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About Hotel Jesus
Hotel Jesus is a fun place, where you can eat interesting authentic Mexican street food, drink accessible wines, unique beers and honest down to earth cocktails straight from the tap, have fun and be merry in a casual, affordable environment that would sit just as well in New York, Mexico City or Melbourne.
Great food, great service, affordable pricing, casual taqueria-style service where you may drop in for a quiet bite and move on, or stay for a full meal. The prime focus of the restaurant is Tostadas, with Tacos playing second fiddle. Think seafood, both raw and cured (ceviche/aguachile). It is fresh and simple produce served in a fast paced environment. And all tortillas are made in house, a Melbourne first!
Hotel Jesus is located in the old Collingwood post office building in Smith Street and inspired by the traditional ’70s-style taquerias and tostaderias of Mexico. Taqueros, the taco masters of Mexico City, are the main attraction.
Collingwood, AU-VIC 3066
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of operation:
MON - closed
TUE - 5pm till 10pm
WED - 5pm till 10pm
THU - 5pm till 10pm
FRI - 5pm till 11pm
SAT - 12.30pm till 11pm
SUN - 12.30pm till 9pm
$41 to $100
(03) 9650 6054
86 tram - stop 17
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
Hotel Jesus Ratings and Reviews
I have been to Hotel Jesus a few times and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, this time we had bad luck and the waitress managing are table was not really welcoming or friendly, she seemed she did not want to be there and seemed like by us asking her questions about food we were annoying her, it's a shame because we have been to Hotel Jesus a few times and had awesome waitresses and had real fun nights there, this was my Birthday and we tried to enjoy the food but this waitress was a bit rude.
We booked a table for 3 to take a friend who was visiting Melbourne for the weekend. After walking past h place before and thinking it looked cool we thought we'd give it a try. We booked online which was an easy process. However the table that was given to us was very small and should've been for a maximum of 2 people. As the food is tapas and the plates are large you'd think they'd give a party of 3 a larger table that wasn't small and round. Alas, we had little room for our plates and so spent the whole time juggling our food and drinks around. The chairs were also quite u comfortable being all metal. They recommend a group sit for dinner for 1-1.5 hours but I couldn't sit on those chairs for that period of time.
Food was tasty but definitely over priced - classic tapas. Was ok to try but won't be coming back.
The setting is great and the staff helpful and friendly. It is very spacious and a good place to go with a group of friends . The corn's amazing. Another great feature is that you can actually hear what your friends have to say while you are eating good food. The only suggestion is that the bean dip has a bit more flavour as it was a bit bland. The rest was yummy.
Ambience was ok and place decoration is original. Service wasn't great, our waiter was quite rude. Pastor tacos were disappointing and food took longer than expected specially the pastor tacos, the aguachile and suadero tacos were really yummy. We were just finishing and we got asked if we already wanted the bill, no time for a chat we ended up going for dessert to another place.
We loved our meal at Hotel Jesus. Our table of 4 did the 'feed me' option and got a range of delicious food that we might not have picked otherwise, so was well worth it. Good value for money and fresh, authentic flavours. The decor was awesome and the staff were friendly. We'll definitely be coming back.
Took me home (I am originally from Mexico). Everyday Mexican eat-out food, not fancy,. Unfortunately, they had ran out of flan (and esrlier in the week they had run out of huitlacoche!). The one thing I would recommend is to have a better explanation of dishes for those who are not as familiar with Mexican cuiisne (the real Mexican cuisine, not the nth version of it). Had a great time. (Also, perhaps more Mexican or Latinamerican music as background?)
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