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The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 4k votes 908 voters 98.1k views 36 items

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
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Pedro Infante is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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José Alfredo Jim&... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Rocío Dúrc... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Pepe Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Mariachi Vargas de Tecal... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Lola Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Angélica Mar&iacu... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Lucha Villa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Mariachi Los Galleros de... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Mariachi los Camperos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Alejandro Fernánd... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Lucha Reyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Joan Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Amalia Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Aida Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Pedro Fernández ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Yolanda del Río ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Flor Silvestre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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David Záizar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time
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Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mariachi Bands of All Time