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About El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

Welcome to El Mariachi! They have a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes and the best margaritas. It has been family owned and operated for over 15 years. They offer a more genuine and unique experience than your typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive selection of over 150 tequilas (100% Blue Agave), if you don"t believe it come and see for yourself. Also, they are famous for tableside guacamole prepared at your table fresh to order, and offer the most authentic regional Mexican cuisine in all of Lakeview! The authentic Mexican experience is enhanced with imported handcrafted decor and artwork, intimate lighting and traditional mariachi music. They also have and outstanding patio and party room that can accommodate around 100 people. If you would rather be the host they can cater the food for your event! So next time you need to plan an event contact your friends at El Mariachi. You don't want to miss out! Hope to see you soon, your friends at El Mariachi.

3906 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Breakfast, Regional Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm- 10:00pm,
Friday: 11:00am- 12:00am,
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Sheridan & Irving Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 549-2932

Website:
http://www.elmariachitequilabar.com/

Catering:
Catering menu available @ elmariachitequilabar.com

Parking Details:
Free parking is available in the back of the restaurant. Must sign up with the host after parking.

Public Transit:
Red line (Sheridan stop), 36 Broadway bus.

Executive Chef:
Rafael Alvarado

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm! $5 House Margaritas! $3 Baja Brewing Beers! $12 all you can eat tacos! Enjoy Amigos!

Private Dining

From business meetings to holiday celebrations, birthdays or rehearsal dinners, we're occasion ready and waiting to serve you. Our Party rooms can accommodate private events up to 120 guests. Contact our management team and we will make sure to help you plan a memorable event that will meet you ex

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (11)
Casual (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
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People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Cozy (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Spicy (4)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

To the manager's credit he comped our meal for what happened and my friend says this isn't typical.

However, it was a weekend, even though there were tables open, it took 15 minutes to get seated, once we were seated it took 30 minutes to get our first beverage. Then another 30-40 to get our food. The waiter basically ignored us other than delivering the food. Overall, it took 1 hr 45 minutes for 1 pitcher of plain margaritas and 2 plates of a basic entree. The food itself was good. Due to the manager being so apologetic, I'll probably try it again sometime to see if the service really was just a one time thing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our experience was okay. Waiters were nice, but they put our food at another table. After the other diners had opened my tamales with their fork, the wait staff realized the food was at the wrong table. Instead of offering to make us new food, they slapped it down on our table. Since the food hadn’t been eaten at all, we felt bad wasting it, but in the end the food was not very good. The tamales were very dry, bland, but super spicy. Will not return.

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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant group has some of the best food in the neighborhood and some of worst service. It was a Saturday night and the place was about half full. It took nearly 15 min to get 2 margaritas and another 15-20 minutes for a burrito and 2 tostadas. Our server was barely around and there was, what appeared to be a manager, walking around the dining room asking if everything was ok. He seemed to be oblivious to the fact that our waters were empty, we'd been sitting for a long period without drinks, the table next to us had their credit cards out, and the table on the other side was sitting there with dirty dishes in front of them, clearly done with their meal. We'll go back because we love the food, and we've come to expect drinks to take a while, but hopefully the service will be better.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great drinks! Came in no waiting for table. Great service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Some real effort is going into making this place a bit more than run of the mill. The sopes with plantain showed some real imagination. Too many dishes are still just ordinary Mexican-American choice-of-chicken-or-beef. The special Baja tacos with grilled mahi-mahi had a superior salsa, and the refried beans were fresh. Margaritas tasted of tequila and weren't as oversweetened as some, but were quite tame. Would return, but would hope they could find a table for two that wasn't up against a large group that shouted from one end of their table to the other.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was excellent. Great recommendation on the jalapeno margarita. Give him our thanks.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was very good. Prices were reasonable. The table spacing was a bit crowded, but the service was good. We walked there after a Cubs game. You definitely want to make a reservation if going after a game. A lot of Cubs fans had the same idea.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

They need to do a better job posting their brunch hours on the website!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Come to this place a lot and generally have a good time. Service was awful this time around which was a bummer since we had out of town guests with us.

Tags: Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The only negative was the smell of the garbage in the patio area

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outdoor patio was great, service was friendly and timely - food could be better for the price.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great patio space and a solid brunch menu with a great variety of options! Waiters were very generous and quick on the bottomless mimosas refills

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The margaritas, queso fundido, and enchiladas - ask for the chorizo - are very good. The only complaint is the extremely slow service, even on a Tuesday night at 7 pm. While the water and chips came quickly after we sat down, after 10 minutes waiting we had to call the manager over to order drinks and the food. The drinks were slow in coming, as was the food. They seemed to be a bit understaffed in the front of the house and I assume in the kitchen. We love the food and drinks, but this is the third time we have been there and had the service problem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

As usual, I enjoyed the Mimosa Brunch at El Mariachi. The service is friendly, attentive, helpful. Starting your day with this Mimosa Brunch will start your day off right!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The staff unfortunately was a little slow and the waitress messed up an order. Management was accommodating and understanding, however unsure if I would return.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

If you live in the neighborhood, it is a decent place for Mexican food. The drinks (margaritas, palomas, Mexican Mules) are pretty good without being overly sweet, the problem is that the speed at which they come out is consistently slow. The last few times we've gone, I didn't get a chance to order a second drink until my food was being delivered, but it always seems to come when we are done or almost done with our food. The manager is very attentive and takes note when we've waited a while (last two visits) but have not seen a resolution.

