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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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141 Swanson Ave Ste 5, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403-0847
+1 928-505-8030
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Fargo, North Dakota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived and studied in Mexico twice in my life. The first time was the state of Veracruz. The second was in the state of Sinaloa. I'm no food critic or expert on Mexican dining but here is my opinion: This place is for you if you like a small place that reminds you of a cafe or family-run restaurant... More 

Thank Dianna2013
Kingman, Arizona
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Met friends from NY visiting AZ. The food was very tasty. The atmosphere was a little dark and could use an upgrade and more colorful lively look. The waiter brought us a selection of several of his favorites. Some of the fillings were a little dry ( chicken in the flauta and beef in the enchiladas) Other items were tasty.... More 

Thank Stormsmom57
Boulder City, Nevada, United States
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We decided to try this for convenience being so close to our hotel. The 1st thing I noticed were all the broken tiles on the tables. We were tired so we stayed in hopes the atmosphere wouldn't be a reflection of the food. It felt like we walked into a bar where the food the an after thought and the... More 

Thank SophiaLeidberg
Twin Falls, United States
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Had dinner here one night, and the food was good. Walking distance from our resort. Service was good and fast.

Thank Douglas M
Henderson, Nevada, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I'm truly amazed at the number of good reviews but everyone's opinion is different. We've eaten at several Mexican restaurants in Havasu and thus far this one is the WORST! About the only thing I can say good about this place is that it’s cheap BUT that’s the only good thing. We have a second home in Lake Havasu City... More 

Thank Kathie S
Apple Valley, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have been coming to this restaurant for several years, each time we visited Lake Havasu, we made it a habit to come to El Mariachi. However, they must have a new cook because the quality of the food is just not there anymore. Examples: The complimentary salsa - basically a small bowl of canned tomatoes with zero flavor. The... More 

Thank Sunybunni
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very nice little place. Good food, good prices, good service. Have been there for lunch and dinner, never disappointed.

1 Thank Kim M
Winter Park, Colorado
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We spent the month of April in Lake Havasu City on vacation and dined at this little family run cantina a number of times. The food was always good.....we likely have tried 8 or 10 different dishes and all were very good and reasonably priced. Karina is tops when it comes to service....be sure and ask for her! Can't wait... More 

Thank DickNorman
United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

You will not find better Mexican food in Lake Havasu. Save your money, skip the chain restaurants. You wont regret it.

1 Thank Rudy A
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Lake Havasu and after a long day of travel, this was exactly what we needed for a fun, relaxing and laid back dinner. Pitcher of margaritas and two entrees under 40 bucks! The service was great and the place was packed and not slowing down. Worth a revisit before our trip is over

Thank TLC401BC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Swanson Ave Ste 5, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403-0847
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Lake Havasu City
  • Phone Number: +1 928-505-8030

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