Hotel Jesus

4.7
192 reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican

Top tags:

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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Bang for Banquet $49pp

Dine in

A$49.00 per order

Starting Nov 26, 2020·Sat 13:45-15:15

A 4- course banquet to share: catering to vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores: Guacamole Esquites (sauteed corn) Tostadas - 2 per person Tacos - 2 per person Shared main

Bang for Banquet $49pp

Dine in

A$49.00 per order

Starting Nov 26, 2020·Sat 11:45-13:15

A 4- course banquet to share: catering to vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores: Guacamole Esquites (sauteed corn) Tostadas - 2 per person Tacos - 2 per person Shared main

BOTTOMLESS COCKTAILS AND TACOS! $65pp

Dine in

A$65.00 per order

Starting Nov 26, 2020·Sat 15:30-15:45

Seeing your friends again for the first time in months? Why not enjoy our famous Hotel Jesus signature cocktails and tacos. All you can drink/eat (subject to RSA of course) in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Only on Saturdays and limited spots available.

What 192 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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justbeinghonest
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wonderful service! Would definitely recommend to anyone. I loved the fish tacos

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The service wasn’t great but the food and the decor were amazing. At the moment they are using Mr Yum QR code where you have to order and pay off your phone whenever you want something which I think cheapens the experience a bit. Not only that but when our banquet dishes arrived to the table not one person actually told us what any of the dishes were and the online menu doesn’t tell you exactly what you’re getting. Obviously not a big deal as everything was delicious but I would’ve like to have known what we were eating!

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IsabelZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an awesome vibe and atmosphere within Hotel Jesus! The staff were extremely friendly and the ordering online process on Mr Yum was efficient. Loved it and would go back!

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CaitlinG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service both amazing, and the banquet for $59 was a massive amount of food per person! They accommodated our dietary requirements with no issue (I’m coeliac and lactose intolerant, two others are vegan). Will definitely be back!

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and all staff delightful. Would recommend the frozen margarita!

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TimothyL
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Knowing the story of the Collins Street location, Mamasita, I had high expectations. There were three of us going with the bottomless Saturday brunch. The frozen grapefruit margaritas were delicious. I ordered guacamole as an extra. It was served.with large blue tortilla chips. Nice presentation tasted nice. The brunch menu called for three types of soft tacos, chicken skin, carnitas and mushroom. The day I went, 86 on chicken skins. The substitute was lamb. Mushroom was my fav, Carnitas had nice flavor but need a bit more crunch. The lamb was oily and forget able.

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Jacint
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

$59 is well worth it for the amount of food you get - the best muchroom tacos I have EVER had! So yum & amazing margaritas

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ValerieMay
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Banquet was unique and we were left feeling extremely satisfied. Great service & staff, and super authentic look and feel. Definitely will come again!

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LaraT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely be coming back here! Food was exquisite, the cocktails were very refreshing. The $65 banquet was worth every cent.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, great service, knowledgeable staff and fantastic tacos!

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SophieM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super evening. Food was fabulous and service really good. Thank you!

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AprilE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pulled pork tacos and deep fried trout were amazing and the service was excellent!

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AnnyE
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great night. Service was fantastic!
Only thing is I think there should have a chilli margarita on the menu and bigger range of chilli sauces.

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The banquet was good value for money but the meat dishes all lacked seasoning and one of the beef portions was very dry. The vegetarian selections were nice enough but I wouldn't go back for any of them. The highlight of the meal was the caramel flan dessert with coffee granita, it was really good. The margaritas were on point and the service was great.

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NicoleH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the experience guys! Delicious food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is good!

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VeryGoodStandard
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ordered the banquet (pescatarian) and were blown away by the main course. Was more like fine dining Mexican, which was awesome, well worth the booking and was a great night out.

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renee
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service, best food, best drinks. Viva Jesus!!

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MissEmm
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
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 on 2 July 2020
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.

FAQs

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

Hotel Jesus is rated 4.7 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.