Mamasita

4.3
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538 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
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.
What 538 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
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SD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for a friends birthday celebration , it was the perfect venue to enjoy drinks and great food

MG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great atmosphere and knowledgeable staff

VS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great and lively atmosphere. The food was amazing and the service was quick and friendly. The waitstaff are so helpful for undecided diners. The best Mexican in Melbourne!!

EB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would come back again.

C
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience4

Was a bit disappointed with the food, and quality of the food. We enjoy Mexican food and this just didn’t seem to match up to expectations; the best dish we had was potatoes. Everything else was not intended for two people and we were told they are for sharing. The fish tacos was ok as well but lacked traditional Mexican flavour. Ambience was good. Thought it was a bit crazy they said they had no standard seating avail when booking but there were plenty of standard seats avail for the duration of our stay.

LC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoy dining at Mamasita. The entire menu pretty much is gluten free which is amazing for my partner with coeliacs, and every dish we've tried has been sensational! The drinks menu is great and bar staff have amazing knowledge of their product. The wait staff are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. We've been here 3 times and each time have been delighted with the delicious food and amazong service. Highly recommend Mamasita.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the vibe of this place and the service from max excellent

CH
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Took advice from our waiter at the bar and went with the feed me menu with the beef upgrade
The food was excellent but you need to be hungry we were struggling at the end to get through it
The service and advice about the food was excellent
Drinks on the pricey side margaritas 19 dollars each
Bottle of Pinot 80 dollars
Total price with tip 324 dollars
I would recommend this restaurant but pick dishes rather than accept the feed me menu unless you really hungry

B
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I’ve been here years ago and it was amazing. Unfortunately wasn’t as good experience second time around on NYE. We had to wait a long time after our reservation time to be seated, our drinks were forgotten, and the food wasn’t as good from a quality and flavour perspective.

JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We went to Mamasita for NYE dinner - second session set menu. Arrived at 8.20pm and was told their first session was running a little late. The floor manager was very apologetic, but no gratitudes were offered. We were seated at around 9pm, and the food quickly arrived which was good as we were hungry.. but the flow of service and the order of food are not according to time when each customer's table finishes their meal (was bit random)

But the main was thoroughly disappointing as it took a long time for the meal to arrive. Again, the floor manager was trying to be chatty and apologetic. By the time the food arrived, it is roughly around 10.30-10:45pm, and we were concerned we wouldnt make it to countdown in time.

Overall, for the price point we pay, we expect better flow and service, considering they would make changes and improvement after the delay they experienced in their first session.

EM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This food is incredible! We were only in town for 2 days and went back for a second round because it was so good. Would recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

food was expensive and very average. the $79 feed me menu we had were disappointing except for the dessert. some of the courses were served to the wrong table and we had to wait for a long time. the only consolation was that the server lady kindly waived off our sangria. definitely not one to return. cheers

Z
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food and really cool atmosphere. They sat the entire restaurant all at once (at 6pm), so then had to stagger the order taking a little bit, resulting in a longer than ideal wait times. Once we did order, food came efficiently and everything was incredibly delicious!

SQ
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The feed me option for 69pp was substantial for a group of 3. The margaritas were delicious! Highly recommended for a casual and fun dining experience.

NK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Super quick food service. Would have preferred more veggie options for tacos

P
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I have always like Mamasitas because you can get decent Mexican food and great margaritas but lately you are trying way too hard with the food. Keep it simple! Far too much child oil. Guacamole floating in it, pouring out of tacos. Not great.

NS
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Too expensive for what it is, could have had more flavour in the Feed me menu.

Mamasita
Responded on 19 December 2019

Hola, We have transitioned to a more Modern Mexican - Pan Latin approach to our dishes. We appreciate that this does not suit everyone's tastes. Would you mind telling us which dishes you found to be expensive? Thanks for your time.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was great. We were placed at the end of a bar for a 6 course meals so it was a bit uncomfortable and loud. Also there was a Sunday 10% surcharge and a credit card fee on top of an already expensive meal.

PC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Food over priced for what it is waiter couldn't explain menu and food was at best okay
Won't be coming back sorry

Mamasita
Responded on 18 December 2019

Hi Phil, I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience. I have sent you a private message in the hope to make this up to you. I look forward to hearing from you further. Kind regards, Matt Lane Owner

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ML
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the food. Mexican with a twist.
Service was great and quick to be fed.
The high seating was fine and comfortable.

