El Mariachi San Lucas

4.6
34 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Our recipes are handed down from generation to generation, dating back to the great grandfather of a grandfather in a small town in Puebla, Mexico.

The delicious flavors and smells experienced in the restaurant El Mariachi San Lucas have been converted into the preferred option for the best tastes. We offer a wide range of maricos, pastas, salads, pots and more, with an emphasis on quality and the use of fresh ingredients. Come and visit El Mariachi San Lucas to experience the authentic Mexican cuisine. We invite you to be part of our family.

Outdoor seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
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JG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Everything is so fresh. It is a BYOB but they make margarita mixes so you can add your own alcohol. Wonderful place!

AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very fresh and delicious! Had a good experience!

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent and very fresh. The service was lacking unfortunately. Will give it another try.

HM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service - will definitely return to try more dishes.

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and plenty of food!!

LS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious and plentiful! Very pretty and colorful decor. I would recommend Mariachi San Lucas!

LR
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Finally an authentic Mexican restaurant! The ones we’ve visited before lack authenticity and customer service. Our meals were so good, no leftovers. Highly recommend their guacamole and fish tacos. BYOB. Excellent service and tastefull food all in one place.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great place all around.

RC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. Melissa our waitress was friendly, informative and attentive. Food was tasty, perfectly cooked and very fresh. We will definitely return.

SE
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a great little BYOB for authentic and fresh Mexican cuisine. The service is a little slow, due to the small kitchen and attention to detail paid in preparing every meal. Definitely worth the wait!

j
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Been here twice with family. Good food for a reasonable price. This is the second time I had the steak fajitas. The first time the meat was tender and had a great flavor. The second time tough, very dry and no flavor. Check the beef before you start making the wraps. We were 6 people with various menu choices. Everyone else praised their meal. We will be back again and I will try the fajitas once more.

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit. Will return

JP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the servers were great!

m
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a delightful gem. Each dish is authentically and individually prepared. The servers are friendly and helpful and the portions of every dish are extremely generous.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great service from nice people. Pollo Mexicano was phenomenal. Highly recommend.

d
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Very good Mexican food with an excellent variety of different takes on common foods like enchiladas or mole dishes. However, growing pains seem to still persist as the waitresses seem a bit overwhelmed and food takes an unusually long time to get to our table. They provide lots of excellent chips and salsa which are filling and help the time pass. I'd go back, but look forward to better syncing of the ordering, prepping an ultimately delivering of the food in a timely manner.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Cinco de Mayo ever!!! The food, service and ambience can't be beat !

PH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great customer service & food. A good place for a special occasion or celebration!

CC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyable first visit. Nice menu selection and specials. Ample portions. We will return

d
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food. Guacamole was outstanding. I had the pan seared Pork chop which was outstanding. Ready to go back again. This was our first time. BYOB so bring your own beer and Tequila to add to their pitcher of margaritas.

FH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the lava bowl ... so good but it literally could feed three people. Rice and beans good. Tacos dorados good. Mole made fresh and flavorful. Bring your tequila all of their mixes are fresh not bottled. They are super friendly. It’s pleasantly surprisingly cheerful in there. Overall love and go back frequently

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious will go back

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The waitress was very nice and polite. The horchata was very tasty, and the cilantro spicy dipping sauce was very good, but otherwise the food was very subpar. The tortilla soup tasted like cambells tomato soup with crunchies in it. The guacamole was lacking flavor. The enchiladas tasted like they were cooked when ordered, but it took so long to get to the table that they died under heat lamps. It could have been a rough night but that was alarmingly bad.

BH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hostess was very friendly. Fajitas were delish! Im normally not a fan of Mexican food but i enjoyed my dinner and the atmosphere. Must try the Churros for dessert!

JC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious authentic Mexican food. Can’t believe it took me this long to try this place. Hands down best Mexican food in South Jersey, trust me - I’ve tried them all. The service is wonderful and the servers are honest about the menu. Can’t wait for my next visit!

SE
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was outstanding but service was extremely slow. We were told it was due to everything being made from scratch. That may be true, but it should not take two hours to get and eat a meal at a BYOB. If we go again, we will try an early reservation.

C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a really fun dinner at El Mariachi San Lucas. There were four of us, so we split 4 meals and an appetizer (guacamole), and were very impressed with our meals. We were seated promptly by a very friendly hostess but I think they were busier than expected, so service took a little while, but our waitress was INCREDIBLY sweet and accommodating. We especially enjoyed the trio of salsas that went along with the chips; our waitress refilled that for us but also kept an eye on our water glasses, which was good, given the heat level of that red salsa! We would happily go back--next time, we'll save room for dessert, since the cakes looked really pretty.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to the Restaurant and they far exceeded my expectations. I will return and recommend the establishment highly.

O
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff very friendly and a cheerful atmosphere. Guacamole and salsas were delicious and everything was fresh and beautifully presented. I will return to try more menu items.

m
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m from the West Coast and vacation frequently in MX, so I’ve eaten Mexican food all my life. El Mariachi was absolutely as good if not better than any Mexican food I’ve ever had, and in my opinion, very authentic. I can hardly wait to return.

P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very authentic, delicious food. Close to home, and a BYOB as well. Our friends that brought their own tequila for margaritas, were really surprised at how good the mix was that was served. We're regulars there and will keep going back.

OT
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good service and food is also very good! Chicken nachos and tequila salmon were great, and hungry or not, the churros are worth the calories!!! So good!! Highly recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food is very good. Well worth the trip. The restaurant is very clean, and decorated nicely. Our server was terrific.
However, their tables for 2 are very, very small. Hardly enough room for the dinner plates. This time we requested a 4 seat table since on other occasions when we've dined there other parties of 2 were seated at tables for 4. There were at least 4 open 4 seat tables when we were there, but the hostess would not put us at any of them. She said they were all "reserved" . Then several minutes later she broke down the 4 top next to us into two 2 tops and took one of the 2 tops out of the room. She then sat a couple there at the remaining 2 top. It's not lost on us that she obviously didn't really have it reserved, and could have easily put us at the 4 top and the couple at our 2 top. Very bad management of the front of the house was on display and it left us questioning if we will return.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The calimeri was excellent as was the port chop special with crabmeat