Mamasita

4.2
349 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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Mamasita is inspired by foreign travel and the experience of fast and fresh international foods, Mamasita is the forward thinking answer to the emerging popularity and awareness of modern Mexican food and beverage.
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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Made us wait for very long - over 15 minutes although we had made a reservation for 2. Food was very average and lacked salt (some
Dishes). The table service wasn’t great either because they weren’t very attentive and had forgotten our last 3 orders, making us wait at least half an hour before reminding them. This made us lose our appetites and very expensive dishes for sub par taste

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We arrived 10 mins late and was initially told they have a 10 mins hold policy and have given our table away. I think it’s a scare tactic because their policy is 15 mins and they probably thought we would leave so they could give the table away, we did get seated eventually. Overall the wait staff were attentive. The food was average, highlight was the fish tacos and ceviche but the rest of the food so so.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Very enjoyable.

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

Amazing service, and even better food. Could not fault a thing. Will be back for sure!

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j
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

to expensive small portions bad service was not worth it

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RM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and setting but what really set it apart was the service. Professional, attentive, friendly, helpful but unlike some not over bearing and in your face.

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Responded 6 days ago

¡Muchas gracias!

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SJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Service was a little slow in that they took a while to get round to taking our orders, but once they had the food came out amazingly quickly. Food was great and reasonably priced.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and cocktails. Louis was really good at looking after their customers. All the staff were really knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend this place.

Mamasita
Responded 6 days ago

¡Muchas gracias!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great vibrant food and atmosphere to eat, drink and be merry!

Mamasita
Responded on 10 May 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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C
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Too expensive, the food nice but quantity too small. Uncomfortable chairs. No Mexican decor . Live music was very good
Margaritas too much lemon.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was so nice but I feel like there are other Mexican places around with just as nice food but not as expensive. Didn’t feel like the value was great. The staff were lovely and it’s a gorgeous restaurant. Great wine list. Great for people who are gluten free.

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J
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Very overpriced for the quality of the food and the drinks served. Did not meet my expectations in any way. I can make better food and drinks at home, so definitely not getting ripped off a second time. Good luck to those who enjoy throwing money into waste.

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

Generally good experience but a bit disappointed when we got the bill and it had a ‘donation’ added to it without asking,

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MC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Awesome Mexican, been around for a long time, and it's easy to see why!

Mamasita
Responded on 2 May 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food ... we had the staff recommendation and it was brilliant!

Mamasita
Responded on 2 May 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, good vibe and great service from the staff.
Can wait to come back

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A
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Service was very good. They have Paloma's on tap. Say no more.

Mamasita
Responded on 26 April 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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CH
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ordered the set menu (least expensive) and it was excellent. Would recommend this option. We arrived at 5:00pm for an early dinner and felt we made the right choice - quiet beginning, which was a great way to start the evening, then the place filled and had a great vibe. Highly recommend Mama Sita.

Mamasita
Responded on 18 April 2019

Hola ClareH! ¡Muchas gracias!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very patient staff helped our large group (from the country haha) through the menu and drinks list. We all loved it. Fish tacos were out of this world. Sangria was just right too.

Mamasita
Responded on 26 April 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, we were not served one average plate. The staff are attentive and understand their menu, are great at giving recommendations and helping with pairings. Very friendly and warm environment with simple but elegant decor.
The night was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Mamasita
Responded on 18 April 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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L
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was nice but the meals were small for the price. Also it was very noisey in the restaurant hard to hear each other without yelling and it felt to crowded, the tables are too close together to have a pleasant dining experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Having been a regular here for years I was quite disappointed with the food/service organisation.
We ordered a bottle of wine to settle in for a nice meal but 4/5 of our dishes were brought out at the same time and consequently, most of them were cool/by no means warm by the time we got to eat them.
Our plates were continually taken away before we were 100% finished. Staff were lovely and bubbly, but the venue as a whole as seemingly lost the pizazz that it used to have.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Please have the espresso Martini permanently on the menu - it is phenomenal!

