Thursday , 17 October 2019

El Diablo Mariachi Eliquid Review

Bonjour, vapers! How’s tricks? What’s going on? How has life been treating you? I decided that today would be the right day for my El Diablo Juices Mariachi eliquid review, just because I’m feeling a bit fruity and this is a really pleasant, fruity little flavour.

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I told you more about the backstory of these juices in my previous review — Sweet Voodoo — but the long and short of it is this: I went to the London Vape Show, bought a few juices, was given a few samples, got home, threw said bottles of eliquid into a box with a bunch of others, forgot all about them …

We’re talking 20-30 bottles/flavours totally forgotten about here, folks. I’m an actual disgrace.

And, yeah, here we are. I unearthed some old “moving boxes” that weren’t actually moving boxes at all and added a bunch of work to my to-do list. (Ha! Who am I kidding? I’m an actual workaholic, I live for it.)

Side note: The El Diablo stall was the friendliest of them all on the day! (If you’ve seen the video, you’ll know how much of a hard time I had spending money at that place. I felt like the invisible customer!) 

About El Diablo Juices

So, I took a peek at the ‘About Us’ page and was quite surprised by what I saw. Pleasantly surprised. (And I probably shouldn’t have been.) The people (or person) behind El Diablo Juices is a keen cook/baker and wanted to recreate the same “sensory enjoyment” from vaping that you’d get from eating your favourite foods. Excellent. That’s pretty much all I’m looking for from my vape juices. Make it taste like cakey stuff, please.

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Mariachi is from the El Diablo Black Edition range, which also includes Jose Luis and Gabriela Rose. The last El Diablo flavour I reviewed — Sweet Voodoo — was from the El Diablo Classic range, which also contains eight other flavours (at the time of writing):

  • Alfenique – mango, pineapple and tropical fruits
  • Beelzebub – blackcurrants, black raspberries, sweet blackberry and juicy apple
  • Calavera Catrina – custard, strawberry and vanilla sponge cake
  • Mambo – banana, cream, caramel and sponge
  • Lime Cupcake – vanilla cupcake, cream and lime
  • Los Muertos – black cherries, blackcurrants, blackberries and cool menthol
  • Passion Bomb – passionfruit, dragonfruit, strawberry and apple
  • St Louis – pineapple, peach, raspberry

These are all available in 50/50 (MTL) 10ml bottles, and 0, 3, 6, 12, and 18mg nicotine strengths, £5 per bottle. You can also buy them in packs of 3, 6 and 12 10ml bottles, with bigger savings the more you buy in one go.

You can also buy El Diablo eliquids in high-VG, 70% VG and 30% PG, in both 10ml and short-fill bottles. 50ml will set you back £15 and 100ml is £25. From what I can make out, you DO NOT get nicotine shots included with the short-fill bottles. It also recommends that you leave them to steep before vaping for at least three days after mixing.

I had a 10ml 70/30 3mg bottle of sub-ohm eliquid El Diablo Juices Mariachi eliquid.

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El Diablo Juices Mariachi Eliquid Review

I really don’t know how come this one was left in the forgotten-about box for so long because it’s a flavour I genuinely would have jumped at the chance to try. I hadn’t even opened the bottle, which is absolutely shocking. Luckily, I got there before the juice’s expiry date. Not that I pay too much attention to that. Do you? Would you vape eliquid that was a little past the recommended date of use on the bottle? Answers in the comments below, please. I have a blog post about exactly this in the wings and it’s waiting for your input.

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The flavour itself is described as:

“A rich, sweet strawberry shortcake topped with light, fluffy cream and mini marshmallows.”


It sounds lush, doesn’t it? If that was sent to me in a parcel right now, I’d be all over it like a rash. I can only apologise to El Diablo for taking so long to unearth it. In my defence, I moved house ages ago and I’m still surrounded by boxes I haven’t opened yet. I keep finding crap I totally forgot I owned.


Anywho, let’s just take a moment to talk about the flavour from this fabulous ejuice. For the first few inhales, all I could taste was Hubba Bubba — the pink packet. I was NEVER allowed that stuff as a kid, mostly because I had a nasty habit of sticking the stuff where it wasn’t meant to go, like, in my hair, so I went a little crazy over the Hubba-Bubbaness and then went and bought myself some bubble gum. (No hair was harmed in the blowing of bubbles this time, thankfully.) 

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After the initial first few hits, the real flavour came through and it’s not quite as Hubba-Bubbary at all. There’s definitely still that strawberry bubblegum-esque twang to it, but it becomes much more “proper-strawberry”, and a whole more delightful, too. I started to taste the marshmallows a lot more, and although I didn’t get much of a biscuity/shortcake kick, there is enough of ‘it’ there to round everything off nicely. To be honest, I actually thought the ‘it’ might have been meringue — that’s what I scribbled down. I probably wouldn’t have guessed it was shortcake or biscuit had I tried the juice before reading the flavour description. Even now I still don’t think I can taste it, but there is a sweetness to it. Meringue, shortcake, biscuit … I guess it doesn’t matter when it tastes *that* nice, and it really, really does.

Once again, I’m kicking myself for not trying this sooner. That’ll teach me for not sorting my life out.

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Throat Hit & Vapour 

I found Mariachi to be really smooth to vape with, especially after Sweet Voodoo, which was a fraction ‘rougher’ on the back of the throat. Out of the two strawberry-based flavours from El Diablo, I think this one — Mariachi — would be the one I’d buy again. I just found it had a better all-around flavour and a nicer, smoother inhale. Not a hint of a cough or splutter anywhere. 

The device I used this in the most was Jac Vapour’s VIM + 0.5-ohm DL (sub-ohm) coil. I can highly recommend the combination!

El Diablo Juices Mariachi Eliquid Review — Conclusion

I’m not sure this eliquid tastes *exactly* as it says on the label, but it’s not far off. I still found it really enjoyable to vape with. Not quite as smooth as other eliquids I’ve tried lately, but not as scratchy on the throat as the last one from the same range — Sweet Voodoo, I vaped the 10ml bottle and then craved a bit more. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did.

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Would I buy El Diablo Juices Mariachi eliquid again? I actually really would. As I said, it’s not 100% true to taste (in my opinion), but it is a great, fruity little number with plenty of strawberryness about it … just the right kind of strawberryness for me.

Would I recommend El Diablo Mariachi eliquid to you? If you’re a fan of fruity and sweet eliquids, I’m predicting that you’ll give this one a double thumbs up. It’s definitely more candy-strawberry than genuine strawberry and *might* get a little sickly after a while, but it’s still a really lovely flavour that I’d definitely recommend.  

🔗 Buy El Diablo Juices Sweet Voodoo (HiVG) HERE.

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* Prices & information correct at time of writing.

Honesty Policy: Part of my London Vape Show vape haul was gifted to me by El Diablo Juices for review, alongside the items I purchased. I was not paid for my review and I will not be paid for my HONEST review. All opinions are mine and in no way influenced by the store, brand, or manufacturer.

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