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Known for their snazzy charro uniforms and seemingly endless number of bandmembers, the best Mariachi bands are some of the most well known musicians in Mexico. Mariachi bands, once you look past their outfits, are actually Mexican folk musicians. Originally called Mariachi bands due to their presence at weddings, the best Mariachi bands actually don't have a single traditional lead singer. Instead, they rely the expertise of their many musicians. When you think of traditional Mexican music, generally Mariachi bands are the first to come to mind.

So, what are the best Mariachi bands? If you're thinking Mariachi, some of the first names to come to mind are Vicente Fernandez, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Rocio Durcal and Pepe Aguilar. These are some of the biggest names in Mariachi, and in the case of Fernandez, it has translated into international success and sold out arenas. The best Mariachi bands are able to get people to dance along to their music, in one of the many dances associated with the genre.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Mariachi bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best mariachi bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest mariachi musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular mariachi bands that you might've heard of. (36 items)

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Vicente Fernández is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Vicente Fernández Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

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Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Javier Solís Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

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José Alfredo Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
José Alfredo Jiménez Ranchera, Mariachi

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Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Rocío Dúrcal Ranchera, Mariachi

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Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Juan Gabriel Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Pedro Infante is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Luis Miguel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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Pepe Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pepe Aguilar Pop music, Ranchera, Mariachi

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Lola Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Lola Beltrán Huapango, Ranchera

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Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Amalia Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Amalia Mendoza Bolero, Ranchera

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Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Lucha Villa Ranchera

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Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Alejandro Fernández Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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Lucha Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Aida Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Aida Cuevas Ranchera, Mariachi

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Flor Silvestre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Flor Silvestre Bolero, Ranchera, Mariachi

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Yolanda del Río is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Joan Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Joan Sebastian Banda music, Latin pop, Mariachi

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David Záizar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
David Záizar Ranchera, Mariachi

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Mariachi los Camperos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Pedro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Pedro Fernández Banda music, Pop music, Folk music

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Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Manuel Vargas Mariachi

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The Herb Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time

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Lucero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Lucero Duranguense, Pop music, Folk music

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Vikki Carr is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Vikki Carr Pop music, Traditional pop music, Latin pop

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Ruben Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ruben Fuentes Mariachi

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Juan Villagrana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Juan Villagrana Regional Mexican, Mariachi

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Ruben Rodriguez and His Guadal... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Ruben Rodriguez and His Guadalajara Kings Rock music, Latin American music, Jazz

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Victoria Acosta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Victoria Acosta Teen pop, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Genitallica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Genitallica Hip hop music, Ska, Rock music

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Manuel Mijares is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Manuel Mijares Folk music, Latin pop, Mariachi

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Cristina Eustace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Cristina Eustace Latin pop, Mariachi

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Raquel Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Raquel Olmedo Pop music, Folk music, World music

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Willy DeVille is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Willy DeVille Doo-wop, Americana, Rock music

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Manoella Torres is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
Manoella Torres Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop