Hotel Jesus

4.6
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174 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican

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Casual
Fun
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.

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À la carte menu

Dine in
Starting Jul 8, 2020·Fri 12:00-17:00

Choose from our À la carte menu - please note the sitting time for any group size is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Bottomless Lunch at $65pp!

Dine in
Starting Jun 27, 2020·Sun 12:00-18:00

Enjoy bottomless tacos, totopos and drinks (subject to RSA). Please note your sitting time will be for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Price is inclusive of Sunday surcharge.

Bottomless Lunch at $65pp!

Dine in
Starting Jun 26, 2020·Fri-Sat 12:00-16:30

Enjoy bottomless tacos, totopos and drinks (subject to RSA). Please note your sitting time will be for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

What 174 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MissEmm
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cool venue, service was fantastic! Very personal and friendly. My girlfriend and I had a set chefs menu and it was all delicious. Perfect amount of food. Cucumber cocktails were awesome too. Will definitely be coming back!

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TylerW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pescetarian banquet option was delicious and went well with Mexican beers and cocktails

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Christine
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The bottomless brunch was definitely worth it! Service and food amazing! We’ll definitely be back to do it again!

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Jenny
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the Bang for Banquet which was absolutely delicious, but the timing and sequence of servings meant all the bigger portions were served toward the end and we couldn't finish the last couple of mains at the end of the meal before our sitting was up. But that aside, the service was spot-on and even with restricted capacity the familiar ambiance was still there. Have always loved this spot and will definitely be back.

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vipRebeccaA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved this place as soon as we stepped through the door. It reminded me of a cantina in Mexico City. The food was fantastic - we had the chef's selection which was great value. The fish tacos were to die for. Friendly, fun staff. We'll definitely be back!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thanks so much Rebecca :) Come again soon!

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LaurenB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Hotel Jesus!! Food and drinks were amazing!! Best Margaritas I’ve ever had!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thank Lauren!

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at hotel Jesus. Highly recommend the ceviche and cucumber margarita. The staff were friendly and took the time to chat with us to ensure we were enjoying our meals.

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible staff, so friendly and welcoming. Food was insanely good.

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thanks Emily :)

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DanR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredibly friendly staff and amazing food. We were still talking about it days after our dinner. Thanks guys!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thankyou!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and friendly customer service. Would definitely go back again!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thankyou!!

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SophieY
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The Prawn Petroleros was incredible, the sauce was really good. The Chicken and Carnitas taco were good too. However, we were disappointed with the green tacos and the size of the guacamole was not worth the price. The churros were great but we thought the chocolate sauce could have been smoother and richer. Overall, a nice meal and worthy visit.

The decoration was also worth taking a picture of!

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TraceyW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, food is amazing, fun staff and great menu. Margaritas were amazing!! Highly recommend

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AlistairC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A delicious and varied menu, knowledgeable and helpful staff and an interesting and well designed space. Good options and assistance for plant-based and other meatless approaches to eating.

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HarrietS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Not good for vegetarians. We did the set meal and it was mango tostados and broccoli tacos and one dish was literally a burnt cabbage. Not a bean or tomato to be seen. Very yucky. The waitress was lovely though and the place looked cool.

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SantiCruz
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

This resturant has gone downhill, really disappointed with the menu changes. The changes to the once heavenly fish tacos are awful! I feel like this place has lost its authenticity, they don't play Spanish music either. On the plus side the chilli sauces they provide are nice. House-made drinks are great. Black mayo is delicious as always. I still like the food, but it was better, way better (and cheaper). Undecided if I will return or can still recommend to friends.

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FrancesJ
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A few people in our group had dietary requirements and staff were amazing and very accommodating. Service was fantastic! Definitely coming back soon!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thanks so much :)

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StephanieG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service, and very tasty drinks. Sometimes Mexican food in Australia is very hit and miss but this was a truly stand out meal!

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AlexandraB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambience, the service, the food and drinks. Will definitely return when we are next in Melbourne

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JeylanD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was avergae- service was shocking. I wont ever go back.

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JonnyK
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hotel Jesus is the Best Mexican food in Melbourne...

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thankyou!!

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John
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Terrific restaurant with great ambience. The food is great and reasonably priced.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Authentic Mexican food but the portion could be much bigger and add more chilli. The tequila drinks were amazing. Great atmosphere to go with friends.

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jack
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very Friendly staff, lovely food. We got the banquet and enjoyed it.

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AJES
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group of 4 got the $49 banquet and it was amazing! So much food and so delicious!
The staff were fantastic! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTableDiner
Melbourne / VIC
38 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We felt very looked after sitting at the bar, chatting to the Colombian bartender. He was very informative about the correct way to drink mezcal and my partner thoroughly enjoyed his recommendation - worm salt(!) and orange were delicious accompaniments. We shared a few different dishes from esquites (always a fave for me) to ceviche and tacos. We forgot to make a point of saying we don't like fresh coriander but it could be picked out, luckily. :) The portions are quite small, meaning we had to order additional food and therefore the bill ended up being more than we originally intended to spend on a lazy Sunday evening (I wasn't drinking). Décor is awesome and the place has a great vibe so would recommend.

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GeraldineG
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and the drinks are quality!

Definitely highly recommend

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 23 November 2019

Thank youu!!

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious tacos, great atmosphere. We really liked the decor. Mexican beers what's not to like

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WarrenB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, heaps of fun and kind staff. Little bit on the expensive side if drinks are involved but still great

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LukeJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner. Great food and wonderful staff.

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maka
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, and the waiters were superb! A good cheap eat!

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JacquiB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I always have a good time when coming here and the food is great, staff are lovely and helpful

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SunnyF
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great restaurant enjoyed the food very much. Only complaint is both times we have been they have sold out of prawns which was disappointing. Some of the serves could be more generous ie the guacamole. Otherwise a good place to dine.

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LinaI
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I loved the old menu, the mole, the pork belly and the cauliflower were outstanding, now is just a selection of pretty basic tacos, is truly a shame.

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Acome
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

The menu change and it’s AWFUL not worth returning, it’s such a shame the food was amazing but I learned they change chefs and it very disappointing the food is not exciting or good at all.
Very overpriced for what you get.
They have Jarritos as decoration but don’t sell them??? You only hear English music at a Spanish restaurant;
They don’t have good spicy sauces.
Overall, don’t bother if you are looking for a good Mexican place, this one doesn’t offer that.

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 4 October 2019

Hi Acome, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. My name is Kate and as the Restaurant Manager I wanted to reach out to your personally. I’m most disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy your most recent experience. I would love to get some more details about the items you didn’t enjoy and particular items from the menu change that you think were awful. We never like anyone leaving feeling this way and any further or more detailed feedback you would provide would be most helpful.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, friendly staff, great atmosphere and delicious food..all you need is the fabulous friends and you have a brilliant time.

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OliviaE
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Didnt feel like we were being pushed out early for the next sitting. Food was amazing. Chef knows his stuff and nothing is hidden with the cooking open to the bar. Cant wait to come back.

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Pearl
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, magnificent Marguerita I’ll be back!

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VanessaM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great experience. The food was great & our hostess was phenomenal. Would highly recommend Hotel Jesus

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Louise
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The venue is very hip but the food choice is very limited. We didn't really enjoy the food. The metal seats were very uncomfortable and cold.

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Tinix
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great choices on the “Feed Me” menu. Quirky atmosphere !

FAQs

Hotel Jesus offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9650 6054.

Hotel Jesus is rated 4.6 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

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