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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

118 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 2287
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good54%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (4 reviews)
“nachos” (2 reviews)
“margarita's” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
118 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We got quesadilla there for dinner and it was pretty good. The staff was friendly and the food came out pretty fast.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 540dereks
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We got a take away and had a real tasty, real spicy hot soup and corn burrito. Both delicious. Great staff too and quite a charming atmosphere whilst we waited for our food. Feels like a great place for a frozen margarita on a Friday...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rob M
Reviewed 7 April 2018

El Mariachi brings Mexico to Seapoint! The food and drinks are very well priced. They have a couple of Mexican-style dishes to choose from, which you can have plain or you can add a meat topping/filling to it (beef, chicken, etc). The nachos are very...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Dewald R
Jodi M, Community manager at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Dewald, thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Tacos are one of the wonders of the world! I couldn’t have been more excited to see that El Mariachi introduced Taco Thursday. Always enjoy their mouth-watering tacos, the pull beef taco is my favorite! Now I can enjoy it every Thursday, with a shot...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Expedition764546
Jodi M, Community manager at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi there, thank you for the positive feedback. We will also be running a 2 for 1 special on the 27th this month in celebration of Freedom Day. You can check out the details on our Facebook page where you can vote on which meal...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

It's hard to find a decent Mexican Restaurant in South Africa, but I found this place was worth the find. Their food is solid and it's worth going in there as the staff is nice and friendly to boot as well. If you like good...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Craig B
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks very dodgy from the outside - it has a seedy looking gambling establishment attached to it. We visited the place for dinner on a Sunday early evening. We were the only people in the restaurant ( never a good sign). There was...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Sean C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Went there tonight, it was the worst experience ever, came ordered a hot chocolate that was tasting like nothing, and then ordered a calamari frito stater. First it came it wasn't looking even like a calamari frito starter portion had a bite, it was chewy...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank bentley497
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was meant to write a review for a while but kept slipping my mind. Now that I have eaten there again I can place my view. The menu has dwindled from the one I ordered from a while ago. Noe the less it stilled...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Jay1072
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I must say I was pretty impressed , even being from Los Angeles, California where the best Mexican food is everywhere. Fresh made tortilla chips still piping hot with all sorts of dipping sauces make this absolutely acceptable Mexican food in a cool atmosphere. But,...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank IllTryAnythingTwice1
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

While it does not look like much from the outside, and the pub / slots make it look a bit dodgy, the food is definitely not! Not much of a setting but the window bar seating gives an entertaining view of the street and people...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Whctree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 2287
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Walk into a beautiful setting of Mariachi music softly playing in the background, and a wholesome smile as your waiter seats you at the perfect table overlooking the hustle and bustle of city life outside our big glass doors. You have the unique opportunity to watch as our excellent chefs prepare your delicious Mexican flavours, served on wooden boards adding to your sensational experience. Bring a few tequilas into the mix and you're on your way to an unforgettable mealtime experience!
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