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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 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I found this place when visiting Olean this past summer. We've been to Olean 4 times since, and have eaten here every time. Great food, very good prices, and fast service. Bonus: all types of Margheritas are only $1.99!

Thank stayCRae
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at El Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant, the food and service is outstanding. The atmosphere is perfect for families. Very friendly staff with Mexican back ground music. The lunch menu is priced right with a tremendous selection. This was are second visit, we will always dine at El Mariachis when we are visiting the area!

Thank Joseph D
Oakville, Canada
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could hardly move. This place serves the very best Mexican food this side of Mexico. Nice selection of beers to go with the food offerings. Would travel to this place again and again.

Thank Robert P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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146 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 4 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?