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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210-1707
(518) 432-7580
1:00 pm - 11:00 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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East Lyme, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all, don't look for the one on Washington Ave. it's gone, no matter what Trip Advisor and Waze says. Daughter wanted to relive college memories, so headed to Hamilton St, grandma in tow. Love the pretty street townhouse setting, and got lucky with parking. Drinks - margarita and sangria, were nicely done. Food was well prepared - we... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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246 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried El Mariachi based on a recommendation and we loved the patio but the food was a bit mixed. One of the enchiladas was great, but the carnitas were pretty dry. Overall I enjoyed and would try again.

Thank JamesLaws
Providence, RI
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this little gem on a very brief stopover in Albany - it was excellent!! I was the lone patron at the bar for a little while - but it was a Monday night and earlyish. I ordered the shrimp nachos (AMAZING)!!! Followed by the Shrimp Mole - which I've not seen on a menu before. I love mole... More 

Thank Drewsomeness
East Greenbush, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to El Mariachi many many times and the food is always good. They have a huge selection of items on their menu- always something new to try. This particular time we decided to sit outside because it was a beautiful late afternoon. Unfortunately from the moment our food came we spent more time trying to swat the flies... More 

Thank Monticor
Kinderhook, New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 July 19, 2016 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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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is very good Mexican with a larger menu than many similar places, and great margaritas. Very pretty decor and friendly staff

Thank JaneF80220
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 June 28, 2016

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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I've been overdue to eat at this fantastic restaurant! Last Friday they did not disappoint. I had the chipotle chicken and my cousin ate the chimichaunga. We both were pleased with the quantity, quality and freshness of the food. Service was excellent. It was a busy night so there was a wait for the patio, but the inside of the... 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, Full Bar, 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 12210-1707
  • 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?