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Mariachi Ameca

Mariachi Ameca

6 reviews
Mariachi Ameca
4.25/5 stars – based on 6 reviews

Why book Mariachi Ameca?

Mariachi Ameca was founded by Jaime Cervantes in Chicago, Il in 1991. Our band consists of 9 members, including one female, most of which have had years of musical experience. Mariachi Ameca has accompanied many famous singers such as, Lucha Villa, Guadalupe Pineda, Pablo Montero, Aida Cuevas, and Napoleon. This band performed at Six Flags Great America for about ten years and also made an appearance in the movie "The Jackal" Starring, Bruce Willis. Our band has performed over the years at many events including festive parades, funerals, religious events, many private parties, and special events in Chicago and it's surrounding areas. This is the mariachi you need to liven up your party!

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Mariachi Band in Cicero, IL
Not only was their performance amazing, but their professionalism made this such a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Mariachi Ameca!
Birthday (Adult) in Berwyn, IL
5 / 5 stars

ALL AROUND PLEASANT EXPERIENCE

Not only was their performance amazing, but their professionalism made this such a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Mariachi Ameca!

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Reviewer: Guadalupe C.
Event: Birthday (Adult) in Berwyn, IL
Event Date: Jun 15, 2015
Hired As: Mariachi Band
Mariachi Band in Cicero, IL
Absolutely outstanding performance for my mother's surprise party! She loved every moment especially with her favorite song, Pescador de Hombres. All of our guests were moved with the performance of Amor Eterno. Although we had a set playlist, Mariachi Ameca was flexible with any changes/requests from our guests. Highly recommended!
Birthday Party in Chicago, IL
5 / 5 stars

Outstanding!

Absolutely outstanding performance for my mother's surprise party! She loved every moment especially with her favorite song, Pescador de Hombres. All of our guests were moved with the performance of Amor Eterno. Although we had a set playlist, Mariachi Ameca was flexible with any changes/requests from our guests. Highly recommended!

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Reviewer: Veronica G.
Event: Birthday Party in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Aug 2, 2014
Hired As: Mariachi Band
Mariachi Band in Cicero, IL
I saw Mariachi Ameca perform at a bar that I occasionally go to with some friends and they were awesome! I especially loved when they played "El Mariachi Loco" and their Oldies Medley. They had everyone dancing and singing and we all had a blast! I sure hope they come back soon!
Viva Mariachi Ameca!
Weekly/Recurring Performance in Chicago, IL
5 / 5 stars

Great Performance!

I saw Mariachi Ameca perform at a bar that I occasionally go to with some friends and they were awesome! I especially loved when they played "El Mariachi Loco" and their Oldies Medley. They had everyone dancing and singing and we all had a blast! I sure hope they come back soon!
Viva Mariachi Ameca!

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Reviewer: Heather B.
Event: Weekly/Recurring Performance in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Jul 24, 2012
Mariachi Band in Cicero, IL
On time, proffessional, crisp , clean sound, easy to work with, and they made our weddding a success with our guest. They personalized songs and delivered a top notch performance.

Not one negative thing to say about this group which is exceptional considering my family and I are Mexican/Americans that grew up listening to Mariachi.
Wedding Reception in West Chicago, IL
5 / 5 stars

One of the best parts of our wedding !

On time, proffessional, crisp , clean sound, easy to work with, and they made our weddding a success with our guest. They personalized songs and delivered a top notch performance.

Not one negative thing to say about this group which is exceptional considering my family and I are Mexican/Americans that grew up listening to Mariachi.

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Reviewer: David
Event: Wedding Reception in West Chicago, IL
Event Date: Jun 12, 2011
Hired As: Mariachi Band
Mariachi Band in Cicero, IL
Bad business decision they stood us up on our wedding!! A deposit was given months in advance and we confirmed a day prior on location and time. On our day they were no shows!! The bride stood outside the church for over an hour in tears, contact was made with them and they stated they were on their way running late to the North Side. The church was on the SOUTH SIDE! After telling them this they immediately hung up and ignored my calls for the rest of the day. I ended paying more money to extend our photos, reception and DJ. It was a disaster they obviously doubled booked and we had to be the ones they screwed. We did get our deposit back and they offered a free hour at no cost. Really? Do you think we would expect you guys to show up for free? Well guess what a year later I took up on that offer for my new born's baptism . Can you guess what happened next? They caught amnesia and didn't know what the hell I was talking about . STAY AWAY! SHAME ON THESE PEOPLE! The listed address is the owner's home "Jamie Cervantez" STAY AWAY STAY AWAY!
Wedding Reception in Chicago, IL
0.5 / 5 stars

Stay Away!!

