I drive 25 minutes and drive past 6 other MX restaurants to come here. I've been coming here since the 1980's and it has not changed. They have several employees that have been there over 20 years. You can't beat them for food and friendly service. The margaritas are great, too. But, ask for "hand-made".
The food was bland actually! The salsa that they bring out was the best part and the chips are thin and crispy. I had the brisket tacos and was blah tasting, I had to add salt, salsa, etc... I was a little dissapointed to say the least. The service was a 7.5 based on 1 being worst and 10 being the best.
Sit down and enjoy what this place has to offer. The atmosphere is welcoming and so are the staff. Beginning with the salsa and ending with dessert, there is nothing on the menu that isn't fantastic! The roasted salsa is to die for!
PROS: Great food!
CONS: More expensive than other restaurants
I believe this is what authentic Mexican food is suppose to taste like. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is very relaxed, cozy. The staff is extra nice, very customer service focussed. They offer a discount card. Each time you go there, you get a stamp, fill the card up and earn a free meal. Next time you get an urge for Mexican food, stop by Mariano's, you'll be in for a treat.