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El Mariachi

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45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy, Ste B, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3211
+1 808-234-5893
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Beverly Hills, CA
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158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We tried this little restaurant because it had good reviews. Since I live in Southern California, I am pretty spoiled when it comes to Mexican food. Keeping that in mind, the food was pretty average and about what I would expect in Hawaii. However, the big disappointment was that they don't serve alcohol. I can pretty much enjoy a meal... More 

Thank TravelingTraveler333
Orland, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My son has lived on Oahu for 5 years and could not find a great Mexican restaurant... A friend from home saw we were traveling to North Shore and suggested El Mariachi... OH MY WORD, it was delicious, authentic food. He now has a go to restaurant to get great food!

Thank dmvalleza
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

we went to el mariachi in kaneohe for dinner last night. we were seated immediately and asked if we wanted something to drink which was delivered right away with chips and salsa (complimentary) the hubby had a ground beef chimichanga plate while i went with the carnitas chimichanga plate. the servings are very generous and i couldn't finish mine. both... More 

Thank iluvsmarties
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My BFF and I went here because he said it was good--but he's a 'townie' and hadn't been in a couple years. Welp--NOT so now. I ordered chile rellenos and he got an enchilada and somethng else I forget but it was greasy, awful and not even really hot. It tasted terrible. We had not seen one another for a... More 

Thank A H
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I am hesitant on the 2 stars, because it doesn't in any way tell you about this restaurant. First...the food. The food is EXCELLENT! The service, excellent too. We went for dinner last night. Yum. After I finished eating, I was looking around. To my horror, I saw furry cobwebs hanging from the ceiling vent. omg. then I started Really... More 

3 Thank SonriseBMD
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

One of my husbands favorite place to eat. He's favorite is the enchiladas; I think all the food are yummy. Authentic mexican food and good service too.

Thank Mary Ann T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This place rocks mexican food! Tasty and authentic. Food is to die for good and they rock the service as well! I've eaten here so many times, and everytime the worse thing is... EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD WHAT DO I ORDER??? I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered. Red sauce is awesome!!

Thank Stella L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We surprised them as a pretty of nine, but they hardly flinched. Food was well prepared and appeared more quickly than I expected for our party size. They have great guacamole, too. I recommend it as your appetizer.

Thank Ryan M
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Been going there since the 2 brothers started, Kind of miss the original paper plates and plastic silverware but the change is good. They have always fulfilled every request from vegan to extra ingredients to so hot the cook won't eat it. Love being greated like an old friend and part of the family. They are a weekly stop and... More 

Thank 808Art
Greensboro, North Carolina
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Where else can u get an enchilada with crab, shrimp, scallops, or lobster. The only disappointing thing is the chips but it's OK cause the food is a good size serving and u wanna finish your dinner. It's a family run restaurant and feels local. A really nice experience!

Thank Anntenlove

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy, Ste B, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3211
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: +1 808-234-5893

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