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.
TUE - 530pm till 10pm
WED - 530pm till 10pm
THU - 530pm till 10pm
FRI - 530pm till 11pm
SAT - 12.30pm till 11pm
SUN - 12.30pm till 9pm
Absolutely amazing food and an experience for my boyfriend’s birthday!
Loved the food and the atmosphere and would absolutely be back for that alone. Really interesting open kitchen and bar and decor.
Great food, great drinks and awesome friendly service.
The dining and drinks experience was ruined by a rude staff member who instructed us to supply a calculator while trying to split the table bill over 2 credit cards. The rest of the staff were fine, although we did have 1 incorrect cocktail delivered to the table, and 1 dish was forgotten. The experience while paying the bill was unnecessarily rude and a real shame!
Had a lovely meal. Everything was really tasty. The Esquites were delicious. The smoky black mayo adding great depth. Loved the blackened chicken. Staff were lovely and the vibe was fun. Only let down was the brisket - it needed to be cooked a bit longer as it wasn’t falling apart and we felt it needed more bang - didn’t quite meet its own brief.
Great flavour and fresh ingredients really authentic loved all the dishes great place for sharing dishes
Great décor, cool atmosphere and brilliant food. A lot of surprising option on the menu. Veggie tacos a highlight.
we had the most wonderful waitress , the service was brilliant , she was attentive, efficient, friendly - we were extremely impressed with her considering how busy it was
Excellent service!, an incredible night! Great variety of dishes and drinks!
Over priced food and drink. Feed me menu was not worth it. Decor is great.
Attended with family for mothers day lunch, food was actually quite healthy, not to heavy, very fresh and tasty. Also the set menu at 48$ per head plus one basic drink each on arrival was very reasonable. Note** this may have been a mothers day only special.
Service is fabulous and the food is always amazing and consistent.
Unbelievable service, loved the recommendations and Tacos so good
Went to Hotel Jesus for dinner with friends whilst visiting Melbourne. Loved the decor, super cool. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was arrived quickly and was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the marrow bone. Can’t wait to visit Melbourne again so I can go back to Hotel Jesus.
I find that the quality and taste of food is not up to expectation for the value paid. The taco crackers were way too hard, the cured seafood dish was way too sour and overall dishes were only luke warm. I was referred by friends to come but was pretty dissapointed with my dining experience.
The food was amazing. The experience was frustrating however as staff kept reminding us that we needed to be out by 830. This urgency began from when we sat down until we left at 832. It was disappointing at the experience felt rushed and was not necessary as when we left there were many spare tables around.
DELICIOUS FOOD, SUPER FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF AND A REALLY FUN VIBE
Huge fan of traditional mexican and this place did not disappoint. Loved everything we tried and the variety of food was great for coeliacs (GF), vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Will definitely go back again!
Absolutely fantastic vibe, like I was transported to Mexico. Food is yum and micheladas are amazing!! Make sure to ask for extra hot salsa - el diablo. Thanks for an epic night!
Great staff & exceptional food. Already can’t wait to go back
We ate the $45pp banquet. It was the most amazing food we have ever eaten. So much food was brought out. The cured fish was outstanding and the pork and lamb barely even needed chewing.
Best mexican I've ever had i think! Everything was so delcious, waitress reccomended the corn and the paloma margarita, both were amazing! And turned out really cheap, highly highly reccomend!
Getting kicked out of a restaurant after 90 mins sucks. Hotel Jesus needs to rethink this policy. We won't be back.
Delicious food, great service and really nice atmosphere. Thanks :)
Came here with a few friends for my wife’s birthday and was unfortunately disappointed. The hostess lacked the usual cheery greeting you’d want as they’re the first person to welcome guests to the restaurant and our waiter seemed so overwhelmed and unhappy that he often left us feeling like we had imposed. In his defense it was a Friday night and they did look pretty short staffed. My wife and I had ordered the Feed Me deal but we’re not informed until the entire table had finished their meals that we couldn’t order that unless the whole table ordered it. Wouldn’t have been a problem in reordering if we didn’t wait there wondering where our food was for nearly 20 minutes. Again, waiter wasn’t very apologetic in forgetting to explain but made an attempt to put our order in quickly. I felt a little embarrassed as this was meant to be a special occasion for my wife and she had been really excited to come to the restaurant. The only things that saved the experience was when our food did arrive it was fabulous, everyone loved their cocktails and sangria as well, and the one woman that brought food to our table was maybe the friendliest employee you have. It’s still a relatively new place I think so hopefully the kinks will be worked out over time. Good luck to you
As always amazing service, beer, Mezcal and the best Mexican food in the country
The ceviche is amazing! The tacos were ok. Great music and decor.
Food is always good here, fresh and vibrant. All our courses were very tasty.
I regret that we did not get the 'feed me' as the meals that we ordered came out at different times and half the table was waiting whilst the other was eating and vias versa at the end of the meal. Our main dishes did not arrive, would suggest confirming order with waiters as you fill it in yourselves.
GREAT FIND. WE WILL BE BACK.
TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT AT THE BAR , CHAT WITH THE BARTENDERS AND GET THEIR TAKE ON THE FOOD AND DRINK OPTIONS.
Love the unpretentious yet cool, happening vibe of this place. Food is fresh, authentic with a modern edge. Flavours just yummo! And many vegetarian/vegan options for us plant eaters. Very cute interior, feels like you are in a sparkling new mexican diner in the 50's. Staff relaxed + friendly. It's a must if you're in Melbs!
Great venue, best Mexican in town! I would include a pitcher of margarita next time, that would be the only thing it needs!!
Awful food, terrible service, rushed us out by bringing the Eftpos machine to our table, even took our water glasses away while we were still drinking. Would never return
„Feed me“ surprise meal.
Fabulous! Can thoroughly recommend
The guys behind the bar are very knowledage and super friendly. I would request to sit at the bar every time!!!
The food was lovely but our service was very slow and it took much too long for the food to come out. We were told that there were some problems in the kitchen but that was after we complained. If the waiters had of told us prior and let us know the wait for our food would be a little longer I think we would of been able to relax and enjoy outselves more. Instead we left thinking ‘Jeeeze that wait was not worth it’.
Casual, tasty and fun! Good for a couple or a group tasty food and nice ambience.
Also enjoyed the menu card ordering system.
Such a beautiful place and such great food, cant wait to go back
Love the place, we were a party of 7 so we had to wait a bit for our food, but overall was amazing!
Loved the food, great atmosphere and great price, highly recommend!