Hotel Jesus

4.5
272 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

  • Bang for Banquet - $49 pp

    A$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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 - $59 pp

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A 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 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 272 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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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
1 review
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
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, speedy service. Great atmosphere.

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RobP
1 review
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
14 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.

JB
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great.
A bit pricey for the banquet. But delish vegan food options. Great service.
Overall great and would go again.

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Lizi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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RyanYeong
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was a bit salty but quite pricey for what it’s worth.

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LivH
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

The odour stuck to our clothes. I soaked my dress but the smell of deep fried food is still strong

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Carol
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, service is great. I would be coming back for sure!

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tonyp
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very happy with night out, yummy food, nice and quiet, friendly staff

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, we had the feed me and was delicious. Definitely get the volcanes

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leonie
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

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!

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LilT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 19 May 2021

Thank you!!!!

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Margs
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service.
Food was great and the drinks were fantastic. Nothing was too hard or too much! Highly recommend

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DollyT
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Jacob the bartender was the bomb. Still do not know how to pronounce the joint's name properly...but the tacos were delish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We’ll be back when we visit Melbourne again.

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NathanP
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Highly recommend

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ChloeW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, awesome food and service. Relaxed but good quality, fresh and tasty. Would highly recommend.

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HollyP
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect for a wonderful first night out since lockdown! Food, service, drinks 10/10

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 31 March 2021

Hola! :) Thank you

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IsaacM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service and funky setting. Would recommend

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Lish
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always amazing food, most Aussie south American sucks but this is the real deal. Please bring back the tuna tostada!!!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 31 March 2021

Hola! So glad you enjoyed it :) Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great venue, service was a bit slow especially getting our drinks.

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KiranL
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious very well priced and good value.

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 24 March 2021

Thank you :):)

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Andrijana
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Staff were very helpful and efficient.

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VivienR
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.....

FAQs

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.