The food is pretty consistent and typical Mexican restaurant fair. Seems a tad overpriced for what it is, but what isn't?

When it is busy it can be pretty lively. I don't have kids but it seems kid friendly as there are always a few families when we are there.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything was good but it was too loud

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Went to see Zac Brown at Wrigley fantastic service food was tasty good flavor would come back again !

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and a fun atmosphere. Margaritas are delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Overall, great experience! Lots of options for seating. The restaurant is very clean. The wait staff is attentive. The food is spectacular! (Wet burrito!!, Yum! ).

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Things that are always great here: food, service, mimosas!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

El Mariachi has THE BEST bottomless mimosa brunch. $24 gets you an entree, unlimited chips and salsas and bottomless mimosas which they refill constantly. I never miss an opportunity to brunch here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good location close to Wrigley Field. Food was good, but service was pretty slow. One member of our group didn't get his entree and when we finally were able to flag down our waiter, he brought him a plate of the wrong food. Good drinks and very tasty table side guac.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was such a fun brunch stop! We got the $24 bottomless mimosa + entree meal deal, and we DEFINITELY got our money's worth. I never even saw the bottom of my champagne flute until the time limit was up, because our waitress was always ready with the pitcher for mimosa refills. Also, the mimosas were not the typical bottomless style (mostly orange juice). Instead, we could all taste the champagne heavily in every round. Our waitress even kept filling our glasses for 15 minutes after the brunch time ended at 2 pm. As for the food, everyone's breakfast dishes were delicious! The meal even came with salsa and tortilla chips for the table, and I would say these were some of the best tortilla chips I've ever had. Very crispy and crunchy, and clearly freshly made. This was a great stop, and I would recommend this to all my friends!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I had the chicken with mole sauce. The chicken was dry, salty, and over-processed - not fresh. I ate a quarter of my dinner. The chips and salsa were by far the best part of my meal.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The margarita was good. They only served 3 tortillas per order of fajitas. The salsa was pretty bland. The service was fairly slow.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food and drinks were very good, but it was a little pricey for what we got.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We waited 20 mins for our drinks and an hour and half for our food. We had to ask about our food and it was cold and had been sitting there waiting to be served for awhile same with our appetizer. It wasn't even that crowded, open tables so there was no excuse.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great brunch experience. Lively and a great deal. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

great brunch deal, people are constantly topping off your mimosas, which is a bit dangerous fun. food was good, it was really loud, and the table for 2 we had felt very awkwardly placed, but it was generally a good time

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Worst service ever! Never even asked for our main dinner order. Drink took forever to get.
Better service at Tavo Burrito Palace!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I looked forward to visiting this establishment, but it was disappointing. It appeared that they may have been short-staffed on the day that we went. Our waiter was really, really nice, but was rather forgetful and lacked situational awareness. The drinks were awful. Had to send them all back. The food was mediocre. Would not go back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite locations in Lakeview area! Food is amazing, service is always very friendly, and noise level is usually pretty okay. I recommend this spot to my friends all the time!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

NOT the restaurant's fault, but on June 17th, Broadway is under major construction, and it literally detracted from our overall experience. That said, the tableside guacamole was amazing, the margaritas were strong and good, I was allowed to order off-menu, and the furnishings and walls and fixtures were pretty cool. Reasonably priced, terrific food. Once the parking / driving situation improves on Broadway, I'm going back!

Tags: Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

I've been to many restaurants and I have never been treated or received the treatment like I did. We got there and got seated right away luckily I had a reservation. The issue with that is that the attention the server had. At times we wouldn't see him and towards the end he was there only to push us out of the brunch special. What made it worse was when we finally got our check we tipped him what we felt was right for the service. He had the audacity to bring the check back and saying we didn't tip enough. You didn't get the 20% because of the service we received and two the hostess there was giving us dirty looks the entire time! I worked as a server and I never felt entitled to the 20% if I worked hard for I'll receive what's given to me. I know the restaurant industry and this was a slap to my face! Your servers need better coaching

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Very fresh tortilla chips and salsa, drinks are very good with lots and lots of tequila to choose from.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Do yourself a favor and enjoy brunch here--you will not be disappointed! I am a frequent traveler and "bruncher" and El Marichi is among the best around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great food! We really loved our entrees. And our server was AWESOME. He made sure every single item we ordered was to our liking. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Casual, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

First time I've been there, though I've passed it dozens of times. It will definitely become a regular spot when I need a fix for authentic and convenient Mexican. A real great hidden gem!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Spicy, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was overprice for the quality of the plate. The meat did not have a good flavor. Ask for certain beans and got the other one. Would not recommended. I had better. My whole family was disappointed

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