The Difference at El Mariachi

The El Mariachi Difference

Why Substitute Inferior Food for Superior Mexican Cuisine?

When people crave authentic Mexican cuisine in the Mid-Ohio Valley, they should experience the El Mariachi difference. Here at El Mariachi in Parkersburg, WV, we pride ourselves on being an authentic Mexican restaurant that offers delicious food with fresh ingredients. We combine that amazing Mexican cuisine with an enjoyable atmosphere that your whole family or group of friends will adore. Unfortunately, many people with an appetite for Mexican food will substitute inferior “fare” from a chain restaurant for the delightful tastes of authentic cuisine. Sadly, some of these people may have never even tasted true Mexican cuisine!

Mexican food is extremely popular in the United States, and it has been for a long time. In a 2014 interview with journalist Gustavo Arellano, the Christian Science Monitor reported that Mexican refugees first brought the concept of tacos with them into the U.S. during their immigration at the time of the Mexican Revolution. However, Mexican restaurants as an idea didn’t really take off here until the 1920s, starting in Southern California. But it certainly took off. People loved the unique tastes that Mexican cuisine offered. This popularity, however, also led to the birth of chain restaurants.

So, this month, as we tell you about the El Mariachi difference, let’s first take a look at what chain restaurants will offer. Then we will show you why you should pick El Mariachi as your go-to, authentic Mexican restaurant in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We can’t wait to serve you tonight!

When You Want Authentic Mexican Food, Why Go to a Chain Restaurant?

One “positive” impression people get about Mexican chain restaurants is their convenience. They’re fast, and they’re everywhere. It can sometimes seem like there isn’t a town around without a Mexican chain restaurant! In our busy, “go, go, go” society, people can reason that “quicker” means “better.” Pull up to the drive-through window, and you’re good to go. But believe us, Mexican chain restaurants can definitely sacrifice quality for quickness. Do they use fresh ingredients? Do they serve authentic Mexican cuisine? Or are their food offerings mere imitations with peppy names? Much more often than not, the latter is true. They don’t use fresh ingredients. Their menu items sit around under a warmer where they will be slapped together and quickly served on a tray or in a “to-go” bag. Their food is not personally, freshly made to your order, it is not authentic, and the taste drastically suffers in the name of mass production. For example, the burritos at a chain restaurant use toasted tortillas and are wrapped up in paper so that you can eat them by hand. That is what you get when you visit a Mexican chain restaurant.

You Can Taste and Experience the El Mariachi Difference

At El Mariachi, however, we will never sacrifice quality for quickness. We will never serve you mere imitations of Mexican food. We offer a wide menu of delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine in an authentic Mexican restaurant, right here in Parkersburg, WV. It’s like a trip to Mexico without ever leaving West Virginia. We only use fresh ingredients, not shipped or frozen. Our recipes are genuine, and we love to give our customers that little taste of Mexico! When you come to El Mariachi for a burrito, we will not hand you a tortilla filled with warmed-over ingredients in a wrapper. We serve our amazing, fresh burritos hot on a hot plate right at your table, where you can relax and enjoy your meal. The same goes for every dish on our menu.

But, say you do have to “go, go, go.” You have work, groceries to shop for, kids to get to practice, and errands to run. You don’t have time today to relax and enjoy your meal in our authentic Mexican restaurant. We would love for you to slow down and join us, but if you can’t, you can still enjoy our amazing food made especially for you with fresh ingredients. El Mariachi offers takeout service, too. You can order online or call ahead, and we will have your meals ready for you when you arrive at our door. Again, we don’t sacrifice quality for quickness, and you don’t have to, either. El Mariachi is your authentic Mexican restaurant right here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Come and visit us today, and experience the EL Mariachi difference.

A Staple in Parkersburg, WV, and the Mid-Ohio Valley

The staff at El Mariachi is proud to be a part of the Mid-Ohio Valley community. We love to offer our cherished customers the best and most authentic Mexican cuisine in Parkersburg, WV, and the surrounding area. We also love to provide an amazing atmosphere for your dining experience. As part of that atmosphere, we feature a live mariachi band on the third Monday of each month. What a night that would be to come and celebrate with us! But you can come and celebrate any night. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an authentic Mexican meal in an authentic Mexican atmosphere in our authentic Mexican restaurant! Don’t forget about our catering service, too. We can handle any party, function, or event in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Why settle for pizzas or finger foods when you can enjoy a Mexican feast? Remember to also ask us about our fundraising opportunities. El Mariachi is the place for Mexican cuisine. Why settle for less than the best at a chain restaurant? Visit us tonight!

Want more information on our wide menu of authentic Mexican cuisine? Call us now at (304) 420-9005 to place your reservation. Like us on Facebook, too, for updates and specials! El Mariachi in Parkersburg, WV, is the Mid-Ohio Valley’s authentic Mexican restaurant. Come and experience the El Mariachi difference.