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“Authentic, Fresh and Delicious”
Review of El Mariachi

El Mariachi
Ranked #2 of 73 Restaurants in Olean
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went to El Mariachi for lunch this week with a friend. I did not expect this quality of authentic Mexican food! It was great!

I was pleased to get a basket of warm chips and fresh salsa from the waitress. The salsa is perfect! It's not chunky, it is the perfectly blended consistency to stay on the chip. The ingredients are fresh and the cilantro is not overpowering. The refried beans are yummy. The guacamole was a little on the bland side but still very good.

The combo platters are perfectly delicious and well spiced. If you want to add heat, there are three pepper sauces on the table. The food is made so that anyone can eat it and spice it up at your own pleasure. The food is a little on the salty side so drink a lot of water.

The staff could do a little better at explaining the dishes instead of pointing to the back of the menu, but they were attentive and pleasant.

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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Shredded beef tacos...simply amazing! The beef was as tender as roast beef. Desserts esp the flan was awesome. Would go back! I can't forget the chips come out warm and fresh and the salsa is good!

Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We both enjoyed eating here. Didn't expect more or less authentic Mexican food in Olean but it was very good. Service was excellent. The chips and salsa are addicting - we may ask for a half order next time!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was not thrilled with the El Mariachi. It is true that the service is fast and the food comes to you fast. However, my enchiladas were served luke warm and the red sauce was on the salty side. I think they were thrown together and put in a microwave. The best part of the meal were the refries and the rice. The chips are good but I did not care for the salsa; too bland.
The waiter was pleasant and she checked with me twice to make sure I did not need anything.

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Thank Robert H
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

I love there salsa and chips. the food came fast and everything was fresh. there burgers are amazing!

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