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El Mariachi

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213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
+1 516-536-6661
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:45
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Oceanside, New York
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been here forever! We even had my friend's baby shower here last year! The food is always fresh. It feels like home here ! We always enjoy the margaritas as well.

Thank Caryn D
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has authentic Mexican food with wide selection of options from one delicious dish to another tasty one. Generous cocktails and bountiful appetizing meals to the eye and palate are worth a visit!

Thank Jim H
New York
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a hankering for Mexican food and this eatery wasn't that far from us so we took a chance ... The staff was incredibly rude and the ambience was a mixture of a live Mariachi band and a rap playing DJ . Both playing simultaneously ... ??? And now for the food ... It tasted like... More 

Thank phwagz
Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This restaurant provided excellent food in an enjoyable atmosphere. We went to El Mariachi because it was open very late one night, and we could not find another place open in Rockville Centre. When we arrived, we entered through the patio crowded with a number of young people partying to very loud music. This gave us the impression that perhaps... More 

1 Thank Bob-PHX
Trumbull, Connecticut
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173 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went here late on a Wednesday night and they seated us at a booth next to the bar. I didn't notice until we were served our meal that there was a very drunk woman at the bar - was very distracting. Also, the restaurant had a musty smell which turned me off right away. We were immediately given a bowl... More 

Thank maisiemom
Rockville Centre, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Consistently good Mexican food, from tacos to mole... Great to go with larger crowds- there is always something to celebrate in El Mariachi! The band is there on weekends and are always happy to take requests!

Thank elizak156
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137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The hotel said they had heard mixed reviews for this restaurant, but we don't know why. Coming from Southern CA we have had our fair share of Mexican food and we found the food here to be very good. It does taste a little different than your typical Mexican fare but we found it very enjoyable. We tried the flautas,... More 

Thank gardog
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have been eating at El Mariachi for over 20 years. During that period, I've sampled most of what is on the menu and rarely have never been disappointed. They have the best Mexican food in western Nassau County hands down! The prices are very reasonable, with good-sized portions; Mariachi players on the weekend and they're even open for lunch.... More 

1 Thank Taalib_Muhammad
Oceanside, New York
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty well prepared; but the place meeds a major upgrade. The seating is tight, and the place doesn't seem very clean.

Thank lunarscape
Copiague, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Well.....atmosphere was very good....Marichi band was good and asked your permission before playing at your table. Food....was good.... Had the steak....and friend had the Chimichangas....very good. Service SLOW......VERY SLOW.....that's the only complaint.😥😥 Oh and the margaritas were fantastic.😉😉

1 Thank Ladylaw8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4902
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 516-536-6661
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant Rockville Centre, NY. Proudly serving the community since 1977.

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