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November 27, 2011

El Mariachi II Mexican Restaurant

@nanigurl continues her quest to get me to like new Mexican restaurants, so the last time we met for dinner we dined at El Mariachi II Mexican Restaurant in Aiea.

The complimentary chips and salsa.

The salsa was okay, and so were the chips.  The chips did taste a lot better with salt on them (@nanigurl loves to put salt on her chips!).

We requested another basket of chips, and it wasn't until we got our bill that we realized it wasn't free (it was either $1 or $1.50 - the server's handwriting was not very legible).  Regardless, it would've been nice if she had advised us that there's a charge.

@nanigurl ordered the Two Taco Plate - one Steak, the other Chicken. 

I ordered what I usually order at Mexican restaurants - Chicken Chimichanga.
Despite having sauce on it, I thought it was really good!

We finished the meal off with some Fried Ice Cream.
It was good, but I've had better.

The service was okay, and I liked my meal, and overall I thought El Mariachi II is a good Mexican restaurant...but still not my favorite.

The search continues...

El Mariachi II Mexican Restaurant: 99-205 Moanalua Rd, Ste 212, Aiea, HI 96701, (808) 487-8226

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2 people spreading the Aloha:

Kay says:

Oh dear! I guess I'll definitely skip this one. I can't believe they charged you for another basket. That's the first time I've heard of them doing that in a Mexican restaurant.

nanigurl says:

and then there's Wahoos that charges for your FIRST basket!