We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210-1707
+1 518-432-7580
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (13 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“pozole” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210-1707
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (154)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very authentic Mexican menu, cozy setting, steps from the Empire State Plaza attractions (State Capitol, skating rink, The Egg). Flautas, quesadillas, and my personal favorite the generous Pozole dish (hearty pork & hominy soup) were all great. The Margarita selection is also impressive. Easy 5...More

1  Thank AdvancedCake
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This was my 3rd time here! Food was great! Service was a little slow, other than that excellent!! Great margaritas 👍

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I've been to several (at least 30 to 35) authentic Mexican Restaurants (close simulations to be honest) and in the Albany/Capital Region this restaurant is absolutely one of the best.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Wife and I usually don't rave about Mexican restaurants outside of New Mexico but this place was exceptional. I had the fish tacos and wife had the vegetarian enchilada. Great, flavorful, fresh, and great service.

Thank ChickenJim
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great food and customer service. Placed a to go order by phone when arrived food was ready and hot. Visited el mariachi a couple times for take out and I've never had a bad experience

Thank Navasia P
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

DH and I have been coming to the Hamilton Street location of El Mariachi for almost a decade, and have never had a bad meal or poor service. When we used to get the chicken fajitas, it was as if they knew we were coming....More

Thank Curlieq55
Reviewed 10 August 2017

In Albany and looking to kill some time before a departing flight at Albany International Airport. Using Trip Advisor, found this Mexican restaurant located not far from the airport and decided to give it a try. Exceeded all expectations. The lunch menu had a huge...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A lovely dinner with my friend. Had not been to El Mariachi in several,years and was not disappointed. Margaritas for starters - just the way I like with fresh lime juice, perfect on a summers night. I always go for the mole and there's is...More

Thank yogajudi
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Yes the margaritas are good, but the food is GREAT! We go all the time, it's like a mini vacation to South of the Border. I hope no one builds a WALL but if they do, At least we can still eat wonderful Mexican dishes...More

Thank jkearney15
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant! They treat my husband and I very well and are not judgmental like many other restaurants are towards tattooed people with blue hair ;) The food is beautiful, delicious and actually authentic! And their margaritas! I'm not that big on...More

Thank TheNerdyMonkey
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 hotels in Albany
Renaissance Albany Hotel
271 reviews
.36 miles away
Hilton Albany
1,233 reviews
.47 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
370 reviews
.55 miles away
TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center
168 reviews
.59 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
78 reviews
.28 miles away
Cheesecake Machismo
46 reviews
.01 miles away
Bongiorno's Restaurant
73 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby Attractions
New York State Capitol
673 reviews
.29 miles away
New York State Museum
901 reviews
.18 miles away
Washington Park
324 reviews
.35 miles away
Albany Institute of History & Art
132 reviews
.35 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Hamilton St Ste 291, Albany, NY 12210-1707
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-432-7580
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing