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El Mariachi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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315 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2626
+1 716-373-1212
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed when we go here. Pork is awesome with Chile Pablanoes. Serve is prompt, chips and salsa before the meal which takes around 5 minutes. Pretty authentic for Western NY.

Thank Kevin E
Dansville, New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great Mexican restaurant. Drove 45 minutes to go here. Got the el mariachi platter and wasn't disappointed. Large servings. Got the horcheta to drink since that is, from what I'm told, the sign of a true Mexican restaurant. Also the adult beverages come in HUGE sizes. Fried ice cream was delicious as well.

Thank benr7995
Olean, New York
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I like coming to eat here. The service is very fast and friendly. The food is good and you don't leave hungry.

Thank dealer13501
Bathurst, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and great service. Excellent value. I had an enormous Fajita which was served sizzling and was very spectacular. I returned two other times and had very enjoyable meals.

Thank ConnSki
Allegany, New York
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145 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Love this place, as soon as you are seated-you are served homemade salsa and chips. I ordered the chiles poblano. I received two poblanos stuffed with cheese, one was covered in a red sauce, the other in a green sauce. You also receive refried beans, rice, and lettuce/tomato/sour cream combo. Very filling and the price is under $10.00 You won't... More 

Thank armydadof2
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visited this restaurant because of the rating and the food was NOT authentic. We were a party of 4 and we all didn't like the food.

Thank Teresa V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

On a Sunday Evening in Olean we enjoyed a good Mexican Dinner, with a couple of tasty Margaritas, at a reasonable price. The service was friendly and prompt. The atmosphere could be updated from the current typical decor.

Thank Mcq361
Willoughby, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The restaurant we filled with families, as well as just couples it appears to cater to all groups of people an everyone was enjoying themselves, Plate after plate were brought i steaming hot, and looking wonderful. Our dinner was filling the plate and almost falling off as it was pack with so many goodies

Thank Barbara V
Jamestown, New York
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice menu with plenty of choices. Authentic Mexican food. Prices are very reasonable and the food is excellent.

Thank annika_lucky13
Olean, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I LOVE MEXICAN food, and El Mariachi is off the charts! Beginning with the free homemade salsa and chips which are perfectly seasoned, I look forward to dining here weekly! I almost always order the mariachi burrito with steak. Covered in chess sauce with lettuce, guacamole, and fresh tomatoes, this meal is fantastic. My friend often orders the taco salad... More 

Thank reader5771

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2626
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olean
  • Phone Number: +1 716-373-1212

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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?