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“Very good mexican restaurant in nice neighborhood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
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Ranked #938 of 9,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$1 - US$31
Cuisines: Bar, Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Wrigleyville
Cross street: Sheridan & Irving Park
Transit: Red line (Sheridan stop), 36 Broadway bus.
Description: El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill has a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes along with the best margaritas in town. It has been family owned and operated for over 20 years. Offering a more genuine and unique experience than your typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive selection of over 150 tequilas (100% blue agave), along with their famous tableside guacamole prepared with a unique avocado oil fresh to order. The authentic Mexican experience is enhanced with imported handcrafted decor and artwork, intimate lighting and traditional festive music. They also have an outstanding private patio and party rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests. If you're in the mood for brunch with a Mexican twist, join them every Saturday and Sunday for a $22 bottomless mimosa brunch. So next time you're in the Lakeview area, make sure you stop by and visit your amigos at El Mariachi for an exhilarating experience.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very good mexican restaurant in nice neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We turned up quite late to this small restaurant mid-week and were greeted by a very smiling hispanic lady who kindly offered suggestions. The guacamole was absolutely fantastic and the fajitas delicious. My husband had a piece of beef with a shrimp sauce which he actually found delicious. The portions were huge and the price very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Conroe, Texas
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236 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good for its location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

Coming from the Southwest we have a very high standard for Mexican food. This would not be an outstanding restaurant at home, but it was good by comparison with others we have tried in Chicago. Some people might even complain that the food is too spicy -- heaven help them if they come to our area! Our waitress was clearly Hispanic and it was obvious that English was her second language, but she was eager to please and made the meal more pleasant. It was nice to hear "Por nada" when I said "Gracias" instead of the grunt that I get (at best) from many servers.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Food, a little pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2011

If you are hungry for Mexican food in Wrigleyville, eat here. Food was a little pricey, but otherwise excellent. Service was top notch as well.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“By far the best guacamole in the city. Fast service and the food is always excellent. The burritos are huge!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2008

By far the best guacamole in the city. Fast service and the food is always excellent. The burritos are huge!

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“Best guac in the city.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2008

Best guac in the city.

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