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.
Bang for Banquet - $49 ppA$49.00 per person
Multiple dates availableA 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 - $59 ppA$59.00 per person
Multiple dates availableA 5 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 Shared dessert
Bottomless Brunch ($65pp)A$65.00 per person
Multiple dates availableSeeing 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.
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
squid ink, cheese, sauteed leek; served with tortillas
cinnamon sugar, chocolate
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!
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 🥰
Thanks so much for a fun arvo brunch the tacos and margis were so delicious
Thanks for coming in Jaclyn! See you soon!
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
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.
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!
We love hearing this, thank-you Anthony! Hope to see you back again soon.
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.
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
Great service, fantastic food & Magic mezcal!! Highly recommended for a great night out with friends &/or family! Will be back!
Delicious food, yummy cocktails, super service and an really cool venue! Thank you for a lovely evening :)
Fantastic! Great food and quick service, I’ll definitely be back
Delicious food, speedy service. Great atmosphere.
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
Had a great time! Cool fit out, nice food and a good pace of service overall. Highly recommend
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
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)
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.
Awesome food - tick
Margaritas - tick
Service - tick
Value for money - tick
Can't wait to come back!
We had so much fun, banquet was awesome and staff were great!
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.
Thanks so much for your feedback. We have passed everything on to our management team.
A bit pricey for the banquet. But delish vegan food options. Great service.
Overall great and would go again.
Went here on a recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed. If you go you have to try the volcan suadero, lamb tacos and of course the margaritas.
Food was a bit salty but quite pricey for what it’s worth.
The odour stuck to our clothes. I soaked my dress but the smell of deep fried food is still strong
Amazing food, service is great. I would be coming back for sure!
Very happy with night out, yummy food, nice and quiet, friendly staff
Great food, we had the feed me and was delicious. Definitely get the volcanes
We were seated outside, few issues with the online ordering. Might be better to keep table service out there.
Also could use some music outside, ambiance inside seemed a lot better.
On a positive note, wait staff were lovely, and food was delicious. Would definitely head back!
Party of 7 for my 18 year old’s family birthday. Absolutely delightful atmosphere, delicious food and amazing service. My husband is a coeliac and he was so well catered for. Highly recommend.
Food was great and the drinks were fantastic. Nothing was too hard or too much! Highly recommend
Jacob the bartender was the bomb. Still do not know how to pronounce the joint's name properly...but the tacos were delish!
Great food and atmosphere. We’ll be back when we visit Melbourne again.
Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Highly recommend
Great place, awesome food and service. Relaxed but good quality, fresh and tasty. Would highly recommend.
Everything was perfect for a wonderful first night out since lockdown! Food, service, drinks 10/10
Hola! :) Thank you
Great food, good service and funky setting. Would recommend
As always amazing food, most Aussie south American sucks but this is the real deal. Please bring back the tuna tostada!!!
Hola! So glad you enjoyed it :) Thank you
Great venue, service was a bit slow especially getting our drinks.
Food was delicious very well priced and good value.
Thank you :):)
Excellent service. Staff were very helpful and efficient.
Really enjoyed our meal at Hotel Jesus. Food was great - the mushroom tacos were fantastic and the enchiladas were yum. To top off churros were amazing although would have been nice to dip them in some chocolate sauce :-)
The only downer was that we had to be out in just under two hours - we were having a nice old time and could have stayed ages longer.....
Hotel Jesus offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9650 6054.
Hotel Jesus is rated 4.5 stars by 272 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.