Mamasita

4.3
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453 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
Mamasita Restaurant and Bar, located at the top end of Collins St, in Melbourne’s CBD, is Melbourne’s favourite Mexican venue.
Mamasita has a focus on modern Mexican dishes, showcasing traditional and regional techniques, enhanced by a sensational variety of artisanal agave spirits.
Coupled with friendly and personable service, Mamasita is a true reflection of the best food and beverage that Mexico has to offer.

Special Offers

Christmas Banquets - $69, $79, $99pp

Is this for a Christmas function? Select one of our Christmas Banquet offers and get more for your money!

Terms and Conditions: These are the only group menus available over Christmas

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-22:00

Banquet Menus - $52, $67, $78pp

Hola! Are you interested in getting more for your money? See our set menu offers!

Terms and Conditions: Not available over the Christmas period

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 18 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-22:00

What 453 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the food at Mamasita. Service was good, great atmosphere, overall, a good experience.

NM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mamasita’s is one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. The amazing food, awesome tequila and super friendly staff make this a very special place. A massive thanks to George for great suggestions and going out of his way to make us feel welcome.

SF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I ate here over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I couldn't fault the food, it was perfect. So much so, that we have already recommended it to a few friends to try out. The staff were all lovely and very attentive most of the time. The only reason I gave the service four stars instead of five was that when we asked for the bill it took a while to come out and then a further 15 mins for someone to actually take our payment. But that is me being really nitpicky. Overall it was a good experience and we will absolutely go back.

ER
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Value for money wasn’t that great, Considering the quality of the food. Waiters brought wrong drinks to us then another waiting forgot two of our drinks on our drink package so we were served two drinks at the same time after we were finished all of our food. All in all highly dissatisfied.

B
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and cocktails, and attentive and helpful staff.

MW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always terrific friendly service and amazing food. Can never fault my visits to Mamasita!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The service itself was a bit slower but would probably be due to the time we came in, there weren’t many food options and the menu was a bit confusing but overall they did a great job

TC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat and drink. You can easily stay all night and eat your way through the menu

SL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

food amazing. staff was really friendly. very accommodating. was seeing a play and play intermission finished earlier then we thought as we booked a later time and they still let us in.

KW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Margarita’s I had were amazing!! Some of the food wasn’t for our palettes but that’s not the restaurants fault!

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch at Mamasita on Saturday and it was amazing. Service and food were excellent.

LR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great sangria, I'm very happy. I was sad when I realised the bravas potatoes weren't available at lunch and reluctantly ordered the fries which the waitress said were even better. Begrudgingly had to admit she was right. Loved it.

IM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was amazing, it was so nice to go to a restaurant with an all GF menu so that my coeliac sister could actually relax enough to enjoy her food. Thanks for a great night.

PP
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were first timers ,the staff were wonderful.We were impressed by their knowledge of the menu and ingredients .Food was so fresh ,flavours amazing .Atmosphere was buzzing -it was a pleasure to dine at your establishment

MJ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! It was quick too, which is what we needed between the Harry Potter shows.

GA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mexi fest. Loved it, unfortunately I took my Aunty who can't handle spice here. She did enjoy the guacamole though.

AW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great wait staff! Very cheery and knowledgeable. Super tasty food and good variety

Mamasita
Responded on 3 September 2019

¡Muchas gracias Annabelle!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tasting modern Mexican. Vegans catered for. Delicious 👌

SS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The table we reserved wasn’t available and we then had to sit on a bench table which I don’t mind all too much but was disappointing to say the least. Food was amazing, but it definitely took far too long for our order to be taken considering the amount of waiters. I work in hospitality myself and even noticed that the wait for just our order to be taken was far too long. Overall, it was a nice place with good food - the service just needed to be improved on.

Mamasita
Responded on 5 September 2019

Hola Sarah, Thank you for your four star review we really appreciate it  Glad to hear you enjoyed the food as well. We have looked into your reservation and seen that you ordered the Totopos on arrival at 7:30pm and your mains were entered into the system at 7:43pm. We can definitely appreciate that this is a long time and have taken your advice on board and will strive to improve our efficiency. We really hope to see you again soon 

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V
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Food was terrible, Lighting was terrible, Atmosphere OK.....

