed into a room the size of a closet with the kitchen right there. Needless to say, we never went back. Today we tried the Hamilton av location and was very satisfied. We had the steak fajitas which were made with real steak. My... More 

Thank laurieg832
Albany, New York
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Just had dinner at El Mariachi. It is a great family restaurant. Our food was served quickly and it was excellent. The tables are close together so it might not be the best choice for a romantic dinner but my husband and I enjoyed chatting with the charming children at adjacent tables. Portions are large and prices are very reasonable.... More 

Thank jakeandben
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The noise from other patrons in the approximately 10 table dining room was just so loud we could not even hear each other talking! The service was truly terrible, and, while the food was pretty good, it sure could have been a lot warmer. This is the 2nd time we have been there and both of us had a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 432-7580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?