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El Mariachi

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213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
+1 516-536-6661
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been going to El Mariachi for over 30 years and they have always been consistent in their food and atmosphere. Since I did spend time in Mexico many years ago, I do recognize that their food is authentic and tasty. The wait staff which has changed through the years has remained friendly and speedy. Although we usually eat... More 

Thank RORvc
Freeport, New York
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170 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Having been here on many past occasions we decided for a revisit after a few years since last visit. The kids choices are basically same as anywhere and serving size is decent. However for overall quality and value you don't get much. The margarita pitcher had very little alcohol in it. We ended up getting fajitas. I steak and wife... More 

1 Thank Mcoh9570
Freeport, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015

OMG! This place is amazing! Felt like I was in Mexico. The food is awesome! Especially loved the live Mariachi band. Great service, friendly crowd. Outdoor seating available.

Thank Liz S
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

No waiting to be seated. The food is good more than just a taco and enchiladas. The bartender was nice too. We got "buy backs" which is always a plus. Makes you want to come back because you were treated well. I would dine here again.

Thank Rosanna P
Queens, New York
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215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

The place is not as good as I remember it over 10 years ago. No Happy Hour and the drinks were on the watery side. Food was so so and nothing special. I would not be inclined to go back so quickly.

1 Thank Mike4TraveI
New York
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280 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

i have been living in the area my whole life and will visit here if we dont want to go far or someone else suggests it. First off, there is a waiter that works here that is pretty much a fixture in the place, and hes not the nicest person.The place needs renovating badly, and the food is just ok.... More 

1 Thank sanitationgirl2000
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2014

Been there more than a few times & the food is inconsistent, Sometimes it seems as if everything, including the chips is stale. Other times it seems the chef is actually paying attention to what she's doing. Drink sizes are laughable - the double margarita seems to come in the same size glass as a single. Service can be attentive... More 

1 Thank Chris200
New York City, New York
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291 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I'm surprised this place is still in business. I went here many years ago had the food was terrible. From recent reviews I see it hasn't changed since then.

Thank LI25NY
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food is of poor quality, bereft of flavor and the service is no better, we went there because a member of our party wanted Mexican food and it's the only local place we could come up with.

1 Thank mowt
Franklin Square, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Sorry to say our experience was not one of the best. After reading reviews for another restaurant we compared the two and decided on this one. The restaurant was empty which we thought would work in our favor, but they placed us in a table by the back door and forgot about us. Service was non existent. Paella was bland,... More 

Thank Maria D

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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, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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: +1 516-536-6661
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?