Unfortunately we walked away both admitting we would never return.

The only good thing was the waiter who sang my partner happy birthday.

Without him the whole night would have been a shocker.


Wont recommend or return. Yucky!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I had wanted to dine at Mamasita for a long time but the long queues had put me off so I was rapt to find out I could now book and there was a table for our impromptu night out. Food was ok but did not live up to hype, high seating uncomfortable and we were rushed out. The table service was very good but won’t be hurrying back

AT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I've been to Mamasita's three or four times in the last five years and each time I am never disappointed. Excellent food and good service.

Mamasita
Responded on 29 August 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love to have a meal at Mamasita's when we visit Melbourne (from Newcastle). The food never disappoints and the staff are always friendly and efficient.

Mamasita
Responded on 29 August 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Dinner started well first few dishes were great, then nothing. We followed up to ask where the rest of the meal was and was told it was coming. We waited 50mins without food and then decided to call time on it and leave. Pretty poor. Shame it was once a fantastic place. Also don’t bother about requesting a certain seating type because they don’t honor that either.

DT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really good food and the service was great and speedy, although it was very dark inside and it was hard to read the meuns beacuse of this. But otherwise perfect

KG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and always consistent. Have been going for years and always impressed.

AG
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service, staff were happy to give us an education in tequila and mezcal.
Highly recommended!

M
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We booked a table for 10.
We were advised banquet menu for 8+ groups.
So I went on the website and opened banquet menu, and selected the $67 staff favourites which read delicious.
I received a call to confirm booking a couple days in advance and advised which banquet we wanted.
I told them the $67 one.
However when we were there after the second course in I noticed the meals were not the same as what I read and these would not of been the dishes I would of selected.
After I spoke to the lady saying we are receiving the wrong meals she was quite rude about it but told me as we were there at 3.30 we were having the lunch banquet.
I did not like this dishes at all and found this very misleading as I looked at the banquet menu and we selected the $67 menu as they were the meals we wanted.
When confirming this beforehand no one said anything about a lunch banquet nor did they correct me after I stated the one we wanted.

After I said something the service change and it didn’t put a nice end to this experience.

I have been twice before this and was looking forward to showing the rest of our group such a amazing place to eat (well what I use to think)

I was very disappointed and will not be returning on future stays in Melbourne.

LR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Customer Service was impeccable, as we had somewhere to be, so was on a tight schedule, the food and drinks were quick and delicious. Can't wait to go back.

k
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service very knowledgeable waiter.
Our food was forgotten and we had a muck up with our entree they put 3 serves of the corn in one bowl and didn't advise that it was for the three of us but I would think as it was ordered with different levels of spice they would have come as separate orders.
A little disappointed we were then charged for the re order of corn?
Overall it was a lovely lunch and the waiter made our experience still a five star rating.

MT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Service was very good and prompt. Food was tasty however would have have liked more pickle or vegetables. Would make dishes more balance especially those with plenty of protein & not much carbohydrates.
All in all a good experience

h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was outstanding, the service was bit slow.

GO
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Thanks for a great day with Mamasita and Cheek. Loved the food, and the vibe. The musicians were also a brilliant and unexpected addition to the day.

Mamasita
Responded on 14 August 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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U
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good drinks but the food is more expensive bar food to accompany drinks.

MG
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent! the atmosphere was buzzing and myself and my friends loved the grapefruit margarita.

RM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere,
We'll be back!

KO
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food and the atmosphere were great. Unfortunately the service was poor. We had booked a table and ordered entree and main course and thought we would order more if we wanted more. After 1 hour and having had 2 cobs of corn, the waiter said they need the table in 30 minutes. We said we haven’t had our main course yet. He said sorry the table was re-booked. At no time did they tell us there was a limit on the table. Not when we booked, when we arrived or when we placed the order. Being pushed out of the restaurant really did spoil, what could have been a good night. We won’t return.

J
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing.. venue could be bigger, very busy so makes it hard for staff to be attentive

L
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Maybe i was missing something, but the food seemed really meagre, the service was messy and then the bill for 4 was nearly $400. I just didn't think any of it was worth the effort.

LF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Overrated, slow service and uncomfortable seats.
Food was pretty awesome though to be fair

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