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El Mariachi

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574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
570-459-0300
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Queens, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live near this amazing place. The food is amazing. Everything fresh and hot. Fresh tortillas also 😁

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Thank Quincy555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Really good authentic Mexican! Great for lunch! The people are friendly and the prices are great! I had the chilaquilles. They were very good!

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Thank Julia G
Vestal, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We found this restaurant from great reviews on Yelp as we were driving on the highway. We were a little concerned about the sketchy neighborhood but the delicious, authentic Mexican food is so worth it! We had such a great dinner of chicken enchilada mole and chicken mole dinners with rice and re-fried beans. The presentation was so beautiful and... More 

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Thank pulmqueen
Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Very good food, authentic food, authentic people running it. The only thing is they are in a bad area and the place needs a complete makeover. If you don't mind the atmosphere inside and outside you'll be surprised at the food you get and the family putting it together. They work as a team and if you're not super snobby,... More 

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Thank seabreeze123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

The owners are awesome and treat every customer like family. It is in a rough part of hazleton, but is worth the trip. Food is excellent.

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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I could ear Spanish, Mexican, Cuban... whatever, everyday. So I'm always looking for an authentic restaurant when eating these cuisines. El mariachi is just that - authentic. So good and great portions / value. The staff is so friendly and attentive as well.

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Thank JodiH612
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Area wasn't horrible, a little shady, but well with it. This food was amazing, prices were fair and the staff and owner were hospitable. I would recommend going for lunch

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Thank S G
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The food is good but the restaurant suffers from its location. No reasonable person would travel down Alter St. after dark. Parking on the street is not safe and the characters standing around on the sidewalk make one feel uneasy. It's a shame they cannot move this business out of the area.

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Treasure coast of Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We searched out El Mariachi because it has gotten such good reviews, but we were somewhat disappointed. The location and physical layout did not bother us, but the food was just "good" and not better than that. The chicken in the mole was old and/or tough, but the sauce was good. The vegetable enchilada was good too, but not great... More 

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Thank burlbeach
Bradford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This was a great find in Hazleton, PA, The food and service were top notch and they had horchata, always a good sign in a Mexican restaurant. The menu is large and varied, lots to pick from. The neighborhood is edgy enough to put some people off, but for us it adds to the experience. You have to go where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Alter St, Hazleton, PA 18201-5066
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Hazleton
  • Phone Number: 570-459-0300

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