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“A fun place with decent food”

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
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Ranked #1,259 of 9,520 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$1 - US$31
Cuisines: Bar, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A fun place with decent food”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a nice place to meet friends to grab a margarita or some chips and guacamole. They make the guacamole to order at your table and it is pretty good. The other food items are average but not bad for the price. This would be a nice, casual place to go with a few friends for a bite to eat.

Visited May 2014
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English first
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great evening”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food on the menu with good friendly service and a great range of mojitos as well.............

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Awesome soup!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

The chicken soup was delicious! A big bowl with lots of fresh veggies! Not too salty. Best mexican chicken soup I've had yet, other than my own. Restaurant is small/ servers are very friendly.

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Hinckley, Ohio
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Fare!”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a very good Mexican restaurant. It has an expansive menu and fresh made guacamole. The front windows open all the way and gave it like an outside vibe. The portions are huge, especially the burritos. Plenty to take home. Drinks were also very good. Service was fast and waiters very helpful describing the menu

  • Visited April 2014
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hortgirl
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quaint and cozy”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My son and I were looking for some Mexican food and almost stopped at the El Mariachi location further north on Broadway. But my son said, go a few blocks south to this one, which is more cozy and authentic feeling. The doors were all open to the sidewalk, which gave us the feeling of a sidewalk cafe and we enjoyed watching the parade of people and dogs passing.

It's tiny, but well staffed and the food was very good. We ate two baskets of the tortilla chips; they were hot, greasy and good. My son had the skirt steak, which was tender and very flavorful and I had cheese enchiladas with suiza sauce. The enchiladas were very cheesy and the sauce was different than most I have had, sort of creamy, and very good. Presentation was nice and we enjoyed the Mexican pop music. It was just what we wanted and we left full and satisfied.

  • Visited October 2013
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