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Rafael Jimenez welcomes you


Bring your family and friends and experience the savory, spicy, aromatic and distinctive flavor of authentic Mexican cuisine at El Mariachi. You will enjoy our delicious food for breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch.

Meet Our Chef: Jose M. Colin


Passion might be an understatement to describe Jose’s commitment to making great food. Quality over quantity is said to be one of his core beliefs so it is without question that all ingredients, including service, benefit from this philosophy.

Expect only the finest at El Mariachi Restaurant & Bar.

Our Menu


Taste our award-winning "Best Salsa" of San Clemente (every year since 1996). And sip El Mariachi's refreshing "Paloma" drink, which has been the "Official Drink of San Clemente" since 2009!

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About El Mariachi

For over 18 years the Jimenez Family has brought the best in authentic Mexican cuisine to the diners of San Clemente. El Mariachi has become a family tradition that is entering the third generation. And we gladly serve you and your family and friends. As proud restaurateurs, we are part of a long tradition of preparing excellent recipes filled with the finest ingredients.

Event Catering

We will be delighted to cater your next birthday, anniversary, wedding reception or any other special event! Take out or we will deliver and handle all the preparation and cleanup. Let us do something special for you!

Visit us

El Mariachi Restaurant & Bar
1925 S. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 369-5111

Our Hours

  • Monday
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM