Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
One crisp taco shell filled w/ beef or chicken & served w/ rice & beans
Three crisp taco shells filled w/ ground beef or shredded chicken & tomatoes, onions, cilantro, cheese & mild sauce
Vanilla and Chocolate
Food is excellent but the service needs to improve.
This was our first visit to Mariachi and we will be going back! I was very impressed with the decor of the restaurant, particularly the beautifully painted chairs at every table. (The chairs were heavy duty wood with lovely brightly painted scenes on what looked like tile seat backs.) Everything from the ceiling to wall murals was bright, colorful and clean. The menu is large with everything from the traditional tacos and burritos to interesting dinner entrees. My husband had a huge shredded pork burrito that came with a nice side salad with a creamy vinagrette dressing. I ordered a seafood entree of large mussels, some shrimp and small scallops in a uniquely flavored scampi dressing (just enough, not swimming in it.) The cilantro added a great flavor and the dish came with yellow rice and nice side of the same salad mentioned before. The food was fantastic and the waiter was very sweet although he either forgot or did not understand that we wanted lemon with our iced teas and sugar substitute, even though we specifically requested it (so we never got it). But that is why I carry my own sugar packets, just in case. My salad was also missing dressing but when I pointed that out he immediately returned with a serving of dressing. The restaurant is also much larger inside than it would appear from the sidewalk. When we asked about dessert, we were given a menu with 12 or more options but after choosing something, the waiter came back and said that only about 5 items were actually available, including one children's option for an ice cream with a bear's face. We chose a different dessert that was like a warm chocolate brownie with hot chocolate filling and hazelnuts. It was excellent. Therefore, the overall experience was a good one, and we would definitely like to try other options.
The food is absolutely delicious! Wonderful service in a relaxed atmosphere. The table side guacamole is amazing. Highly recommend
New Years dinner. Very good!
We went on a Sunday 12/29 at 7pm and found the restaurant 1/2 full. They seem to be having a staff shortage. There was only 2 people working. 1 waiter and another guy who was playing the role of host & bus boy. I give them credit bc they did the best they could to serve everyone there. Food was good, but you don’t get much. My husbands burrito was good. I had chicken enchiladas and they didn’t have a lot of meat in it but were tasty. Will try to return and hopefully they get some more staff members.
Nice place very colorful. BYOB and they made us our sangria while we waited for the other couple to show. Tasted good with little pieces of fruit was nice change. The guys had ground beef enchiladas which were filled nicely and bubbly hot with melted cheese. Tasted very fresh. One of the ladies had taco salad which was big and nice amount of shredded chicken. Other one got a triple combo with enchilada, chimichanga and burrito. First two had ground beef last had shredded chicken. All were good although she seem to taste a curry flavor with the red sauce. Neither of us boys elthat had enchiladas with the red sauce had that flavor though. Service was fast and friendly. We asked if they had a military discount and they came back with @ 10% discount which was nice. Great place all around!
4 of us went on a sunday night, had a decent crowd for a sunday. took our time and we werent rushed
Great location and great food all delicious . Happy we found this place. Ismael was awesome as a server. We’ll be back.
Table side Guacamole AMAZING. Tacos, set of 3 you will not go hungry and so fresh!! We go there often, more reviews to come. BYOB and they will make sangria if you bring the wine
We went to Mariachi restaurant in Metuchen last weekend for a family lunch. The food was quite good and the prices reasonable, the reason I would go there again. Since the weather was not great, and there were very few other customers in the restaurant. Still, the service was quite poor. We literally had to go and call the server to come take our orders. Maybe this was an exception, but certainly detracted from our experience.
Great food and wonderful service
Good food and excellent service!
The service was excellent and the food was delicious with table side freshly made guacamole, we will for sure go back!
A bit expensive but food was good
Server was unpleasant
Service was excellent, very attentive. Food was outstanding. Definitely will be returning!!
Great for big groups, especially on a weeknight! Plus for being BYOB! Beautiful decor & the general consensus was that we enjoyed our food. The chips & salsa & the Fiesta Platter of nachos were the big raves! :) Also really enjoyed the Peach sorbet! Servers are a bit timid, but they are nice. Will probably return :)
We haven’t dined here in several years. Thought we’d give it a try again. Service was good and restaurant is gaily decorated. Mixed results with the meal. Tilapia was flavorful. Chicken mole not as good. The sauce was ok bit the thinly pounded chicken was over cooked /dry.
Service and food was excellent! Would definitely go back. Brought a warm bottle of Sangria from liquor stop next door. They put it in a pitcher of ice with diced up fruit...what great customer service! I saw the table next to us with Margarita’s ....u bring the tequila and they’ll do the rest 👍🏻!!! That’s awesome!
there was only one person to answer the phone, seat people and serve and make the guacamole. the meat in all the tacos was very old and hard. It had to be left over from the day before and then microwaved. it is such a shame. we used to like the place but will not return.
Good food, nice people, good atmosphere and decor, highly recommend.
Excellent meal. The service provided suggestions and explained everything clearly.
I like the ambiance of this restaurant and staffs were all smiling. The food arrived just about time and came very very hot and the plate as well. It tends to be my food becomes dry, looks like it stayed in the oven for awhile. I ordered “Combination” with chorizo as my choice of meat. I find it very salty. I thought its only my food but when I tasted my partner’s food, which was beef, it tasted salty as well. But I don’t mind to come back and try their other food.
I will return! Loved the entire experience. delicious food, atmosphere, on the spot service and positive vibes.
Although the atmosphere was fun, the initial service was slow. The food arrived cold and the quality was mediocre at best.
We found this restaurant a couple months ago and i introduced it to my friends last night. We had a wonderful meal. Its byob but it just needs a little planning.
I love the place but I suggest early dining bc of parking!!!!
Food was ok, not horrible but not really great either. Service was slow and unimpressive.
Disappointing. Was expecting celebrating with family having a few margaritas but place doesn’t serve liquor. Prices were high for the type of food choices.
Great food with quick service!
On a whim we decided to go for an early dinner. When we walked in we were quite surprised by how well the place was decorated -- a getaway feel for dinner. Menu selection was excellent and all 3 of us enjoyed our meal. No alcohol..but we will byob next time we go. Thank you for a great meal.
Made a reservation and they were totally unable to manage it. There was no front person to help with taking names or managing wait times. The food was mediocre at best. Two of the four meals came out incorrectly
Definitely do not recommend
Great birthday dinner!
Really nice Mexican restaurant, with outstanding decor. My In-laws were impressed with both the decor and the food. They are very critical of where they eat so the lack of complaints made my dining experience at this restaurant a blessing. The food is delicious although in my opinion, the portions are small. Overall the ambience, decor, service, and menu prices when combined made our dinning experience memorable. Definitely will dine again at Mariachi Mexican Restaurant.
Food was really good. But when I ordered a vegetarian taco the waiter said "why". I thought that was very inconsiderate.
Very good food in a friendly atmosphere. On the expensive side but on occasions, worth it.
The staff was very courteous and accommodating. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. The prices were reasonable.
I was looking for a restaurant for lunch before a show at the Forum Theater. I found this restaurant on Open Table and I was so pleasantly surprised. The food was absolutely delicious. It was so wonderful that I ordered mariscada ( which you typically do not find in a Mexican Restaurant) as a take-out to bring home to my husband who loved it!
Mariachi Mexican Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Mariachi Mexican Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 243-9851.
Mariachi Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.