Mamasita

4.3
391 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
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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.
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AC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly and efficient service. Fresh, tasty, delicious food. Will be back! Thanks!

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MK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is by far some of the best I've eaten. Didn't want the meal to end. 11/10

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SW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot for an authentic style Mexican feed. Wonderful attentive staff. Food was reasonably priced, just be mindful that some of the drinks can be expensive and ours made up over half the total cost of the final bill.

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ZC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We arrived early to our booking and were seated immediately however our booking was requested for a table we were sat at a bench along the window overlooking the tram stop and street light directly outside. Staff offered us chips and guac (already in hand when asked if we'd like them and later charged $15 for what was presented as complimentary ) before leaving us to look over the menu. drinks were fabulous and food was even better, courses cane a bit fast which left us feeling like we were on a time line. Service could have been a little more personable however it was prompt given how busy the reaturant was. Staff were familiar with the menu and happy to make recommendations.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cannot fault Mamasita. We tried about 9 things from the menu and every dish was rich in flavour and beautifully presented. They were happy to let us order slowly and savour the food and the bar staff were kind and attentive.

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ZR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was really good except our tiny high table meant we struggled with space and often had to be moving out of the way of other customers or staff. Food struggled to fit on our table and I would have been accepting of this if we hadn't asked for lower seating at a regular table. For $250 would have been nicer for the three of us to not of been squeezed onto such a small space. Luckily the staff were so welcoming and kind and the food was incredible, many thanks.

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LC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Even though we had a booking we still had to wait in line for our table.

I asked for corn on the cob to start, they brought out corn chips, salsa and guac instead. The presentation was appalling. Fonda's is cheaper and nicely presented.

We asked for 3 glasses of wine, they poured one and then didn't pour the other 2 for about 10minutes. It was odd.

The ceviche came out very quick and then we were waiting ages for the remaining dishes.

The music is far too loud. It is quite funny because numerous friends and family told me this before I booked. And its so true! The restaurant seems to have a reputation for terrible ambiance. Could not agree more.

The wait staff were lovely but the whole wrong start dish and weird way they only poured one glass of wine meant there was no way I was tipping.

Will not be back :)

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M
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

I thought the food was quite pricey and very small in portion size. The high table got the cold wind from the stairwell which made the experience less comfortable. The waiter was great though. Very friendly and totally across everything going on. I wouldn’t recommend this place nor would I go back in a hurry as I think there are plenty options that are much better and offer a better ambiance and food at a lesser price.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food very close to authentic Mexican food, considering we are in Australia and Mexican ingredients are not easy to get. Great and friendly service.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

High Chair seating at the back on the restaurant looking onto Collins was great for two people! Food was delicious. Margaritas a little expensive for what they were. Definitely will be back!

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BS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great service experience and great food. However, the table booking system took our booking without checking with availability of seats. It was a overbooked Friday evening. Staff were proactive though, and took our drink orders while we waited for 20 mins. Opentable sucks as a booking platform. Maybe Mamasita can lose it for booking.

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N
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly staff and great location.

Couldn't recommend highly enough for anyone who likes Mexican.

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EJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ticked all boxes. Will be attending again! Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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VM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our waiter max was exceptional. We didn’t know what to order so he suggested to send to our table a assortment and was spot on , thank you max

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SG
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Sunday lunch set menu with the cocktail banquet was amazing!!

The staff were all incredibly friendly and accommodating, even with annoying dietary requirements.

A great experience, highly recommend.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After a small wait to be seated (accompanied by a nice drink) we sat at the end of the bar and worked our way through a set menu. Given our seat happened to be near the kitchen, we had the added bonus of the chef joining us to talk through each course. Food was amazing and Bella ensured we had the right wine to match. Highly recommended and we’ll be back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great, very filling! We had the $49 feed me menu and barely touched the main! Pretty good value! The waitress suggested we start with corn chips and salsa + guacamole, but we really didn't need it! I hated leaving so much food, but we could not fit it in!

