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El Mariachi 2

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99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-4041
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very Good Mexican Food, I haven't had anything I didn't Like. Service is good. Parking can be a challenge as there are a number of restaurants in this shopping complex.

Thank robertmI9515QD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Mexican food I have gotten outside of the Tex-mex border. I ordered a Barbacoa torta which was delicious but not authentic Barbacoa. I also ordered a carne asada burrito which was amazing, served alongside authentic rice and beans. Unfortunately, for this fine establishment our server was a bit lackadaisical and inattentive which detracted from our experience.

Thank Aaron L
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

It is difficult to find good authentic Mexican food on Oahu. We stumbled upon this place by accident and are glad we did. They have a second location in Kaneohe. Food is plentiful, not expensive (Mexican food should not break the budget.) The service is friendly and food arrives steaming hot. I love the ceviche! It is an appetizer but... More 

Thank Radion
Wilkes Barre
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

I was in desperate need of Mexican food and was afraid that I was going to have to settle for Chloe's on the North Shore. Thankfully Yelp found us this place. It won't win any awards for their interior design, but we didn't go there for that. All six of us ordered something different and absolutely enjoyed our dishes. Best... More 

Thank Thomas W
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have tried five or so Mexican restaurants on Oahu and this is the best by far to this point. Coming from LA I and having been to Mexico on numerous occasions, I know good Mexican. I have tried the Mariacho Tacos (spice), the burritos, the fajitas, enchiladas and other platters. The sauces are really good, particularly the tomatillo. The... More 

Thank Russ S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the looks fool you! It was the WORST EVER!!! Our first time eating here and experience the worst food. Da husband's nachos was soggy, our princess quesadilla was over cook, my combo not that I can eat it all but normally I always have a to go box for one of my kids to eat was horrible! Never... More 

Thank William B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Delicious Mexican platters served with chips and salsa at the table. Very popular at meal times so choose to visit during off hours for fast friendly service, although you still have to wait for your made to order meal. Lots of parking in the big lot. Chile rellenos son muy deliciosos!

Thank bf96819
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Giant portions - can definitely share a meal. Reasonable prices. Authentic I tasted the pork, chicken and beef, and all were delicious. Cons: Service was okay. Place seems a little sketchy. I would recommend you try this place!

Thank Calliegoo
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I love Mexican food and El Mariachi 2 when our previous favorite Mexican place, Bandito's, closed down. The food was fresh and homemade: my wife had a chimichanga and I had the carnitas. Both were delicious and non-greasy. The refried beans were smooth and well-seasoned. The Spanish rice was fluffy. The sauces were bright and delicious. The... More 

Thank David Y
San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We finished running around Honolulu and decided we were hungry. Grabbed my handy smartphone and did a search and found this place was fairly close to where we were. Thought we would give it a try. We walked in and were greeted as soon as we hit the door, whisked to a table, drink orders taken and served right away.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-4041
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Aiea
  • Phone Number: 808-487-8226
Look at the existing reviews online - excellent place, well worth listing!

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