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El Mariachi

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20852
+1 301-738-7177
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Potomac, Maryland
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290 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here regularly, because the food is always good and homemade. We like the combination platters, which can be modified, and the steak fajitas. Margaritas are also tasty. Service is always friendly.

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Thank RonFG
Potomac
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is one of our standbys as a consistently great Mexican restaurant.The Pato with olives is outstanding....duck is never fatty and in a wine sauce. The fajitas are all wonderful...the beef, chicken and shrimp are all fresh and tasty. The margaritas are also delicious.

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Thank Dr Larrie G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Mexican food but can't get my husband to join me. He says Mexican restaurants in America are an unappealing heap of retried beans and cheese. I had stumbled upon El Mariachi one day and begged him to give it one more try. He was seriously impressed - we had the best carne Asada I have had outside of... More 

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Thank ArizonaDF
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great service. We had three different meals which were all good. Chips were great, as was the salsa.

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Thank Mike K
Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The restaurant, atmosphere, and service were notably good. I was pleased with these. However, while the food was tasty, there are other restaurants in the greater Maryland area that we visit, and they have tastier choices and better preparation. Chips and salsa preceded the meal; chips were delicate and well made; salsa was full of onions which I do not... More 

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Thank bus937jrq
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went with many couples who are regulars.Many dishes came out undercooked.When we complained to the owner,rather than apologize ,he became irate and insulting and out of control and actually insulted us and he accused us of trying to get free meals.We paid our bill and left.The four couples have probably gone here hundreds of times and will NEVER return.None of... More 

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Thank Robert K
Potomac, Maryland
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290 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Always good Mexican food. Beef fajitas are outstanding. Chips and homemade salsa are great for snacking before meal. Prices have gotten higher over the years, but discount coupons are available and on spotluck. Nice people.

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Thank RonFG
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been coming here for over 30 years and have had consistently very good food. Tow of my favorites are the and the Chile rellenos. The place has a more upscale look than it did 30 years ago and there is a broader range of latin dishes but every thing we have tried is very good

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Thank charlie525
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The reviews were right.....excellent food and especially fantastic service. My wife and I started with an order of plantains and they were delicious. For the main course we shared the Marisco Saltado - it was quite tasty and there was plenty to satisfy both of us. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a great Mexican meal in Rockville.

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Thank 840John
Norridge, Illinois
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I pulled up and was unimpressed, and the sterile interior doesn't help ...... But the wait staff was very friendly & helpful in explaining food and how to order. From the excellent pico de gallo to the nacho chips the apps were excellent. Entrees were 5 star in my opinion. My wife & I took my son and 3 of... More 

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Thank Bill L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ritchie Center, 765 Rockville Pike, Ste. C Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20852
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-738-7177

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