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Mama Taco

4.5
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35 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Comfort Food
Mama Taco is a Taqueria & Mezcaleria nestled in the historic Rialto Arcade of West End.

We pride ourselves on the quality and authenticity of our food. Dedicating our menu to the rich food history of Mexico and the ancient spirits of agave; Mezcal and Tequila. We welcome you to our agave cathedral and invite you to worship alongside us.

Dixeebe!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 35 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Timo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Humble and attentive service, with food that delivers layers upon layers of flavour.

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SuzieMeg
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Fabulous addition to West End dining scene. Elegant, quality and adventurous food served by people with passion for their craft.

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Helen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot recommend those venue more highly! We had a table for 14 for a celebratory lunch and you could not fault the service, the food, the cocktails (amazing) or the vibe of the place! If you haven’t been to Mama Taco you are missing out!!!

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FergusP
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and amazing cocktails. Everyone was extremely delightful and eager to make sure we had an amazing time. Cannot rate our experience highly enough.

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tacotastic
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Group of 4 had a fantastic night at Mama Taco. Attentive and knowledgeable staff, delightful atmosphere and such delicious food. Drinks were also amazing! Try the tequila flight - so much fun.

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food: Overpriced. $25 for 3 small tacos. They were so soggy/watery that the tortilla breaks apart if you try to pick it up. The chicken was mostly skin/fat and had barely any meat. The 3 tacos were the same type but also weren't consistent even though they were on the same plate.

Health and safety: Even though it's the middle of a pandemic, we were squashed right next to another group - as if they were part of the same group. The distance between us was more like 0.2m rather than 1.5m. When bringing this up with staff, they said sorry but then didn't do anything to fix it, for example move our table away so that it is not touching their table, or move them to one of the other empty tables on the side. So if they had COVID, we 100% would have caught it.

Atmosphere: Super loud, hard to hear people in your own group talking. Waiters are squished in with you as well.

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond all expectations
Service, food, drinks, everything was 11/10 cannot recceomend this enough, I will be coming back as soon as I can
Some of the best Mexican food I have ever had

Props to all the staff and chefs for spectacular food and service

Don't wait, book a table now and be amazed

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DylanB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food.
Awesome waiter who made this a really fun and enjoyable experience!

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JMac
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Food was fine, but disappointing if you're looking for authentic Mexican (as we were). Service was fantastic though.

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CarrieW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great addition to the Hargrave Road restaurant precinct. A modern take on authentic Mexican cuisine.

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TLam
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, keen to return to try rest of the menu.

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RhondaA
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great service, will defiantly go back

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Xxxxxxx
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Poor seating, on the street on skinny bench with no room, and people brushing past us. Suggest you don’t put people that have booked a table to dine in there - there is barely room for the plates. It’s more of having beers and snacks. It was Difficult to talk to each other because of the seating. Burrito did not come with a lot of veggies - just rice, beans and oily bread - which I accept is what a burrito is but I just thought I would get a bit of green or avocado. It’s not clear enough on your website how to book and I found having to providing credit card details excessive. Not a very relax vibe, not very west end, a bit pretentious. Wait staff were almost too attentive, and Stood too close considering social distancing, but then were unhelpful in providing options for better seating.

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Tacoman
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was absolutely incredible, nothing was too much for the very knowledgeable wait staff. Our waitress was able to suggest multiple dishes including the special that were able to be easily modified for my vegan friend.

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MargaretT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food. Finally eating real Mexican food. All made on the premises fresh.
Must have the Tommy Margarita its a gem. family love it.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, incredible flavours and wonderful service!

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DamienD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food, Cocktails and service outstanding! The Ambience on the other hand was next level the music was so loud I couldn’t properly have a conversation with my partner, would of stayed for more drinks and pastry but couldn’t stand it any longer.

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Bell
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was fantastic, great food and cocktails - Can't wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational food and service thank you! We will be back!😊

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DanaG
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious, well balanced and authentic flavours! Loved the new menu, keen to try more next time :)

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Charlotte
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and the food is amazing. The music could be turned slightly down as it’s a small space and once there are a few tables in there it feels like you’re yelling at people

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mama burrito is mind expanding - takes Mexican food to a whole new level! Be warned though - once experienced, there's no going back to Guzman :)

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Ilovefood
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent and helpful staff, except one who definitely didn't want to be there. The high top tables were small so make sure you stagger your food! Don't order all at once or else the waitstaff has to hold your plates while you try to tetris the table and a crabby staff member won't be pleased. The food was absolutely excellent, as were the margaritas! Shout out to Blade, Marnie and the excellent bartender (dark hair and facial hair). Definitely recommend.

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JoyC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ridiculously delicious every time, such lovely people, love this place, can’t order wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Ceviche was tasty but small and doesn’t come with anything (you need to buy tostadas separately). Guacamole is like the avo purée you buy from Woolies, which was disappointing. We were very excited for the lobster tacos but they were small and incredibly soggy. You need to eat them with a knife and fork because it will fall apart otherwise. But it tasted nice. Margs and service was good, but I wouldn’t go back.

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gabkl
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

would highly recommend a visit to this place. top notch food, drinks + service.

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NicciJ
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vego dishes and tacos are packed with flavour and you can't go past their signature, chilli margarita!

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PaulMc
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious although I’d love to see the menu expanded a little.
The drinks were awesome and the service was friendly.
The place has a really good vibe and is full of positive energy 👍🏻

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MeganMc
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous atmosphere and great service. Food was great really yummy shared plates so could try a bit of everything.

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Luv2din
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall excellent food, but we did order lamb tacos and received lobster tacos which is what we ended up eating and paying for. The vegetarian taco options are so delicious. The only two things wrong with the food is that the portion sizes are tiny i.e. 3 very little tacos for $20 and the guacamole is not good. The service is a bit over the top which is unusual to say in Australia. We will definitely return again.

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Silvabeet
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you want an authentic Mexican meal with quality ingredients then you should definitely visit mama taco. We lived everything on the menu and can’t wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is wonderful and the service fantastic. The only problem was the margaritas were low tide- half empty. When you pay $18 for a margarita, you expect the glass to be full.

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HayleyC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!
Staff very knowledgeable and allergy friendly.

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MelH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers were outstanding and the food is always bangin! 🤤

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CharlieBurton
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Mexican spot in Brisbane, hands down. Service and produce were the the best I’ve had in a long time.

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Mama Taco is rated 4.5 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

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