We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great eat and buy!”
Review of El Mariachi

El Mariachi
Ranked #4 of 45 Restaurants in Johnston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Amazing food, cheap prices, great service, and clean restraunt! Couldn't ask for a better place to eat!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank lcsoccer12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (91)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

86 - 90 of 91 reviews

Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

This place has good food at reasonable prices. They always find a way to get people seated quickly no matter how busy they are. The service is fast too. Overall one of my favorite restaurants.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank IowaRod
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 30, 2012

El Mariachi has been our favorite Mexican restaurant since it first opened in Johnston several years ago. We have since moved away, but when we were traveling recently, we made it a point to stop in for lunch and a visit. Still our favorite after all these years!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jean Ann K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Pretty average for the mexican joints around. Salsa was ok. Portions were a bit small when it comes to the taco salad. Queso was pretty good.

Thank Suzan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Central Iowa is blessed with many good Mexican restaurants---some mucho authentico, some not. El Mariachi is someplace in between but always great. Very attentive and friendly waiters, super-fast service and the food is always good. We tend to stay from the so-so tacos and usually head right to one of their many fajitas entrees. Always sizzling hot, full of fabulous flavors and HUGE portions at very reasonable prices. Sure we could pick apart menu items--some are really good, some aren't just like at every restaurant. But what we like, we love: all the fajitas, the enchiladas verde and the Angel special: a quesadilla with grilled shrimp, grilled onions and cheese draped with a cheese sauce. Of course the huge menu is filled with other good stuff but we just haven't eaten our way through it all. If you just want a taco, go someplace else but if want to go beyond the basics for good Mexican food with good service, good portions and good prices, give El Mariachi a try. Want to be won over on your first try? Go for the Fajita El Mariachi.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank 1cutekid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Mariachi also viewed

 

Been to El Mariachi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing