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El Mariachi

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1300 block of 15th street, Moline, IL
+1 309-797-3178
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Moline, Illinois
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would eat there again. Not the best Mexjcan restaurant in the area but it does serve good, authentic, Mexucan food at fair prices.

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Thank vickymoore65
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loooove El Mariachi's! They are priced right and their food is AMAZING. I am obsessed with their chips & salsa. Their salsa verde is great too. I've gotten the buffet several times but usually get one of their combination dinners. Best beans & rice in the QC. I have literally NEVER had a bad meal there. Their excellent staff... More 

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Thank Kassandra W
Moline, Illinois
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A good authentic Mexican restaurant. Casual, not fancy, not expensive. Good margaritas, chips, cheese dip, flautas & service. We'll be back.

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Thank Corkysan
Midwest, U.S.A.
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Good, authentic Mexican food in exactly the setting you expect to find good, authentic Mexican food. There are a lot of regular customers here, and the easy, friendly exchanges between staff and customers -- and customers and customers -- make it a very welcoming place.

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Thank mannekb
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Love the chips and salsa here, the best guacamole too. The lunch buffet is great and reasonable too.

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Thank Amy W
Reynolds, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food, fantastic margaritas, and always friendly staff! This is a favorite and never disappoints. Not fancy but delicious!

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Thank jennhamerlinck
Moline, Illinois
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I dine here on occasion for lunch, it is close to Moline Downtown and quick/easy to get to from work. They offer weekday and Saturday lunch buffet, at a reasonable price. The buffet will vary from day to day with more offered on Saturdays for a couple dollars more. But the main stays are chips, salsa, hard & soft shell... More 

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Thank Moht73
Davenport, Iowa
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I had about three margaritas. The staff was nice. It was great food. Clean family place. Menu is too long.

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Thank mrsa14
Rock Island, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This place has the best Mexican food in the QC. It is small, so get there early on buffet day! (Wed night and Sat lunch) There are items on the buffet you will never have a chance to eat at other places. Two changing soups on the buffet and they are always fantastic! Great chips and salsa too! Friendly service.

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Thank Eridonis
Moline, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

The Chili Negro was perfect! Just enough spice to bite, but not overpowering. Deep, dark, DELICIOUS. This was my first, and certainly not my last visit.

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Thank JonP61265

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 block of 15th street, Moline, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Moline
  • Phone Number: +1 309-797-3178

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