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El Mariachi

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3703 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7016
+1 540-951-7300
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Fajitas weren't quite sizzling but the aroma and flavor was very good. Not OVER spicy but just enough to be flavorful. Warm chips with fresh salsa. Good place to bring friends who want flavor without burning the heck out of their mouths.

Thank Dave T
Salem, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

After a quick trip to Blacksburg, we visited El Mariachi based on another recommendation. It did not disappoint. I enjoyed the arroz con pollo. The charming atmosphere, and friendly service added to the experience.

Thank LightofMine
Roanoke, Virginia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My family and I love El Mariachi's and having been going there frequently over the last 8 years or so as our daughters have attended VA Tech. One of our favorite dishes there is the Arroz con Pollo-- fantastic!! The service has always been great-- friendly, quick and efficient. The atmosphere is only so-so, but the food more than makes... More 

Thank cindy582015
Tavernier, Florida
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188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was located directly next to our hotel and recommended by the staff. Great choice. This is a family owned and operated establishment and staff is fun and friendly. The jumbo margarita was perfect. Food was typical Tex Mex and very good. Try the pork carnitas. Very inexpensive, good food and fun. We loved it

Thank WinnieTavernier
Leesburg, VA
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tired after a long day of moving kids in at VT, we walked next door to this restaurant from our hotel. Friendly staff and great authentic Mexican food. Service was very quick and the waiter was always there to refill drinks and chips. Everything we had was delicious.

1 Thank Marcie K
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We loved our dinner! Yummy chips and salsa are served while you decide on your meal choice. My husband had some sort of enchiladas and chimichanga platter. I am vegan and was happy to see a vegetarian section on their menu. The waiter easily adjusted my order without dairy! I had the veggie quesadilla. It was delicious! Both meals were... More 

1 Thank Diana_in_VA
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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402 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My husband and I have eaten at El Mariachi's several times over the years. In comparison to all the other Mexican restaurants around, this one is the best in our opinion. They have a large menu of interesting items, and their lunch specials can't be beat. For $6.95 I got a huge portion of chicken fajitas, along with beans, rice,... More 

Thank sunflower35
Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This restaurant was across the parking lot from The Choice motel where we stayed. All of the staff that we encountered were very friendly. The red salsa was fresh and tangy with no smothering of cilantro. The soft beef tacos were filled with a good portion of beef. The wife had hard shell tacos. Again loaded with a good portion... More 

Thank ken s
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were visiting Blacksburg to see family. The cheese enchiladas were tasty standard Tex-Mex fare. The kids were very happy with their meal. I have high standards for Mexican coming from Texas, though!

Thank Alex D
Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I'm pleased to be writing a positive review for El Mariachi. I have lived in Blacksburg the past two years and have eaten Mexican food exclusively at El Rod's and have never had a great experience there. Some friends recommended El Mariachi and I gave it a try. We went on a Friday night and it was not crowded at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3703 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7016
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-951-7300

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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?