Mamasita
Responded on 18 April 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Food was very spicy and it wasn’t specified in the menu and even the staff didn’t tell us. Portions were very small, only the chocolate dessert was delicious. Noisy place, uncomfortable seats.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food was fantastic, our waiter was very disengaged and grumpy. The rest of the team seemed great though, would recommend for sure!

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JF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Well priced modern Mexican, excellent staff and good tasty

Mamasita
Responded on 18 April 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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

It was good to be back after so many years. Food is great! That was the big bonus. Service can be a little more polite and attentive!
Not everyone speaks like an Aussie and understand Aussie accent. Speaking proper Standard English is important.

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GN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I love going here when we are in Melbourne great food, free pouring sparkling water and great cocktails

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SM
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Basically non existent service and indifferent when around. Menu wasn't explained, no one to talk about mezcals or tequilas so we decided on just wine. I was surprised to see how quiet the venue has become since its hay-day. Food was OK, but I wouldn't come back for it.

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A
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t wait to go back for more fried fish tacos!

Mamasita
Responded on 2 April 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We dined at the bar....and a huge benefit was learning all about mezcal from our incredibly knowledgeable female bar tender. It really added to our experiece and enjoyment.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Staff are fantastic and really nice space to be in, had Feed Me Menu but did not feel it was great value for money. Lamb Tacos and Beef Tostadas were delicious, wasn't mad on the large chicken dish.

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Z
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Entree was outstanding but the main was a real let down. Chicken overcooked and bland and the rice smelled funky. Everything else was great

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EH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place for a catch up with friends. Delicious, shareable food and excellent service.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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Perth / WA
24 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We knew Mamasita as a popular restaurant so were glad when we were able to make a fairly last minute booking as my friend was in town on business. We had booked a bar table (as that's what we were offered at the time) but upon arriving at the restaurant we were asked if we'd like to change to a low 2 seater which we did and this was great. Tables are close together, it's not the largest restaurant and it's obvious that lots of people want to eat here so they have to be but staff handle this beautifully whether talking to you or filling up your (never empty) water glass. The menu was explained to us well - there are multiple set menu options (that they may be able to make adjustments to, we asked!) as well as a la carte with everything designed to share. We were craving tortilla chips and guacamole which wasn't in any of the set menus and not being the biggest dessert fans (which is included in all set menus) we opted to do our own thing. We ordered tortilla chips & dips, chargrilled corn in a bowl, nut chorizo tostada, rockling ceviche, grilled fish tacos, pork carnitas tacos and lamb rib chops. Oh my goodness the corn was soooo good! I could eat multiple bowls on my own. The ceviche and fish tacos were another highlight and the nut chorizo was an interesting vegan option. Whereas the pork tacos were very wet & salty and the lamb rib chops were rather hard to eat. By that stage of the meal we were getting full anyway so left some of the ribs and definitely weren't interested in dessert, although the options sounded nice. We washed all of that down with a jug of Pink Cooler which was lovely - refreshing and a little smoky. They were incredibly accommodating about my aversion to fresh coriander which is always a plus and very much appreciated in a Mexican restaurant. Overall a great night!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I've been to Mamasitas before a long time ago in 2010, it was so lovely to return and try out the dishes again. I had a friend visiting from the UK and he was very impressed with the quality and flavor of the food. Overall a very good experience. I would definitely recommend visiting Mamasita for a nice night out, dinner and drinks with friends.

Mamasita
Responded on 28 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been wanting to dine with you for some time now. I’m a Coeliac and your restaurant was highly recommended. It did not disappoint. I will definitely be back and recommend it to others.

Mamasita
Responded on 20 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t fault a thing!! Never disappoints. Can’t wait to come back

Mamasita
Responded on 20 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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P
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Prompt service.Finger licking food!!Would definitely come back soon.

Mamasita
Responded on 20 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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KP
Singapore
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal. We did the staff favourites menu, and we could see why each dish was chosen! The staff were attentive and helpful, even taking corn off the cob for a member of our party who had visited the dentist.

There were surprises on the menu. The vegan taco was amazingly good - fantastic texture and amazing cashew crema.

Great meal, great service. We will come again the next time we are in Melbourne.

Mamasita
Responded on 14 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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