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Mariachi Loco in Roseburg, OR

tikiginny Nov 16, 2010 06:46 PM

Some friends were in town, they asked me to choose a restaurant to eat at tonight. I always have a huge amount of trouble with that being from Roseburg.

I had read in the local newspaper an authentic mexican restaurant had opened downtown on Jackson Street. To me authentic means "not drowned in cheese". So we went to this restaurant, Mariachi Loco. Oh wow! I ate mole poblano enchiladas! It was sooooo good. Beautiful presentation, nice atmosphere. Everyone was happy with their meal. And maybe a few small gratings of cheese were spotted on the beans.

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    elimcfli RE: tikiginny Nov 17, 2010 10:41 AM

    Thanks for the review. Always looking for a good spot in Roseburg that is, like you say, "not drowned in cheese" I've been wanting to try this place. I really enjoyed Los Nopalitos, the place that was there before Mariachi Loco.

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      elimcfli RE: elimcfli Apr 24, 2013 08:33 AM

      Just wanted to update this thread with my review of Mariachi Loco. Over the past 2 1/2 years I have been several times and have yet to be disappointed. The salsa is a very nice blend with roasted peppers (ask for extra right away) and the food is delicious. The staff can, at times, appear as if they would rather be somewhere else, but a little small talk and complements will cure that.

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        tikiginny RE: elimcfli Apr 24, 2013 01:17 PM

        That is great to hear. I have read that they are offering homemade tortillas on certain nights too. This restaurant is family run by a husband and wife, and their teenage son sometimes waits tables. Mariachi Loco remains our dinner time mexican food choice, while the Tinos Taco truck at the exit 125 Shell station is the lunch time choice.

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      oregoncook RE: tikiginny Nov 18, 2010 09:31 PM

      In addition to the promising offerings I had the one time I've been to Mariachi Loco so far, Los Dos Amigos - SUTHERLIN, recently got a new manager who basically moved from their downtown location. I've enjoyed some good food like Chili Verde and Chili Colorado there. So there's some food at both places that doesn't cater to many people's requirement for cheese drowning. Though north Salem seems to be the town for Mexican food, as best I can tell so far.

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