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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210-1707
+1 518-432-7580
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Personally I'm more of a fan of Tex mex, this place is more like legit Mexican food. Which is good but not my absolute favorite. It's also pricy in my opinion.

Thank Jen B
Athens, New York
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Four of us had dinner at this homey Mexican restaurant. Service was prompt, delicious food served quickly, filling{took some home} and reasonably priced. Margaritas were large and very good. A casual restaurant to enjoy any time. We'll be back!

Thank HBNY6
Albany, NY
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Last time we went here was about 6 years ago. 4 of us on a Friday night, and the place was almost empty. Food was mediocre, and had obviously lived under a hot lamp for a long time. So - we wanted to go to a place near the Egg before a show last Saturday, and figured it was good... More 

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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with my family and we all had a good time. They serve a basket of chips and salsa (only dinner and the first basket is free after that they charge some money). The food is cooked fresh, is full of flavor and ample portion size to share!! The prices weren't too bad either. Overall a good restaurant.

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Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Local friends took us to a small "hole in the wall" Mexican place near downtown. The food was pretty good, but not great. We ate early, so the place was not crowded and had good service. We had a small child with us, which might have been a problem at a later hour. The queso sauce for chips was enormous... More 

Thank Stewfamily
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This place tried to come off as a Mexican restaurant-horrible ! I ordered tostadas and they came cold with salad on top and it was on the menu as a hot entree. The queso was just a chunk of attempted melted cheese. Didn't eat or drink anything they brought to the table. I will NEVER be going there again!

Thank Leeeser
East Lyme, Connecticut
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

First of all, don't look for the one on Washington Ave. it's gone, no matter what Trip Advisor and Waze says. Daughter wanted to relive college memories, so headed to Hamilton St, grandma in tow. Love the pretty street townhouse setting, and got lucky with parking. Drinks - margarita and sangria, were nicely done. Food was well prepared - we... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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316 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We tried El Mariachi based on a recommendation and we loved the patio but the food was a bit mixed. One of the enchiladas was great, but the carnitas were pretty dry. Overall I enjoyed and would try again.

Thank jelmutiger
Providence, RI
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I found this little gem on a very brief stopover in Albany - it was excellent!! I was the lone patron at the bar for a little while - but it was a Monday night and earlyish. I ordered the shrimp nachos (AMAZING)!!! Followed by the Shrimp Mole - which I've not seen on a menu before. I love mole... More 

Thank Drewsomeness
East Greenbush, New York
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I've been to El Mariachi many many times and the food is always good. They have a huge selection of items on their menu- always something new to try. This particular time we decided to sit outside because it was a beautiful late afternoon. Unfortunately from the moment our food came we spent more time trying to swat the flies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210-1707
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-432-7580

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