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El Mariachi

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1925 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3247
+1 949-369-5111
11:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The food is really not very good, the place is really loud and the restrooms (at least the men's) is disgusting. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

Thank Roberto3250
Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stopped in for dinner with friends in October anticipating good food at reasonable prices, having dined here a number of times over the years. The first hint we had that things would not be the same is that the menu had changed, shrunk down to just a few items and all of them much pricier than we would consider... More 

Thank Jerry M
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stopped here for drinks but when we saw some of the plates being served we decided to try some food too. The portions were ample, the food was well prepared and the staff was very attentive. Would come back again!

Thank whc200
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had a nice dinner with some friends, after a year of not earing mexican food. The staff is very friendly and nice, and the set-up is great. We had a great time, and we liked the menu options. But, I must say, a place being so close to the border, could offer better food. You still can have a... More 

Thank mfragozo
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for some great Mexican food and ended up running away before we ordered anything to eat. They gave us complimentary salsa and chips with our beverage..... well just see for yourselves!! Dirty , discusting, chip basket!! UGH, (look closely!)

Thank Reallycares4all
Orange, CA
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I had a bloody Maria which was very good. The rest of our lunch was nothing special. Decor is nice but sadly I would not return.

Thank viajeraOrange_CA
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This place was very pricey, and the food was so so. Don't think I will be back. Should of know when there was only 2 cars in the parking lot...

1 Thank New M
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Stopped in for a few drinks and bite to eat while exploring the area. Sat outside in the shade with a margarita and then beer chaser while munching on great salsa, queso dip. and enchiladas. I stopped for a round and stayed for five. Will be back my next time through.

Thank Joshua W
San Clemente, California
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

When we first moved to San Clemente, this lace was great. It's not as good as it used to be and it seems to be a lot more expensive. Go figure.

Thank RandyLargent
Fountain Valley, California
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This iconic fixture on El Camino Real is mere yards away from that congested traffic on the I-5. Get off the freeway, enjoy a fresh repast and let the traffic clear. You cannot go wrong unless if is due o eating too much and needing a siesta before you can get back on that freeway. Classic Tacos, Enchiladas, fresh fish,... More 

1 Thank Michael N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-369-5111

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