- The Cast Showoff: That's really Antonio Banderas playing and singing with Los Lobos in the dream sequence.
- The Danza: Mariachi's buddy Buscemi, played by, ummm... Steve Buscemi.
- Fake Nationality: In a case of Spexico, Spaniard Antonio Banderas as Mexican El Mariachi. Joaquim De Almeida (Bucho) is from Portugal.
- The Other Darrin: Antonio Banderas replaces Carlos Gallardo in the role of El Mariachi, including editing him into flashback scenes from the first movie.
- Star-Making Role:
- What Could Have Been: If not for his untimely death in 1994, Raul Julia would have played Bucho.