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El Mariachi

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213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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New York
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a hankering for Mexican food and this eatery wasn't that far from us so we took a chance ... The staff was incredibly rude and the ambience was a mixture of a live Mariachi band and a rap playing DJ . Both playing simultaneously ... ??? And now for the food ... It tasted like... More 

Thank phwagz
Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant provided excellent food in an enjoyable atmosphere. We went to El Mariachi because it was open very late one night, and we could not find another place open in Rockville Centre. When we arrived, we entered through the patio crowded with a number of young people partying to very loud music. This gave us the impression that perhaps... More 

1 Thank Bob-PHX
Trumbull, Connecticut
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Went here late on a Wednesday night and they seated us at a booth next to the bar. I didn't notice until we were served our meal that there was a very drunk woman at the bar - was very distracting. Also, the restaurant had a musty smell which turned me off right away. We were immediately given a bowl... More 

Thank maisiemom
Rockville Centre, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Consistently good Mexican food, from tacos to mole... Great to go with larger crowds- there is always something to celebrate in El Mariachi! The band is there on weekends and are always happy to take requests!

Thank elizak156
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

The hotel said they had heard mixed reviews for this restaurant, but we don't know why. Coming from Southern CA we have had our fair share of Mexican food and we found the food here to be very good. It does taste a little different than your typical Mexican fare but we found it very enjoyable. We tried the flautas,... More 

Thank gardog
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

I have been eating at El Mariachi for over 20 years. During that period, I've sampled most of what is on the menu and rarely have never been disappointed. They have the best Mexican food in western Nassau County hands down! The prices are very reasonable, with good-sized portions; Mariachi players on the weekend and they're even open for lunch.... More 

1 Thank Taalib_Muhammad
Oceanside, New York
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty well prepared; but the place meeds a major upgrade. The seating is tight, and the place doesn't seem very clean.

Thank lunarscape
Copiague, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Well.....atmosphere was very good....Marichi band was good and asked your permission before playing at your table. Food....was good.... Had the steak....and friend had the Chimichangas....very good. Service SLOW......VERY SLOW.....that's the only complaint.😥😥 Oh and the margaritas were fantastic.😉😉

1 Thank Ladylaw8
Valley Stream
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135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Just recently I was in Rockville Centre looking for a place to eat. Saturday night is rough in Rockville Centre without a reservation and we could not get into the first 3 places we tried. After the last rejection we were going to cross Sunrise Highway and my wife saw El Mariachi across the street. We had not been there... More 

1 Thank librarian81
Scarsdale, New York
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

This was my first time at El Mariachi with my boyfriend. We went on a Friday night, the restaurant was busy but we did not have to wait. We had margaritas which were excellent. We ordered the nachos for an appetizer, they were really good. The jalapeños on top added a nice kick. For dinner I ordered the vegetarian plate... More 

1 Thank Stephanie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: 516-536-6661
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant Rockville Centre, NY. Proudly serving the community since 1977.

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