Hotel Jesus

4.4
294 reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
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.

Experiences

  • Sharing Table Banquet $49pp

    A$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6-course Banquet - Snacks I Esquites (street-style corn) I Tacos I Mains I Salad I Dessert
  • Sharing Table Banquet $59pp

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    7-course banquet - Snacks I Esquites (street-style corn) I Ceviche I Tacos I Mains I Salad I Dessert
  • Lunch Banquet $49pp

    A$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6-course Banquet - Snacks I Esquites (street style corn) I Queso I Ceviche I Tacos I Churros
  • Bottomless Brunch $65pp

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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 (select up to three beverage options for the table)/eat (subject to RSA of course) in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Only on Saturdays and limited spots available.

Safety precautions

Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 294 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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Shane
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and arrived quickly. Great service and love the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously loved the vibe here so much! The food was authentic and you could tell it was made with lots of love. We ordered the banquet with no desert and we ate the perfect amount of food. The drinks here were by far one of my favourites I’ve ever had! Highly recommend the spicy margarita and the seasonal margarita too. We were seated at the bar and the bar staff were so lovely too! 10/10 recommend!

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Amelia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were really disappointed with our bottomless brunch sadly. Convinced there was 0 alcohol in the drinks we had as we left dead sober after a 2 hour seating and many drinks. (Not what we had in mind for a girls end of year lunch).

Food was very average and vibe very subpar.

We asked for another seat as we were on a 4 person table with 5 guests and were made to feel like we were a bother and after asking for a 3rd time we we’re finally accommodated with a table that sat 5 of us.

Not worth the money, really disappointed as we had heard great things. Perhaps an off day?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hotel Jesus was brilliant! The host was very thorough and very friendly. Erin, our waitress, was divine! She was very approachable, has great knowledge of tequila/mezcal options, and has an exquisite sense of humour, too! Food was amazing! Erin just kept bringing food after food and we thought, when will it ever stop?! We were filled. Happy tummy is deserves a happy smiley. One thing we did not like is the Sotolito, it was too sweet of a cocktail— I think the cocktail wasnt shaken so sugar were accummulated at the bottom of the glass. Other than, 10 stars for service, 10 stars for food, and 9 stars for drinks.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Very cool diner. Shame the food was very average. Taco's all dry and quite tasteless. Only saving grace was the great service. Not a patch on its sister restaurant, Mamacita.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had to change my death row meal after having a plate of fish tacos and the volcan pibil.
Superb service, ambience reminding of an east la taqueria.
Absolutely amazing drinks, the smokiness of the Oaxaca old fashioned complimented the el pastor perfectly, I could have quite easily sat there all night. Must try.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Love the food and the restaurant but you guys need to drop the whole mr yum ordering or nothing approach,

Otherwise why do you have staff at all, we ordered our food and cocktails $120) then forgot to order a sparkling water, so asked a waitress if we could have one, of course we were happy to pay for it

To which we were told she cannot take any orders and we needed to go back into the app and order

It’s just a weird process not made any better by the fact she was rude and didn’t just see a path to assist

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Rachels
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Incredible food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Disappointing dining experience. The service felt really rushed. The waitress kept clearing our plates and drinks when they were not even finished. I asked the waitress to check on one of the dishes we were waiting for and after giving us attitude she insinuated she wouldn’t check and then the dish never came. Tacos were flavourless and cold. No love!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing dinner and all the staff were so so lovely! Definitely coming back again

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LauraGonzS
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Hotel Jesus, friendly and welcoming service, great drink selection and variety of dishes. Chicken mole was amazing! Beautiful building, very nice atmosphere and reasonably priced, def recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Got the 7 course banquet. All the food was amazing and service was spot on. Best food we've had in Melbourne

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Ceezy
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It's a perfect spot for conversations, drinks, and some catch-up with friends.
Food wise, the tacos are good. The menu items are very limited when comes food; the drink menu is where Hotel Jesus shines. It's a soical spot, not for food.

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IvanaS
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

It was okay, drinks are pricey and service is subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staple Mexican fare in the heart of Collingwood - amazing building and ambience paired with great food and fantastic staff. We are regular customers for good reason! Recommended!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 4 November 2021

Can't thank you enough for the awesome support and feedback! It is very much appreciated. Glad to have you back.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great vibe and overall a good place for an evening after lockdown!

