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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 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the bartender and food is consistently good. The service was extremely poor. We had a great table in the corner, but felt completely invisible. Finally stooped to waiving my arms and still had trouble getting the waitress's attention.

Thank Laurie N
Albany, New York
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course when Cinco De Mayo comes around it's almost a must that you want to enjoy an evening at a Mexican establishment and this place was just what my heart desired. Yes it was packed that day but it added to the evening. I sat at the bar with my friend and stayed for hours. Drinks were amazing, the... More 

Thank William O
Schenectady, New York
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very busy night (Lisa Lampanelli in town). Forgot reservations but found us a table for 2 in 10 minutes. Service was EXCELLENT. Not cheap but worth every bite. Chilate De Pollo soup was to die for. The Gambas Al Ajllo was much larger than expected and warmed up nicely the next day. I will go back.

Thank khm1968
Albany, New York
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Fun place, great staff, huge fave of NYS employees from the Empire State Plaza for lunch, Happy Hour, dinner, celebrations.

Thank David S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Honestly...I don't get all the 5 Star Reviews for this place. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything better than average to me. The SERVICE...THAT deserves 5 Stars. We had a party of 8 being co-workers on a project in Albany. Our server and the people that assisted her were very friendly, took care of our every need with a... More 

Albany, New York, United States
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I joined several friends for dinner and to catch up recently, and El Mariachi was the perfect spot. The food is great, and the margaritas and sangria kept the conversation going. We sat upstairs in the corner, and didn't feel any pressure by the staff to quit gabbing.

Thank Colin M
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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
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 

Thank schoolbusguy
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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?