El Mariachi, oldest Mexican restaurant in SP, closes its doors


Nathalia Durval

In the year in which it celebrates three decades of operation, the Mexican restaurant El Mariachi closes its activities.

The house in Vila Madalena was opened in 1993 and was the oldest Mexican restaurant still operating in the capital of São Paulo. The address welcomes the public until December 20th.

Facade of the El Mariachi restaurant, in Vila Madalena

Facade of the Mexican restaurant El Mariachi, in Vila Madalena – Reproduction/Instagram @cantinaelmariachi

One of the pioneers of this cuisine, the cantina was founded by the American Charlotte Fiscus, who lived on the border with Mexico, alongside her Austrian husband Georg. The business was handed over to the couple’s children in the following years.

The name is inspired by the film “El Mariachi”, directed by Robert Rodriguez in the 1990s. The space was also known for its live mariachi performances, a typical rhythm.

The closure is caused by difficulties generated during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the restaurant’s Instagram post. “We can no longer maintain ourselves,” says the text.

The menu features typical homemade recipes, such as tacos, quesadillas, nachos and burritos. To drink, you can find classic tequilas, frozen margaritas and mojitos.

El Mariachi

  • When Until 12/20
  • Where R. Deputy Lacerda Franco, 576, Vila Madalena, western region
  • Telephone 11 3064-9764
  • Link: https://www.instagram.com/cantinaelmariachi/

Source: Folha

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