SG
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! The mescal tasting was an unexpected treat!

C
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great.. the flavor of the dishes was fantastic! The only gripe was the offer of a special tequila drink which a few people agreed to, however these drink were $22 each - I guess our mistake for not asking prior to ordering.. but perhaps waiter could mention this beforehand.

t
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we chose the just feed me option. the food was absolutely delicious! amazing flavours and a dining experience that left us very satisfied! service was so attentive and friendly! highly recommended!

Mamasita
Responded on 19 December 2019

Thank you :)

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C
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Book early yet still had a terrible table, food was good

Mamasita
Responded on 18 December 2019

Hi Claire, I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience. I have sent you a private message in the hope to make this up to you. I look forward to hearing from you further. Kind regards, Matt Lane Owner

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OT
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Great tasting, modern Mexican food. Will definitely be back.

SM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious. Easily the best Mexican food in Melbourne. We had an event to get to so we didn’t have a whole lot of time to dine, but the staff were incredibly accommodating, and we were in and out in 45 minutes. I was really concerned we wouldn’t even get our mains in time to make our event but we got entree and main and it didn’t feel rushed at all. The service was impeccable, the staff were so attentive and friendly. Cannot rate this place highly enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the feed me menu. Delicious!

JM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We opted for the feed me menu at $79/pp
This felt overpriced as was predominantly cheap taco-like bites and one main meal to share.
I’d recommend ordering off the main menu to those in future, poor value for money

KJ
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food. Choose from innovative combinations to traditional Mexican choices with a twist. The raved-about corn appetiser easily earned its accolades. Fantastic guacamole, delicious (though low-alcohol) house margueritas. Grateful for a Mexican food fix that satisfies from a team that knows how to make great food AND great experiences.

Mamasita
Responded on 20 December 2019

Thanks so much :)

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AS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great date night at Mamasita. Excellent service and amazing food we’re the highlights. The place has a great vibe too!

SS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We wouldn't go back..we had heard great things but we're extremely disappointed. Having paid for the set menu, the vegetarian options were very underwhelming. We don't mind paying for food, but this didn't really make the grade for us.

RD
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We come from New Zealand and always make Mamasita our first call. We always book before we leave home know how popular this restaurant is. Despite us being in our 70s we really enjoy the buzz!

Mamasita
Responded on 28 November 2019

Love this ! Thanks Richard :)

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RL
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Marmasita!!!! Every time I go there I'm always happy with the food and service. Very polite staff.

Mamasita
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thanks Richard :)

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RC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Just a bit loud. Mains or as they call them larger... at Mamasita are on the small side. Especially the seafood.
Staff are great.

HG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mamasita had a funky vibe as soon as you walked in! We were greeted promptly and nothing was too much trouble. Delicious food clearly explained by amazing staff. Highly recommend

Mamasita
Responded on 28 November 2019

Hola! Thanks so much :)

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DF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great ambiance. Cool lighting and music. Service was spot on - fast but unobtrusive. Food came out quickly after ordering and although it was well presented and very nicely balanced, it wasn't as amazing as some other Mexican restaurants we've eaten at recently. Pork rib tacos, in particular, were a little bland. We still thoroughly enjoyed the meal though. And the draught beer (Two Birds) was delicious.

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

For a Saturday night dinner, my wife could not read the menu as the lighting was dimmed so low.
The food was very nice. However, the tables are all very close together making the experience both cramped and too loud. The waiter insisted in serving 3 plates simultaneously on a table that could only fit 2 plates comfortably. For the price, this was a very disappointing experience!

MR
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Booked high table seats and were seated at the bar, when specifically booked so wouldn't have to. Wasn't questioned or offered alternative seats, as though I hadn't booked specific seats. Lacks the finer detailed service that other similar restaurants offer

SK
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and cocktails, we had the "feed me" menu and there was a great range and plenty of food , all dishes were delicious. A great range of cocktails. Highly recommend.

JG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Awesome food
Food took a long time to come between one course 45mins but staff spologised and ompensated with extras provided for this delay.
Very good service
Amazing food