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El Mariachi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20852
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service. We had three different meals which were all good. Chips were great, as was the salsa.

Thank Mike K
Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant, atmosphere, and service were notably good. I was pleased with these. However, while the food was tasty, there are other restaurants in the greater Maryland area that we visit, and they have tastier choices and better preparation. Chips and salsa preceded the meal; chips were delicate and well made; salsa was full of onions which I do not... More 

Thank bus937jrq
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with many couples who are regulars.Many dishes came out undercooked.When we complained to the owner,rather than apologize ,he became irate and insulting and out of control and actually insulted us and he accused us of trying to get free meals.We paid our bill and left.The four couples have probably gone here hundreds of times and will NEVER return.None of... More 

Thank Robert K
Potomac, Maryland
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266 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Always good Mexican food. Beef fajitas are outstanding. Chips and homemade salsa are great for snacking before meal. Prices have gotten higher over the years, but discount coupons are available and on spotluck. Nice people.

Thank RonFG
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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155 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I have been coming here for over 30 years and have had consistently very good food. Tow of my favorites are the and the Chile rellenos. The place has a more upscale look than it did 30 years ago and there is a broader range of latin dishes but every thing we have tried is very good

Thank charlie525
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The reviews were right.....excellent food and especially fantastic service. My wife and I started with an order of plantains and they were delicious. For the main course we shared the Marisco Saltado - it was quite tasty and there was plenty to satisfy both of us. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a great Mexican meal in Rockville.

Thank 840John
Norridge, Illinois
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I pulled up and was unimpressed, and the sterile interior doesn't help ...... But the wait staff was very friendly & helpful in explaining food and how to order. From the excellent pico de gallo to the nacho chips the apps were excellent. Entrees were 5 star in my opinion. My wife & I took my son and 3 of... More 

Thank Bill L
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a friendly somewhat upscale Mexican restaurant with wonderful camerones as well as other great entres. The drinks are good and the service is great. My husband and I have always enjoyed going there.

Thank Dayle M
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I've been coming here for over a decade - before they even expanded to double the size. Great service, great food (even for vegetarians), best Margaritas around.

Thank skyswan42
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

I live near by and never knew about his place. I hope for them more people find out, but I also like that it is a hidden gem. We have small kids and it's a great place for us to meet out another family and have a nice time in a comfortable space. The food is good. I feel like... More 

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20852
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-738-7177

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