Hotel Jesus

4.4
310 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

    5-course Banquet - Snacks I Esquites (street-style corn) I Tacos I Mains I Salad
  • 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 Fridays and Saturdays and limited spots available.
  • 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. Vegan options available.
  • Sharing Table Banquet $59pp

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6-course banquet - Snacks I Esquites (street-style corn) I Ceviche I Tacos I Mains I Salad I Dessert. Vegan options avaliable.

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 310 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We booked outside and could only order off the QR codes which was a little clunky, but the food was amazing and the service was great. The waitstaff was really good about showing us how to order what we wanted, but the online ordering wasn’t as inclusive as sitting inside. But we’re in a pandemic and there’s rules. The food is dope, one of my most favourite places for mexican food in Melbourne. Have the ceviche tostadas … you’ll thank me.

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 18 January 2022

Thanks for the kind words and understanding. Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to dine in, sat at the bar and had the banquet!

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 18 January 2022

Thanks for the love!

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BridgetC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table outside on a really warm Melbourne evening.
The welcome was the staff was wonderful, our waiter (Ryan) looked after us really well and helped us pick from the menu.
The tacos were delicious - some new combinations I hadn’t tried before.
The margaritas were perfect!
We had such a lovely experience and can’t wait to go back, thanks! X

Hotel Jesus
Responded on 18 January 2022

Gracias BridgetC! We think are staff are wonderful too! :)

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JacintaK
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. Delicious food and great service.

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MattL
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the charming staff and atmosphere You’re more of a superhero than any Marvel character out there.

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SarahT
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food..in particular, the tostada with snapper ceviche was delicious and the esquites so good that we ordered a second serve. Fast, attentive service and very reasonably priced. Best quality Mexican I have had in Melbourne

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DeeK
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance. Not sure if I'd go for the chef's selection banquet option again but will certainly visit again.

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bhewson90
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Bit early on in the evening, and light on customers to get a real vibe going, but you can’t argue with the material…

Food & Bev’ was incredible!

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RosieD
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing setting in the heart of Collingwood. Fresh Mexican food with an amazing drinks list. Service was friendly and no fuss

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Ttttttttttt
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The bar manager & maître de gave the best service.
Definitely recommend the mussels & the seasonal margarita

MG
MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have tried as number of Mexican restaurants. Hotel Jesus would be in our top 3

BJ
BJ11
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and vibe! Service was also excellent. Cant wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Authentic Mexican experience with great service.

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Shane
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

HW
HeatherW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food and lovely place. I will definately go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome night out! Food was really great.

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
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?

OT
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.

DB
DavidB
4 reviews
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
17 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.

EH
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

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 310 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.