Mama Taco

4.6
122 reviews
$41 to $100
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 122 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alexander
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only the best food made by the most passionate team. Delightful service delivered by real people, in a beautiful space, with an amazing atmosphere. Thank you so much to the team at Mama Taco for creating such a special culinary experience.

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NCds
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

Pros: Food, decor and service was great, and delicious cocktails.
Cons: Extremely loud (on Sat night anyway). Also the price and size of the special wasn’t explained, and so we over ordered.

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ChloeJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food. Lots of vegan options.

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PalomaZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Everything was very spicy. Even when I asked to not spicy it was still a lot.
Cocktails are very good, atmosphere good but loud, staff very good

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RachelM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Amazing food, great service and sensational drinks.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding flavours and service. Best Taco's I've ever eaten in my life.

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Jono
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic, delicious, warm and inviting. Nothing better than when venues choose to specialise in one thing and nail it. Thanks team!

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NikkiB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! A bit pricy, but so worth it.

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Moni
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Delicious food! Really good, warm service, helpful suggestions about the menu. The stools outside are pretty unconfortable but maybe having a drink or two helped get through it :-). HA

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RyanL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Mexican in Brisbane. Very authentic but also has some inventive features. Very good catering foe vegan and vegetarian. Excellent tequila and mescal range too.

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OlMatty
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Mexican food, great sincere staff, and ultimately a perfect, visceral experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is always fabulous at Mama Taco. The goats cheese was phenomenonal. The sweet pepper taco was hot and tasty. And the margaritas were the perfect amount of ice cold and s-s-salty. Love this place. It's hard to go anywhere else when I visit Brisbane.

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Laik
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the staff at Mama Taco provided impeccable service and delivered beautiful eats and drinks. Special mention to Ted, the most charming and savvy waiter imaginable and Carlos for the heavenly Margaritas. One of the top dining experiences in Brisbane hands down!

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Jake
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Couldn't fault it. Service was outstanding to say the least. The whole experience was one that will be remembered.

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MichelleA
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

the food was amazing and great value, cocktails were also amazing however the service was exceptional, thanks Tom! We will be back!

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GerardK
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and even better margaritas! Highly recommended.

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Kitty
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the food & the cocktails. Good-natured service. I could do with quieter music as the group conversational reverb gets very loud too.

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KimB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had high hopes and we’re not disappointed. Both the food and service was exceptional. It is noisy and vibrant, so don’t expect a romantic evening, but it was perfect for our table. Try the Mezcal and tonic; the passion of our waiter, as to the DOC and how it’s made, gave me the impetus to try it. So very different, but so very delicious. Highly recommend; we’ll be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Not particularly comfortable chairs and there is some traffic noise. That’s being tough though. The owner (I assume) and staff were very welcoming and attentive. The flavours and presentation were different to any Mexican I’ve had before. Everything was very fresh and tasty. My Magharita was perfect! Well worth a look.

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Swpa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is so well made, great choice of Mezcal or tequila and cocktails but mo importantly the service from the Maître’D was sensational. He really made it that much better experience. Thank you to all the staff for a great evening.

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MichaelW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my 3rd time here and great food and service again!

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Vtizzle
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Will return for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating here. Had the guacamole and tostadas to start, and tacos for the main. Food was amazing, and the service was exceptional. Definitely coming back.

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, top service, take whatever Ted recommends and you'll be great.

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Peppy
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simple and easy menu! Food speaks for itself, delicious tacos! Service was very thorough! Would eat there again!

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NatalieC
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I had booked a table outside and they had us seated inside with a wall 30cm from our face. There was a table available outside which we moved to. Seating not the most comfortable as the stools are too high for table we were seated at. Food was tasty and service was very good. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were extremely well looked after and will definitely go there again

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AmeliaB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m a chef and this food is exceptional. I have been here three time in the last two weeks! It’s creative, fresh, delicious and overall beautiful service. Will continue to go back and introduce all my friends to the hottest new spot in Brisbane! Truly phenomenal 💕

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I went for dinner midweek and we were seated outside. Service was 10/10 and the cocktails were lovely. The food was great but a tad pricey, although great GF options for our gluten free friends. The outdoor dining chairs get a bit uncomfortable after a while. I enjoyed the experience and would recommend.

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RogerB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, amazing service, potentially need to have better or comfortable seating.

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Kiri
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was to die for and the service was fantastic

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Davey
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most authentic Mexican I have had this side of Mexico or LA, amazing Mezcal.. wow!

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Jason
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was out 2nd time here and the food, drinks and service were excellent each time. Will be back again ... and again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting food and delicious cocktails. Great fun atmosphere. Only downside is slightly expensive and the stools at the high tables are very uncomfortable.

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LizzyV
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredibly, ridiculously delicious. One of the best meals I’ve had in my entire life.
The waitperson we had was so friendly and good natured and very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us with suggestions, all excellent.
If we could come back every week we would!

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Argh it’s really delicious though I definitely am aware that it’s a bit pricey and am always torn with the question “was it worth it for the $$?”
The service is amazing and the food is so yum. I wish I could go all the time but just can’t justify paying that kind of money for snacks.

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Gavin
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT food here. A little on the expensive side, but we’ll worth it.

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Adamb
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best meal I've had years. The best Mexican food I've ever had. The service from Ted was also the friendliest I've ever had.

He perfectly recommended drinks and food to suit our group. I actually feel quite aggressive about how much I loved this food and I've thought about it a lot since!!!

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Adrika
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Mama Taco, great vibe, great food and great service!

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Greattimegreatfood
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Mexican food, fantastic service and fun atmosphere. Is on the street dinning but 10/10 will be back

FAQs

Mama Taco is rated 4.6 stars by 122 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.