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El Mariachi 2

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99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-4041
+1 808-487-8226
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is the secret spot fir Mexican food west of the airport. For the price that you pay, for the quality of food and service they give you, this place is a winner! I don't think there any selections more than $17 on the menu. I ordered the three dish company should plate and it was for $13. This thing... More 

Thank Will G
Abilene, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Got the fajitas and campeon burrito to go. Both were delicious. Both were large serving size, so we had leftovers for the next day. We'll be back!

Thank joshlawson86
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very Good Mexican Food, I haven't had anything I didn't Like. Service is good. Parking can be a challenge as there are a number of restaurants in this shopping complex.

Thank robertmI9515QD
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Mexican food I have gotten outside of the Tex-mex border. I ordered a Barbacoa torta which was delicious but not authentic Barbacoa. I also ordered a carne asada burrito which was amazing, served alongside authentic rice and beans. Unfortunately, for this fine establishment our server was a bit lackadaisical and inattentive which detracted from our experience.

Thank Aaron L
Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

It is difficult to find good authentic Mexican food on Oahu. We stumbled upon this place by accident and are glad we did. They have a second location in Kaneohe. Food is plentiful, not expensive (Mexican food should not break the budget.) The service is friendly and food arrives steaming hot. I love the ceviche! It is an appetizer but... More 

Thank Radion
Wilkes Barre
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I was in desperate need of Mexican food and was afraid that I was going to have to settle for Chloe's on the North Shore. Thankfully Yelp found us this place. It won't win any awards for their interior design, but we didn't go there for that. All six of us ordered something different and absolutely enjoyed our dishes. Best... More 

Thank Thomas W
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206 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

I have tried five or so Mexican restaurants on Oahu and this is the best by far to this point. Coming from LA I and having been to Mexico on numerous occasions, I know good Mexican. I have tried the Mariacho Tacos (spice), the burritos, the fajitas, enchiladas and other platters. The sauces are really good, particularly the tomatillo. The... More 

Thank Russ S
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Don't let the looks fool you! It was the WORST EVER!!! Our first time eating here and experience the worst food. Da husband's nachos was soggy, our princess quesadilla was over cook, my combo not that I can eat it all but normally I always have a to go box for one of my kids to eat was horrible! Never... More 

Thank William B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Delicious Mexican platters served with chips and salsa at the table. Very popular at meal times so choose to visit during off hours for fast friendly service, although you still have to wait for your made to order meal. Lots of parking in the big lot. Chile rellenos son muy deliciosos!

Thank bf96819
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Pros: Giant portions - can definitely share a meal. Reasonable prices. Authentic I tasted the pork, chicken and beef, and all were delicious. Cons: Service was okay. Place seems a little sketchy. I would recommend you try this place!

Thank Calliegoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-4041
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Aiea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-487-8226
Look at the existing reviews online - excellent place, well worth listing!

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