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vipCharlesH
14 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Always love it here the food and drinks are great and the service was great too!

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing drinks and great staff. Thanks!

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Roger
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's very good the pork belly was amazing. The tacos hit the spot.

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vipEatsandHangovers
9 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend the Volcan al Pastor and Fish tacos. Check out @eats_and_hangovers on Instagram for the full review.

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 26 October 2021

Thank you very much for the kind words. It is great to have everyone back!

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DanielaS
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff at Hotel Jesus did an amazing job, rescheduling our booking within hours of an impending lockdown. They communicated well given the stress of the situation. The food and cocktails were amazing. I would highly recommend the mushroom tacos!

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VanessaG
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

I’m so sad I love the tostada with ceviche and I just went there to celebrate 🎉 and eat that specific thing and it was no tasty as it used to be , but I still recommend this place , people are lovely 🥰

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JaclynR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks so much for a fun arvo brunch the tacos and margis were so delicious

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 3 August 2021

Thanks for coming in Jaclyn! See you soon!

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Attended for bottomless brunch, food and drink quality was good, but service was slow, and in a timeframe, this made it feel rushed and not great value wise

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PlinioB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

I come to this place often because the food quality, however this time I ordered Jamaica water and it tasted fermented. Didn’t say anything since I was on a date. The waiters were too noisy and in your face constantly interrupting our conversation. The food was very well presented and tasted delicious.Thank you.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing tacos and a margarita worth fighting over.

Could have sat there all day for the chips and salsa alone.

Will certainly be frequenting this place!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 3 August 2021

We love hearing this, thank-you Anthony! Hope to see you back again soon.

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SanjM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The waitress took our order rather than ordering through the app, and forgot two different things which meant half people started eating and half the food was getting cold whilst waiting for the rest that actually wasn’t ordered which was annoying. Then we asked her and she went and put the order through but it still didn’t come. The food was ok, loved the fish tostada.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Staff were rude because we booked at the bar to have a drink and didn’t order food. Not sure why when your cocktails cost more than a dish of food anyway. Won’t be coming back

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Joesensei78
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fantastic food & Magic mezcal!! Highly recommended for a great night out with friends &/or family! Will be back!

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CiaraH
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, yummy cocktails, super service and an really cool venue! Thank you for a lovely evening :)

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 14 July 2021

Thanks!

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MarnieO
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and quick service, I’ll definitely be back

JB
JuliaB
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, speedy service. Great atmosphere.

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RobP
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to eat. The vibe is amazing, service is incredible and the food is what you’re after if you want a Mexican experience

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vipCharlesH
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time! Cool fit out, nice food and a good pace of service overall. Highly recommend

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JadedDragon
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great service, friendly and helpful staff. Nice range of Mexican inspired drinks. Our group got the $49 banquet, great value for money.
The entrees were delicious, the mains were confusing, didn't really give off the Mexican vibe and the two dishes that we received were very fatty.
Wasn't a fan of the spicy chicken taco, but more so because I'm fussy with chicken and it seemed very fatty and tasted a little off.
Music was bizarre, loud and piercing.
Would recommend for a drink but not exactly to dine

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 29 June 2021

Hi Jaded Dragon! Thank you so much for leaving us some feedback, we are always looking at ways to improve! Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the service and the entrees and I will be sure to pass on the rest of the information to the relevant people. Hopefully see you again soon! Tom (Restaurant Manager)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Usually Hotel Jesus is awesome! But the set menu isn’t great. The two mains, brisket & pork belly were cooked terribly. Churros were delish and the service was great.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food - tick
Margaritas - tick
Service - tick
Value for money - tick

Can't wait to come back!

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vipEmilyO
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We had so much fun, banquet was awesome and staff were great!

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DaniV
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a great time at hotel Jesus. The food was great and the waiters lovely. The only complaint was the food took a long time to come out and while the adults ate the kids had to wait for their meals for so long. The food should have come out at the same time. Plus the kids banquet should also include dessert. Even if it’s just a bowl of ice cream. We had a great night though.

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 17 June 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback. We have passed everything on to our management team.

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FAQs

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

Hotel Jesus is rated 4.4 stars by 294 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.