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El Mariachi

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20852
+1 301-738-7177
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Potomac, Maryland
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382 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here often, particularly when we have a coupon to use. The beef faijiatas are particularly good. Wish the homemade salsa (with chips) was spicier today, but it varies. Good service.

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Thank RonFG
Maryland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great, as usual. Service was excellent. Relatively ease to find a parking spot. Typical Mexican cuisine.

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Thank poodleloverMaryland
Potomac, Maryland
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382 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We come here often, because the food is reliably good. The chips and salsa were fresh and spicy. The margaritas are excellent. We shared the steak faijtas and spare ribs (1st time trying) last nite--very good. Service was friendly and efficient tonight.

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Thank RonFG
Potomac, Maryland
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382 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We come here often, because the food is always good. A bit pricey, but discount coupons are usually available. Service was much slower than usual last night, even though not that busy (too cold?).

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Thank RonFG
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

You feel cramped in this little strip mall restaurant. Service was good but the food shared by 6 of us was nothing to write home about. I was surprised that they were getting over $20+ per entrée for average Mexican food. There were only a few shrimp in my selection. The calamari was very tough and tasteless. We were there... More 

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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238 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Want great Mexican food? This is the place. For starters, great chips and salsa and no charge if you need more. Food is great. Service is too. We don't get to go here often but when we want good Mexican food, this is our place.

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Thank JC82010
Potomac, Maryland
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382 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We come here regularly, because the food is always good and homemade. We like the combination platters, which can be modified, and the steak fajitas. Margaritas are also tasty. Service is always friendly.

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Thank RonFG
Potomac
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This restaurant is one of our standbys as a consistently great Mexican restaurant.The Pato with olives is outstanding....duck is never fatty and in a wine sauce. The fajitas are all wonderful...the beef, chicken and shrimp are all fresh and tasty. The margaritas are also delicious.

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Thank Dr Larrie G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I love Mexican food but can't get my husband to join me. He says Mexican restaurants in America are an unappealing heap of retried beans and cheese. I had stumbled upon El Mariachi one day and begged him to give it one more try. He was seriously impressed - we had the best carne Asada I have had outside of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great service. We had three different meals which were all good. Chips were great, as was the salsa.

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Thank Mike K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20852
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-738-7177

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