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IP
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a Sydneysider, and every time I fly down to Melb, I eat at Mamasita. The food is awesome, the service is friendly and warm and the vibe - just right.
I had the beef short ribs this time and can say that was the BEST short ribs I have EVER had. It will be a dish I will recommend to family and friends for years to come.
The hostess on the night was kind enough to permit us to thank the chef - as the beef short rib recipe was his mum’s!!

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Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoy the Feed Me meal!

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I've been to Mamasita couple of before and the food was exceptional, whereas my last dining experience the food was not so pleasant. Main meal chicken was not worth the time, seems like Coles roasted whole chicken was a better option for the night

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ET
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

SO DELICIOUS SO GOOD. The corn in particular is fantastic.

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun vibes, super friendly service, delicious food - great night!!

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We sat at the bar and the bartender was super friendly and made amazing jalapeño cocktails! The food was flavoursome and delicious.

My only issue was the way the woman that cleared the dishes kept rushing us to order something more. We knew we had an allotted time slot and didn’t need to be constantly rushed. It really took away from the experience.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. A great night out!

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I would probably suggest you order mains as opposed to share plates. We ordered the ceviche and fish tostadas which were excellent. However then the braised beef tostado of which there was only one between the 2 of us, was not nice at all.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Busy Sunday night dining. Arrived prior to reservation but hostess called when table was ready, appreciated that. Excellent food and pace of serving. Eleanor was very efficient and personable as our primary wait person. Enjoyed the experience and will recommend to others. Thank you.

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J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great!! Loved it!! Recommend the corn! Great food and cocktails! Love the atmosphere! Will be back!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner very much. Delicious! Fun, noisy and rambunctious. Juanita, our waitress was a delight. We will be back!

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KS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food and great service! Definitely worth visiting and we will definitely go again.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Max our waiter was amazing. Really enjoyed out night

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DA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was friendly, food was ok but not as outstanding as we remembered last time we visited 7 years ago, sorry I don’t have specific suggestions on how it could be improved

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Honestly, the food was pretty good despite small portions, but we didn’t love the cocktails. Service was amazing though, staff were attentive and patient, one gentleman ran after us out in the streets because my friend left her phone in the restaurant!! Thanks again!!

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M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well worth going to. Really good and we will be going back

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R
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Honestly, the food was a massive let down. No flavour, and some dishes were pretty bad.

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Quite overpriced I thought. Was expecting better food. It was quite authentic Mexican but I was expecting it to be stepped up a bit and more interesting more like chin chin does with Asian. Melbourne doesn’t seem to have very good Mexican. I prefer Mexico which is a chain in New Zealand

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LF
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Casual and delicious. We let the waiter order for us. Drinks and food. He was fabulous. Nothing on the menu disappointed. Only one thing let down the whole experience - the discomfort of high-top seating. I ended up standing half the time as there was just no way to get comfortable.

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CV
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. But ask about the specials if they are not initially offered as we initially missed out but saw others having them. It turned out to be an awesome dish.

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FG
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great modern mexican in a tightly packed room. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the mezcal menu.

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N
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointing and underwhelming. Food and service.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We met up with friends on rainy Saturday night. I wasn’t sure what to expect after having read the on line menu and not having experienced this cuisine before. Up the stairs we went and were ushered to the table right by the kitchen. Background music wasn’t too loud so we were able to comfortably talk. We opted for the 5 course banquet and some of the dishes were shellfish tostada, pork cochinita tacos, chargrilled corn, and King fish, which was cooked and char grilled on a bed of pistachio hummus and chilli oil. This was superb! Great atmosphere where fingers are needed to wrap, eat and mop up sauces and juices for every dish. Beautiful fresh flavours, without too much heat. We were privileged to have the chef explain every course to us as it was presented. Delicious food and great service. Looking forward to going back and trying more dishes.
Thanks for a great night and excellent meal.

Mamasita
Responded on 29 May 2019

Hola JudyF! Great to hear that you liked the food - can't wait to see you again! ¡Muchas gracias!

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