Bad business decision they stood us up on our wedding!! A deposit was given months in advance and we confirmed a day prior on location and time. On our day they were no shows!! The bride stood outside the church for over an hour in tears, contact was made with them and they stated they were on their way running late to the North Side. The church was on the SOUTH SIDE! After telling them this they immediately hung up and ignored my calls for the rest of the day. I ended paying more money to extend our photos, reception and DJ. It was a disaster they obviously doubled booked and we had to be the ones they screwed. We did get our deposit back and they offered a free hour at no cost. Really? Do you think we would expect you guys to show up for free? Well guess what a year later I took up on that offer for my new born's baptism . Can you guess what happened next? They caught amnesia and didn't know what the hell I was talking about . STAY AWAY! SHAME ON THESE PEOPLE! The listed address is the owner's home "Jamie Cervantez" STAY AWAY STAY AWAY!

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Reviewer: Javier M.
Event: Wedding Reception in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Sep 6, 2009
Hired As: Mariachi Band
Mariachi Band in Cicero, IL
We hired Mariachi Ameca for our wedding a week before, and we are very happy we did. Not only did Mariachi Ameca play incredible (in tune and with such great emotion), but it also knew and played each song that was requested. As a previous mariachi member myself, I was amazed at how professional and friendly this mariachi band was. We had family and friends talking about how they really enjoyed the mariachi band. Thank you Mariachi Ameca for making our day extra special. Arriba Mariachi Ameca!!
Wedding Reception in Merrillville, IN
5 / 5 stars

Review by Maria &. R. F.

We hired Mariachi Ameca for our wedding a week before, and we are very happy we did. Not only did Mariachi Ameca play incredible (in tune and with such great emotion), but it also knew and played each song that was requested. As a previous mariachi member myself, I was amazed at how professional and friendly this mariachi band was. We had family and friends talking about how they really enjoyed the mariachi band. Thank you Mariachi Ameca for making our day extra special. Arriba Mariachi Ameca!!

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Reviewer: Maria &. R. F.
Event: Wedding Reception in Merrillville, IN
Event Date: May 20, 2011
Hired As: Mariachi Band, Mariachi Band

Booking Info

  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Bio

Mariachi Ameca was founded by Jaime Cervantes in Chicago, Il in 1991. Our band consists of 9 members, including one female, most of which have had years of musical experience. Mariachi Ameca has accompanied many famous singers such as, Lucha Villa, Guadalupe Pineda, Pablo Montero, Aida Cuevas, and Napoleon. This band performed at Six Flags Great America for about ten years and also made an appearance in the movie "The Jackal" Starring, Bruce Willis. Our band has performed over the years at many events including festive parades, funerals, religious events, many private parties, and special events in Chicago and it's surrounding areas. This is the mariachi you need to liven up your party!

About Booking

Whether you hire Mariachi Ameca or another Mariachi Band for your Cicero event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the GigSalad booking platform as you book your Mariachi Band. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the GigSalad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Cicero Mariachi Band of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Mariachi Band sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

The team providing the talent:

Jaime Cervantes

Founder and violinist

Jaime Cervantes Jr.

Violinist

Andres Cervantes

Violinist

Rocio Cervantes

Violinist

Alfredo Negrete

Violinist

Salvador Caratachea

Trumpet

Mauricio Gradilla

Trumpet

Jesus Ramos

Guitar

Miguel Cervantes

Guitarron/ Violinist

Testimonials

Mr. Jaime Cervantes & Mariachi Ameca: Your performance was great yesterday at the Badal Twins' Baptism in Niles! You are all very professional, quite talented and you certainly kept the guests happy with each and every song. Thank you Mr. Cervantes for addressing the family's concerns; you and your entire group were pleasant to work with and definitely very entertaining in your performances.

– Lilia

Dear Mr. Cervantes,

Thank you very much for a wonderful performance! Everyone enjoyed it and were amazed specially with the boy, what a talent and his voice! I had a few people asking for your information so I gave them your contact information.

– Norma Badal

Hi Everyone, I wanted to thank you for the GREAT job you all did Sunday for my son’s (joe Ferrell) proposal! I have watched the video so many times and each time I start crying. Thanks for making his day special and memorable. Please thank the person who took the videos.

– Mike Ferrell

I 100% recommend Mariachi Ameca! They are completely professional and some of the most talented musicians I've ever seen. I hired them to learn a special song while I proposed to my now fiance, and they did an amazing job and made our day even more special! They are extremely talented and friendly people. They made my fiance so happy and so excited on our special day. They were so good that we plan on having them play at our future wedding. Thank you all so much for everything!

– Joe

Highly recommended!! Having Mariachi Ameca at our mother's small 68th birthday party made it grand! We will be asking them back for another celebration. Thanks so much!!

– Diana Ramirez-McCormick

Love this Mariachi wouldn't pick anybody else!

– Rosa Gutierrez

Influences & Inspiration

Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan, Mariachi Mexico, Mariachi Sol De Mexico, Mariachi Cobre, Javier Solis, Vicente Fernandez, Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Amalia Mendoza, Aida Cuevas, Juan Gabriel, Estela Nunez, Beatriz Adriana, Selena, Antonio Aguilar, Pepe Aguilar.

Setup Requirements

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