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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.15mi
  2. Distance: 0.37mi
  3. Distance: 0.52mi
  4. Distance: 0.55mi

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.

174 Smith Street
Collingwood, AU-VIC 3066
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9650 6054

Website:
http://www.hoteljesus.com.au/

Public Transport:
86 tram - stop 17

Additional:
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

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (9)
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Authentic (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Special Occasions (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Romance (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Lunch (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Spicy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Cosy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint! Excellent authentic food, good mescalitas and quick, good service made it another enjoyable meal. My wife is Mexican so we speak with some authority.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great Mexican food, amazing decoration and great selection of drinks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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food4
ambience2
service3
value1

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Loved the decor and ambiance of the place. My wife who doesn't normally like Mexican food loved the four here

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Best corn on the cob I've ever eaten! All the food was delish, quick service, great atmosphere plus staff were happy and friendly too! Nothing was too much trouble.
Would return again when in Melbourne!

Tags: Fun
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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Authentic
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

We tried the tasting menu and it was excellent value and delicious. Service was prompt and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Casual
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

Lively, friendly venue. Great service. Wait staff efficient and helpful.
Enjoyed each dish.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 24 August 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

Great food and great service. The staff are helpful and attentive, definitely recommend the sangria.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

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?)

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food3
ambience2
service2
value2

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 (London)·Dined on 4 August 2017

As a number of reviews have already said, the food here is good, but not great, the cocktails are limited, and the ambience fairly basic.

For food that is expensive for what it is, to then add a charge for paying by credit card is a bit rich.

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food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 2 August 2017

We had a fun night and the food was tasty but not spectacular. It feels like a cheap place with plastic rather than glass, but it wasn't. However, they looked after our group well and we enjoyed ourselves

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Delicious food , very friendly floor staff and great value

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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